Building Rapport

rapportI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, “Lead By Example.” Regardless of your position in a company, be a rapport builder. Quite honestly, it’s easy to do and the benefits far out way the alternative. Being liked is not a bad thing, and that doesn’t mean you can’t be a tough manager of a team. What it does mean, is that to you, it’s not all about work all the time. Your relationships, in and out of work, are what will determine much of your success.
Here a few great ways to build rapport…and put smiles on faces.
1. SMILE more often
2. Don’t forget to use these very important words: Thank you, Please, Good morning, Goodbye
3. Take no one for granted
4. Acknowledge birthdays and special occasions, and when necessary, tragedies as well
5. Watch your language, keep it clean
6. Lend a helping hand when able
7. Don’t speak about other employees behind their back
8. Try to confront issues and not the person
9. Take time to talk to the team, individually if possible
10. Be approachable; doesn’t have to be all the time, but find the time
11. Don’t play favorites

Pretty simple, wouldn’t you say?
Now smile…you’re building your rapport.

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2 Responses to “Building Rapport”

  1. thebesttoyou Says:

    I agree. Simple things that make a big difference!

  2. Smiling is great! That’s a great start to building rapport 🙂

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