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February 10, 2021

6 Proven Ways to Smile More


A client recently realized that she wants to smile more. Having seen herself on a number of corporate videos and in virtual meetings, she’s made a note that when she smiles in her delivery, she conveys her excitement more naturally, is more motivating, and overall, comes off as more like herself. 

Smiling naturally is a powerful way to connect with others and can positively impact how we feel as well.

Here are some suggestions to help you smile more:

  1. Practice smiling in front of a mirror. Notice what it looks like to others and how you feel. Memorize that feeling so you can re-create that moment.
  2. Put notes or a smiley-face visual around you in places you’ll see that remind you to smile (i.e., mirror at home, computer in your office, on your phone, in your car).
  3. Set a reminder on your phone to ping you every few hours.
  4. Think about smiling at everyone you see.
  5. As you enter video calls, ensure you’re opening with a smile. If your role has you in the office or on-site, do your best to smile through your mask. It shows in your eyes.
  6. Have a gratitude moment. Think, “Wow! I have a great life…….”  Because you do!

As with learning any new behavior, you need to create new habits. And, if smiling more doesn’t feel genuine, don’t do it. People can spot a fake smile a mile (or foot) away.

What one suggestion might help you smile more? 

—David Grossman

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