These brain tricks will help you make an impression on others.
If you are determined to work hard and achieve your goals, any help that you can get will make your journey to success easier.
Although mind tricks will not make you a Jedi Master, harnessing your brain’s potential can have a positive effect on all those you meet.
These 10 tricks will allow you to influence the opinions of others.
This trick will make you a skilled relationship observer. This can let you know which members of your team are reaching back and building trust. It also lets you know if there is a chance to get a date. You can learn a lot about yourself by simply paying attention to what people are saying about you.
People subconsciously justify their willingness to do a favor for you when they convince others to do it. Some common justifications are “he’s my friend,” I like him, and “he seems like someone who would return the favor.” These justifications can be very helpful to you. You not only get help, but also the other person likes you more.
If you ask someone a question but they don’t answer, don’t feel pressure to continue the conversation. It’s a good idea to keep silent. Silence can make people feel that they have to say something, especially when the ball’s in their favor. This can be a powerful tool in negotiation and other difficult conversations. Just resist the urge to keep talking until you get the desired response.
LEGOLAND has an employee policy that requires employees to “present” (open palm gesture), the directions to locate the item in question whenever someone asks. The reason is that the gesture of opening your hands conveys confidence. This makes it more likely people will listen to what you have to say and will find you friendly. Pointing is considered rude and aggressive.
Next time you want to win someone’s trust and make them think like you, nod your head. To better understand the feelings of others, people subconsciously mimic their body language. If you smile and nod your head while speaking, it conveys that you are truthful and trustworthy. This makes others more likely to agree with you.
The Zeigarnik effect is a natural tendency to recall unfinished items. Did you ever feel that TV commercials were cut short before they were finished? The company that paid for the advertisement deliberately cuts it so it keeps your head spinning longer. To forget about unfinished tasks (announcements, songs), it is best to put them to rest in your head. Try singing the last line of a song to yourself if you are thinking about it all day. It will surprise you how quickly it disappears.
Chewing gum can reduce cortisol levels, which is the stress hormone. Chewing gum reduces stress levels and makes you more alert, which can help with memory-oriented tasks. Chewing gum increases blood flow to the brain, alerting the senses.
Chew gum when you are in a stressful situation. This will make your body less likely to enter a fight or flight state, which can lead to poor decision making and inability to concentrate. While you probably don’t want chewing gum while speaking, it can be a great way to reduce stress in preparation for important presentations or difficult conversations.
Pay attention to the feet of someone you are speaking to. If they are looking at you with their feet, it is likely that they are interested in what you have to say. If their feet point in the opposite direction, they are most likely not interested.
This task requires you to repeat your name three more times in the first five minutes. This works well. However, it is important to do it naturally. It’s not necessary to repeat it. You can use phrases such as “Hello _____”, “Nice meeting you _____” or “Where are your from ______?”
This is because we are influenced by the behavior of others. When you are excited to see someone, they will also be excited. This is a great way to make a first impression and get people to like yours.