When presenting your ideas do you erm often? Speaking up at meetings are your views punctuated with umms? Are you aware of the amount of umms and errs that pepper your dialogue? Pruning just a few of them out of your talks can significantly enhance your impact and the influence you exert with the actual content of your subject.
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We communicate non-verbally all the time, and not always deliberately or desirably!
When connecting and collaborating with others, most of us are, to some degree, aware of our body language and both consciously and unconsciously pick up on the signals being communicated through the body language of others. The meeting of these two message-communication units (you and them) often dictates the quality of connection and the can predicate the likely success of the outcome.
To wear a t-shirt on a winter's day and expect to be warm is foolish. Similarly a poorly chosen attitude can limit our effectiveness in many situations.