Most of us want to impress other people, including our friends. Some want to find a date, while others search for ways to manipulate others. Whether you want to get promoted at work or you want to become a hot topic on social media, there are ways to achieve all these through the following social hacks:
Observe Body Responses.
Body language, especially one that involves feet, can tell you whether or not you are welcome to make a conversation. When a person turns to you with their feet and torso, you can talk to him/her. If it’s just the torso, that person doesn’t want to be interrupted.
Another is through nodding, especially when you are talking. If you want a positive response, simply nod while talking. This is often practiced by salespeople to get a good response from a potential customer.
Don’t Be a Threat.
There are times when arguments with friends can’t be helped. There are people who don’t like to get contradiction and things will easily escalate if you don’t know what you’re doing. Instead of standing in front of them during a debate, move beside them. This will let go of the tension and soon enough, you will notice, everything is calm.
Be a Good Listener.
Everyone loves validation. If someone talks about something important for him, rephrase what you heard. This will make the person think you’re interested and will definitely please him. Meanwhile, if you have a problem remembering names, this does not mean you’re a bad listener. The trick here is to actually keep repeating the person’s name throughout the whole conversation.
Patience, Confidence, and a Power Stance Will Give You an Advantage.
You’ve probably been in a situation where people don’t give you a full answer to your question. The best way to get the complete response is to wait patiently, while maintaining eye contact. You will be surprised at how quick they will tell you everything because you silently put pressure on them to talk.
Meanwhile, if you’re trying to get a job, you don’t have to be fully knowledgeable. You can achieve your goal by emitting confidence in your posture and your whole body language. Speaking of posture, put your hands on your hips, then thrust your pelvic frontward. With your shoulders up and your head tilted a little, smile widely – this is the power stance.
Awkward situations definitely happen, but don’t let them get to you. Learn how to take advantage of the situation and you will soon be masterfully skilled at handling social relations with other people.