How to say "Hi" to a person you meet..

India
July 2, 2008 10:33am CST
It is a single syllable .."hi" and it takes less than 1/10 th of second to speak out.. But the thing is are we so courages and good enough to speak it to the person whom we meet, especially for the first time. This is the interesting piece of article that i read in forbes.com, recently. The author suggests some eight steps. According to him we focus more on rejection and embarrassment rather than on finding an opportunity with the new business partner.. The Eight steps are: 1) Make Eye contact... give them a warm a courteous look. 2) Picture Someone Familiar In stressful times, self-induced head-fakes are powerful palliatives. Before approaching someone, look for physical characteristics that remind you of a close friend or relative. Maybe the person's hair is like your mother's; maybe he smiles like your best friend. Focus on the similarities, and you can convince yourself, if only for the moment, that you are comfortable with a complete stranger 3)Listen first, speak later.. and this is self explanatory.. 4) Share Common experience: Example : The traffic was a nightmare.. rising oil prices... as it will be prove as a platform for further developments. 5)Be generous: Start some cheesy conversations.. something like "Excuse me, where did you find that great tie?" still works. Hey, people are self-centered--use it to your advantage. 6)Focus on them: Speak more on about the person you meet.. may look like a flattery.. but not grouped under it. 7) Practice, Practice: It is best to get the same practiced, with some of the friends.. or with the family members..thats planning your first Interaction... It really unwinds the jittery nerves.. 8)
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4 responses
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
Hi saivenkaat802003! haha..That is really interesting my friend! I have enjoyed reading the number 5 step which is being generous and starting a cheesy conversation. haha.. I really like that! I really don't find it hard saying Hi or smiling to anyone..the difficult thing for me is when I am being snubbed after I said Hi! haha.. Take care and God bless!
• China
3 Jul 08
Thank you for sharing the nice post. say "Hi" to a person is so natural a thing, but sometimes we may find it hard to say or can't show the appropriate way. anyway, what you do and what you say do show your inner will.
@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
3 Jul 08
nice strategies on how to say hi..when your not so keen on greetings someone whom you dont know and afraid to be unresponsive..thats great..
• India
2 Jul 08
Hi saivenkaat, all this is very nice for those who have to survive at the workplace. But frankly, who has the time for such elaborate things? When I was working outside, I was rather friendly with everybody. Right now, I am a stay-at-home. It means a low income, but I love it. I hardly meet any outsiders, and I don't even want to. I guess I have forgotten the art of saying "hi" Cheers and thanks for this nice post. :)