1. Don't cross your arms when you meet someone new.
2. BUT! If you're in a group of friends, crossing those arms is actually a good thing.
3. Fight the urge to slouch.
Your parents probably told you not to slouch, right? That's because slouching can make people assume you're insecure, according to expert Faye de Muyshondt, so don't be afraid to put your shoulders up tall.
4. Don't put your hands in front of your mouth or face.
5. Adopt a "high-power pose" and avoid a "low-power pose."
6. If you want to assert your dominance, go big or go home.
7. While wrapping your arms around yourself, or curling into your body, will make you seem small.
8. Use your hands!
9. Master the art of the handshake.
10. Keep your eyes on the prize.
11. Aim in the right direction.
12. There are ways for your body NOT to be a wonderland, too.
13. When you're talking to someone, don't touch your neck, ears, or heart.
14. LEAN IN to your power.
15. When you want to make a great first impression, turn your body and focus to that person immediately when you meet them.
That means no half-assing your "hello," basically. Author Leil Lowndes calls this full-body maneuver the "Big-Baby Pivot," because it makes the person you're speaking to feel incredibly special. (Much like how newborns feel when people admire them.)