How to impress a stranger in 2 seconds

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How to impress a stranger in 2 seconds

One of the hardest things for any human being is connecting with a new person, however, its important to get away around it since such situations are common in life like a new job interview or a first date.

So how can we make those first few moments count?

1. Quality of handshake – Its important to work on your handshake technique since its a vital ice breaker in the business world. Our level of confidence and credibility are assed by the quality of our handshake. 

So make that first handshake firm, since a weak and fragile one will waterdown your credibility. Approach with your palm in a vertical position, make palm-to-palm contact while matching the pressure of the other person’s handshake and shake 2-3 times.

2. Body language/posture – Imagine attending a party where you know very few people, it must be stressing.

Use this simple trick imagine you are squeezing an orange between your shoulder blade, this will help pull your shoulders back and down giving a great posture.

3. The perfect smile – Remember every time you smile your body releases serotonin and endorphins which are the happy hormones, thie eventually builds up to a happy, relaxes and confident you. So go ahead and turn up the corners of your mouth half an inch.

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