Step 3: Open Up!
A firm handshake should be a given, so we won’t even address that. However, it’s important to open up. By opening up, we don’t mean revealing your deep, dark secrets within the first minute of meeting someone new. We mean literally open up your body. People are very conscious of how you react to them. When you meet someone new, turn your body fully toward them and give them the same, undivided attention you would give a baby. With a positive attitude, you should aim your heart directly at the person you’re meeting. Do not cover your heart with your hands or your arms. If you’re wearing a jacket, remember to unbutton it beforehand.
You will also want to lean into the person you are meeting. Obviously, there’s no need to fall over into the person you’re meeting. An imperceptible forward tilt will show that you aree open to and interested in what they have to say.
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