4. Never Skimp Eye Contact
We all know that maintaining an eye contact shows a signal of sincerity but a report published on British Psychology Society Research Digest Blog has something else to say. According to them, “People who make the eye contact are considered more intelligent. However, you should overdo or exaggerate it as it may cast a sense of you being psychopathic to the other.” Nah bruh! I don’t want that to happen.
5. Speaking Speed And Minding The “umms” and “ahs”
“In the 70s, researchers created over 50 synthetic voices and played them to participants at various speeds. Increasing speech rate led participants to assume the owner of the voice was more competent. The participants who were played the slowed-down tapes rated the interviewees as less truthful, less fluent, and less persuasive. Other research has shown that people who ‘um’ and ‘ah’ a lot are assumed to not know what they’re talking about”
So, are you ready to make a killer impression?