Being likeable is important in the business world. Whether it is co-workers, employees, clients or customers, if they don’t like you, they won’t do business with you. If no one will work with you, it is pretty much impossible to make a profit, which is kind of the point.
These tips, or more like lifestyle changes for some, can help you be more likeable to others. This can help you in all aspect of your life, including business. You will be much more successful if others enjoy doing business with you.
Smile, Smile, Smile
Even if you don’t feel the smile, do it anyway. Fake it till you make it holds water here. The appearance of a pleasant personality bleeds onto others and everyone involved will likely have a better experience. This works when dealing with difficult situations involving employees as well as trying to seal the deal with a client.
Cultivate a sincere smile. A good way to do this is to practice finding the bright side. That way you ensure you always have something to smile about.
It is one thing to practice a sincere smile, but it is even better to actually be sincere. Find it within yourself to truly care about others. If you want to make certain they have what they need, the sale will make itself. You will have much more success if you sacrifice one sale because you see it isn’t best for the customer.
They will remember that and come back to you when you do have something they need, and they will spread the word to others, which will help grow your business.
Say What Needs to be Said
Knowing what needs to be said and having the courage to do it is important. Equally as important is knowing how to say it. Finding the best way to say something that is difficult to hear is not easy, but it is a skill that can carry you far in business and in life.
Know What Doesn’t Need to be Said
This is just as important as being willing to say what needs to be said. Be self-disciplined enough to keep your mouth shut when that is best. How do you know? Ask yourself what good can come of saying what you want to say? What are the long term effects of saying it? The answers to these questions will help you know whether you should say it, or keep it to yourself.
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