Why Connect with People?
Connecting with people "is not about being
phony or acting like someone you are not; it's about creating a favorable
link between your internal nature with its beliefs and values, and the
external world where you go to work,", says Nicholas Boothman, the author of
How To Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less.
Your People Skills 360
Presentation: Focus On Your
Learning to connect fast
customers, colleagues, bosses, employees, and even total strangers
by taking full advantage of your body, your mind, your voice, and above all
your imagination will give you a significant competitive edge. It will help
you maximize the potential in every
relationship, be it personal,
business-related, or social.
Eye is one of the most important nonverbal
channels you have for communication and connecting with other people. "The
cheapest, most effective way to connect with people is to look them into the
Eyes are not only the "window to the soul", they also
answer the critical questions when you are trying to connect:
>> Is he paying attention to what I'm saying?
>> Does this person find me attractive?
>> Does this person like me?...
Take the Preferred Styles
To work effectively with people, take their
preferred style of interaction and decision-making
into account. Many misunderstandings derive from differences in style.
example, "Perceivers" may see "Judgers" as unwilling to take the time to
explore creative options. Conversely, "Judgers" can become irritated by
"Perceivers" who may stray from the agenda...
Connecting with Senses
"To handle yourself, use
your head; to handle others, use your heart." ~ Donald Laird
Different people take in the world through
different senses. People have
different preferred ways of thinking and communicating their experiences
– some express themselves in pictures, others talk about how things
sound to them, and others speak about how things feel. If you want to
connect with them, you have to figure out which sense they favor...
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