How to make everyone smile

People are usually in a good mood because of something they have just done or are about to do, so making a new friend smile is always a great way to start off your day!

Making someone laugh is one of the best ways to get them to like you, especially if they share your sense of humor. Plus, it’s totally free – what more could you ask for?

Everyone has a little bit of funny bone in their body, and I bet there’s at least one person in this world who can make you laugh until you cry. So try to find that person and let him or her shine through when you’re both able to meet up.

It’ll bring a big grin to his or her face, and hopefully, that will be the first step towards building friendship!”

“Now, before you go trying to make people laugh, here are some tips to ensure your friends’ smiles remain stuck on.”

You don’t want to overdo it

Don’t force a joke or situation that doesn’t feel natural to either of you. Some things may not seem fun to others, which could cause them to put more effort into changing theirs, instead of letting themselves relax and enjoy yours.

Be optimistic

How to make everyone smile

When things are going badly, all people see is that you aren’t happy. They may even think that you don’t like them because you seem distant or negative.

But what they don’t know is that you’re just not in a good mood at this moment. You’ve got your own problems, and you’re trying hard to be positive so that these problems don’t affect others.

And sometimes, by being more positive, you’ll inspire someone else to do something great.

You never know how many lives you’ll touch- maybe it will be someone close to you, or perhaps it will be someone who learns of your positivity and feels motivated to be happier themselves.

Optimism can have an incredible effect on other people’s happiness.

It can make them feel better about their life, and help them achieve their dreams. It is also very attractive to others.

So try to put yourself in other people’s shoes and be understanding and optimistic. Yours could be the key to helping them be happier.

Be engaging

How to make everyone smile

People will form an opinion of you based on your interactions with them, so make sure those interactions are pleasant for both parties!

Interacting with people can be difficult at times, but there are some simple things you can do to help everyone feel relaxed and happy.

Start by making others feel comfortable. This means being honest and direct without overbearing or condescending. Avoid using big words unless you know what they mean, as this is not necessary in this case.

Be curious about other people’s lives, especially if they seem different from yours. Find ways to talk about similarities and find common ground.

Ask open-ended questions and listen to their answers. Don’t give your own opinions until asked, however strong of opinions you have already may influence how they respond.

Keep conversations focused and relevant. If a conversation gets away tangent, let it run its course and then move onto another topic.

Share funny stories

How to make everyone smile

In addition to telling stories about yourself, your friends or others can be told short humorous anecdotes to get a smile on their face or even a laugh. Asking if someone is hungry or needs something will often prompt a funny story because people love to talk about themselves and things they know.

Ask about other people’s day or questions of the week and see how quickly you are greeted with a joke!

Try asking “What’s one thing you would like to do more of in your life?” If the person replies that they want to learn how to swim, ask if there is anything they already know how to do well.

They may tell you what time of the day is good for them or maybe suggest trying water-balloon diving.

Be natural

How to make everyone smile

People are not able to tell whether you are passionate about something or if you simply don’t care because you found out years ago that there is no point in trying to make other people smile. If you want to see smiles all around, just be someone who goes after what you believe in, and pursue relationships with others using genuine kindness.

There will always be people who disagree with you, but that is how it should be. You got into this business to inspire people, so go ahead and do it!

If you never tried before, why not try it now? There’s no guarantee that your efforts will succeed, of course, but wouldn’t it feel good knowing you gave it your best shot?

And while we can’t control what others think or say, we can choose our own behavior. So let yourself have fun being yourself and teaching others by example.

Look people in the eye

How to make everyone smile

Looking someone in the eyes is one of the most powerful ways to connect with them, and it’s totally free! Plus, it makes you feel more confident, so it can help you be happier and more productive. When we look into another person’s eyes, we see something important about that individual — their emotions, what they’re feeling, and whether they are trustworthy or not.

By this token, if you want others to like you then you need to learn how to read other people’s expressions and body language. By doing so, you’ll know when they’re relaxed and happy around you, and you will respond by being more sympathetic and supportive.

Look people in the eyes for at least a few seconds before talking to them, and try repeating their words back to make sure you got everything.

Be consistent

How to make everyone smile

People will notice when you are trying to make other people feel good, it goes beyond just having smiles on your face. When someone is crying, try to understand why they are and help them work through their feelings.

When someone has been excluded or left out, invest time in them to show that they matter. Help them re-enter the group by introducing them to others who attend the same event, go to the same restaurant, etc.

People will remember how you made them feel and what you did to try to bring back the friendship. Your friends are looking up to you!

Being aware of these signals can help you prevent things from going too far down the negative path. If you are a beginner at being supportive, start with something simple like asking how his/her day was and listening to him/her talk for few minutes before moving onto another topic.

Be a good listener

How to make everyone smile

One of the biggest ways to make someone else feel loved and appreciated is by being a good listener. When you are listening to them, try to do it with an open mind.

Ask relevant questions and listen to their answers. If they mention something that has made them happy, ask if anyone else knows about it or what action they took to implement it into their lives.

By doing this, you show that you are interested in learning more about them and how to help them enjoy life even more.

The way to get through these conversations is by having fun together.

Be a positive influence

How to make everyone smile

Sometimes people get really stressed out around you, which can sometimes lead to bad things happening.

People working for your company may feel overwhelmed because of how many projects they have, or how much work their colleagues seem to be leaving undone. Your friends might worry about what kind of person you’ve become since you started working and whether they will still like you once they know.

Be aware of these potential problems before them and do something to help prevent them. If someone does come to you with an issue, try to see it from their perspective as well as yours.

If you’re in a situation where there is no way to fix things, consider postponing actions until you’ve both calmed down.

Running away never helps anyone, but giving yourself time to process what happened and find a solution can be very productive.

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