We’ve all run into someone at work or in a social setting that left us thoroughly impressed. Wouldn’t it be nice to be like them and harness the power of leaving such a positive impact on people that it boosts your career? In today’s digital world, it’s a 24/7 job; but, Ryan Alarid, VP of Marketing at Digistore24, has the blueprint on how to do it:
- Stop Talking Shop - If you want to leave a lasting impression, listen more than you speak. Alarid says influential people are the way they are because they can hear other people and tailor what they say to meet their needs. If you want them to be impressed, solve their problems.
- Show Your Enthusiasm - There’s a reason why you don’t see any tepid hosts on infomercials. Excitement is motivating. When someone is pumped about what they’re talking about, it creates positive emotions around it, and, as a result, positive relationships as well.
- Make People Feel Like They Matter - You like to feel heard and seen don’t you? Well… so does everyone else. Be the person to give them those feelings. Alarid says to “compliment them, acknowledge them, and be wowed by them.” The only catch is it has to be genuine. If it isn’t, they’ll know and it will be the opposite of impressive.
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SOURCE: The Ladders