First Impression – How to Use Posture and Gesture
How can you use posture and gesture to create a good first impression at a business meeting?
You know your personal impact is important, but you can’t help showing how you really feel through your posture and your gestures. So, it’s time to take control of them, right now.
Watching this Video is worth 2 Management Courses CPD Points*.
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This video is part of course module number 1.5.1
Program 1: Managing Yourself
Course 5: Personal Impact
Section 1: First Impression
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Posture is how you use your body as a whole. Gesture refers to the movements of your hands and your head, to support the message you are communicating, and give it more impact.
– Upright, open and symmetric body postures give the best first impression
– People look at faces, so your eyes and mouth are crucial
– We naturally use our hands and arms to contribute to the messages we want to deliver
– Getting your handshake right is a key business, professional, and management skill
1. Start to pay attention to your posture and gestures when you are at work and, particularly, when you meet people for the first time. What do you notice? (2 MC CPD Points)
2. Make a list of the aspects of posture and gesture that are important to get right in your culture. Use that list to prioritise the top three changes you need to make. (2 MC CPD Points)
3. At you next three meetings, practice the improvements you want to make. After each meeting, reflect on what you observed and learned. (3×2 MC CPD Points)
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