Smile Your Way To Networking Success

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Breaking the ice at a small business Networking event can be difficult if not downright terrifying. How do you appear at ease when you're not? Did you know that without saying a word, you can instantly put yourself as well as the other party at ease. You're probably thinking attire, grooming, a positive tone of voice? How about just a good old fashioned "beaming smile".

A smile does the talking for you. It says to the other person that you are relaxed, confident and approachable. Their brain in turn coaxes them to return your smile and that multiplying factor creates a feedback loop with two people smiling at each other. Make no mistake about it, a simple smile can go a long way to opening the door to conversation, connection and possibly more.