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How to Get Ahead with Body Language [Infographic]

Written by Jessie Liu

Since most of the information people take in about their surroundings is visual, body language is a critical communication tool when you interact with coworkers, clients and friends. Every day people subconsciously make over thousands of different expressions and gestures. This infographic from Gengo illustrates how to use your body language in different professional situations to convey the right message and get what you want.


We take in 82% of the world around us via our eyes

We produce over 250,000 facial expressions!

People form an impression of a person within 7 seconds of meeting him

Body language is rated effective in 55% of situations.

When asking for a raise, mirror your boss’ behavior, sit still, focus completely on your boss and keep your torso and face pointed towards him/her.


About the author

Jessie Liu

Jessie Liu is a digital marketer, specializing in SEO, Digital Analytics, Content Marketing and Social Media. She helps lead TheJobNetwork’s content marketing efforts, including content strategy and promotion strategy. She believes in data-driven decision making. She recently adopted a Beagle mix puppy named Happy. Feel free to tweet her @jessiecliu for pictures of her adorable new puppy or just any marketing related stuff.