After an event ask yourself what went well, what did you learn and who should you follow-up with so you can keep learning and honing your ability.
This can help you identify patterns and remember to follow up on bookmarks, LinkedIn connections and promises.
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Use bookmarks to end well. Examples:
Use the ‘Bookmarking’ technique to create a deeper connection by adding verbal markers or emphasis to parts of the conversation:
We make our first impression in the first 7 seconds of seeing someone, sometimes even before we interact. You can signal friendliness by:
Purpose provides confidence, boosts influence and is contagious. To be more purposeful in your conversations answer the following:
"This dip is delicious!" "Nice turnout for this event!"
There's something positive to say in nearly every situation, so find it and say it. Don't say something negative because it's much too risky.
Asking people to talk and simply listening to them makes you a better conversationalist and extremely likeable.
The basics of active listening are: