Body Language Tip: when networking, look at feet

By Laura Bergells on
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Some people find networking awkward, but it doesn’t have to be. Not if you get in the habit of looking at feet.

Feet???

Yes, feet!

Feet point toward interest. If you’re talking to someone and your feet are pointing toward each other, cool. You’re both interested and engaged.

But when someone’s feet start to stray, it’s a good time to walk away. It’s been swell, but it’s time to move on.

As you approach a group, you might wonder if it’s a good time to join in. Watch for an opening. When someone’s foot starts to stray outward, it may be a good time to step in.

Body language doesn’t lie. Look for body language cues when you network. It can make connecting and moving on much easier.