Author Jay Danzie had once said, “Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark.” At Chicago Vision, we believe in this statement to be true and have put it to the test with others. “One of the most simplest and strongest factors when it comes to the business world is your smile,” says Matthew Goodchild, Managing Director of Chicago Vision. There are various ways something such as a simple smile can help make your team more confident and better your relationships with customers and clients. The concept behind this gesture is that it creates something called a “ripple effect. According to an article on Success Magazine, “This mysterious force is the foundation of the ripple effect—the idea that your positive attitude and behavior quickly ripple out, increasing the happiness of everyone around you, changing the way your colleagues work and eventually shaping your entire organization.”
“If you’re constantly showing the expression of uninterest and strictness on your face, it tends to leave you unapproachable. Your team and clients would find it hard to be communicative around you if you kept your facial gesture straight all the time,” says Matthew Goodchild of Chicago Vision. As mentioned, this gesture will bring positivity into your office and team environment. “For example, when you hold meetings, welcome your business partners and introduce subjects with a smile and maybe a small joke, it’ll instantly brighten up their day. Individuals want an environment where they can be positive, because positivity feeds positivity. Alternatively, negative energy feeds adverse outcomes,” says Matthew Goodchild of Chicago Vision.
This also says a lot about you as in individual. Smiling or being positive in harsh situations it makes something who’s able to combat situations in a certain light. It makes you a leader that’s able to recognize the situation and take care of it productivity on a positive level. Since smiling and holding a confident demeanor helps others around you, it also helps you as well! It goes both ways, and it’s an all-rounder. Success Magazine says, “Emotions are highly contagious; they spread through our nonverbal cues. When we interact with people who are in a good mood, we subconsciously begin to copy their body language, tone of voice and facial expressions. Once we mimic these physical behaviors, research shows we actually begin to feel the emotion ourselves. When we smile, our mood elevates. Scientists refer to this as the “facial feedback hypothesis.”” “Interestingly enough, not many people understand this tactic, it’ll help better your team’s environment and yourself, in the long run, so start today and see the difference yourself,” says Matthew Goodchild of Chicago Vision.