A recent survey showed that the number one sound that made people cringe was….mouth sounds! This was anything from smacking to chewing to clearing the throat. Those that did it weren’t aware they were annoying others – but everyone else was! Good to know.
But this goes beyond mouth sounds. A very analytical, introverted client I just finished working with said, ‘If you had told me when we started how angry I looked when I listened, I would never have believed you. I was just thinking – I wasn’t upset. Now, I realize the impact of those little things on others that they will never tell you.”
Think of your “little things” that others have told you about – and realize they just gave you a meaningful gift!
Executive Presence Tip – Carol Keers