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We spend a lot of time thinking about what we will SAY in meetings with elected officials. We want our message and our ask to be perfect.
However, we should also take note of what we DO in meetings, through our nonverbal messages. This includes all the cues we send without ever uttering one word, such as our body language and appearance.
Somewhere between 65-90 percent of meaning comes from the nonverbal messages we use to communicate in face-to-face ...