Prompted by an excellent answer that chuck94022 gave in the "How you sell work" thread, I'd like to turn the original question around and ask the following question:
If you are entering a gallery to browse (with no intention of buying), how would you like to be approached by the artist or gallery owner? What style of approach from the staff puts you most at ease?
I ask because I would like the people who enter my gallery to feel at ease, neither feeling "pushed" into purchasing nor ignored from the outset. I realise most people walking through the door are simply looking to see what's in there - I want them to come back when they are ready to buy.