Your facial energy can have enormous impact, even at the highest levels.
In fact, White House staffers allegedly are joking about President Barack Obama’s tendency to give people the “evil eye.”
I’m not sure how much stock to put in this story because it was reported with no attribution on the conservative news/gossip blog “Drudge Report.” But we pass on the story simply to highlight the impact of facial expressions.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with giving someone the “evil eye”.
But make sure that you know you’re doing it.
A CEO once asked me to work with one of his in-house attorneys. “He’s pissing off our clients,” the CEO told me.
When I met with the attorney, I immediately saw the problem. When he spoke, he always gave you a nasty squint. He was unintentionally giving everyone the “evil eye.”
When I showed him what he was doing, he was surprised and immediately fixed the problem, reserving the nasty look for special occasions.
I’m glad Obama gives people the evil eye. It’s a valuable tool in the communication skills arsenal.
I just hope he’s using it with a purpose and not accidentally. yw6jn287zh