Luckily, there are some simple techniques for maintaining better eye contact if you feel your stare isn’t cutting it. linkIn ” How To Talk To Anyone ,” author and communication expert Leil Lowndes advises that you should “pretend your eyes are glued to your conversation partner’s with sticky, warm taffy.” Once you master this trick, you’ll immediately see an improvement in your face-to-face communications with others. 4. Keep your hands visible It’s hard to know what to do with your hands sometimes, especially if you’re a somewhat nervous person. As a result, you might take to compulsively jamming them into your pockets or crossing your arms. Those are understandable moves, but they also project a somewhat negative image. As Business Insider previously reported , it’s important to keep your hands visible, lest you look like you’re hiding something. Invite people in and allow them to trust you by using more open body language. Avoid positions that make you appear defensive (even if that’s how you’re feeling).
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