I have no idea why this works . . . and it might not . . . but it doesn't cost you anything to try. According to a new study, you're more likely to get a raise or a promotion if you ask for it while you're STANDING UP STRAIGHT.
Researchers found that for whatever reason, when you sit or when you lean . . . especially to the left . . . people perceive you as having lower worth. So you demonstrate your value the best when you're standing and not leaning.
I'm going to go stand in Dan Stone's office RIGHT NOW!