Face the person you're talking to: Keep your torso open and people will think you're more open.
Keep your hands visible: This helps creates trust between people.
Create a time constraint: If the other person doesn't think they're trapped they'll be more comfortable talking to you.
Ask for small favours: Make someone feel needed and they're more likely to feel closer to you.
Speak slowly and clearly: This will make you come across as more confident.
Maintain eye contact: One study shows that this can make both parties feel more affectionate towards each other.
Avoid butting in, correcting or up-staging someone when you're talking: Don't make it all about you or you'll alienate yourself.
Share some personal information: When appropriate, this can establish trust.
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