Coaching for Executives, Small
Business Owners, Professionals
OF THE WEEK
"When we seek for
connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our
seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we
discover how truly necessary we are to each
-- Margaret Wheatley
||CONNECT WITH PEOPLE QUICKLY, MEANINGFULLY
Adapt your connections with people!
When you are speaking with someone,
how well do you speak the other person's language?
How well do you get on that person's wavelength?
There are some people, as professional as they are,
as knowledgeable as they are, as helpful as they are,
that simply just rub you the wrong way. They are
just not your kind of people.
It is important
that you learn to vary your presentation, to vary
your pace, to vary your language based on the type
of people you are speaking to. I mean, if you're
calling on somebody who's a bottom-line,
time-disciplined, fact-oriented, busy, results-oriented
individual, are you going to go in, spend ten or
fifteen minutes "chit-chatting" or socializing trying to
get to know that person? Obviously not!
you're calling on somebody who is a very friendly,
outgoing person who likes to talk about sports and
family and various things about business and
wants to get to know somebody first and you walk in
and bottom-line everything with little or no social
talk, do you think that might irritate that person?
Definitely! Therefore, you have to size people up and
get on their wavelength to create chemistry so that
person will say, "Hey, you're the type of person I
want to do deal with on a long-term
This whole approach is called
adaptability - your ability to change your approach,
to change your strategy, depending on the situation
or the person you are dealing with. That's how you
really connect with people quicker, deeper, and
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||COACHING CALL TO ACTION
This week practice determining the type of
person you are talking to and alter your style to fit
theirs. How does this one alteration change the
interaction? Are you more connected or less?
||ABOUT ANDREA NOVAKOWSKI
Coach Andrea's Coaching Tip of the Week is
brought to you by Andrea Novakowski, Master
Certified Coach who provides Business and Personal
Coaching to Executives, Small Business Owners,
Professionals and Managers. Andrea is a professional
coach who partners with people to set goals and
create momentum to produce effective results in
their business and/or personal lives.
available for individual coaching. If you are
serious about reaching your goals and living with
greater fulfillment and satisfaction, consider using a
coach. To schedule a COMPLIMENTARY initial
consultation, send an e-mail to Andrea at
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