7 Ways For Entrepreneurs to Build Relationships

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    7 Ways For Entrepreneurs to Build Relationships

    1. Accept people the way they are.
      Because most people are judgmental and critical, to be unconditionally accepted by another person raises that person’s self-esteem, reinforces his or her self-image, and makes that person much more likely to accept you and follow your lead.
    2. Show your appreciation for others.
      When you appreciate another person for anything that he or she has done or said, they will like themselves and you more as well. The simplest way to express appreciation is to simply say, “Thank you” for an idea, some good feedback, time spent together, or an order.
    3. Be agreeable.
      The most welcomed people in every situation are those who are generally agreeable and positive with others. Entrepreneurs who like to be argumentative, complaining, or disagreeable, will have a hard time closing a contract, investment, or a customer contract.
    4. Show your admiration.
      People invest a lot of personal emotion in their possessions, traits, and accomplishments. When you admire something belonging to another person, it makes him feel happy about himself. Everyone has positives, and it’s up to you to find them. In turn, these positives will be reflected back on you.
    5. Pay attention to others.
      The most powerful way to pay attention to someone is to listen attentively first, even ask questions, before you launch into a monologue answering every question they might never ask. Believe it or not, before you even say a word, you will become a more interesting and intelligent person in their eyes.
    6. Never criticize, condemn, or complain.
      In business as well as personal relationships, the most harmful force of all is destructive criticism. It lowers a person’s self-esteem, makes him feel angry and defensive, and causes him to dislike you. If your target is someone not present, it still causes a loss of trust in you, since your listener could be the next target.
    7. Be courteous, concerned, and considerate of everyone you meet.
      When you treat a person with courtesy and respect, they will value and respect you more. By being concerned, you connect with their emotions. Consideration is the discipline to do and say things to people that are important to them.

    By: Marty Zwilling
    Source: caycon.com/blog/2012/01/7-ways-for-entrepreneurs-to-build-relationships/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign

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