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Your path to a better professional standing comes with excellent people skills

An important asset to your skills is becoming a people person. Every relationship you build is important and how you nurture them is of great significance. In fact, so much so that even your career growth is dependent on such skills. Many people just miss grand opportunities because of lack of being a people person. Their growth gets restricted. Most of the people think it is a talent; however, it is also a skill one can acquire. Check the out the following ways in which you can make yourself a people person.

Remember names

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Remember names of not just your colleagues and superiors, but also of people whom you have met. It is indeed a difficult task to do, however, once you start practising it, it won’t be as tough. You may recollect them as you wish you like linking the person with any event or any important public figure to help you memories.

Add value to other people’s life

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It is important to touch the lives of people you meet. Your positive vibe will generate such passions and leave a print within the people you meet. You will only be adored and remembered if you have added value to their existence. Give them a reason to smile and laugh and generate positive vibes in them.

Enthusiastic feel

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People will always want you around if you give them the required attention and show enthusiasm. Nobody enjoys the company of a person with negative thoughts and sulky attitude. Your enthusiasm will make you a people person.

Compassionate about others

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You should always feel for others. You must show care and compassion for the people you interact with. Try helping out people when in need in whichever way possible. It’s not that you don’t worry about yourself and go way beyond for others. But be compassionate and do whatever is in your limits. Do not go helping them to a level such that they take you for granted. Maintain a balance and work towards it.

Develop good listening skills

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Always be a good listener first and then an orator. You need to understand that people who reach the top are always good listeners. People feel good when they are heard. Understand their points before presenting your own view. This benefits because others feel privileged to be heard first.

Widen your Knowledge

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You will always be distinguished from others basis what you are aware of. Your knowledge puts you in a different league from others. You cannot lead a group of people until you have solutions for problems and have a wide array of knowledge in your field. Read journals, online reports, magazines and newspapers to broaden your base. Be present at lectures, seminars and conferences for all latest updates and information.

Try looking for the best in people

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nstead of cribbing and looking for faults, try to search for good qualities in other people. Until you give each person the desired attention, you too won’t get it back. If you start acknowledging the good qualities or talents of other people, they will shower you with the desired attention you demand. This is simple; just appreciate people for whatever little thing one does. Encouragement always makes people feel good and increases their confidence.

Understand people

Understand people

Try analysing situations from point of view of the other person. Understand why a person reacts in the way he does, the cause behind such reactions and the emotions linked to it. To understand people is not an easy job, some special qualities you need to imbibe to do so. Master the qualities like patience, perseverance, compassion and love and see the wonders.

Being a people person not just makes you better at a personal level, it can be greatly beneficial for your professional life as well.

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Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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