The power of your eyes and smile in today’s world asserts more meaning than yesterday's handshake.
Remember the days when business experts spent tireless hours gathering data, producing articles and mountains of evidence that a person’s first impression of someone was highly impacted by the grip of their handshake?
Well, if you change the last word “handshake” to “eye contact and smile” the very same research, articles and data are now applicable to our world today.
What is in the power of the eye contact and smile in today’s world?
The eyes are the heart of the soul. How firmly you hold your grip, is now spoken through the gaze of the eye.
-In a virtual or in-person world, intentionally capturing eye contact and holding it for slightly a moment longer produces a feeling of genuine interest and creates a memorable first impression.
The smile is the breath of your authenticity. Your presence and energy are now conveyed with posture and a smile of genuine sincerity.
-In a virtual or in-person world, feeling gratitude for meeting someone for the first time can convey a genuine smile and a feeling of genuine happiness for someone else’s presence.
If you have never paid attention to the power of your eye contact or genuine smile, try it! In your next in-person conversation with anyone, keep eye contact and interest for just a moment longer and feel genuine thanks for this person. See how it feels! It’s amazing how intentionally managing our eyes, heart of gratitude and smile can connect us in a much firmer way as the way of the past, the good ol’ handshake.