Use your secret weapon: body language

You can say a lot with your gestures and your eyes—even when you’re talking on the telephone.

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We’ve been talking a lot about media interviews and how you should or should not handle them. Most of that has to do with your prep work and how you actually answer the questions, but there’s another key we haven’t really touched on.

You see, the words that come out of your mouth tell only half the story. The other half isn’t spoken at all. It’s told through your body language. You know, the look on your face, your posture, the position of your arms, and the funny thing is that most people who are watching you won’t even consciously recognize it. Rest assured, your body language will sway their opinions of you, whether they know it or not.

With that in mind, imagine the power you could have if you mastered your secret weapon. Imagine how you could win those reporters over and kill that interview through the way you held yourself. Below, we’ll discuss how to make your body language work in your favor.

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