How do you present yourself in meetings? When you use powerful posture, you come across as more confident and assertive, new research shows. Practicing certain poses, such as standing instead of sitting in a meeting, can help you to control your nervous habits and deliver a better performance.
Some companies, such as Decker Communications in San Francisco, coach people on body language and videotape the process to show clients their progress. It’s important to get rid of habits like using your smartphone while waiting for a meeting to start, biting your lip or moving your hands too much while you speak.
To improve your speaking skills, try practicing poses such as leaning forward with your hands planted on the table or tilting forward while standing straight with your hands at your sides.