6 Habits Of Instantly Likeable People.
When you meet someone, after, “What do you do?” you’re out of things to say.
You suck at small talk, and those first five minutes are tough because you’re a little shy and a little insecure.
But you want to make a good impression. You want people to genuinely like you.
Here’s how remarkably likeable people do it:
1. They lose the power pose.
I know: Your parents taught you to stand tall, square your shoulders, stride purposefully forward, drop your voice a couple of registers, and shake hands with a firm grip.
It’s great to display nonverbal self-confidence, but go too far and it seems like you’re trying to establish your importance. That makes the “meeting” seem like it’s more about you than it is the other person—and no one likes that.
No matter how big a deal you are you pale in comparison to say, oh, Nelson Mandela. So take a cue from him. Watch how he greets Bill Clinton, no slouch at this either.