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Got 30 Seconds?

Here is another simple way to build bridges and solid relationships with people in your life:  Follow  John Maxwell’s 30-second Rule. The 30-second rule states that we should encourage someone within the first 30 seconds of starting a conversation with them.

Before I jump on a call or a phone call with someone – regardless of whether it is a work or personal call- I spend some time preparing for our call.  It doesn’t have to be a lot of time – could be as little as ten minutes.  Look at their LinkedIn profile, see what they are posting about, read about them on their website, etc.

Here is the key: – spend time during the first 30 seconds focusing on THEM.  Give them a compliment.  Thank them for something. Highlight an accomplishment they have achieved.  Praise them for being who they are.   This will start off the conversation on a positive note and let them know you care about them.

Also, one of my favorite questions to ask during all of my calls/meetings is: What can I do to support you?  People have a hard time asking for help – especially when many of us are struggling with different things – open the door by asking this question.  Let them know you are there for them.

Sejal Thakkar
Sejal Thakkarhttps://trainxtra.com/
Dubbing herself "Chief Civility Officer", Sejal is not your average employment law attorney! Her more than fifteen years of experience advising clients, human resources personnel, and legal counsel regarding sound, standard employment practices uncovered a need - and personal passion - for bringing more proactive, relevant, and impactful workplace training programs to her clients and their teams. Her highly experiential customized workshops tailored to executives, managers, and individual contributors bring the courtroom to the training room in an interactive, engaging environment that favors human stories over compliance checklists

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