One of the greatest gifts God gave humanity was a smile. If you think the flu is contagious, try smiling at someone and see what happens. 🙂
A smile makes people feel special, appreciated, respected, and recognized. The next time you’re having difficulty communicating with or reaching a person, remember, the best place to start is with a smile.
The very first thing a customer or prospect will see before anything else is your face and the expression you wear. That’s where it all begins—every time. If you train yourself to have a smile every time you come in contact with the people who matter most to you in your work (and in your personal life), you’ll be on the right path to smiling your way to success. If an initial positive impression is your goal, then this is the place to begin.
I want to be very clear about something. When I say smile, I don’t mean some kind of slick or insincere grin. I’m talking about a genuine, honest smile that says you’re glad the person you’re with just entered your life.
Believe me; your contacts will know the difference. You will not be able to be successful in life by putting on a fake smile.
“If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then a smile must surely be the window to the heart”. Your smile must come from the inside. Making people feel important is what smiling does better than anything else. Everything I had to say or be was positive. It was in my voice. It was in my eyes. It was in my entire body language. I made everyone feel intelligent, special, and important.
One thing I always did was build goodwill with a smile from the heart whenever I came in contact with people. Before you do anything else, that’s what you have to do to be successful. The smile on your face says, “Trust me. Have confidence in me. I am your friend”. What a great way to begin a relationship with anyone.