From #smallbusinessadvisorINFO. What Is Body Language? Put simply, body language is the unspoken element of communication that we use to reveal our true feelings and emotions. Our gestures, facial expressions, and posture, for instance.
We can also use to adjust our own body language so that we appear more positive, engaging, and approachable. Whether you’re aware of it or not, when you interact with others, you’re continuously giving and receiving wordless signals.
All of your nonverbal behaviors the gestures you make, your posture, your tone of voice, and how much eye contact you make send strong messages. They can put people at ease, build trust, and draw others towards you, or they can offend, confuse, and undermine what you’re trying to convey. These messages don’t stop when you stop speaking either. Even when you’re silent, you’re still communicating nonverbally roughly 70% of your communication.