In today’s highly competitive job market, you need an edge to stay in the game. Here are a few ideas for strengthening your image and professional presence.
Avoid too much head nodding. Women nod their heads to indicate they’re listening and understand what’s being said. Men interpret head nodding as agreement with their ideas. Too much head nodding may result in miscommunication and may be perceived as weakness since it creates a subliminal message of submissiveness.
Pay attention to vocal inflection. A rising inflection at the end of a sentence sounds tentative, as if posing a question and may diminish your credibility. Practice bringing your voice down at the end of a sentence.