5 Professional Communication Skills Everyone NEEDS
Excellent professional communication skills are essential to succeed in sales. Connecting with clients or other business partners will help you to grow your sphere of influence. Here are 5 tips to enhance your professional communication skills and build rapport with your business contacts.
You look fantastic, now you just need the final wardrobe accessory…a smile. Always smile when you’re meeting someone, people respond better to a friendly face.
Repeat the individual’s name when you’re introduced. Say it again when you’re saying goodbye. This conveys interest. Secret tip: People love to hear their name and tend to respond better.
A firm handshake helps to make a great first impression and expresses trust. Think back at your impression of someone who gave you a “lackluster” handshake. I bet your first impression of that individual was less than favorable, right?
Make Eye Contact
Eye contact shows you’re interested in the individual and communicates confidence.
People like people similar to themselves and in turn they’ll be more receptive to you.
One More Thought
Proper professional communication skills are essential for any salesperson to grow business. Learning how to build rapport with your prospects will help you build strong customer relationships. Once you incorporate these 5 tips into your interactions, you’ll find professional communications go even smoother.
Clients and business partners will bond with you and you’ll be able to grow your network and your business.
While you’re at it, why not try these tips out in your personal interactions and see how people respond?
Chances are your personal relationships will also benefit and they could result in business contacts, too. A
re there other professional communication skills, i.e. “rapport builders”, you would include?
Let me know in the comments section below, and thanks for reading!
5 Tips For Nurturing Business Relationships For Success
As normal and basic as it may seem to sound, as human beings, we all prefer to do business with people we know, like and trust.
Unfortunately it is this very basic requirement that most professionals and business owners miss all the time in their efforts to build their career and or business. And some who do, expect those relationships to develop overnight.
This has unfortunately cost many their credibility and good business partnerships which most certainly could have been avoided with the proper etiquette. As a result, networking has become a nightmare for some professionals and business owners which should not have been the case.
Here below are some guidelines for networking purposely meant to nurture business relationships for success:
1.Be strategic about whatever networking effort you make for your business.
2.Make a list of companies business people with whom you can build a mutually beneficial relationship. Remember, it’s a two-way street.
3.From your list, determine which individuals you feel more comfortable being around.
4.Build a rapport with them by finding out what interests you both have in common. Example, bowling, bird-watching, golfing, baking, playing particular instruments, doing marathons, you get the idea?!
5.Be consistent in contacting these new relationships. At least, once in a month, you can send then a PERSONALIZED message to let them know that you are thinking about them (genuinely) This helps to develop the relationship.