On my Facebook page, I posted the following:
“A genuine smile is the ultimate positive frame-setter.”
And, I believe that’s true for practically any interpersonal communication.
A frame is the foundation or starting point from which everything else follows.
The good news is that, not only can your genuine smile set the frame for a pleasant and productive interaction; it can also reset the frame of the person you are about to engage who appears to not be in a particularly helpful mood.
I know; it seems too simple. Could it really be that easy?
Just try it. Smile genuinely at whomever you come across today; whether a quick hello or a potentially difficult conversation. Your smile will set the frame (or reset their frame) and the results will speak for themselves.
“It happens that smiles are the most contagious emotional signal of all, having an almost irresistible power to make other people smile in return.”
Yep, a genuine smile truly is the ultimate positive frame-setter.
Have you found that to be the case? Please share your thoughts and experiences with us.
Oh, and by the way (and, this is important so please be aware), you’ll usually need to be the one that smiles first. It just works out that way.
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