Saturday, April 19, 2008

When you approach someone, take this advice

When you approach someone, take this advice:
  • Be sincere. The key to being sincere is to mean what you say. Pleeeeze don’t practice sincerity in front of the mirror. For sincerity to work, you have to focus on the object (person, please) of your desire and believe what you’re saying. In the most basic sense, you are selling yourself, but the soft sell works the very best.
  • Be honest. If you’re a rotten dancer, say in a self-effacing, engaging way that you have two left feet. Don’t try to make yourself someone you’re not to impress someone you may or may not like. Don’t pretend to love jazz, collect Porsches, or own a yacht. On the other hand, telling the truth isn’t the same as baring your soul.. Also, when it comes to discussing the other person, remember what your momma said: If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.
  • Be friendly. Who doesn’t like friendly people? When you’re friendly, you smile, you’re open, and you’re fun to be around.
  • Be positive. I’m not talking goody-two-shoes here, just pleasant and upbeat.

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