Here is the simple yet very effective and proven methods of developing social skills:
— Learn people’s name :- We feel really good if in the second meeting people remember our name and address us with our name. Remembering the name of the person is very important thing.
— Encourage others to talk about themselves:- When you speak, you say what you know, but when you listen you will definitely learn something new.
— Interrupt less:- The best appreciation we can give a person is ‘attentive and interesting listening’. So be a Good Listener.
— Ask questions where people can answer much more than simple “Yes” or “No”
— listen with intent to learn and understand:- we often listen to reply not to understand, but if we listen to understand we can develop good relationship.
— promote others good work :– So if you like this post you can share this and drop your favorite post in comment section so that I can read your post.
— Offer genuine compliments and appreciation
— Read Books about social skills
— say please and thank you these two words cost nothing but can create huge value for the other person.
— Give without expecting a get, but I bet you will definitely get if not from the same person then from others.
— Pay attention to your body language, when you speak as well as when you listen.
— Stay up to date on current news and stories so that you have something to talk about
— don’t respond to negativity
— don’t nitpick, no one is perfect try to understand people.
— be positive, be happy…..
Check list for knowing your progress on social skills: Give yourself a ranting from 1 to 5 (where 1 is ‘Never’ and 5 is ‘Always’) for below questions:
— Are you aware of what types of emotions you are feeling
— Can you easily ask for help
— Can you say sorry when you have done something wrong
— How easily and how frequently you say ‘Thank you’
— How much comfortable you are in receiving negative feedback
— how comfortable you are in introducing two people
— How much you are comfortable in starting a conversation
— How easily you can give compliment to other person.
— Rate yourself as a Good Listener
— Rate yourself in understanding other people’s feeling.
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