This clipping comes directly from the front page of today’s Business Standard, dated 31 March 2015. Notice the different postures taken up by the CEOs at the Business Standard Insurance Round Table. While one would want to believe that impressions have a lot more to do than merely how you appear in a picture, it is significant how much that picture can reveal. Folded arms in front of the chest are barriers and these leaders know that is a strict no while posing. But what about the barriers that are being formed by arms locking just below the torso? Does that really help to convey a confident persona? Definitely not! It is more of a guarded posture. Remember to leave your arms by the side if you want to appear confident and relaxed.