A：CH, What happened to you during your presentation?
A：You were doing a great job. You obviously had done extensive research. You had good materials. You were completely confident until half-way through.
A：Yes. You suddenly became unsure of your self.
C：唉，都是因为Mr. Stone, 上个月从纽约来的副总。
A：What about him?
A：Did you try to ignore that?
A：Did Mr. Stone do anything else?
A：He's the key decision maker these days.
A：Try not to let this upset you too much until you meet with him. Let me know what happens, will you?
A：How did things go with Mr. Stone?
A：You were reading his body language this morning and he clearly wasn't sending a positive message.
C：Body language? 肢体语言？
A：Words aren't the only way we communicate. We send messages with our bodies.
A：Perhaps he was distracted or had something else on his mind. Evidently he was listening to you, but that is not the impression you got.
A：Normally, you could have stopped at that point and asked for questions or opinions, specifically addressing the person who didn't seem to be involved.
A：In this case, you were in a tough spot since he is the vice-president.
A：That's a good lesson for all of us. Too often we send nonverbal messages without being aware of how others interpret them.
A：Body language can be used to impress people or to turn them off. It is directly related to good manners if you think about it.
A：Positive body language like giving someone your full attention and having a pleasant expression on your face are all part of showing courtesy and respect.