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Life Skills for Teens

Life skills for teens. They mean the difference between success and failure in school, work, and life. The following life skills for teens are from a partial excerpt from the section, “MAKE GOOD EYE CONTACT”, in my book Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today's Wired World.

Life Skills for Teens

life-skills-for-teens-crash-course-bookGood eye contact conveys respect, confidence, competence, honesty, and interest. It makes it easy for other people, including customers, to like and trust you.

HERE’S HOW
1. Look the person in the eye.
2. Don’t stare, but don’t let your eyes wander either.
3. If you feel like you’re staring, look at your customer’s nose
(no joke!).
4. You can also blink, nod your head, and smile.
5. Maintain good eye contact throughout your conversation.

LIFE SKILLS FOR TEENS: MEETING YOUR PARENTS’ FRIENDS
Your parents will often want you to meet their friends. You may meet new customers at work. You may be nervous. You might feel hesitant at times because you don’t know what to say.

This is normal. Use each of these opportunities to practice good eye contact. The more you do it, the less anxiety you will feel.

When teens learn important life skills, they are much more apt to become successful adults. Learn more life skills for teens in Smile & Succeed for Teens.

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