GREENSBORO, NC -- You're about to be in all sorts of situations: office parties, family gatherings and gift exchanges.
Body Language expert Blanca Cobb is showing us how to be good gift receivers and give us the scoop on what others are thinking.
What to do when you KNOW a bad gift is on it's way? "Control is the way to manage your frustrations at opening another crazy, not-gonna-be used gift. If you're expecting to get a different version of the same recycled holiday sweater from last year then you're ahead of the game."
Blanca goes on to explain. Because you already know what to expect. The element of surprise is gone. Now, you have to psych yourself out when you open the gift. Turn it a "let's see" game. So before you open the present, take a wild guess as to what will be in the box. After you open the gift, you'll have a natural smile because it's another crazy, useless gift, which is what you expected. See, how that works?
One of the reasons you get so frustrated when opening the holiday gift from the same person is because you expect something different this year. The definition of insanity is "doing the same thing over and expecting a different result." When you change you're expectations then you change your perspective and voile, you'll show a different and authentic reaction.
Specific body language when saying thank you:
1) leaning forward
2) giving eye contact
3) take the gift out of the box, instead of pushing it aside (or throwing it in the trash)
5) immediately saying thank you
Blanca is bringing some surprises to test the reactions of 2WTK to see how we can tell if someone else likes their gift or not! Check it out today at 5:30pm.