Silent but Deadly
Maintaining Space and
Pace and Body Language
Behavior is a mirror in which everyone displays his own image.—Johann Wolfgang von
Goethe (German playwright, poet, and novelist)
INAPPROPRIATE NONVERBAL behavior can silently slay your career probabilities. Whether it’s keeping your distance, monitoring your pace, or managing your body language, it’s necessary for you to realize that such actions do speak louder than words. Old habits are hard to break, but when your bread and butter are compromised due to unspoken gaffes, it’s time to start working on breaking such tendencies. Know your boundaries, adjust your tempo, and align your gestures. Doing so will support your professional image by reinforcing that your ethical and emotional characteristics are all in good standing.
“Back off, sister” is what I really want to say to the candidate who feels the need to suck air from me by standing too close. You know the saying “Keep