Do you want other people to take you seriously when you speak? Then you need to use assertive body language. This video on assertiveness skills explains what body language is. Then it explores the components of assertive body language – including gestures, postures and eye contact patterns. Hear communication skills expert, Eleanor Shakiba, explain how to express openness and self-confidence by adjusting your body language patterns. See how to step into an assertive posture, even when you’re dealing with difficult people. Download a free tip sheet on this topic from Eleanor Shakiba. Eleanor is a communication skills trainer and the author of Difficult People Made Easy.