We are all wired for connection, we care deeply about ourselves, we want to feel important, and we like and trust familiar things.
These ideas are the basic foundation for building rapport with just about anyone.
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For most of us, our natural reaction is to interrupt, but this means that we are never fully present when someone is talking.
The best nonverbal technique you can use to look more accommodating is to smile. You could even match the other person’s posture, speech, etc. because our subconscious naturally picks up on and likes familiarity.
People who speak fast are usually very excited about what they are talking about. It could also mean you know your subject. Speaking slowly, however, gives you more credibility.
Make sure the other person walks away better for having met you.
Without it, you can’t build better relationships with anyone.
No matter what you want to achieve in life, building trust from other people will be a big part of your success.
The first step in the process of developing great rapport and having great conversations is letting the other person know that there is an end in sight, and it is really close.
When you approach someone to start a conversation most people assess the situation for threat before anything else. Discomfort in any conversation with a stranger happens because there is no end in sight.
Use the ‘RASA’ approach: receive, appreciate, summarise and ask. Also, be curious and ask open-ended questions.
A new joinee has to showcase the skills he possesses and at the same time, build the foundation of a good relationship with the new coworkers.
Establishing trust is important to ensure success in one’s new job role.
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