The Soft Power Podcast is where High-Performance People Skills Coach and Corporate Trainer, Susan Callender helps rising executives and entrepreneurs stand out in competitive and often high-stakes situations, by using the power of polished people skills.
26. How Increasing Social Capital Promotes Your Power
Professionals who succeed and become powerful in their respective fields, tend to have highly polished communication skills and easily navigate social settings. The good news is that you too can develop these skills!
This episode provides you with an overview of areas to master to create that social polish. You can now remove any excuses and roadblock to your success.
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The Lure of Likability - Revisiting "How to Win Friends and Influence People"
The terrific thing about social skills and likability is that you can hit the reset button and start fresh any day and at any time. It doesn’t matter where you work or what your job title may be. Your skills in likability will impact the way your career progresses, and you can learn and improve continuously with each interaction. If you have strong people skills, you will function better and accomplish more, guaranteed.
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24. The Soft Power of Assertiveness - Reclaiming Your Power
Let's be honest, no one likes a push-over, aside from the person doing the pushing. Assertiveness is a communication skill that is essential to develop and hone if you wish to move beyond your current professional, social, and psychological boundaries.
Some people struggle to communicate assertively because they are too concerned with the feelings or perspective of the other party or the aggressor. You will not ascend to the top of your field without mastering this skill.
Assertiveness means expressing your point of view in a way that is clear and direct, while still respecting others. Communicating in an assertive manner can help you to minimize conflict, control feelings of resentment, to ensure your needs are better met, and to have more positive, understanding, and harmonious relationships.
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23. How Quiet Introverts Can Win the Small Talk Game
No matter where you are on the personality spectrum, there’ll be times when it's challenging to start a conversation and keep it going. Overthinking it, as introverts have a tendency to do, will generally get you nowhere, and not having a plan of action or conversation topics at the ready won’t help when the spotlight is suddenly focused on you.
The good news is that you can learn some effective ways to start conversations, and just like any other skill, you can get better at it with some practice. If you’ve ever avoided small talk, felt awkward, or said anything that make you appear less sharp than you would like to be, this episode will help.
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22. Taking a Fresh Look at Dale Carnegie's "How To Win Friends and Influence People
Why has everything about the world and how we live changed, but the principles presented by Dale Carnegie in his classic bestseller, How To Win Friends and Influence People are still valid?
Accompanied by Facebook Live video lessons posted here and here, we're taking a multi-episode dive into how to include these skills into your daily life for maximum effectiveness. In episode 22 we start with part one,
Fundamental Techniques in Handling People Don't criticize, condemn, or complain. Give honest and sincere appreciation. Arouse in the other person an eager want. Have you downloaded your copy of Social Skills Secrets? You can get yours right Here.
21. Using Online Groups as a Social Strategy
Online networking in LinkedIn Groups and MeetUps are two super effective ways to stay on top of the professional chatter in your industry as well as being a great way to build your virtual street cred while WFH, and also to find other niches of interest. Still, you can run yourself ragged bopping around from one virtual venue to another. Today's episode will help you to think about your purpose and plan for being social during the pandemic and beyond, and to determine when it is best for you to lead a group or join on led by someone else.
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