I recently attended the international convention of the National Speakers Association in Orlando at Disney World. And that’s where I got a great example of the value of creating great relationships by being extra friendly and smiling at people.
There were over 1,200 speakers there from the U.S., Canada, and a dozen other countries. The picture above was from my hotel room at the Disney World Dolphin Hotel. The sister hotel, across the pond, is the Swan Hotel. If you look closely, you’ll see the giant swans perched on the roof of that hotel.
Even though I was very impressed with the keynote speakers from around the world, and the great breakout sessions, it was what happened in between all of the events that really impressed me. I noticed that so many of the attendees were so welcome and so friendly. They greeted me on escalators, in hallways, before events, and during the events as if we’d known each other for many years. As a result, I found it to be simply amazing and it made me feel special.
While at the NSA event, I got to thinking about how busy everyone seems to be these days, with much of our time spent looking at our mobile devices. Thus, we’re becoming more isolated. Although those devices may help us be more efficient, I think they’re also making us miss the human connection.
What if you made a conscious effort to be extra friendly to just 5 people a day? As a result, that would be a great gift to give to others. Let’s be a beacon of light that can shine brightly in someone else’s mind! What would that cost us? I believe that positive beacons like that tend to shine brightly in reverse! You’ll find more ideas on this subject in some of the videos on the opening page of this website: Boazpower.com.
“I go out of my way to smile and be extra friendly to at least 5 people each day!”
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