Have a genuine interest in getting to know a person you’re talking to and learn from them. Ask open-ended questions. It encourages the other person you're speaking with to open up.“What do you do?” followed by “Why did you choose that type of work? How did you enter that profession?” Never talk about something too personal. Practice active listening. By paying attention to the speaker’s words, you’ll create much stronger connections.
Socially intelligent people give the person they are speaking with their full presence. The fastest way for people to like you is by showing them that you like them. Ask questions and listen. You may be surprised by how effective it is when it comes to building relationships.
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Arrange to meet in a public place and provide your own transportation. Let a friend know where you will be and when you will be home. During the date, stay aware and alert. Don’t leave your drink unattended and keep the first few dates short. If your date is making you uncomfortable or scared, enlist the help of a friend in leaving the situation. Don’t worry about being rude to escape a suspicious situation, your safety comes first.
Train other people to respect your productivity, work, and time by using an automatic response. Long-term sustainable email productivity is about selective ignorance. Let people know you’re checking emails less often in order to be more productive.
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