What do you usually say to folks you meet? Hello? Hi, how are you? Yo, Homey?
How we greet other people may depend, in part, upon the occasion. A smile with a warm “hello” at the grocery store to someone you’ve never before met can really make the day of one who was feeling pretty invisible up to that point. We never know what relationship may be forthcoming from a simple “how are you?” to a complete stranger. The first words spoken between two people can set the tone for an entire conversation, as well as begin cementing a critical partnership among co-workers or lay the foundation for cultivating the trust upon which solid relationships must be built.
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