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To get ahead in your career, you need to brush up on your people skills. This isn’t some hocus pocus thing, it is just talking to people the right way. If you know how to communicate with them, you will be able to persuade them much easier than it would be if you’re struggling. Knowing how to interact with people is a skill that can help you in every aspect of your life. Successful business people are successful because they know their way around other people. If you want to know how to communicate in a way you’re able to persuade people with ease, just follow these steps.
1. Mimic them
If a person is smiling while talking, subtly smile as well. If a person is scratching their head, touch your hair or do something subtle, but similar to them. They will subliminally get the message that you are similar, therefore will feel closer to you because you are a part of their “pack”.
2. Be engaged in the conversation
You can add a little comment when someone finishes the sentence to show them you’re listening to what they’re saying. Give them some kind of feedback to their story so they know you’re present and that they have your full attention.
3. Ask questions
You would be amazed by how much are people willing to reveal if you ask them the right kind of questions. Everyone likes to feel important, and when you ask them questions, it means that you are interested in them and their opinion. This is the reason why they will feel pleasant around you.
4. Remember what they said
If you remember a detail from your previous conversation with someone and bring it up in your next conversation, people will know that you were actually paying attention to them. This is the reason they will always gladly talk to you and listen to what you have to say, because you’ve done the same for them.
5. Eye contact
Eye contact is essential when talking to someone. If you can look into someone’s eyes while you are talking, it means you are engaged in the conversation, you are confident, and the person can connect with you with much more ease. If you look away all the time, it will seem that the other person is dominating you.
Following these tips, you are demonstrating that you are successful in communication with other people. That way people will love to talk to you and be around you. When people feel that way about you, you get credibility. With that, your persuasiveness will be on a much higher level. Talking to people doesn’t seem like rocket science, but it is easy to make mistakes in communicating with others. If you do so, it can affect your life negatively on a great scale. This is why we advise you to work on your people skills because that is one essential skill that will get you places. When you know how to talk with people effectively, you know how to persuade people as well.