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Signs of a disengaged, disinterested or unhappy audience:
Being aware of these signs can help you to adjust what you say and how you say it, so you can make him feel more at ease and receptive to your viewpoint
Some signs that people may be bored or disinterested in what you're saying:
When you notice that, you can re-engage people by asking a direct question, or by inviting people to contribute an idea.
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The best body language for influence depends on your goal. Make sure your body language matches your words to make you more effective.
It is important to balance the appearance of authority and warmth.
2 minutes of power posing - standing tall, holding your arms out or toward the sky, or standing like Superman, with your hands on hips - will dramatically increase your confidence.
Frowning, grimacing, glowering, and other negative facial expressions send a signal to your brain that whatever you're doing is difficult. That causes your brain to send cortisol into your bloodstream, which raises your stress levels. Instead, force yourself to smile. It works.
...don't back away; just shift to a slight angle - so you're standing at an angle--much like models who almost never stand with their bodies square to the camera.
And if you wish to appear less confrontational, approach the person and stand at a 45-degree angle (while still making direct eye contact, of course).