Tom Ford’s new leather scent is as sophisticated as they come
Tom Ford’s new leather scent is as sophisticated as they come

Holly O'Neill

How to deal with failure: 4 tips on how to recover from a setback
How to deal with failure: 4 tips on how to recover from a setback

Colette Sexton

The ‘Friends’ cast just launched their first official limited-edition merch collection
The ‘Friends’ cast just launched their first official limited-edition merch collection

Sarah Finnan

A shared gold medal and an Olympic knitter: The most heartwarming moments from the Olympics so far
A shared gold medal and an Olympic knitter: The most heartwarming moments from the Olympics...

Sarah Finnan

Sustainable Irish sleepwear brands to help you catch some zs
Sustainable Irish sleepwear brands to help you catch some zs

Sarah Finnan

Andrew McGinley: ‘I cannot forgive the act of murder. I can’t forgive how my children died’
Andrew McGinley: ‘I cannot forgive the act of murder. I can’t forgive how my children...

Amanda Cassidy

What actually consitutes self-care when you’re a mother
What actually consitutes self-care when you’re a mother

Sophie White

The expert guide to your hair problems, from thinning hair to heat damage
The expert guide to your hair problems, from thinning hair to heat damage

Melanie Morris

Best hotel restaurants: 16 places to add to your Irish staycation bucket list
Best hotel restaurants: 16 places to add to your Irish staycation bucket list

Sarah Finnan

Here’s how you can manage symptoms of work anxiety
Here’s how you can manage symptoms of work anxiety

Jennifer McShane

Image / Editorial

5 Body Language Tips for Career Success


by Lauren Heskin
04th Aug 2015
blank

woman wearing checkered shirt in office

The August issue of IMAGE Magazine is all about how to get ahead at work while still having a life – from how to dress to the secrets of successful women to getting yourself out of that work rut.

Here we round up the top five body language tips to boost your working life.

 

1. Be Aware of Your Deportment

Start each day by aligning you body. Take time to breathe deeply, stretch, roll back in your shoulders, and look up. Not only will this loosen up back taught muscles but it will also help to relieve’stress.

 

2. Get Connected with and Pay Attention to Your Body

Throughout the day get into the habit of assessing your posture. Analyse how you are carrying yourself. Think about which muscles you’re over-relying on and re-adjust yourself. Some of the world’s most successful women set an alarm every hour to remind them to think about their body position and it also helps to refocus the mind.

 

3. Make Eye Contact

Making eye contact immediately exudes a message of confidence and has been scientifically proven to persuade people. It also is more effective in increasing respect than a strong handshake.

Businesswomen having a casual meeting

4. Smile

Studies have shown that negative facial expressions send a signal to your brain that what you’re doing is difficult. Your body responds by releasing cortisol, which raises stress levels. So take the time to smile, even when your don’t feel to much up to it.

5. Do Amy Cuddy’s Two-Minute Challenge

Allow your body?to configure your brain to cope the best in any situation. Find a private space and take up a power pose for two minutes. This will automatically increase your testosterone levels (the power hormone) and reduce your stress hormones. A more effective way of giving you confidence before that meeting than skim-reading your notes.

Check out her TED Talk on the topic:

 

Pick up this month’s issue of IMAGE Magazine for more tips and advice on having a successful career from the women who know.

August IMAGE cover

Also Read

blank
EDITORIAL
The Howth train attack represents a lawlessness that makes me fear for my daughters

I fear the true fallout of Covid on our cities is just getting started, writes Amanda Cassidy As the pandemic...

By Amanda Cassidy

house for sale in Rathmines
EDITORIAL
This beautifully finished end of terrace on Rathmines Road is on the market for just over the million mark

Built around 1860, the Victorian house for sale in Rathmines has all of the period features you would expect with...

By Lauren Heskin

blank
EDITORIAL
Emerging after the pandemic: ‘There’s an awkwardness to my interactions, like I’ve forgotten how to socialise’

In just a few months, human contact became one of the most feared gestures. Being around people we loved was...

By Amanda Cassidy

Vegan
EDITORIAL
Delicious vegan-friendly spots to try for a weekend brunch in Dublin

Check out three of our favourite vegan/veggie-friendly spots in Dublin worth trying this weekend. The best bit? Chances are, even...

By Jennifer McShane

blank
EDITORIAL
‘Suddenly alive again’: The heartbreaking joy of finding a deceased loved one on Google Maps street view

“I look at my mum’s old house on Google maps street view, the house where I grew up. It says...

By Amanda Cassidy

blank
AGENDA, EDITORIAL
Andrew McGinley: ‘I know that they wouldn’t want me to be sad.’

Following the utterly devastating trial of his wife Deirdre last week, Andrew McGinley spoke afterward of the love of his...

By Jennifer McShane

blank
CULTURE
Reality Bites: TV shows like Love Island are warping our minds

It may be the most unifying show on television, but shows like Love Island are promoting some pretty damaging messages....

By Amanda Cassidy