Small Biz Tip: People Skills: Nonverbal Communication

Tips from March 3, 2010 The Small Business tips today discuss nonverbal communication. Smile! Showing your pearly whites invites people to your conversation. It also generates a positive vibe and environment to share ideas. Eye contact is crucial. It shows that you are paying attention to what is going on around you, and that you are listening to the conversation. Eye contact will engage others to interact with you in conversation as well. Stop fidgeting! Nervous hand gestures, such a foot tapping, folding hands over chest, hair twirling, or just anything awkward will generate negativity and uneasiness in others. Nod your head while others are talking.  They will know you are listening, and acknowledging that you understand what is taking place. Daily Overview: You can communicate to the world without speaking. Keep these nonverbal cues in check the next time you are speaking. [Read Full Article]

Small Biz Tip: People Skills: Improvement

Tips from March 2, 2010 The Small Business tips today discuss how to improve people skills. Pay attention to others. Observe, acknowledge, ask for their opinions and beliefs, and make eye contact. Everyone loves humor. Be clever, make people smile and laugh. They might not remember the joke, but will remember how you made them feel. Don't complain. Spare your grievances. Keep your negativity to yourself to avoid boring others and giving yourself a bad reputation. Be appreciative. Find positives in every situation. Tell people you appreciate them through encouragement, praise, and welcoming gestures. Daily Overview: Improving your people skills well help in creating and enhancing professional and personal relationships. [Read Full Article]

Nonverbal Communication Signals in Business

Communication these days comes in all forms, from verbal, written, nonverbal, visual, "writing on a wall" and even tweeting. For businesses, communication is very important within the company, customers, and clients, and some of the most important communication is said without words.  Nonverbal communication speaks wonders about how you present yourself, as well as your business, to others and can convey just as much or more to your customers. Keep these nonverbal communication signals in mind the next time you are conducting business with customers, clients, or with your associates.PostureKeep your back straight! Don't slouch! Shoulders up! We've all heard how we should present ourselves visually by having correct posture. It's true: good posture will present your body in a positive manner. Good posture will give you a strong, upright, and positive looking body. You will look presentable, eager, and ready for whatever is thrown your way. Having good pos... [Read Full Article]