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Be A Great Communicator
Want to be a great communicator? Then be a great listener! Listening skills may seem like a lost art (along with knitting and bread-making, I’m sure), but listening is crucial to being a good communicator. And most people speak to express their own emotional needs, not to benefit their listener. You can improve your communication skills immediately—once you know what to look for.
When you speak, you usually have a goal, right? Maybe you want to close a deal, get information, or make a connection. Do you know how to accomplish your communication goals?
Our body language, voice tone and pace carry more weight than the words we say. Body language trumps what we are saying verbally, and voice tone and pace color every word. The newer the relationship, the stronger your body language and visual appearance affect what your listener thinks you are saying.
When all your nonverbal messages and voice patterns match your words, you become an effective communicator.
You really can't put too much value on The First Impression. It ends up being 70% of someone's final impression of you. In less than a tenth of a second someone has decided your age, social status, education level, approachability and confidence. Understanding the power of your first impression will give you a valuable advantage.
Are you unsure about when to shake hands, how to shake hands and who should initiate the connection? Once you understand the five key components, you will relax and enjoy using this professional custom wisely and effectively in ANY situation.