The Say Hello Project
04 October 2013 Developed by Linda Coles: Speaker, Author and Trainer - Building Relationships Online and Off.
Say Hello to 5 new people – you never know who you may be connecting with. The Say Hello Project is an initiative that is taking place as a National Day on Friday 4th October and hopefully each first Friday of October from then on. It is also coincidentally World Smile Day.
The initiative is being put together because many of us no longer make the effort to say hello to the person next to us maybe in the elevator or in the coffee queue, and would rather play with their smartphone or be plugged into something else than make contact. Einstein said, “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots”.
Gone are the days when it was just good manners to say hello, and Linda Coles wants to encourage folk to get those times back, at least for a day. Imagine the opportunities that are being missed because of the lack of effort that is being put into saying hello to new people, whether it is on a personal basis or for business.
The Say Hello Project is a great initiative for Starbucks to be involved with, it embraces human connection and demonstrates our beliefs about making a positive contribution to the lives of others.