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  string(3113) "As a recruiter I strive to maintain a constant level of engagement throughout the day on the phone to clients and candidates. I recently discussed with colleagues the importance of physiology in the workplace.

To begin with, I thought it really didn’t matter to me as I have always been a mind over matter person, however after putting a few things into practice my view drastically changed.

To begin with, I started noticing how the tone of my voice changed with my facial expression. To test this out, I simply ask you to frown and say aloud “How are you?" Now try it with a big smile on your face.

Notice the difference? Smiling activates 12 out of approximately 36 facial muscles. The surge of energy that accompanies these muscle contractions affects the tone of our voice so people can actually hear you smiling through the phone.

Next I noted my posture. First thing on a Monday morning I sit at my desk, shoulders back, back straight, raring for a new week and what it will bring. This is one of the most productive times of the week for me, and it’s all down to good physiology.

The midweek slump can affect us all, hunching over the desk with your head down. This is not the stance of an enthusiastic, passionate individual. Sit up straight and note the confidence and clarity that you can channel with a simple movement.

A few weeks before Christmas, we decided to spice things up with our marketing and stand while on the phone. Initially I found the task daunting but the result swiftly eliminated my lingering doubts.

I sounded more confident and convincing and I was received more positively. Obviously standing in the office is not for everybody but changing things up from time to time can give you a new surge of energy that is so often required midweek.

This physiology is not just appropriate at work, but also essential when job hunting. When I am screening candidates, their tone of voice resonates with me and is indicative of their level of interest in the position or topic being discussed.

I know personally when being phone screened myself in the past, I would pace across the apartment giving my pedometer an additional few kms for the day. This is how I am most comfortable and feel I can express myself best.

So take note of your physiology at work. Smiling and good posture are paramount to effective communication over the phone. Remember, when you are not meeting someone face to face, your voice has to be your smile, your stance and you!"
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As a recruiter I strive to maintain a constant level of engagement throughout the day on the phone to clients and candidates. I recently discussed with colleagues the importance of physiology in the workplace.

To begin with, I thought it really didn’t matter to me as I have always been a mind over matter person, however after putting a few things into practice my view drastically changed.

To begin with, I started noticing how the tone of my voice changed with my facial expression. To test this out, I simply ask you to frown and say aloud “How are you?” Now try it with a big smile on your face.

Notice the difference? Smiling activates 12 out of approximately 36 facial muscles. The surge of energy that accompanies these muscle contractions affects the tone of our voice so people can actually hear you smiling through the phone.

Next I noted my posture. First thing on a Monday morning I sit at my desk, shoulders back, back straight, raring for a new week and what it will bring. This is one of the most productive times of the week for me, and it’s all down to good physiology.

The midweek slump can affect us all, hunching over the desk with your head down. This is not the stance of an enthusiastic, passionate individual. Sit up straight and note the confidence and clarity that you can channel with a simple movement.

A few weeks before Christmas, we decided to spice things up with our marketing and stand while on the phone. Initially I found the task daunting but the result swiftly eliminated my lingering doubts.

I sounded more confident and convincing and I was received more positively. Obviously standing in the office is not for everybody but changing things up from time to time can give you a new surge of energy that is so often required midweek.

This physiology is not just appropriate at work, but also essential when job hunting. When I am screening candidates, their tone of voice resonates with me and is indicative of their level of interest in the position or topic being discussed.

I know personally when being phone screened myself in the past, I would pace across the apartment giving my pedometer an additional few kms for the day. This is how I am most comfortable and feel I can express myself best.

So take note of your physiology at work. Smiling and good posture are paramount to effective communication over the phone. Remember, when you are not meeting someone face to face, your voice has to be your smile, your stance and you!

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