How often do you allow your vulnerability to show in a professional setting? When is that a good thing? And when is it best avoided?…More
Superior "Soft Skills"
We mentioned before that in business today it's EQ over IQ any day.
What does that mean? To us it suggests that it is our ability to relate to, to communicate with and to "win people over" that will usually beat technical ability. Particularly in business.
In our soft skills grooming we leverage a range of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) techniques that subtly and powerfully have the other person's unconscious mind pick up the vibes being projected and respond with "hey, I like this person - I'm warming to them". Built on a newly learned set of uncommon listening skills that enable us to observe and notice "how" they are communicating so that we can adapt ours to their style, through matching and mirroring their language, gesture, animation and posture etc, we develop a trust and respect and a diplomacy that is very hard not to "like" and be "agreeable" to and with.
If you talk to our clients who practice this with "unconscious competence" today, they will affirm how valuable this is in being able to influence business outcomes your way - in meetings, in negotiations and in presentations.
Many of these techniques and approaches are accessible through the blog articles in this Category. However, the "really good stuff" has been kept for our personal clients, who enjoy an eBook of our specific IP (intellectual property) and then one or more coaching sessions in which these skills are them tailored directly to your personality and preferred communication modalities and then learned through practice.
Why not differentiate yourself from your peers and competitors? We know you will be impressed, because of how impressed they will be.
Can the chameleon in you enhance your influence by adapting your communication style to that of whom you are speaking with?…More
How inclusive are you in your interactions with others? Do you naturally attract people towards you? How well do you use “we”?…More
Can you “pick up vibes”? How well can you “read” situations or people? Can you rely your on intuition? How strong is your “vibe-meter”?…More
Is confidently speaking with ease with most people hard or easy for you? Want to learn to speak and influence like those that you admire?…More
Do you enhance your communication using the age-old technique of playing back what you just heard? Or encouraging the other person to do so?…More
Are you one of the many already successful people still struggling with selling yourself? How successful could you be if this were easy?…More
How does being relatable endear you across a broad audience? Does this come naturally to you, or is it hard work? Can you influence it?…More
How consistently do your deeds and behaviour prove you “walk the walk” and deserve trust and respect? As a person? As a parent? As an employee? As a leader?…More
Is humour and laughter your best medicine, or do you still need to get over yourself? Do people call you for a laugh, or have they stopped calling you?…More