Simple Ways to Improve Your People Skills
To develop natural and innate people skills requires effort along with trial and error. Here are a few ways I use to help improve and create real connections to build more powerful people skills:
A simple “thank you” makes others feel appreciated. You benefit in return by having good feelings about making others feel good. The more you genuinely show others you care, the easier it will be to make a good impression on them.
Take a training course
Invest in learning how to communicate more effectively. This will pay off in every aspect of your business and your personal life. The most powerful people on the planet are all master communicators who have learned how to take control of even the most challenging situations. Good communication leads to success!
Give genuine, sincere compliments
When you compliment someone about a trait, skill, accomplishment, or possession, it gives them feelings of recognition and value. When you pay compliments often, even on small things, it helps build rapport.
Act Properly and treat others with respect
Always do the right thing, even when no one’s watching. That’s how you build a positive reputation. Reputation isn’t purchased; it’s earned. We’ve all heard this: “Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” This is the Golden Rule in business that should govern your attitudes, thoughts, words, and actions.
Commit to good ethics
Success comes easily when you act with honesty and integrity at all times. Good ethics require dealing honestly in your personal life and at work, treating everyone fairly. If you believe that, like karma, what goes around comes around, always practice good ethics.
Build confidence to make stronger connections
Being confident earns you the respect of others. Confidence shows in many ways, including your mannerisms, appearance, and the way you talk, walk, and listen to people. Confident people talk assertively, strike an assured pose, and use a certain tone of voice. Having true confidence is about being daringly honest and truthful at all times.
Tackle problems with a positive mental attitude
Positive thinking allows you to try to solve problems through constructive action. A positive mental attitude lets you build strengths and overcome weaknesses.