Some years ago I heard a speaker advise the audience to identify the colour of a personâ€™s eyes when first meeting. Of course, the colour doesnâ€™t matter but if we are focused on someoneâ€™s eyes when we first meet, we will be giving them our full attention which will have a very positive impact.
My wife and I recently attended a sales evening for time share and it was very obvious that few of the sales people looked at the audience except for glances. The impression they gave was of passing interest not real interest. You will notice when people look closely at your eyes. You will certainly notice when they donâ€™t.
So here is a very useful exercise that will improve your listening skills and help you build rapport very quickly with everyone you meet.
For the next day, look closely at peopleâ€™s eyes and identify the colour of their irises. It is especially important that you do this as you are first meeting them. Really look deeply into the colour and see how it varies from the outside to the inside of the iris.