By the nature of my work, I have to hold several intense meetings with various people during the day. This is a new experience, and already trusted partners. The practice of meetings shows that when you come to a regular meeting, you need to be cheerful, ready to perceive and process a huge flow of information. The outcome of negotiations often depends on what mood you come to the meeting in. But if you have more than enough energy in the morning, then with each new meeting there are fewer and fewer of them… Communication becomes less intense, and at the end of the working day, you only think about how to return home and enjoy the peace.
For myself, I have worked out several ways to improve performance during the working day. I exclude drugs, tranquilizers, alcohol, coffee, and energy. Otherwise, your health will not last long. Continue reading
In order to make a first impression on the interlocutor, you need a strong handshake, acceptable appearance and eye contact. These are basic principles, and you probably know them. All this is true, but not enough.
If you want to be remembered by the interlocutor after the first short contact, you should think not only about how to look, but also what to say and how to say it. Here are some tips from Annette Grand, who has spent several decades teaching American businessmen how to behave in public.
Go to the individual
Do not hesitate to Supplement the professional approach with details that are not directly related to it. Continue reading