How To Maintain A Cool & Composed Body Language ?
It is all in the attitude. The body defies us by revealing what the mind thinks.
Actually, this is not a big secret at all. As long as your calm and composed at mind, you will never have to worry specially about your body language. Your physical behaviour is mostly a reflection of how you feel at heart. For example, if you are nervous at mind, you will surely begin to sweat and would be sitting in the tip of the chair instead of showing a relaxed presence to the panel. Below are few mental cause and physical effects that can decide your body language.
Important Aspects Where Your Body Language Plays A Role
Below are three important aspects in any interview that would directly speak of your body language.
1. Handshaking before and/or after the interview.
Tip : Think of the person as your favourite teacher whom you are meeting after a while. Now, your handshake would carry a lot of friendly attitude and sincerity which is what any panel wants.
2. Sitting Posture
Tip : Before even you are questioned, don't start thinking about your future if you are not going to perform the interview well. Be confident that you will be able to answer most of the questions and be equally confident that you can impress your employer even if you do not have a direct answer for two or three questions. This thinking will naturally make you more relaxed which will reflect in your sitting posture.
3. Answering Questions
Tip. Have you ever seen Rahul Dravid's reply to even the toughest of media questions? He listens carefully, takes a pause, answers in an extremely calm and composed manner that will never hurt anyone. He will never try to dominate or be dominated but will try to maintain a perfect balance of mood between him and the person raising the questions. In your scenario, listen well to the question, take a pause, answer in a specific and convincing manner. If the panel feels your answer is wrong, don't try to push your answer, but try to give other supporting facts to emphasize your answer. This is what is meant by "never try to dominate or be dominated"
The human body is the best picture of the human soul. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it. - Dale Carnegie
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