10 Body Language Tips for Security Personnel

Security personnel are sometimes pushed into the public spotlight unexpectedly. The ideal situation would be for senior security personal to have formal media training, so they can project a positive image for your organization in particular — and security personnel in general.

Are you curious as to what topics might be covered during media training with security personnel? Leading crisis communications and media training expert Gerard Broud discusses body language in a recent 29-day Media Training blog series.

Among the more interesting topics:

  • Should you wear sunglasses when looking directly into the sun?
  • Which is better, folding arms across the chest or placing one hand on top of the other at arms length below the waste?
  • What does up, down, left, or right eye movements indicate, and does it matter if the person is left or right handed?

I found the article worth reading, to the point of becoming hooked on the series.

The top 10 tips I pulled from this article:

  1. Don’t fold your arms across your chest.
  2. Get in the habit of looking people directly in the eye.
  3. Avoid touching your face, the tip of your nose, rubbing your eyes and covering your mouth.
  4. Never sit in a chair that swivels.
  5. Never do an interview while sitting behind your desk.
  6. Be keenly aware of your sitting posture.
  7. The position of your legs while you sit also says a lot.
  8. The best posture for sitting is to bring your back slightly away from the back of the chair.
  9. Talk with your hands during an interview (but don’t flail).
  10. Avoid swaying back and forth.


Posted in Security by sonictemple at August 23rd, 2013.
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