Effective communication skills for students help students succeed in school, work and life. Smiling is an effective communication skill as it creates a positive first impression.
Smiling creates a foundation for successful life-long relationships with friends and customers. Ask your students to frown and turn the corners of their lips down and tell you how that makes them feel. In contrast. ask them to think happy thoughts, smile and tell you how that makes them feel. Your students will discover that it’s a night and day difference. Smiling makes everyone feel good!
“A smile is the universal welcome.” Max Eastman
To learn more effective communication skills for students be sure to check out my book Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today's Wired World.