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National Hello Day

altToday is National Hello Day and is the 39th Annual World Hello Day! This Global Awareness Day began in 1973 – and recognised the importance of personal communication in preserving peace - using communication rather than force to settle conflicts. At Prestige, we recognise that many of the conflicts that arise in organisations and in business is down to poor communication. Disputes between teams, between colleagues, with customers, even in our personal lives…

 

is down to poor communication. This Hello Day Consider: - How you well do we communicate with each other? - How well do our teams communicate with each other? - Do we communicate clearly to each other? - Are our instructions easily followed? - How would you rate your Customer Service? - How do we resolve complaints within our organisation – Do we retain our customers? So at Prestige, we thought we would give you some interesting facts about the power of Hello.

FACT 1

You have only 7 seconds to make a good First Impression. To Smile and Say “Hello” will take only 1.5 seconds in the all important 7 second rule!

FACT 2

If you wanted to say hello to everybody in the world, how many people would that be? And how many languages would you have to learn? Answer: You would have to learn at least 2,796 languages and say hello to 5,720,000,000 people!

FACT 3

Greetings are important because they are the first step in building relationships with people. If you want to be successful in business, be respected, generate a team spirit – then begin greeting every single person you encounter, whether in the car park, in the hallway, entering a room or an office. “Hello.” “Hi.” “Good morning, Pat.”

FACT 4

It makes people feel good. People respond to eye contact and a pleasant verbal exchange. It makes them feel like they have been recognized and acknowledged, that they weren’t just part of the woodwork or part of the air. So today – why don’t you challenge your team to say Hello to 10 people today and see the difference that a simple HELLO can make!

 

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