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Humorous Speaker Notes Smiles Increase Your “Face Value”

Lee Mildon said, “People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.” This is not a defense for wearing old clothes, but it sure points to the value of a smile–to those who see it and those who wear it!

It’s been said that a smile increases your face value. When studying the effectiveness of television ads, they have found that when a face is on the screen, the eye-scan pattern of the viewer moves from the eyes to mouth area and back and forth as we pick up nonverbal cues from a person. Whether looking at an ad or scanning a crowd, a smile shines through the clutter of life’s information and invites you in.

In a world that is crowded with people, far too many people put their face in park to walk through life uninterrupted by human discourse. As I note in my book, The Optimism Advantage, a smile is an invitation to joy and the gift of the day. Choosing optimism is all about embracing even the worst day as an opportunity to turn it around.

I was once asked, why do you smile so much? Part of it is a faith issue to me. I start my day at the gym with Psalm 118:24–”This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” John Wooden, the great UCLA basketball coach, credited his father with giving him a powerful challenge–”Make each day a masterpiece.” Optimism is earned by a track record of overcoming obstacles. I think a smile is a visible reminder that you have learned that powerful truth and aren’t afraid to show it to others. It’s also nice to find out that such a smile is often contagious to others.

A lot of making life work is simpler than we think. Don’t stop with a smile. Mary Waldrip reminds us, “A laugh is a smile that bursts.” So, while you’re at it, let a few of your smiles burst into a laugh today.

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