Body language reveals a lot about your character, particularly your attentiveness to and respect for the person you’re speaking to. While body language sends a subtle message, it’s one that your boss will certainly pick up. Follow these guidelines:

  • Don’t stand too close.
  • Don’t back someone into a wall.
  • Sit attentively in a chair, not slumped.
  • Focus on the person you’re talking to—don’t let your eyes wander around the room.
  • Keep your legs still.
  • Don’t fiddle with your pen, keys, or other objects.