Give It To Me

2-4-1 WELL DRINKS / $2 OFF CALL DRINKS / THE AMAZING DJ TAKAI AT 10PM / NO COVER!

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and you could tell you didn’t have their complete attention?

Now that smartphones have saturated modern life, being fully present is even harder. People today try to (unsuccessfully) switch their attention between two worlds — the real world populated by the people they are physically present with and the cyber world which sends them dispatches through their phone.

It’s now incredibly easy to set yourself apart from the pack simply by being fully present with people and giving them your complete attention.

It takes a significant amount of willpower to focus all your attention on the person you’re with at the moment. You might need to use multiple approaches to help focus...maybe not so much in the trivial order that Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders does in Brass In Pocket (click to play).

“Gonna use my arms, gonna use my legs, gonna use style, gonna use my sidestep, gonna use my fingers, gon' use my my my imagination.”

But one of the tried and true approaches not mentioned in the song is using your eyes. Eye contact imparts a sense of intimacy to your exchanges, and leaves the receiver of your gaze feeling more positive about your interaction and also more connected to you.

It’s important to note that while eye contact works well in building intimacy in friendly situations, newer research suggests it may backfire when you’re trying to persuade someone who’s skeptical of your point of view.

A few things not to be skeptical of is a good time at Bacchus with great drinks and delicious food and fun events. Come by today and enjoy 2-4-1 well drinks and $2 off call drinks.

Look the bartender right in the eye and order up!

JL