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The 5 Golden Rules of Business Body Language

The guidelines that you bear in mind and never forget about are classified as the Golden rules that always apply. Like torches to guide us in the dark of night, they shine vividly to keep us on course and always propelling in the correct direction.

Golden Rules exist to get used, to be followed religiously, and to show you how. Regardless of what your main purpose is or what challenge you face, the rule is there to latch onto if you start to veer off track. Just find the Golden Rule that applies and abide by it.

Listed here are the 5 Golden Rules of business body language.

Rule # 1.

People usually lean forward and “into you” when they are really interested in what you are presenting, saying, proposing, etc. The rationale behind that is that unconsciously, we lean toward what we like. So, the next time you’re really interested in something someone is saying, take a quick second to check your own body language. You may find that you are actually leaning forward and are glad-fully engaged. Furthermore, the next time you are at a seminar, show, or lecture, look around at other people when interesting or captivating things take place. This observation can help you next time you are pitching your product/service or offering a good suggestion to a potential client.

Rule # 2.

When a person’s shoulder blades are not in line with your own, they are preoccupied. Ever talk to a person who is conversing with you but their body seems to be facing as if they’re set to move past you?

First of all, give them a mental credit for speaking to you while they’re really focused on their next meeting, assignment, errand, etc. Remember that they probably mean well but something in the back (or front) of their mind has got them anxious to fly.

Many times this happens if you happen to catch someone who is on their way somewhere and has stopped to have a few words with you. If this happens when at a networking event or during a one on one sales presentation, you may have to use your smooth gift of gab to help them to focus completely on what you are displaying. As you speak, notice their shoulders coming in line with yours.

Rule # 3.
Arms Folded. This could indicate a person feeling uncomfortable of anxious. A lot of people fold their arms when they are calculating, weighing the facts, and are not feeling confident about the answers.

This could be due to something you are saying, the way you are saying it, or even an individuals general mistrust of you. Not to be taken as offense, you may just need to know each other a little better and establish trust. If the same happens with a person you know reasonably well, it is probably the first reason or just a general feeling of discomfort.

Rule # 4.
Two people talking with their shoulder blades parallel. Have you ever been at a business function and noticed two people talking with their shoulder blades in perfect alignment? This is a good indication that they are involved in a serious or interesting conversation. The aligned shoulder blades say that they are closing the doors to interruption at least temporarily.

Notice that when the same conversation is coming to a close, their shoulder blades and general position of their bodies begin to face an exiting direction. This happens even before the conversation ends. When you are out at business networking events, it’s a sign to now approach without being intrusive.

Rule # 5.
Person is completely facing you but frequently looking away. Usually when a person is completely engaged in a subject, all elements of their being will reflect this. The same holds true when in conversation. Take a look at the person in your next few interactions. Are they giving you regular eye contact?

Typically, when not looking you in the eye, they will say something that exhibits the fact that they are listening or are engaged. If they are constantly looking over your shoulder or into the background, chances are, they are preoccupied.

Once again, don’t be offended, just acknowledge this and pick up the talk at another time if possible. This also depends on the priority level of the talk as well. You will want initiate this carefully and not offend anyone as you cut the conversation short.

You can trust and believe in these Golden Rules to help you better understand business body language. They’ve been time-tested and also have been proved to be true. Follow them carefully and your ultimate success will likely be assured as well as your communications much greater.

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How To Find A Legitimate Online Business

The Worldwide Web is truly a large database of potential business opportunities. The sad thing is that while many legitimate online business opportunities abound, there are a number of fly-by-night scam operators, who prey on their hapless victims, and immediately scamper away after they skim off cash from them. Here are a number of helpful tips for finding legitimate online business ideas.

Real Online Business Ideas Are Built Around A Product

A legitimate online business opportunity provider offers an actual product or service. If you don’t have a clear idea of what you’re selling or offering, or you cannot properly describe what you market to someone else, then chances are you most likely are joining an illegitimate online business scheme.

Popular & Legitimate Ideas For Building A Legitimate Online Business

To build a truly legitimate business, it would be nice if you first set your sights on being an affiliate, or offer advertising space, or sell your own products. When you’re an affiliate, you actually sell or market other company’s products and services, where you earn a percentage from the sales made by the people you refer to the company. If you have a Web site that’s able to generate as much as a hundred or more visitors per day, you can actually sell advertising space on it, since ad space is a valuable piece of online real estate. You can also sell your own products, whether they are physical or information products, which are popular items on the Internet today.

How To Spot Legitimate Online Business Providers

When shopping for legitimate business opportunities, here are some tell-tale signs to keep an eye on: First, look at the company Web site to see if you can find contact information, whether an email address, phone number or a physical address displayed on the Web site. Also determine whether the company has logos of official regulatory or business bodies on the Worldwide Web, like the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for example. Also find out if there are any guarantees offered by the business opportunity provider. If the company offers a 30-day money-back guarantee or a 15 to 30-day trial offer, the company could be a legitimate online business opportunity provider. Also determine what type of training or customer and distributor support system is offered.

In choosing the right opportunity for you, it would also be nice if you regularly visit forums, message boards and review sites, so that you can review each business opportunity presented. On home-based business review sites, you’ll find out whether someone has anything negative to say about a specific company, and you’ll be sure that anyone who has had a bad experience with a certain company will make sure that they will tell this to everyone who is listening. Be an active member of business forums, and ask questions, share your thoughts and ideas, or warn people about work-at-home scams that you already know about.