People-Skills: What’s Your Impression?
by Kate Nasser |
The impression you make on others impacts the outcome. The impression others make on you impacts what you will achieve together. This is the world of people-skills. What impression do you make? Is it the one you want?
A recent first time face-to-face meeting with a contact left me surprisingly annoyed. He was a visual communicator. He drew everything he said. His focus was on the drawing. He drew at me instead of communicating with me.
The impression he made was isolated and professorial. Yet, we met to network and explore business possibilities. The outcome? Very little since he stayed in his own world of visuals.
There is nothing inherently wrong with using visuals. They clarify when words can’t. They expand understanding beyond the details.
Yet if you surrender your impression (especially your first impression) to any one aspect of your natural style, the end result may not be what you want or need.
Extremes separate you from the rest.
They can get you noticed or isolated.
This is the world of people-skills.
What’s your impression?
When you are online, do your short messages come across as marching orders or effectively concise human connections ? When you are on the phone, does your personality come through? Do you know what impression you make?
Driver personality types achieve results yet can turn people off because they sound like they are issuing orders.
Amiable personality types build connections yet can leave people confused about the message.
Expressives leave no doubt about the message but can strain people’s patience by talking too much.
Analytics draw people in with logic but can lose them by leaving the main point until the end.
Moderating extremes to better connect with others is the world of people-skills. What’s your impression? It’s yours to develop.
Want to learn more about how to adapt? Watch GPS Your People-Skills to Work with Any Personality Type (short video).
From my experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People-Skills Coach
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