As an entrepreneur communication is very vital for the success of your business. Your connection skill with clients and customers and people you buy from will go a long way in the level of your sales and right acquisition.
The following tips will help you with your conversation and connection with people.
Do A Research On The Person You Want To Talk To
Do not go into a conversation until you have done enough research on the person you are planning to speak with. This will help you to get a head start in tackling any question you need to answer during the course of the conversation. Do not forget that first impressions are huge and it really counts.
There is nothing better than a great conversation as a follow up. Learn how to follow up with the people you talk with. However do not over do it, nobody likes a pest.
Put All Distractions Away
Remove all things that can serve as a distraction during your conversation. Especially your mobile phone, it will reduce the level of focus and attention you need for a connection with the person you are speaking with.
Lighten Up the Area
Say something funny, do this when you can sense tension building up. For a better reach, bring up an inside joke; that is a joke both of you can relate to. This can invoke a shared history or memory which will help with your connection with the person
Do not pretend to be what you are not in a conversation; be all out to be yourself. Most people sense pretence easily, therefore it pays to be you.
Ask Direct Questions
Be direct about your questions, asking direct a question helps the other party to know where you are coming from and what you actually want. Beating around the bush will only give room for assumptions which might not help you get the type of connection you need.
Avoid Talking About Yourself
You are not having that conversation to talk about yourself, you are there to know more about the other party and how your business can be of value.
Find Mutual Grounds
You need to find a mutual/level ground in your conversation. As much as you are seeking for value from the other party, be able to share ways by which you will also be of value to them.
Do not forget these tips the next time you need to have a conversation with someone.
What do you do to have a great conversation? let’s hear from you.