You might be wondering, why are we talking about the importance of smiling while giving a speech. Why is that even important? Isn’t is something someone does naturally? True, but knowing when to smile is important too, did you ever consider how valuable that might? Probably not. Well, that is why we have institutes like Chatterbox which help us realize the value of a smile in our lives.
Think about this, have you ever gone on to a stage and frowned at the people you just met or introduced yourself to somebody with a poker face? I’m pretty sure you said no! But have you met someone at a funeral and grinned a big toothy smile at them either? I believe you know this is a big no too. Like knowing when to smile at different occasions and events is important for an individual to come across as socially able, it is equally essential to know when to smile and build a moment with your audience when on stage.
A smile reflects the confidence one brings with themselves when they go on stage and face an unknown audience. Even if one is nervous a bright smile helps cover that up bravely reflecting strong character and personality of the person. Honestly, a smile is like the sunshine to every problem. A subtle smile works as an acknowledgment of one’s presence and the ability to understand what they are there to present and more often than not work in simple ways to brightens your day when the person opposite you returns the gesture. It is very important that your smile should not be fake and should reach your eyes only then you can connect with your audience.
Smiling has great psychological significance too. They say that even on days that you are not in a happy mood a smile signals your mind and releases all the happy hormones reinforcing the idea, that things will get better. A smile is a tool that brings a lot of hope not only in yourself but also to those around you.
At Chatterbox, students are always welcomed with a big smile and are taught to hold that smile in all situations especially when facing unexpected challenges that life throws at them. They believe in training their students young to take on every task with a smile and learn to enjoy the ups and downs of life to prepare them for the big bad world outside their cocoon in Siliguri.
Like the saying goes “smile and the world smiles with you, cry and you cry alone.” Let’s connect with the world one smile at a time and make the world one big happy place!