Have you ever been part of a business networking group? Do you feel like you get a true sense of who the other members are as individuals? I’m always fascinated by the variety of personalities within groups. Individuals sharing and communicating becomes the essence of the group, giving each group its own unique personality.
Though the business taking place during networking is important,relating at a deeper level is necessary for getting to know others – to communicate who you are – to get to the real business of successfully impacting one another’s lives.
The essence of effective communication involves:
I realize how difficult it can be to understand the fundamental essence, style, nature, character, and spirit of someone in a group setting such as a mixer. Many people try to just get away with simply ‘being themselves’ – with no further thought or intention. But by now you know that doesn’t work if you seriously want to grow your business, successfully market yourself and your work, or build your career to a new level.
If your essence or character is hidden by your fear of being seen and judged – don’t attend this kind of meeting. Selling yourself, your work, or your business requires permitting others to see your authentic personality type.
Are You Communicating Your Essence?
Take a closer look at yourself.
- How do you think people perceive you?
- Does your personality communicate a genuine interest in others?
- Do you present yourself in a way that translates into new connections, new relationships, new business?
People in every walk of life are under so much pressure today. We are constantly bombarded with the idea that in order to remain relevant, we must do MORE.
Unfortunately, this message often overlooks the most vital ingredient for successfully networking and reaching your professional and personal goals – the essence of YOU.
How To Create Opportunities for Greatness
You must have a deep knowing and acceptance of who you are and what you have to offer, or you’ll lack the confidence needed to relate to others on a level that creates opportunities for greatness!
Try this exercise: Look in the mirror and tell yourself – out loud – what makes you, you. Describe your style. Acknowledge what is terrific. Remind yourself of all you’ve accomplished!
Did you sell it?
You can…and I’m ready to show you how. Schedule your one-on-one coaching session today!