Many years ago, I loved watching America’s Next Top Model. It was one of the “reality” shows that I loved to catch. Perhaps in part because I love photography and I love mixing up styles. What I really loved about the show was the smizing aspect. What is smizing? It’s when you smile with your eyes. I learned how to do it well. It helps draw people in. Captures moment.
Fast forward to covid-19 times. We are all going around wearing masks. Part of our being is covered and inaccessible to conversation partners. Here is where smizing comes in. We now take photos- some of us that is- wearing masks. As we take group photos I urge all to smize and bring it home.
Besides smizing, wearing these masks makes us try to express ourselves more overtly. Use our hands. Use our eyes. Use our words clearly. So practice your smizing