How to Calm Yourself Before Meeting Someone

Going for that big job interview? Selling an important account? Meeting with a loan officer? Walking towards that special someone, or prospective special someone? Whatever the circumstances, you can calm your nerves.

Steps

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    Smile and think of people, places and things you enjoy. Smile some more.
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    Remember that the person or persons you are going to meet are human beings just like you, your relatives and their friends, your friends, everyone you already know.
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    Remember who you are and what you're good at from sports to cooking, reading to organizing. All the small things that you do that make up your life. This helps to center you and slow your racing pulses.
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    Shake hands heartily. Be observant and genuinely interested in the other person(s). This automatically puts you in an active rather than a passive state, providing confidence and calm.
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    Listen and respond. Be grateful for their time. Say what you'd like to say and put yourself behind it.
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    Remember that everything is energy, and we are all part of it, interacting and moving, in the story of life. And it's great to be alive.

Tips

  • BREATHE.
  • Meet with positive frame-set of mind.
  • Talk loudly and clearly.
  • Don't worry about doing something stupid.
  • Stare at yourself in the mirror and think of your positive qualities. You'll project a confident and caring personality.

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Categories: Managing Conflict and Difficult Interactions