Keeping in Touch

10 things to get you more personal impact- Part 4

In earlier posts we explored the mental, physical and conversational things we could do the be more connected to people we meet.  In this post we look at what we can to have impact after meeting somebody new-

  • Look for opportunities to keep in touch.  A ‘thank you’ note or email, a clipping from the press or web that might interest them.
  • Keep on keeping in touch, occasionally- every couple of months, dropping down to a couple of times a year if you get no response.
  • If people don’t reply, it means they’re busy, it’s not a comment on whether they like you or not.

When we do these simple things, we notice our increasing social confidence and the better responses from the people that we meet.  That in turn leads us to more confidence in every walk of life.

In Summary

If you’ve a brilliant mind, personal impact helps you share it with empathy for others.  If you’re a salesperson, you’ll sell more, and better for longer, to clients that won’t want to see you go. And if you’re a professional person, it will help you build relationships with colleagues, clients and friends, and make you all the more influential, directly because you have impact on a human level when you walk into a room, however challenging the task.

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Jim Harvey

Jim Harvey

Managing Director at The Message Business
Jim is the MD of The Message Business, a company which helps FTSE 100 companies to sell themselves, and their products better. Speech writer, Prezi trainer and designer, coach and consultant, Jim also finds time to be a proud father and husband.
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