Smile More, Talk Less

When I was growing up, my mom had an exercise show on a local cable channel.  Her show had a 30-year run and it was excellent! 

She said it was really hard to watch herself. She found that when she smiled more and talked less, she thought she looked better.

That made me start thinking, is that a good interview tip, to smile more and talk less?

I think it is. I find that when I meet people and they do most of the talking and I do most of the listening, they seem to like me better and somehow, they think I’m smarter.

The next time you have an interview or a meeting, give it a try.  Smile more and talk less.  See how it works for you.