October 28, 2015 4:42 PM EDT

There’s no question that body language is important.

And according to Leil Lowndes in her book How To Talk To Anyone, you can capture — and hold — anyone’s attention without saying a word.

We’ve selected the best body-language techniques from the book and shared them below.

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