“Mabel, Mabel, sweet and able, get your elbows off the table!”
Whether the lesson stuck with you or not, the rhyme’s message is clear: Etiquette and body language are important. And this is especially true in business.
Any time you’re in a face-to-face meeting with a customer, colleague, or partner, your body language is crucial. What you say is just as important as how you say it -- and how you look when you say it. Don’t let these mistakes derail your next meeting or distract from your message.
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Originally published Dec 5, 2015 8:00:00 AM, updated July 28 2017