Nov 4, 2021
Being the first to offer a greeting as basic as “Hi” followed by your name is a total power move. When you are the first to speak and extend your arm for a handshake, you are seen as friendly, confident, and in control. That's attractive and impressive, primarily because most people wait for people to approach them first, not from a position of superiority, but from reluctance and fear of rejection.
More importantly, acknowledging people in business and socially is a kind gesture. We all want to be seen, and when someone takes the time to step out of their bubble to say hello it creates a moment of shared humanity.