I challenge you to watch this and to not join in with the laughter.
It’s funny isn’t it (pardon the pun), how we can be amongst other members of our species whom we’ve never met and feel drawn to behave like them when the conditions are right. When people display natural human behaviours like laughing they make it easy for us to connect with them.
This is something we call rapport and it is a key part of what will make your presentations and more general communication excellent.
Many people struggle to build rapport because they either don’t know what it is or they don’t know how to do it. And yet everyone knows instinctively if they have it with someone or not.
Think about the last time it happened to you. It was when you felt connected to someone or to what they were saying. It was when you felt empathy to the extent that you could really see from their point of view. It was when you felt compelled to trust someone who you had only just met. It felt good didn’t it?
Imagine giving that gift to someone else and being able to do that each and every time you spoke to a group or a new client.
The basics of this are easy. It’s looking people in the eye when you talk with them, it’s talking to rather than at them, it’s being able to focus more on them than yourself, it’s being able to ask the right questions.
The subtleties are more of an art and this is the type of art that Working Voices are experts at teaching.
I’d love to sit down with you sometime and show you. I hope the video gives you the same glow it gave me