Thursday, August 16, 2012
You canít make someone like you. But you can behave in ways that will make it slightly more likely. Here are strategies to keep in mindónot ways to manipulate people or to be fake, but to ensure that your desire to be friendly effectively shines through:
1. Smile. Studies show that the amount of time you smile during a conversation does influence how friendly youíre perceived to be.
2. Be easily impressed, entertained, and interested. Most people get more pleasure from wowing you with their humor and insight than from being wowed by your humor and insight.
3. Have a friendly, open, engaged demeanor. Lean toward people, nod, say ďuh-huh,Ē turn your body to face the other personís body.
4. Try to remember the personís name.