A great man once said, you want to be successful - start with your handshake, on another Tedtalks video I saw the other day mentioned that if you wanted to be successful start with saying your name right. So, there are so many variables to this discussion, but yet I can safely say that there are a few common grounds through which we actually create the situation for us to succeed, if not, at least closer to succeeding.
Since I am a big on 'Intuition' & 'Energy' kind of a guy and for me it has worked and still works, of course with the right intention - It is sure to work with anyone who genuinely imbibes this into a daily practice which will then become very effortless when we deploy them in real life situations.
In psychology, a first impression is the event when one person first encounters another person and forms a mental image of that person. Impression accuracy varies depending on the observer and the target (person, object, scene, etc.) being observed, was the description provided by google.
Our First Impressions actually determine the length, depth and the quality of our conversations.
So, the First Impression can be nearly impossible to reverse or undo, making those first encounters extremely important, for they set the tone for all the relationships that follows.
Tone Of Voice is another very powerful skill I thought was very necessary for being able to convey the right emotions behind the things you want to communicate to best help achieve the outcomes you want. Try saying simply "I Love You" in four or five different ways and you will understand the impact and feel behind each time you say the same thing but with a different tone. If you practice it well enough, it will become effortless.
Many a times we end up sending a text with the good intentions but the person receiving the text will not understand and it happens most of the time that the exact right emotions are not conveyed with the message on text message, so the necessity to make our voice heard becomes very crucial. I personally have benefitted a lot from sending Voice Emails and Voice Messages using Gmail, Whatsapp, Facebook, it works and it's only a matter of time with practice it becomes, again, effortless. Very Important, it takes a long time to understand and master it.
I keep saying this over and over again, as the saying goes " An apple a day keeps the doctor away ", it's true but nothing will happen if you have it one day and then the next week or so, you need to keep having that apple everyday for that work. Same with our lives and skills, knowing is not enough, it's time to know and start doing it, the beginning is always uncomfortable but once it becomes continuous, the compounding effect is rewarding.
I will come back more thoughts and actions in the episode of
EVERY LITTLE DETAIL EXTENDED | DESIGNING BRAND "YOU"