First impressions are not just about what you say, but also how you say it. Almost every facet of your personality is evident from your appearance, your posture, your tone of voice, and the way you move.
How to Talk to Anyone contains 92 easy-to-use techniques that will help you enhance your communication skills. Here are five that you can try right away.
Technique #1: The Flooding Smile
This is a smile that comes on slowly, so it seems more sincere. It makes people feel like you’re looking at them, and only them.
Technique #7: Limit the Fidgeting
If you want your listener to know you are truthful and genuine, do not fidget, twitch, squirm, or scratch. Above all, do not touch your face.
Technique #10: Make a Mood Match
If you ever want to bring people around to your thoughts, you must match their mood and tone of voice.
Technique #45: Echoing
Listen to the speaker’s choice of nouns, verbs, prepositions, and adjectives, then echo them back. Hearing their words come out of your mouth makes them feel you share values, attitudes, interests, and experiences.
Technique #67: Your Ten-Second Audition
Before making a phone call, make sure you crafted an enticing message to leave in case you need to leave a voicemail. Speak with confidence, clarity, and charisma.
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