Body language is an incredible tool to have in your arsenal as you fight your way to the top of the ladder. It is so subtle, that most people won’t be aware you are using it. As it is non-verbal it can’t be quoted back to anybody, you just do it and everybody will pick up on it without realising they have. This and a few psychological tips can make all the difference to your career, you can get your own way without having to scream or stamp your foot.
Want to know how?
Part of the technique is called ‘priming’ which is where you use specific words or body language to get other people to do what you want them to without them knowing they have been asked.
If you are looking for promotion, take to wearing black, a well cut trouser suit is good and keep your smiles to a minimum because research has shown that people wearing black are viewed as more assertive, think of those bodyguards in the black suits, and are seen as dominant, whilst a straight face is seen as one who has a higher status in the office.
If you want to get on with the boss, take him a cup of coffee and stay to chat with him whilst he drinks it. There is something in a person holding something warm that subconsciously acts on that person, and as you are the one who has brought it to him, then you get this good feeling. Cold drinks do the opposite so beware.
With every cost spiraling out of control, groceries, electric and other utility bills, and don’t even mention how much it costs to fill up your car, you need to start getting some serious strategies in place, as you cannot rely on your boss giving you a raise. Your available cash is shrinking at an alarming rate so now is the time for action. (more…)
It is always difficult to work out what the new man in your life is like. There are indicators like his clothes or manners but here is a quick way to understand what he is going to be like without having to take him to bed first.
When he first takes you out to dinner, his table manners may be an indication into his bedroom manners. Take a look the next time and see if you agree. (more…)
If you are looking for a handicraft gift idea to make for someone special, perhaps that person would like an apron. When we think of aprons, we often think of mothers and grandmothers in the kitchen, but men can often benefit from having an apron as well. They often enjoy barbecuing, for one thing. They also can use an apron in the workshop. Children, too, can use an apron for many of their activities, such as arts and crafts. Here are simple instructions for making a handicraft gift of an apron that can be adapted for anyone.
When it comes to the credit crunch, it looks like the fashion industry is one step ahead of the herd and it is good news for women of a certain age. The waif-like youngsters have been replaced by some serious older women. (more…)