Nonverbal Communication

3 ways to fine-tune your intuition

Intuition involves a number of skills: close observation, careful analysis, critical thinking, good judgment and sound reasoning. If you think you’re lacking in intuitive skill, never fear.

Use body language to help your career

Whether it’s helping you appear confident, landing a promotion or en­­couraging agreement, body language can be a great ally or enemy in your career. Here are six ways to make your body language work for you.

The power of posture

Your posture doesn’t just affect how you look; research shows that it can also affect your hormones and behavior. Leverage the power of your posture with these expert tips.

Email practices that actually prompt action

It's easy to dash off quick email messages and push "Send" before you've made sure that deadlines, action items and next steps are absolutely clear. Follow these strategies from Deborah Dumaine, author of Write to the Top.

How you sit matters: Send the right sign

Does your seated posture project confidence or fear; interest or apathy; sloppiness or professionalism? Etiquette expert Barbara Pachter of­­fers some tips to ensure your seated posture is sending the right message.

How to manage your image on the job

Your image can be affected by anything—such as whom you spend most of your time with and how you decorate your office. Watch out for these unintended—and unwanted—signals.

Steer clear of social networking trouble

Avoid social networking trouble on the job by using these tips from employment experts.

Crisis? What crisis?

An effective assistant/manager relationship is one in which both people know the difference between a crisis and a routine setback. Do you? Does your boss?

How to meet awesome people via Twitter

You should be using Twitter to meet people and make connections, writes social media strategist Kim Garst: “It’s amazing how much relationship-building you can do in just 140 characters!”

Are you a Level 4 listener?

If you want to influence people and effectively persuade them to embrace your ideas and follow your lead, you need to start by becoming an excellent listener, say Mark Goulston and John Ullmen, authors of Real Influence: Persuade Without Pushing and Gain Without Giving In. They identify four levels of listening.