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Knowing These Personality Types Can Affect the Success of Your Communications

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Most people are familiar with Meyers Briggs personality type or some type of personality assessments and may have even taken them to find out what makes them tick. Hippocrates determined that there were four basic personality temperaments or types roughly 2000 years ago. Knowing different personality types when you are interacting in either social or business situations can be a great advantage especially if you are trying to persuade people to act in your favor. Basically there are four personality types that people fall into predetermined by their dominant characteristics. Bottom line here is that when you are interacting with a personality type and you are trying to influence them you will need to address their personality type to be successful at winning them over.

The four personality types or temperaments are Amiable, Expressive, Analytical , and Driver. Amiables  tend to be steady , dependable, consistent , empathic and trusting t o name a few. So if you are trying to persuade that particular personality type , you may want to soft peddle your approach and build some trust and rapport in your communication process with them. Expressive types  are usually confident, energetic, enthusiastic  and are more colorful they require a lot of fluff and color so you will have to paint a vivid overall attractive and exciting pitch with all the bells and whistles  to sell them. Analyticals  on the other hand are almost the opposite of the expressive, they tend to be detail oriented, orderly, perfectionists that require facts, statistics and data to be convinced of anything. Leaving out any quantifying facts or data when you are trying to convince an analytical is fruitless and you will fail to win them over. The last personality type Driver is usually a bold strong willed personality that is goal oriented that likes to see the big picture no bullshit. So if you are pitching the Driver you will need to cater to their personality accordingly since they will be quick to judge and leave you in the dust.

Each of these four personality types are usually easy to spot because they are in professions or roles that suit their personality types. For instance, you will find Amiables in careers or positions like nursing, teaching, secretaries. You will find that most expressive are usually in sales positions, advertising, arts type careers. Analyticals will typically be engineers, accountants or chemists to give you an idea. Usually drivers are Ceo’s , top line managers, business owners in which they are usually in top command running the whole show from a big picture view. I’m sure at this point you are thinking of the people that you know or have encountered that fit these descriptions. Now that you have the knowledge of these personality types you will be able to be more successful in dealing with these folks for a more successful outcome when you are trying to win them over whether in business or your personal life. 

What is Your #1 Fear?

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As I sat in the Dentist chair chatting with my Dentist before he proceeded with my treatment, he mentioned that the number 1 fear for most people is the dreaded Dentist visit. I said well that may be true to some extent but it is well known that the number one fear in the world is getting up and speaking to an audience, unless of course other countries have fostered some very brave people when it comes to public speaking. So why would you think that presenting in front of an audience trumps getting a root canal? Well there are many more nerve endings in the whole body versus your mouth and when you are called to perform on stage your nerves affect the whole body in the form of trembling  and stumbling over your words not to mention  many other physical manifestations that affect the psyche which creates a fear in the mind that can be unprecedented. This can outweigh any type of perceived physical discomfort that you may anticipate at the dentist.

The question is how to we prepare and try to eliminate our #1 fear before speaking? Well most people will do some research and try to find articles to help them to overcome their public speaking fear. There are many tricks and methods that you can do to help yourself but the best way is to take a public speaking class when they are available to you. The reason that you will need to seek out a public speaking class is that you will be able to learn from pro’s that have been helping people for a long time so they have all the bells and whistles and have experience speaking to audiences themselves and know the ropes. You will need to find such a public speaking class that will teach,  then have you do many performances as to simulate real life speaking presentations to prepare you for your real life speaking performances. Some things to consider of look for as a class itinerary would be how to eliminate audience intimidation, how to organize your thoughts – this will cut down on nervousness being that you have a well thought out presentation , how to build rapport with your audience and how to break out of your emotional stalemate. All these are done with simple effective exercises and can be life lasting for a permanent solution.

So as you can see public speaking fear is a real concern for most people and can be addressed and an most cases eliminated .But like anything else you can’t just keep putting off a fear that cripples you from being a successful communicator when it your task to speak.

It’s Not Really The” Fear” of Public Speaking That Scares People It’s Something Else

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Most people as you know have a fear or anxiety of getting up and speaking in front of an audience big or small or putting on any kind of oral performance for that matter. I have been teaching , coaching and delivering public presentations for almost nine years and have experienced many things that inhibit people from being comfortable or competent when they have to perform in front of any human being(s). I will tell you from my experience with public speaking training that the issue does not lie in just getting up in front of people to perform, most of the time it is simply that people are either not properly prepared mentally . Not being prepared mentally means not knowing how to design a presentation , how to organize and deliver your thoughts which can lead to failure and that is the true fear which is failure. These are just a few but let me illustrate an example; I have had many people tell me that they can talk one on one with confidence and ease but when it comes to the stage they are terrified and the reason they are is mostly because they are not familiar with foreign or unrehearsed  material, they are great talking about something they know like themselves. It’s a big psyche game when you are on stage and the only difference is that there are more people and you don’t have the proper training to show you how to design and deliver a talk that you feel comfortable and confident with. Having your thoughts organized will quell your fear of failure which is what we “really” fear.

A good public speaking training course or workshop will show you many ways how to become a confident and fearless speaker. They will start by showing you how to actually design a presentation that you will be comfortable with so that your fear factor will decrease tremendously. You will feel confident that you will not fail with your presentation and of course eliminate fear. Knowing what you are going to say and how you will say it makes all the difference in the world. Another important thing that can be gained from attending a public speaking workshop is knowing how to engage the audience by building trust and rapport. When you feel that you have the trust of the audience this will also provide you with the confidence that you are being accepted , feeling accepted reduces fear.  So as you can see most of the fear that you experience is simply just learning and knowing  how to use the proper tools needed to  give a fearless presentation.

How to Sift through the Facade of Training Companies and Coaches to Insure Quality Training

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All of a sudden over the past five or so years it seems that there are a plethora of “business coaches”,” business trainers” and so on. If your company or small business was lacking profit margin or morale was low the first thing you would do is look for help to remedy that particular situation. It seems like everybody and anybody that comes from some type of background in HR, or some type of management background was either displaced or decided that since they managed people or personnel that they are ready made consultants. The tricky thing is that you need to sift through the “fluff” that some of these folks provide and will not realize that you did not get expected results until that training or coaching has been provided.

So how to do separate the wheat from the chaff?, for one thing the most solid training companies or coaches will have been in business for some time and these folks will have been trainers that have been through an apprenticeship either with another training company which has been around for many years. Does this mean that this is a hard requisite? Not necessarily but you need to validate past results of the prospective trainer or coach or at least have an in-depth interview with the training company or coach prior to your engagement. Testimonials are another way to validate a successful and valid training company and you can find those on their web site. Leaders Speakers has been around since 2011 and has the experience of helping many individuals and companies become more productive through proven methods of hands-on leadership and  communications training . This type of training is based upon an amalgamation of the early fathers of motivation even dating back to Hippocrates who incidentally discovered the four personality temperaments.

So if you are searching for a training company or coach that will truly implement a successful long lasting affect that will benefit your organization for the long run, you must be vigilant in your quest for a solid solution to avoid a flash in the pan.

How Zoom Online Training Will You Give You The Advantage Your Business Needs Now!

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 It’s unfortunate that we cannot do business as usual in providing our employees with the online training that they need to enrich their business skills. Business must go on and your employees need the advantage of training to help your company stay ahead of the competition. Most businesses have been disabled and confused focusing on the present chaos. The smart businesses realize that there will come a day when this will clear, but at that point everybody will be scrambling to get their piece of the pie. Only the businesses that were well prepared in advance will come out ahead.

Fortunately with the advanced technology that can be used to train virtually you can accomplish your goals to continue to train and educate our employees to become more proficient in their positions so when this pandemic blows over you will be ready to compete in  the marketplace. There are a lot of companies that can get your employees ready with  presentation skills training, leadership skills and sales skills to mention a few. With tools like Zoom Technologies for online trainings can be delivered to empower your personnel. Obviously you will have to seek a good online training company that provides a good solid learning experience.

Things to look for if you need the training for your personnel immediately in the wake of this quarantine. Number one would be to find a training company that has been successful in delivering training with a good track record with proven results. So how do you find such a company? Usually a training company such as a presentation skills training company will use a learn, practice deliver method for one. This means that the skills learned in the training will be immediately used in the presentation skills workshop; this reinforces what they learned to and also gives the participants confidence and more likely to last a lifetime. This is where you get your maximum value! https://lnkd.in/eHP4jrS. Time management is also another good example of a training that can be done online in which the participants will have maximum involvement.

Getting yourself in the right position to be ready to be ahead of the game is key to be successful once this pandemic subsides. Choosing to use a company right now to train your personnel that can deliver the necessary tools to strengthen them is necessary for you to survive.