Make eye contact. When first meeting people, making sustained eye contact generates immediate feelings of like and trust. Try to hold eye contact for a few seconds longer than you’re comfortable with, and watch what happens… It’s amazing.
Why does it work? Because making eye contact is the simplest, most basic human form of connection. Consider that within hours, or at most days, from birth, human babies are able to hold sustained eye contact with their mothers – and it is a fundamental part of the bonding process.