Who recommended: Lynne Waymon
What I am reading: Make Your Contacts Count (Networking Know-How For Business and Career Success) by Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon
Where in the book: page 66
Why I am reading: Learning how to network. Cause believe me, I have no CLUE!
Which quote: “Brighten up body language. Engage your partner.”
How this quote adjusted my thinking:
In social situations, I wonder if I am making eye contact? Am I smiling? Do I look approachable? Receptive? When I read the advice, the defensive side of me says “Yeah, yeah , yeah. I get it. I can do that.” If I let my defenses down, I have to ask myself, how comfortable am I really?
“Mirroring happens naturally in social interactions, but when you are conscious of it and are aware of its affects, it can be used as a tool in effective communication for generating rapport.”
Tina gives you a detailed description just like Lynne. At the end of Tina’s post, I had to chuckle. She says “Just be yourself.” What if “being myself” isn’t working? LOL Ok. Back to “Make Your Contacts Count.”