“A smile is the shortest distance between two people” is a well known saying and as is the case with most well known sayings very true and helpful. In particular when it comes to public speaking, positive body language and making a great first impression on your audience or anyone you meet and greet.
People who smile are perceived as welcoming, open, approachable, self confident, competent and successful winners. They can connect with and get the attention of their audience by far easier than someone who doesn’t smile. Also, since your body language influences your state of mind and your state of mind influences your body language, if you put a smile on your face you will automatically feel more positive, calmer and confident.
However, be aware: Your smile has to be genuine. Many people will intuitively notice a faked smile. The effect is devastating for the speaker. All of his or her credibility is gone immediately, no one will trust them anymore, rapport is destroyed and whatever the speaker is going to say is received critically.
By the way, if you’re not sure whether you can detect a faked smile and see if the person you listen to is honest with you simply take a test. The BBC has a great online experiment for you on offer. Simply click on the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/surveys/smiles/
In short about Smile:
- Our face use 36 muscles to smile, and 328 to frown– so healthier and more beneficial is to smile.
- 55% of communication is dependent on body language — so healthier and more beneficial is to smile.
- A smile makes it easier for the our family members, friends, customer etc to approach, they feels welcomed.
- Smile is perfect tool for our own Stress management and for everyone around as well.
Smile is the one of the most Important tool for our Success. There are SOFTEN SMILE formulas for our encouragement.
S – SMILE
O – OPEN POSTURE
F – FORWARD LEAN
T – TONE
E – EYE CONTACT
N – NOD
S – SELL
M – MORE
I – INCUR
L – LESS
E – EXPENSE
🙂 🙂 🙂 So let us smile a lot 🙂 🙂 🙂
Related materials on our website: The Genuine Smile or fake one?
Recommended external links: Body Language: The Mouth
Materials are used from:
BBC – Spot the Fake Smile – http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/surveys/smiles/
New Body Language http://www.raabconsulting.com/raab-a-raab-blog/tags/New-Body-Language
Your ever well-wisher with love and encouragement BVG Janaka das
24 Apr 2011 – https://bhls.wordpress.com