I have been traveling quite a bit with work which will explain the lack of activity on the Blog (excuses!!). I am back for the moment but may go missing again before Christmas and it won’t be to shop. I am working on a project for the education sector at various locations around the country which means I have been staying in a number of hotels. This leads me onto this quick topic.
I have always believed in the power of a smile and this was emphasised while staying in hotels in the last few weeks. Let’s just say a few smiles sorted out a few issues. A smile has the power to change feelings, thought and emotions. Smiles are contagious like yawns and when you smile the world smiles back. I don’t think there is enough smiling going on. Let’s just say the reduction in smiling could have something to do with the increased demand for botox.
It is possible to smile your way to interview. Ok that statement is a bit of an exaggeration but it certainly does help. Many jobseekers take their interview so serious that they forget to smile. Body language makes up 55% of all communication and mastering it is essential for interview success but a simple smile is one of the key tools. When you attend an interview do not forget to smile and perhaps read this poem in the waiting room.
Smiling is infectious; you catch it like the flu.
When someone smiled at me today I started smiling too.
I passed around the corner, and someone saw my grin.
When he smiled I realised, I’d passed it on to him.
I thought about that smile, then I realised its worth.
A single smile just like mine could travel round the earth.
So, if you feel a smile begin, don’t leave it undetected.
Let’s start an epidemic quick, and get the world infected!