Building relationships and rapport starts by doing what you say you’re going to do.
I don’t just mean you say you’re going to get the job done and you do it.
I mean, paying attention to what you say you’re going to do in a conversation and then doing it. For example if I an athlete if he has time to answer three questions and he agrees, the interview lasts three questions. This simple strategy has landed me more interviews on deadline than I can count. Sticking to my word builds trust with the athletes beyond interviews.
Sounds simple, right? Then how come more people don’t do that in your workplace? Take a look at the video for one of the frustrations you probably encounter as a result:
The way you handle daily interactions can lead to your next big career opportunity. Don’t miss your chance to set yourself apart. Have a game plan for conversations and utilize the strategies outlined in The Influential Conversationalist.
Jen Mueller is a badass at business communication and a veteran sports broadcaster. Her career inside locker rooms and as a public speaker gives her an edge and unique perspective on effective communication. Jen currently serves as the sideline radio reporter for the Seattle Seahawks and is a member of the Seattle Mariners television broadcast team. She enjoys coaching audiences on how to improve their face-to-face communication skills. Inquire about hiring Jen for your next conference or training session: Jen@TalkSportytoMe.com