Do you ever wonder how some people you meet at work or at a social event totally impress you and you like being around them?
Here’s their secret and the reason why.
Making a fabulous impression on people opens doors for your business, personal, and career endeavors. People like charming people who make them feel comfortable. So, making a fantastic impression helps you get where you want to go.
The basic rule to make a great impression is this: Humans crave to be around people who seem similar to themselves.
The key word is seems. Everyone differs from other people in hundreds of ways. However, you get along with people who seem similar to you in interests, feelings, experiences, or goals. You can put these techniques into action to help people feel you seem similar to them and, as a result, make a wonderful impression.
There several ways to constantly make a good impression on other. To help you achieve this task, we developed some simple, yet effective techniques.
The technique we discussed in our last blog was what we called,
Did you read the last blog? Importantly, did you practice it?
If not, please review and practice our first technique and get going.
Here’s the 2nd technique to practice this week: Compliments
While studying high-achievers and underachievers, I discovered an amazing difference.
High-achievers gave an average of three compliments per day. However, underachievers seldom gave compliments. What an intriguing difference you can use to your advantage!
Some people say these seven charm school techniques are “selling out.”
But, a French saying puts it in perspective:
“A car can go as far on square wheels as it can go on round wheels. The difference is that on round wheels the ride is much smoother.”
- Go through your life on round wheels!
- Now get going on this technique!
For more information please see Dr. Michael Mercer’s book, “How Winners Do It™: High Impact People Skills for Your Career Success