By Amy Lippincott, CMP, CGMP, HMCC
Technical Resources International, Inc.
Janine Driver, president of the Body Language Institute, presented "Uncovering the Mysteries of Body Language" at MPI Potomac’s October e2.
Body language is a natural way we communicate our thoughts and feelings, but what are you saying really? Janine asserts that you say more than you think. Though it would be impossible to sum up the nuances and insight Janine provided in her talk, here is one of many takeaways MPI Potomac members found interesting.
One simple tip: Frame yourself to fame yourself. If you stop in the door-frame before entering an office, you are framed in the door, and you (and your business) are unconsciously perceived as important.
Let’s say your boss is sitting at their desk and you walk into their office to speak with them. When they look up, they see you standing in the middle of a large room. The large room will make you appear small, and other things could draw your boss’s focus away from you. But what if you stop in the doorway for a quick, "Is this a good time?" drawing their attention before you enter? You knock on the door-frame, and when they look up, they see you framed in the doorway. You are the focus in the frame, you (and your business) are unconsciously perceived as important.
Just one tip from dynamic speaker Janine Driver. If you missed October’s e2 or are interested in learning more, you can check out Janine Driver’s book on Amazon: "You Say More Than You Think: A 7-Day Plan for Using the New Body Language to Get What You Want" or learn more about the Body Language Institute by clicking "Learn More" below.