When we take a look at the competition for places at the top in every sector of human endeavor all over the world; the stats show that it is becoming stiffer with each day of the week. Those that want to remain at the top and retain their competitive best in life must be excellent communicators.
A few years back, an article in Forbes Magazine indicated that 100 of the top CEO’s of Fortune companies attributed their success to one particular skill-ability to communicate with virtually everybody. Communication is key to obtaining success and doing it effectively well will produce the desired positive results.
Now, observations show that the majority of people out there are socially challenged. At that level, it will be difficult if not out rightly impossible to effectively link up with people on the business line or interpersonal relationships which will go on to guaranteeing success.
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1 Their Story
Everything begins with a question at the back of your mind and you are expected to figure out the best way to go about getting answers to such questions. You have a story and so is the case with every other person out there and you are expected to ask questions in line with your story.
With that in your mind, diplomatically ask your target about their storyline (questions around how they got to where they are and several other related questions) because it will go all the way to show that you care about them and will be the link to effectively open up the line of perfect communication. You can invest about a quarter of an hour into doing this depending on the circumstance before hitting your subject of communication. Asking for the story of your target will provide the soft landing for effective communication.
2 What Can You Professionally Do For Success?
It might interest you to note that most people out there are living an idle life without pursuing their dreams in life. Though most people have discovered their purpose for life; pursuing it is a different kettle of tea for the majority of people out there. The majority out there prefer staying in their comfort zone as against pursuing the dreams that will impact their lives for the best.
When you open the issue of the goals of people in life during interactions, it will help them to revive the goal of pursuing their dreams in life- if only momentarily for the period that they are in your presence.
3 What Stops You From Pursuing Your Dreams
You can take it further by diplomatically putting the question bothering on what stops them from achieving their goals in life. Mind you, you are hitting a sour point by asking this question; you have to patiently and professionally go about this aspect if you want to achieve expected results. You are going to discover that the majority of the so-called problems are imaginary.
Simply listen to the worries and if the person is already on the right track; then ask about the steps that he has taken which have made him the success that he is in life.
4 How can I Be Of Help?
Having taken the three steps above, it is now time to ask the all-important question of how you can be of help to those that are finding it difficult to live their dreams in life. This will convey the message that you want to be of help to the person as against wanting to get something out of the person.
The majority has selfish motives; this is where you can come in to lead them on the right path. There is no harm in being selfish; for instance, those that selfishly pursue the goal of allowing people to become what God said they are originally are on the right track.
The above four steps will help in connecting socially and effectively with anyone.