Improving medical students

Charm Patients

Posted by medliorator on May 30, 2007

A guide to charm proves immensely relevant to your own patient interactions.

1. Improve your posture. Good posture will give the impression of self confidence (even if you don’t feel that way on the inside)

2. Relax the muscles in your face to the point where you have a natural, pleasant expression permanently engraved there.

3. Make a connection. When your eyes come in contact with another person’s, nod and smile subtly with a subdued joy shining forth.

4. Remember people’s names when you meet them for the first time.

9. Issue compliments generously, especially to raise others’ self esteem.

10. Be gracious in accepting compliments. Be effusive in accepting the compliment. Go beyond a mere “thank you” and enjoin this with “I’m really glad you like it” or “It is so incredibly kind of you to have noticed.”

11. Control your tone of voice. you look nice today” it should be in the exact same tone that you would use to say “it’s a nice day.”

Hot to Be Charming [wikiHow]

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