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Its OK: be comfortable talking about difficult topics.

TIP: Become a child and look at the situation simply.

-TRY TO WRITE – Direct ways to communicate are better.
-People appreciate hearing the truth. Don’t you?
-Recognize that there is no need to embellish or distort.
-Resolve to be comfortable talking about difficult topics.

-less is more: use the simplest descriptions. More on this topic coming up…


Interpersonal Quiz- Body Language

As I mentioned in my previous post – Interpersonal Quiz, building rapport is very important; after all, even in the Hi-tech business world, it is two or more human beings who do business. We like to do business with people whom we are comfortable with. Check out:

Look at yourself from the other person’s perspective   (not biased self-check) and answer:

Be honest! Answers in the next post…

Some tips for the previous polls:

1. Meeting and greeting: It’s good to initiate the introduction and introduce yourself with a handshake and smile.  If shaking hands is difficult, a quick head nod is a good substitute.  Initiating the introduction with a smile and handshake (or head nod) helps build rapport. Building rapport helps make others and ourselves comfortable in a conversation; or any situation.

We can get cooperation and productive results when there is openness and rapport. Otherwise, in this competitive environments, it is easy to take adversarial positions. That is quite unnecessary or even harmful. Do you agree?

2. Remembering Names: It’s good to call people by name whenever possible.  It makes a good, lasting impression, and it makes the other person feel important and special.  I admire a few friends who can remember names and address newcomers with their names. Something I am trying to improve upon. To help remember names, I try these techniques:

Repeat:   After the person tells you his or her name, immediately use it several times in the conversation.

“It’s nice to meet you, Jane.”
“I agree with you, Jane.”
“That was a great joke, Jane!”

Associate:   Associate the person’s name to something unique and special.
E.g. : “Gina has beautiful green eyes.”

In your mind, call her – “GG” –  Green Gina

“Josh tells funny jokes.”

In your mind, call him – “JJ” –  Joking Josh

Associate the name with a visual picture.

E.g. “Sandy” –  visualize a sandy beach.

“Glenn”  –  visualize John Glenn launching
into space.

“Lucy”- visualize the ‘I love Lucy’ poster.

Associate the name with a personal connection.

E.g. “Jeff” –  My uncle’s name is Jeff.

“Susie”  –  I had a kitten named Susie.

Jot:   Jot the person’s name down with an identifying description that will help your memory later.  It can be on Outlook contacts or behind his business card or a daily journal.

E.g. “Jack” –  tall;  glasses;  works in Accounting;  has twin sister; runs marathons;  new to Portland.

Facial Language:

Smiling when greeting people and at appropriate times greatly        helps build rapport. In some Eastern cultures, a serious face may indicate formality or superiority in status.


Do watch this video:


JUST FOR FUN::::Watch the body language of business leaders and answer the questionnaire below that:




I will be sharing playlists of videos

I will be sharing playlists of videos such as: (Click on the word PLAYLIST on top of the video for more)

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PLease share your favourite videos too. Just send us the URL/ Link. We will embed it as a post, with proper credits. Do add some introduction. We’ll be happy to get to know you better.