Learn tips for using body language that shows that you're powerful and assertive, which—in turn—makes you feel powerful and assertive.
- You've probably heard that 93%…of communication is nonverbal.…And while that frequently used stat…is actually not accurate, it's a good reminder…that nonverbal communication is indeed important.…Words only come through one avenue: your mouth.…And nonverbal communication is everything else,…including your posture, eye contact,…gestures, facial features and expressions,…physical stature, clothes, jewelry, smell,…and your tone of voice, the rate at which you speak,…your pitch, volume, and more.…
Words are certainly important,…but there is so much more nonverbal communication…to take in when we interact with someone.…That's why we believe others' nonverbal language…so much more than their words.…If I tell my boss I like working for him…but I'm late all the time and don't produce much work,…my boss will likely think I don't like working for him.…He'll believe the lateness…and lack of production over the words.…And if you want your bully to believe…that he or she can't treat you that way…but you fold your shoulders in,…
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- Defining workplace bullying
- Reframing the situation
- Building your confidence
- Assertively standing up for yourself in person and in emails
- Changing your body language
- Gathering documentation
- Communicating with HR