“You’ll never earn a person’s trust and respect if you can’t sit down and have a conversation with them.”
To communicate effectively and attract the right people to your organization, you’ll need to read them properly and engage with them. In communication, we all carefully develop what we are going to say to people in our minds before actually speaking to them. Even in the most casual or fast-paced conversations or atmospheres, we think about what we are going to say in our mind before we say it based on how we analyze the person, the conversation, and the situation before we start speaking.
In the moments when we don’t read people and think before we speak, we speak, we can say wrong things that can lead to conflicts or fights. When we carefully analyze and read the people we will talk to, we can carefully choose the best way to get our point across. Some people need more words to understand something that, in this case, might be your business when talking to potential leaders.
Some people will understand your business right away and others will be highly motivated from the start. They are easy to read and communicate with because when you read them you can tell that they are excited and you will have to use fewer words to explain your business to them based on their enthusiasm and understanding.
Each person is different and that is why it is very important that you take a few seconds to read people before deciding what and how much to say to them in your business or in any form of interaction in your life.
The next important fundamental of communication and especially in business communications is to relax. If you are tense and not relaxed, people are not going to trust you very much and this can make them a bit insecure towards you. If you want to show people that you are a leader and a fun and inspiring person, you should also have a laid back attitude.
If you are worried, sound desperate, and make your business sound like chaos, then you won’t have much success getting people to want to work with you, be around you, or just communicate with you because it will make them feel stressed. and if you’re talking about your business, you’ll make them think you’re a stressor too based on the tense way you present it.
By relaxing, you can calm people down and make them feel confident and secure. When you make people feel good in this way, they will want to be around you and communicate with you. This is how friendships begin. When you are relaxed and maintenance-free, you become the kind of person other people will want to be with because of your positivity and reassuring tone.
The final step to successful communication is relating to the people you communicate with. This is found in small talk and a build report. When engaging with your clients, prospective employees, prospective contractors, or prospective business partners, it is vital that you bond and find things in common that can help you bond, trust each other, and complement each other’s weaknesses.
It’s much harder to attract people to your business or make friends if you can’t have a solid conversation because you can’t find ways to connect with each other. That’s why it’s important to build this relationship early on and come in with a positive attitude because that’s how you get people to like you when you strike up something you can relate to and grow together in a simple conversation or a lifetime of friendship.
Using empathy and putting yourself in their shoes is another great way to engage with people where you will be able to see them face to face and can help them directly with what they need help with by bringing your business or care into their lives.