- To find out something from someone
Ask a question and once they answer you remain silent and maintain eye contact. The person will keep talking and may reveal almost every detail.
- To convince someone about something
When you are talking make sure the person is sitting and you are standing. You can convince the person faster this way.
- The key to confidence
Once you walk into a room with people always assume that everyone likes you.
- Refer to people you have just met by their name
Everyone likes being referred to by their name because this causes a feeling of trust and friendship. Say something like “Nice to meet you John. So, John, how do you know him?” Keep repeating the person’s name whenever it feels appropriate.
- If someone is attracted to you
A person who is attracted to you will blink more often when engaged in a conversation with you.
- Difference between fake and real smile
The eyes say a lot about whether a person is smiling for real or faking it. If you notice wrinkles in the corners near the eyes, the person is smiling for real.
- Look at people’s feet
You can tell if someone is interested in the conversation if their feet are pointing towards you. If the feet are turned sideways or any other direction that person is not enjoying the conversation.
- At a party or a meeting
Tell a joke and pay attention to the people laughing. Those who look at each other feel closer which is a great indicator of friendship or other intimate relationship.
- Make people do what you want them to
Instead of commanding, give a person choice. For example, if you are talking to a toddler and you want them to drink milk, don’t say it directly but ask something such as “Which cup do you want to drink your milk from?” This gives the person a feeling that they are making choice rather than being told what to do.
- Win an argument
Many people shout and lose their temper when in an argument and shouting back is a natural thing to do. However, don’t do that. It is much better to remain calm which will make the person even angrier.
- Build up trust by mirroring people’s body language
You can gain someone’s trust by mimicking their body language in a subtle way. This will make the person look at you as a compatible person and they will like you more.
To make someone thing of something you want them to, tell them not to think of a certain thing. For example, if I tell you not to think about elephants what will be the thing you will start thinking about?