Looking at how a gentleman should sit, stand and walk in proper body language etiquette…
When it comes to generating a fantastic first and lasting impression, having a superb fashion sense isn’t enough. Body language is an important aspect of first impressions. In other words, a person’s body language and our initial perception of them might have a significant impact on our decision-making. This encompasses everything from your posture to your demeanour to the way you speak, walk, and act.
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF BODY LANGUAGE? THE RULE OF 7-38-55
According to the 7-38-55 rule of personal communication, verbal communication accounts for only 7% of total communication, while nonverbal components such as tone of voice (i.e. how we speak) and body language account for 38% and 55%, respectively.
ETIQUETTE DE BODY LANGUAGE – HOW A GENTLEMAN SHOULD SIT, STAND, AND WALK
If you are in an office, an event, or even an airport lobby or lounge waiting to catch a flight, you must recognize that cross-legging is an important posture to consider while at ease.
Also, as demonstrated above, the appropriate way to cross legs for guys is the upper or lower calf of the first leg or should slightly bruise the knees of the second in a relaxed manner.
I should also mention that this is the perfect posture for those of us who wish to hide the crotch area, especially if you have to sit opposite someone.
THE LEGS-OPEN STANCE
This is also a very effective relaxation posture for guys, so if you have a problem with crossing your legs, you can try this position, but don’t open your legs too wide, they should be slightly open, as shown in the photo above.
Not only does ankle crossing give you sophistication, but it also shows off your outfit, even while sitting, so people can judge your fashion taste just by glancing at you.
THE FORWARD BEND
The first two sitting positions listed above-required comfort; however, the bend-forward posture is appropriate when seated on a stool with no back. This does not imply slouching; rather, strive as much as possible not to sit in a lethargic, drooly manner.
Also, don’t forget to use your hands; they can be crossed, akimbo, or, when taking a pose, one hand can be on an embellished part of your costumes, such as your neck, eye, or head, as shown above.
THE HANDS-IN-POCKET MOVEMENT
The hand-in-pocket standing posture is the one that every male should try because it comes with a lot of attitudes.
It provides you with a sense of confidence and structure, especially when you’re wearing a well-fitting suit. It also aids in standing balance.
For occasions such as wine tastings or cocktail parties, you can choose to carry a glass of wine in one hand while placing the other hand in your pocket.
THE CROSSED-LEGS POSTURE
The above image depicts a very nice standing posture for males. This type of posture is most likely appropriate when you’re waiting for an Uber near a bus stop or you’re in the middle of a chat with a friend you just saw on the way. You might also try crossing your hands for a more formal appearance.
This position, believe me, speaks a lot about your dressing and also helps to balance your body. You should do this more frequently!
Moving on to the final posture we’ll discuss today, this is an extremely crucial body language etiquette to work on if you’re lacking in it. The body carriage while walking is excellent and should not be overlooked!
Of course, this walking posture is quite important for gentlemen of class; guys who walk with their hands in their pockets have this demeanour of class and style – you can also put one hand in one pocket and swing the other.
It demonstrates that you are pursuing a goal and are determined to succeed.
THE POSTURE OF SWINGING ARMS
This posture exudes a welcome aura and is appropriate for walking around friends, relatives, colleagues, and so on. It is important to note that your arms should not be haphazardly swung around your body; instead, do so in an ordered manner so that you do not appear too carefree.