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15 Habits of Exceptionally Likable People

15 Habits of Exceptionally Likable People

Do you know someone that only give people positive, respectable, and genuine impression?  These highly likeable people have habits, and these habits are what most of us strive to be good at.  Here are the habits of exceptionally likeable people.

 1. They have positive mental attitude

When an exceptionally likeable person walks into the room there is an eruption of positive energy that radiates into everyone else immediately.

2. They speak in a carefully disciplined and friendly tone

It is amazing that they always know exactly what to say and how to say it.  Even when they are in a stress situation, likeable people speak with a perfect mix of energy and calmness that is almost like a work of art.

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 3. They pay close attention to the person who is speaking to them

When you talk to them, exceptionally likeable people will give you their full attention and listen closely to what you have to say.  Even if it is noisy, they have an unique ability to tune out that noise and always hear what you have to say.

4. They are able to maintain their composure in all circumstances

It is very easy for them to keep their cook at all times regardless of the environment.  If they are challenged by another person, the exceptionally likeable person can always win by making the challenge both friendly and fun to all.

5. They are patient

Most people become irritable when things take longer than expected.  Exceptionally likeable people can keep up with the wait.  They manage their time wisely, therefore they theyhave extra time that others fret over.

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6. They have an open mind

Exceptionally likable people listen to what everyone has to say before making an important decision.  They know that two or more people are more efficient than one person, and together they will make wiser choices.

7. They smile when they speak to others

Early in life they determined the effects that smiling has on others.  You will often catch yourself smiling only because you just saw them smiling.  It is contagious.

8. They know that not all their thoughts need to be expressed

There is time to speak, and there is time to listen. Exceptionally likeable people know how to balance what needs to be said and what doesn’t.

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9. They don’t procrastinate

Do they even know what procrastination means? They do only to help others procrastinate less.

10. They engage in at least one good deed a day

One good deed a day is probably the minimum.  You will never see them walk through a door first because they are always the one holding the door for others.

11. They find a lesson in failure rather than brood over it

Even exceptionally likeable people fail.  But when they do, they will take a minute to acknowledge their failure as a lesson learned, and then move on immediately .

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12. They act as if the person they are speaking to is the most important in the world

When you talk to an exceptionally likeable person, you often feel deeply and greatly respected and complimented.

13.  They praise others in a genuine way without being excessive

How do they know exactly what to say, when to say, and how to say it?

14. They have someone they trust to point out their flaws

Something you probably don’t know, but likeable people actually ask others to point out their flaws and then immediately start improving on them.

15.  They don’t ask for anything

If something need to be done, they just do it.  Regardless how difficult the task is, they always persevere and complete it on time.

Do you know any exceptionally likeable people?  If you do, pay close attention to what they do and how they do it and then add those habits to your life, repeat them as often as possible. After some practices, you will become one of them.

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Last Updated on December 2, 2018

7 Public Speaking Techniques To Help Connect With Your Audience

7 Public Speaking Techniques To Help Connect With Your Audience

When giving a presentation or speech, you have to engage your audience effectively in order to truly get your point across. Unlike a written editorial or newsletter, your speech is fleeting; once you’ve said everything you set out to say, you don’t get a second chance to have your voice heard in that specific arena.

You need to make sure your audience hangs on to every word you say, from your introduction to your wrap-up. You can do so by:

1. Connecting them with each other

Picture your typical rock concert. What’s the first thing the singer says to the crowd after jumping out on stage? “Hello (insert city name here)!” Just acknowledging that he’s coherent enough to know where he is is enough for the audience to go wild and get into the show.

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It makes each individual feel as if they’re a part of something bigger. The same goes for any public speaking event. When an audience hears, “You’re all here because you care deeply about wildlife preservation,” it gives them a sense that they’re not just there to listen, but they’re there to connect with the like-minded people all around them.

2. Connect with their emotions

Speakers always try to get their audience emotionally involved in whatever topic they’re discussing. There are a variety of ways in which to do this, such as using statistics, stories, pictures or videos that really show the importance of the topic at hand.

For example, showing pictures of the aftermath of an accident related to drunk driving will certainly send a specific message to an audience of teenagers and young adults. While doing so might be emotionally nerve-racking to the crowd, it may be necessary to get your point across and engage them fully.

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3. Keep going back to the beginning

Revisit your theme throughout your presentation. Although you should give your audience the credit they deserve and know that they can follow along, linking back to your initial thesis can act as a subconscious reminder of why what you’re currently telling them is important.

On the other hand, if you simply mention your theme or the point of your speech at the beginning and never mention it again, it gives your audience the impression that it’s not really that important.

4. Link to your audience’s motivation

After you’ve acknowledged your audience’s common interests in being present, discuss their motivation for being there. Be specific. Using the previous example, if your audience clearly cares about wildlife preservation, discuss what can be done to help save endangered species’ from extinction.

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Don’t just give them cold, hard facts; use the facts to make a point that they can use to better themselves or the world in some way.

5. Entertain them

While not all speeches or presentations are meant to be entertaining in a comedic way, audiences will become thoroughly engaged in anecdotes that relate to the overall theme of the speech. We discussed appealing to emotions, and that’s exactly what a speaker sets out to do when he tells a story from his past or that of a well-known historical figure.

Speakers usually tell more than one story in order to show that the first one they told isn’t simply an anomaly, and that whatever outcome they’re attempting to prove will consistently reoccur, given certain circumstances.

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6. Appeal to loyalty

Just like the musician mentioning the town he’s playing in will get the audience ready to rock, speakers need to appeal to their audience’s loyalty to their country, company, product or cause. Show them how important it is that they’re present and listening to your speech by making your words hit home to each individual.

In doing so, the members of your audience will feel as if you’re speaking directly to them while you’re addressing the entire crowd.

7. Tell them the benefits of the presentation

Early on in your presentation, you should tell your audience exactly what they’ll learn, and exactly how they’ll learn it. Don’t expect them to listen if they don’t have clear-cut information to listen for. On the other hand, if they know what to listen for, they’ll be more apt to stay engaged throughout your entire presentation so they don’t miss anything.

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