Today we would like to share with you a visualization technique that we call “Hello Old Friend” and that will guarantee that everyone you will meet will feel your warmth.
Just play a fun game with yourself before meeting an unknown person. In your mind’s eye, see him or her as an old friend, someone with you who had known very well years ago. But somehow you lost track of your friend and it was impossible to find her or him back. You could not find any information online and your mutual friends have no clue about this disappearance!
But suddenly, Wow, what a surprise! After all those years, the two of you are reunited. You start to feel very happy.
Back now to the reality, you will not try to convince the person that have you been really good old friends. You are not going to jump in his or her arms and say “Great to see you again!” – “Where have you been all these years?”. You should say “Hello”, “How do you do”, “I am very pleased to meet you”. But inside it is a different story.
You will be very surprised of the positive result of this technique. The delight of rediscovery fills your face and buoys up your body language. In a discreet way, you will make this person feel very special indeed. Sometimes, I am using this trick during my workshop and you should be amazed with the way how people introduce themselves when they imagine they know each other from before. The atmosphere is full of energy and good feeling, people are happier. They are standing closer, laughing more sincerely and reaching out one to one another.
Hope this advice will help you for your next important meeting.