Once you show confidence, it's important to both show engagement and be engaging. The best way to do this nonverbally is with your hands. Your hands are the first way you acknowledge someone else either with a wave, high five, or handshake.
- One of the fastest ways to build rapport…is to show someone that you would be an engaging,…present, interesting person to talk to, and you are!…So how do you show it?…The easiest way to be more engaging…is not what you might think.…It's not about telling amazing stories…or thinking of clever anecdotes,…although those are great too,…but before you even start a conversation…you need to show someone you're engaging…with strong non-verbal queues.…There are two non-verbal queues for engagement.…The first two I want to teach you is called fronting.…
Fronting is when you angle your three Ts,…your toes, your torso, and your top,…towards the person you want to engage.…Ideally, your feet and their feet are on parallel lines.…We can do this while standing and chatting…with someone at a networking event, or in the break room,…you can also do it while walking towards someone…as you enter a meeting or boardroom.…You can also do it while sitting in an office…or around a conference table.…Fronting is an incredibly important…
- Cite some shortcuts to a great first impression.
- Define a thin-slice.
- Summarize what people who meet you for the first time are trying to determine.
- Explain the importance of the perfect handshake.
- Recall the characteristics of an excellent opening line.
- Describe ways to become a better conversationalist.