Eye contact: This goes along with number two. Maintaining eye-contact denotes confidence and trustworthiness. If you do have to break eye-contact, look to the person’s left or right, never down, as this implies insecurity. Keep exaggerated hand movements to a minimum: The same is true for fidgeting nervously. Like eye-contact, fidgeting with your phone and making overly exaggerated hand movements come off as insecurity. Next time you’re in a meeting, look to the alpha of the group. Are they playing with their phone or wildly slinging their hands around? Most likely not.