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About 5 seconds. We literally analyze dozens of past experiences to form a first impression. This is why it's so important to be aware of the most common things and minimize snap judgments.
There are over a dozen personality assessments but the two most popular are
- The Myer-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
- Disc Assessment
Rapport at its core is creating a mutual feeling of trust between people. This is the critical step needed to build business relationships and open doors in your career.
It's important to have a small script memorized about who you are and what you do when meeting someone so you can focus on the other person and control the conversation. When we aren't prepared in these situations, it's can to ramble on and decrease your chance of making a good first impression.
When trying to establish a conversation the most important aspect of starting a conversation is observation. Your ability to observe something and make a comment is the key to small talk.
Body language can be broken down into 2 major areas
- Facial Expressions
- Body Gestures
Your tonality is considering your secret weapon in business as your tonality convey's emotion to the other person like sincerity, enthusiasm, and empathy at the subconscious level which enables you to build rapport in seconds.
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