Last night I watched Real Time with Bill Maher. One of his special guests was Madeleine Albright,past Secretary of State during the Clinton Administration. Maher asked Madeleine a variety of questions. Then he veered off into an area that surprised me. Bill suggested that it’s easier for women to be Secretary of State because women know how to talk to men. And women can flirt! Bill asked Madeleine straight out if she flirted with the male heads of state that she had to deal with.
Her answer? A resounding “Yes!” Madeleine not only admited that she flirted with top officials from other countries, but she also sang and danced. How very entertaining. And how savvy to use her feminine charm.
When strategy is important, using everything in your back of tricks is the best move. Albright had to help these men feel comfortable and she did that through diplomacy, politics and her feminine wiles.
So, for you women out there who feel it is beneath you to flirt, take a lesson from Madeleine Albright. Regardless of the men involved, they are still men. Your feminine charm does not belittle you or make you appear weak. It shows you are proud to be a woman, know who you are and your strengths, and still can play with the big boys.
This weekend, why not look up and smile at a few men? They’ll feel special, and you’ll feel good in return. It’s a win/win proposition, so get out there and bat those eyelashes will ya?