Pranks and fooling around at parties and social gatherings always get plenty of attention. However, that’s not the type of negative attention anyone wants, and certainly not on the regular. It’s far better to try and attract positive attention like envious stares and sincere compliments, and with a little advice and some practice, it’s simple enough to achieve.
There are a bunch of things one can do to stand out positively when out with friends, at a party, or at business meetings and conferences. It’s not about wearing the tightest pants or the shortest skirt in the room or anything like that. It’s more about the subtler, unspoken innuendos than trying too hard. When it comes down to it, the main thing is always making the most of yourself, no matter what the situation or circumstance.
As the saying goes, “beauty is skin deep,” and while that’s a fact, looks do matter, and they matter a lot, especially when you’re young. No matter what the situation, if a person looks good, they generally feel good about themselves, and that’s really what it’s all about. Making some effort goes a long way, so make sure your hair is looking good and that you take a shower before you head out.
It’s essential to get your look just right, depending on several factors. These include the event itself, the location, and the people you’re with, to name a few. Dressing in a stylish but appropriate way is the best advice, as you want to stand out but only subtly and not to look like you’re overbaking it and trying too hard. Skinny jeans and a brightly colored top that suit your eyes and hair color are also a great idea but always experiment for yourself to see what works best for you.
Another famous saying that springs to mind here is “first impressions last.” The way you enter a room, the way you shake a hand or give a hug; these are the things that can make a great first impression, or not. Enter any party or social setting with confidence, a full stride, straight back, and your chin up. You’ll get some positive stares and attention while endearing yourself to the situation you’ve just entered.
Say More Than ‘Hi’
While most people great each other with a simple “hi” or ‘hello,” it’s good advice to go a step further and to say more. While being generally friendly and smiley to friends and strangers in a social situation alike, ask people how they are feeling and how they are enjoying their drinks or food. Make sure not to get too personal or familiar, especially with strangers who you never met before and always keep it classy and polite. Always extend a firm and self-confident handshake, and don’t be shy or evasive when people ask questions.
Windows to the Soul
They say that the “eyes are the windows to the soul,” and that’s why it’s vital you know how to make and maintain eye contact properly. It’s a fact that those who are good are making and keeping eye contact are more popular than those who don’t. It’s also a great way to get a sneak peek of anyone who’s looking at you or checking you out. Those who master the art of eye contact tend to stand out in the minds of the people they meet at social gatherings and to be remembered in a positive light.