Get tactical tips for building connections with colleagues, including trying to rapidly find commonalities; cultivating a "wingman;" and maximizing the value of short interactions.
- So once you've met or had an initial chat…with someone, what do you do then?…How can you make that first conversation count…so that you've laid the groundwork for something deeper,…so you actually have something substantive…to say moving forward?…This is the place where a lot of people fail,…because if all you've talked about was the weather…or what do you do, there's not much further to go.…Here's how to plant the seeds…in your initial encounter for a relationship…that can bear fruit down the line.…First, for many introverts,…listening comes more easily than talking.…
We are wired to think, to pay attention,…to choose our words carefully.…And while that may be a disadvantage in some circumstances…like a rowdy office brainstorming meeting…where people are fighting to be heard over one another,…it's a real advantage in other circumstances…if when you are meeting someone,…you can make them feel like the only person in the room,…because you're listening carefully,…paying attention to what they say…and asking intelligent follow-up questions,…
- Identify the essential feature of introversion.
- Recognize the primary personal cost to consider when prioritizing network events.
- Recall the key characteristic of a useful commonality.
- Explain how to manage social energy while still fulfilling obligations.
- Summarize how to meaningfully engage other introverts during a conference lasting an extended period of time.