A smile is one of the most powerful methods of communication, enabling you to convey your moods, emotions and feelings.
When you mention "communication" you tend to think of the modern interpretation of the word, using speech and writing and utilising the trappings of modern life such as mobile phones, the internet, email, television, radio, books and magazines. However, many people underestimate the strongest form of communication, the smile.
By learning to use this simple gesture efficiently, you can improve your skills in communication and enable those people you come into contact with to feel more comfortable with you. Cosmetic dental work is just one of the ways that you can improve your smile.
A smile can offer an insight into how and what you're feeling at any given time, demonstrating an openness and friendliness to the people you meet.
How many times have you met a friend in the street whose face has instantly transformed into a smile upon meeting you? When you smile at someone, they will often smile back at you in return.
According to a recent study about smiling:
- 72% of people asked thought that those who smile a lot come across as being more confident and successful.
- 86% of people said that they are more likely to start a conversation with a stranger if they are smiling.
- 12% of bosses are more likely to promote employees who smile more than usual.
- 65% of communication is unspoken (possibly more).
- 36% of people asked said that they would consider going to cosmetic dental procedures to improve their smile.
- Unspoken communication consists of facial expressions, eye movement, hand gestures, body posture, and other bodily movements-primarily your facial expressions.
-Smiling is so powerful that even when you smile on the telephone it produces positive results.
- When you walk into a room, people are automatically drawn to a face that has a smile on it as it provides a warm greeting.
- Research shows that happiness is a side effect of smiling, not the other way around as previously thought.
- The study shows that two people will experience greater subliminal empathy towards each other in conversation if they use the same kind of body movements and gestures (like smiling).
So why should you share your smile with those people around you? Maybe stop to consider that your smile could easily make someone that's having a bad day feel much better!
Next time you see someone that looks like they're having a bad day, offer them a smile, you never know the effect you'll have on them!