- Make yourself the Center of Attention: When with a group, try to position yourself as close to center as possible and interact with as many as the others as you can.
- Take a Victory Lap: Upon entering a social environment like a club, walk in smiling, take a look around for familiar faces, then proceed to do a walk-about, stopping to greet people you know.
- Accessorise!: Don't be afraid to dress up a bit or wear jewelry. It all helps draw attention and make you stand out from the crowd.
- Never Follow: A martial arts expert told me this. If you're with someone else, don't let them lead. Doing so literally establishes them as a leader and you as a follower.
- Share Stories of your Travels: If you've traveled, be sure to mention it. A worldly person is a happening person. I recently tried to guess someone's accent. While doing so I mentioned that "I've been all over the world, but I've never heard an accent quite like that."
- Don't Ask: Nothing makes you look less self-assured that asking permission. Instead of "I was wondering if..." or "Would you like to...", just say "Let's...". While you're at it, start doing whatever it is you're suggesting right away; don't seek approval.
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first by having my dreams ripped away,
and now I'm cursed by having them all come true." - American Horror Story
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How to Display High Value (DHV)
The first impression is made almost immediately when we first meet someone. Therefore, you have very little time to display your best self to someone on the first meeting. In fact, you might not even have enough time to describe your best qualities in words. With that in mind, here are a few ways to impart high value through both verbal and non-verbal cues.