Latest "Make people like you" Posts

#711 Become a Great Listener

If you want to be a well-liked person, become a great listener. Here are some thoughts on how to do it.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in listen, Make people like you, Podcasts, win people over.

#709 Allow People to Speak

It’s human nature to want to be heard. When someone is talking, resist the desire to jump in. Allow people to speak by providing the space they need to finish their thought before you respond.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in listen, Make people like you, Podcasts.

#708 Get Interested in What People Have to Say

We are quick to assume that we know about a topic someone is discussing or that we completely understand the person that is speaking. When we reach this assumption we begin to tune them out. What if we could genuinely get interested in what people have to say?…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in listen, Make people like you, Podcasts, win people over.

Listen More and Talk Less

“A wise man once said nothing.”

“I know” are two dangerous words. If you know everything, you will learn nothing. Furthermore, nobody likes a know-it-all. Perhaps it makes sense to listen more and talk less. Get interested and take advantage of opportunities to increase your knowledge base.

Stop assuming

As someone begins speaking about a subject that you are knowledgeable about, resist the urge to interject your thoughts. Allow them to speak and see if anything comes up that you didn’t know.

Defer to an expert

When speaking with a subject matter expert, let go of that which you think you know and take in the knowledge that is being espoused.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in listen, Make people like you, Uncategorized.

#704 You Don’t Always Have to Be Right

Think about all of the arguments you’ve had with people. What if you simply accepted the fact that you don’t always have to be right? If you let others be right they will like you better and you will reduce conflict in your life.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Conflict resolution, Ego and Success, Make people like you, Podcasts, relationships, win people over.

Social Interaction Drives Happiness

A study was done that suggested that people from Denmark are the happiest in the world. Their happiness was attributed to their social interaction. It seems that 92% of Danes are members of some form of social group. Humans are social beings. We thrive when we are in the presence of those we enjoy. Another study was done in the late 90’s that suggested that 70 percent of our happiness is derived from our personal relationships. That includes, family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.

We all have special people we have met at some point in our lives. People for which we enjoy spending time.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in happiness, Make people like you, relationships.

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