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10 Body Language Blunders

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6. Shifty Eyes


Though it may be a myth of history, many people believe that Richard Nixon was defeated by John F. Kennedy in the first televised presidential debates because of Nixon’s eyes. Kennedy had a natural television presence. Nixon, according to many viewers at the time, had eyes that seemed shift and unfocused. The lesson: make eye contact and rarely break it.

This doesn’t mean you can’t blink (it would be even worse if you didn’t) and you can glance down from time to time. But looking your interlocutor directly in the eyes says, whether fairly or not, “I’m honest and have nothing to hide.”

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    coachonline

    almost 4 years ago

    12 comments

    I never relized how hard is applying and going on a interview for a job could be.Great post,thanks for share

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    mkoblas

    almost 4 years ago

    6 comments

    Good article. I know I'm guilty of several of these things.

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    BeccaRose28

    about 4 years ago

    12 comments

    I agree with RedHorse7 and Bethanierose, I've found many errors in a good majority of the articles on this site. I find it quite frustrating that while most of these articles preach about proofreading and voiding oneself of errors, the articles themselves are filled with errors, clearly they were not proofed prior to posting!

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    Account Removed

    almost 5 years ago

    I'm with RedHorse7. This is the second article I've read this morning that was full of typos. But the information is great. I am sometimes guilty of pointing and crossing my arms.

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    RedHorse7

    almost 5 years ago

    60 comments

    Someone needs a proofreader. So far, I've spotted at least four grammatical errors and I'm only on #6.

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    jaklin

    almost 5 years ago

    30 comments

    Good to know... I never relized how hard is applying and going on a interview for a job could be. it's like passing a road test !!!!! I just dont understand why the companies have to complicate hiring process... sometimes it's way beyond the interview...

    Just my opinion.

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    phyllispfeifle

    almost 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Check this out...

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    LaurieSheppard

    almost 5 years ago

    24 comments

    This is a useful article and it's amazing how seemingly simple it is, yet many are subject to these "blunders." Hair fidgeting for women seems fairly common - twirling their hair locks or pushing their hair up or to the side while talking, is an obvious distraction.

    One I've been guilty of, is #5-brow furrowing-and it's due to not always seeing well. This squinting or brow furrowing gives off a disapproving look, though that's not at all intended. I've learned from this (and I recommend), making sure you're sitting in the best light, relaxing your eyes consciously, or wearing eyeglasses if necessary.

    Overall, practicing relaxation in interviews and for meetings is key to your comfort and theirs, making you a more pleasing communication partner.

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    Account Removed

    almost 5 years ago

    I like the point on Clinton's hand gesture. It seems pretty useful and I haven't heard of it or noticed it before. Thanks for sharing :D

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