4 steps to go from nervous wreck to networking master.
- This crash course in communication will help you turn an opportunity into a real outcome.
- There are 4 progressive stages to networking: Ask curious questions, listen and probe (or share), connect and find similarities, and the close.
- The exit is one of the most important stages; a good close means managing the mood memory – leave the person with a positive mood connected to your conversation, even if they don't remember exactly what you said.
Getting feedback is hard. Giving feedback is even harder. Here’s how to do it properly and empower your team.
Want to motivate your team? Learn to give useful feedback. "Likability leadership expert" Michelle Tillis Lederman explains her four-step method that can make feedback conversations go smoothly and funnel toward growth. The steps are: ask, elaborate, empower, and collaborate, and Tillis Lederman explains each thoroughly in this video, as well as adding useful information about timing, tone, checking your biases, and staying action-oriented. "Feedback is not about berating somebody or punishing. You focus on the past to make a plan for the future. That’s feedback," says Lederman. Getting feedback is hard. Giving feedback can be even harder. Here’s how to do it properly and empower your team. Michelle Tillis Lederman's new books are Nail the Interview, Land the Job and The 11 Laws of Likability.
The best advice to getting hired it also something you were told in middle school: be yourself. Can you guess the other two great tips?
The best advice to getting hired is also something you were told in middle school: be yourself. "Likability leadership expert" Michelle Tillis Lederman believes that if you're not yourself during your interview, you probably won't be a great fit for the job. Interviewers are far more likely to want to see someone real rather than someone projecting an image of a perfect person. Michelle makes a stellar observation that the interview often starts long before the actual sit-down interview itself. Michelle Tillis Lederman's new books are Nail the Interview, Land the Job and The 11 Laws of Likability.
Michelle Tillis Lederman, CSP, CPA, PCC, is a speaker, trainer, and author specializing in workplace communications and relationships. She was named one of Forbes Top 25 Networking Experts. Her new book is The Connector's Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact (2019).