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April 20, 2015 // 12:00 PM

How to Change Your Body Language to Be More Successful [Infographic]

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Body language: It's one of the most subtle, yet important things to master at work. If you're not in tune with what your posture, facial expression, and other nonverbal cues are telling others, you could be setting yourself up for failure.

For example, let's say that you're in an important meeting and want to show your boss that you're a leader on the team. During the meeting, you end up sitting in the back with your legs crossed and your posture hunched -- it's just how you feel comfortable. 

But that's not how your boss might read the situation. Your body language could make you appear unconfident and nervous, which in turn could make your boss question your leadership abilities, even if you offered up smart insights throughout the whole meeting. 

To make sure your body language doesn't get in the way of your success, check out the infographic below from Gengo. It explains why mastering your body language is so important, and gives tips for changing your body language based on your situation. 

While body language interpretations are often different depending on where in the world you're doing business, these tips will help you get a baseline understanding of how body language can help -- or hurt -- your success at work. (And if you want to learn more about international business ettiquette, click here.) 

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