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Know What You Want To Say:

Know What You Want To Say Think Before you talk Know your message Get to the Point Quickly Then its easier for the listener to remember what you said Know the outcome you want from your conversation Practice the power of persuasion. For successful networking ,plan in advance what you want to say and what you want to accomplish.

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Practice the power of persuasion. For successful networking ,plan in advance what you want to say and what you want to accomplish. Know something about the people you will be talking to.

CONTROL FEAR:

CONTROL FEAR Focus on the - Listener ( not yourself) - Message ( not the words) - Success (not the alternatives) Visualize a positive outcome Take a deep breath,relax,and be yourself Do your homework, know what you want to say Control your negative self talk Speak from the heart rather than the ego

STOP TALKING AND LISTEN:

STOP TALKING AND LISTEN Allow your conversation partner to speak. Respect the other person’s point of view Concentrate on the conversation. Only hearing rather than actively listening will cause you to miss vital information Help individual resolve their own problems with patient listening . Individuals have the ability to solve their own problems.

THINK BEFORE YOU TALK:

THINK BEFORE YOU TALK Pause , think and consider what you want to say Choose appropriate words that clearly express your message Decide on the tone you want from your interchange Determine the outcome you want from your interchange Know your audience and if possible , their viewpoint and level of understanding about the subject matter. Shape your message to be easily understood

BELIVE IN YOUR MESSAGE:

BELIVE IN YOUR MESSAGE Speak with passion and conviction Allow your feelings.delivery,body language and voice to flow naturally Show your enthusiasm Avoid faking it or you risk losing your credibility

REPEAT MAJOR POINTS :

REPEAT MAJOR POINTS Know your major points Paraphrase, as needed, in different ways throughout your conversation to re-emphasixze Tactfully ask your listener for feedback Ask questions that will indicate the listener understands your main points

ASK QUESTIONS:

ASK QUESTIONS Ask questions of your listeners to : Clarify your message Improve understanding Get deeper into the issues Discover motives Show interest by asking questions of the speaker’s ideas and experiences Avoid questions that pry into personal matters. Be sensitive When asking questions , frame them tactfully

FIND OUT WHAT YOUR LISTENER WANTS:

FIND OUT WHAT YOUR LISTENER WANTS Ask questions lots of questions. Use open ended questions Rephrase questions or responses for the listener to evaluate Define terminology so there is less chance of misunderstanding Offer alternatives/suggestions for the listener to evaluate

AVOID DAYDREAMING:

AVOID DAYDREAMING Focus on your speaker Listen to your speaker and interact by actively giving the speaker verbal and nonverbal feedback.Use such nonverbal cues as nodding or smiling Concentrate on the speaker’s point of view; review or mentally check to see if you are in agreement As a speaker, reduce listener's spare time by use of vocal and visual cues as well as use of stories,humour and metaphors

USE MIND MAPPING:

USE MIND MAPPING Write down a main point, central thought or idea Circle the main point ,central thought or idea In note taking ,mind mao things you are thinking about . You will generate more ideas ,see relationships among key words, write less than in conventional note taking; and have more fun .

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In making telephone calls, mind map who are going to call,your purpose for calling ,when you intend to call,what questions you want answered or what comments you want to make,and what information you want to share

COMPLAINTS:

COMPLAINTS State the problem Supply supporting evidence State the remedy you seek. What do you want done about it? Hold your temper Avoid attacking the person listening to your complaint Let them know when you want corrective action completed

COMPLAINTS:

COMPLAINTS As a last resort , tell them other approaches you plan to take to get resolution of the problem, such as taking your complaint to the manufacturer or getting media attention

SPEAKING AND WRITING KEY POINTS:

SPEAKING AND WRITING KEY POINTS Write a one – sentence purpose statement before you being to write, whether it is a letter, thesis or speech Use the who,what,where ,when and how format to keep your message focused and brief Write and rewrite until you are able to capture the idea in one sentence

GET TO THE POINT QUICKLY:

GET TO THE POINT QUICKLY Answer the question," What is my point ? “ Put your major point or request ,your “bottom line” , first. Avoid the risk that your listener or reader will be interrupted or simply tune you out before you get to your major point or request In closing , reiterate your point

ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT:

ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT Make your requests as specific as possible Ask for information Ask help first from those closest to you. They are more likely to give a positive response Guard against feeling rejected when the request you make is not granted Expect a favorable reply Visualize yourself receiving what you ask for

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Formulate positive affirmations and repeat them aloud to yourself to develop a belief that you shall have what you ask for Remember to say “ Thank You “

USE GENDER NEUTRAL LANGUAGE:

USE GENDER NEUTRAL LANGUAGE Use the plural instead of singular pronouns,” Everyone is expected to do the job well” instead of “ his or her job”. Be consistent in addressing women and men of the same rank or status. Frequently ,women are addressed by their first names while men are called “ Mr. Surname” Use gender neutral terminology. For instance ,use “workforce” instead of “ manpower” Provide guidance for both sexes on invitations eg “ business attire” instead of “ coat and tie”

ILLUSTRATE WITH PERSONAL EXAMPLES:

ILLUSTRATE WITH PERSONAL EXAMPLES Help people to relate to you by sharing personal experiences Build a source of personal examples by keeping a journal Use stories from your past to illustrate your point or the message you want to leave with your listeners

EXPRESS EMOTION:

EXPRESS EMOTION Describe your feelings as well as facts Set limits . Extreme emotion becomes a barrier Indicate that you are approachable Use body language as a part of your emotional expression

USE SHORT SENTENCES:

USE SHORT SENTENCES Avoid run-on, rambling sentences Review your written work and see if conjunctions can be deleted to form two sentences Hello!!Can I add something in it??

COMMUNICATE ONLINE:

COMMUNICATE ONLINE Subscribe to an online service Learn to use email. You can also communicate through news groups, chat rooms, and bulletin boards. Compose letters for email . Be concise; get to the point quickly Learn about “netiquette” the customs and manners involved in using on line services. For example, the use of all capital letters indicates that you are shouting

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GENERAL TIPS -READING

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH CURRENT EVENTS:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH CURRENT EVENTS Question the intent of the reporter.Over time you may learn of a reporter’s bias towards various topics Think as you read or listen. You are not required to accept everything as factual Find another reporter’s point of view Discuss current events with your acquaintances Do not expect everyone to interpret events in the same way Scan even the sections of newspapers and magazines that you are not particularly interested in eg sports,finane,arts

READ SOMETHING INSPIRATIONAL:

READ SOMETHING INSPIRATIONAL Read inspirational books Subscribe to newsletters or pamphlets which provide regular readings to lift the spirit Begin to form a habit of regularly reading inspirational thoughts and verses Carry internet sources for inspirational messages Read or write poetry that inspires you

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GENERAL TIPS –NON VERBAL

PRESENCE:

PRESENCE Be aware of who you are, the role you play, and who your audience is Be “ in the moment” and in tune with your inner self Exude strength and awareness through confidence and poise Sit and stand erect Let your nonverbal cues reflect the message you want to convey Signal your self esteem and power Draw attention to yourself in a positive way Let your body language agree with your spoken words Realize that others are getting an impression of you during the first visual or verbal contact

DRESS APPROPRIATELY:

DRESS APPROPRIATELY Find out what dress is considered appropriate. For example ,attire that is acceptable in a certain city may not be appropriate in the same situation in another one Be sure your clothing sends the message you intend. Before you say a word, what you wear affects first impressions Wear clothing that is congruent with your verbal message. For example, when everyone in the office is dressed in business attire and you show up in jeans and a T-shirt ,you are not in appropriate attire unless it’s a day designated as “ casual”

SMILE:

SMILE Use a smile to signal that you are in a pleasant mood,positive,and approachable Practice smiling in front of a mirror to gain confidence . See how you look with a broad showing teeth parted ,possibly leading to a soft laugh Smile to indicate a positive attitude: -Respect for the other person -Friendliness -Openness

TOUCH:

TOUCH Be sensitive to the fact that when you touch someone,you are invading their space Use to indicate warmth, caring and understanding Develop the techniques of proper touching: - Gently place your hand on the other person’s arm between the elbow and the wrist in a friendly conversation Break contact immediately if there is any resistance Never use touch to enforce your will upon another person. That's against the Law.

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