Aug 22 2014

Signtronix – Building Confidence Part 2

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2. Listen before you speak.  I teach my clients the concept of “active listening,” which is the key to carrying fun, engaging conversations that attract people around you without having to say much. How it works is simple: ask open-ended questions. After all, the point of conversation is to relate to someone. But the important part is listening to the answers. If you’re not listening, you’re not connecting.  Any answer someone gives you will contain bits of information called “hooks,” golden nuggets waiting for you to use to relate to that person. In a world where distractions are all around, doing this effectively can show you are not only listening but also care about what the person is saying and enhancing the connection.

 

3. Pay attention to appearance.   When you’re out in public, how you dress and groom yourself can account for up to 25 percent of your overall presentation and is an easy way to positively stand out. The same is true in business.  Just because you may not be pitching an angel investor or VC everyday doesn’t mean it’s acceptable to look like a mess. You never know who you’ll meet at any given moment and it’s pivotal for your confidence to know you’re looking good. You don’t have to wear a suit, but even tech billionaire Mark Cuban does from time to time, even though he’s not a fan.

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