Let me be a little selfish in this post, haha.
I want to tell you a story about how I used my body language skill and made money on a free event.
As you know my day job is in café in London and our company sometimes do an evening event which is a great place where to observe and also be aware of my own body language and I am constantly trying to push myself to improve my skills in both areas.
On the last event was by the way very interesting observing a couple on a first date. The girl was waiting for the guy for quite a long time and he wasn’t coming. She got a little nervous and went away. I couldn’t see them during the night because they were probably going around the museum where the café is situated in. But later when speeches started they showed up, finally both of them. She was very nervous around him and standing way too far from him and her torso and feet averted away from him but couldn’t stop looking at him. He was casual and calm, relaxed body language, smiling and sometimes looking away, he was probably aware of the fact she likes him but he was either playing he is not very much interested or he was genuinely not very much interested in her.
But I will skip this, it is not what I wanted to talk about.
Important facts before I start:
For a people working in café, it is normal to get tips around 3-5 pounds a month.
This event was pre-paid so it means people didn’t need to pay for what they drank or ate.