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understanding body language What Your Body Says About You!
People's true feelings are often revealed by their posture, gestures, and facial expressions rather than their words. These non-verbal clues have been described as our body's "silent orchestra."

You can learn how to interpret what people's bodies are really saying with our article, Understanding Body Language.

You can also pick up people's unspoken signals by using the five techniques described in our article, Active Listening.

But body language varies across countries and cultures, so find out how to avoid causing unintentional offense with our article, Avoiding Cross-Cultural Faux Pas: Body Language.

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A Final Note

Body language is the subtle, often unconscious, gestures and behaviors that can either emphasize or disguise our true feelings. Understanding it can help you in numerous business situations, such as negotiations and meetings.

Next week, we explore how to support and manage a team member who is experiencing grief or personal loss.

Have a great week!

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James Manktelow (CEO)

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