People can tell if you’re lying down, smiling, frowning or distracted while you’re talking to them over a voice call.
You know this instinctively, and adjust your posture depending on who is calling.
An easy hack to improve connection with people is to assume the posture you would, if an “important” person in your life is calling.
Let’s say you’re an employee, and you get a call from your CEO, you would definitely not pick it lying down.
Let’s say you’re having dinner, and you get a call from the President of your country, you would definitely suspend eating till the end of your call.
In both cases, you would answer the call smiling.
You can choose your posture for every engagement. Just a little tweak in your body language, which is visible, and you will be amazed at how much respect you will command from all you connect with.
– Osasu Oviawe