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151 Quick Ideas to Improve Your People Skills

151 Quick Ideas to Improve Your People Skills

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Okay, this is not a game
of optical chicken, to see who
blinks first. Looking someone
in the eye is again one of
those basic, yet often over-
looked and underestimated
ways to connect with people.
Similar to remembering
someone’s name, looking
someone in the eye is one of
those subtle yet very power-
ful acts of respect.

Assignment

Focus your energy on mak-
ing genuine eye contact, the
kind that comes only from truly
being engaged in the conversa-
tion, absorbing information,
and using it to find connection
points with the other person.

151 Quick Ideas to Improve Your People Skills

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Forget all the superficial techniques you’ve learned about how
to look at someone just above the brow line to show you’re giving
that person your attention. That’s not authentic; that’s BS. And
people will know it.

Focusing on all the superficial techniques of listening, acknowl-
edging, and providing feigned eye contact is often a distraction
from doing what we really need to be doing—which is living in
the moment with that one person, in that one conversation.

Looking someone in the eye comes naturally when you’re lis-
tening and engaged in the conversation. If you do this, you’ll be
much more productive in building relationships and winning
people’s trust. And you’ll earn their respect.

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