Thursday, January 29, 2009

Rapport And Listening

Be a good listener and people will think you're a great conversationalist. One of the best ways to strike up a conversation is to state a fact and then ask for an opinion about it. Say something like; "I hear you just came back from a trip to Africa. Can you tell me what you found to be the most exciting aspect?" The easiest way to build rapport with other people is to let them talk and be an attentive, engaged listener. Try it sometime.

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Urban Gavelin a native Swede with more than twenty five years of business experience. He has held positions as director of sales- marketing- and business development on Nordic, European and World Wide levels. Urban has lived and worked in Stockholm, London and New York, now works primarily with leadership development and sales training and is a credentialed coach. He has studied Executive Management at Lausanne Business School and Stockholm School of Economics.

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