I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
— Maya Angelou
So, how do you make others feel? Do you ask them rude, none-of-their business questions? Do you ignore them when they are speaking to you? Do you criticize their appearance or behavior?
Do you smile at them, repeat back what they’ve said to you, help them when they need it, and focus on the positives instead of the negatives?
If you do the latter, then you are a considerate person who makes others feel really good about themselves when they are around you.
5 Ways to Make Others Around You Feel Great
» Put Your Stuff Away — Don’t ever have your phone or computer out while in a conversation.
» Use a Person’s Name in Conversation — This requires you remember it when they tell you.
» Ask Them to Teach you Something — Everyone has something to offer, let them shine.
» Be Authentically Interested — Lean in, keep eye contact, and listen way more than you talk.
» Shine the Spotlight on Them — In group settings, share someone’s talent, a good story about them, or what you like about them.
It’s fairly basic behavior, but you would be amazed at how many people don’t consider how they make others feel around them. Think about it.
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