It's essential to match your body language to both you and your audience. It should be something comfortable and natural for you. It doesn’t mean that you can’t improve your body language. You can do it by practicing leaning in, smiling, power posing, hand gestures, eye contact, etc. But pretending to be someone you’re not can be bad for you. It can also look unauthentic, which can compromise your relationship with others.
Carla Rudder, “Soft skills: 10 body language tips for leaders” on enterprisersproject.com, 2019
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