When you smile you don’t only appear to be more likable and courteous, you appear to be more competent.

Ron Gutman

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“The Hidden Power of Smiling.” TED2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The Hidden Power of Smiling." TED2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is about the power of smiling. According to founder and CEO of HealthTap Ron Gutman, this simple facial expression affects the way people view you: smiling causes you to appear to be more amiable, polite, and capable. Thus, smiling can help you be more successful in social interactions. The quote is from Gutman's 2011 TED Talk, which presents some surprising research results on the benefits of smiling. Watch the full TED Talk here: Ron Gutman - The Hidden Power of Smiling