Let’s face it, the “people” business isn’t always a walk in the park.
We all are subject to the moods, views, and values of others.
So how do you break through to build rapport and be more likable?
Here are five easy ways that I use that work virtually every time:
- Eye contact with a smile.
- Whenever possible, I break the ice. I speak first.
- Compliment them.
- Show interest. Ask questions.
- Listen more than you speak and acknowledge with a “yes”, a “for sure”, or even just a head nod.
Try to get in all five within 3-5 minutes and then keep it up.
Let’s face it: We all want to be liked, be understood, and be accepted.
So watch what happens when YOU like, understand, and accept…