Likeability is the shortest path to believability and trust.
In this, the U.S.A.’s presidential year, it may be worthwhile to reflect on the one quality above others that prompts people to vote for a particular candidate. That factor: likeability.
The reason, as mentioned above, is that likeability is the shortest path to believability and trust.
Three practices are most effective for being likeable. They are (1) communicating in POSITIVE, rather than in negative, terms; (2) showing CHOICES or OPTIONS that are available; and (3) REFLECTING on how to overcome objections. My books at PiperPress.com discuss these three practices in details.… >>> READ MORE >>> →
We all want to be liked—teachers are no different. Unfortunately, one of the major mistakes many new teachers make is attempting to have their students like them by befriending them. This often takes the form of encouraging students to call them by their given name rather than by their surname, and generally to place themselves on the same level as their students.
Certainly, teachers should be friendly, but friendship is not the way to build likability—nor is it the building block young people need. Encouragement and empowerment are the essentials, as they also lead to increased self-discipline.
I recall the story of a first grader who did not learn how to read and had to repeat the first grade. At … >>> READ MORE >>> →
Likability is the shortest path to believability, trust, and effectiveness.
It is also the easiest path to influence others.
It may be worthwhile to reflect on this one quality above others—the quality that prompts people to do what you would like them to do.
Three practices are most productive in this regard. They are (1) communicating in POSITIVE, rather than in negative, terms; (2) showing OPTIONS that are available; and (3) REFLECTING on how to overcome objections.… >>> READ MORE >>> →