To have successful conversation starters you need three ingredients.
In this week’s episode, TJ Guttormsen will share with you how you can communicate more confidently and the amazing results you can achieve from doing so.
TJ Guttormsen is an established communication coach and public speaker. More than 100,000 people from 150 countries have participated in his coaching and his series of online courses on Udemy have all been awarded “highest rated”.
Today TJ is going to give you the knowledge and tips he shares with his own clients so you can make effective conversation starters that will help you to attain successful business relationships.
Want to know about TJ’s secret ingredients to successful conversations and more? Listen to today’s episode to find out.
You will learn:
- The three ingredients for successful conversations
- How you can get more results from conversations
- Why building your rapport, tension and escalation is key
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Rapport is the thing that most people are good at, whether they know it or not.TJ Guttormsen – How I help clients learn conversation starters
Conversation starters are just the beginning
“Once you start getting a little bit of experience, you should trust your instincts.
If you go to a seminar or a conference and you see a keynote speaker you want to network with, walk over to them and the moment you get close to them, if a joke or something about them pops into your head, then listen to that instinct and go with it.
Once you start building off that experience, you start getting that insight into what’s right and what’s not.
Escalation steps are often about getting the other person to tell you to move forward, to go to the next level.TJ Guttormsen – How I help clients learn conversation starters
Tension in a conversation is great.
“Tension is crucial in order for you to get what you want from a conversation.
If the customer isn’t excited or feels some sort of tension towards your product, there isn’t that excitement or draw to it, then they’re not going to buy your product.
The tension is, in a clinical way, anything that creates an emotional experience in the conversation, so it doesn’t have to be negative.
There are negative tension builders. They have their place in some situations. But for the most part, you want to focus on positive tension with others.
Ask unexpected questions, things people aren’t used to being asked that aren’t rude or pushy, or challenge people a little bit.”
Take-aways you don’t want to miss
- The three ingredients to conversation starter success
- Methods you can use to build rapport
- How you can leverage tension
- How you can get people invested in you
- How you can get what you want from a conversation
Some resources for you
- The Website – Find out more about TJ’s coaching and speaking services
- LinkedIn – Connect with TJ
- Centered Communication – Facebook group
- Udemy – TJ Guttormsen courses
- YouTube – TJ’s direct channel
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