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Inter personal Skills and Entrepreneurs

Interpersonal Skills and Entrepreneurs

Interpersonal Skills

presented by Muhammad Shahbaz Atish From : Riphah International University

Interpersonal Skills

The skills used by a person to properly interact with others. In the business domain, the term generally refers to an employee's ability to get along with others while getting the job done. Interpersonal skills include everything from communication and listening skills to attitude and deportment. Good interpersonal skills are a requirement for many positions in an organization.

These interpersonal skills are behavioral in soul and include the following competencies: Self-Awareness: Being aware of your own needs, values and emotions and their impact on your behavior

Self-Management:Keeping your emotional reactions in check and being able to behave correctly when you experience feelings that could result in critical behaviorSocial Awareness: Being in tune with other's feelings and needs

RelaxWhen we are nervous we tend to talk more quickly and therefore less clearly. Being tense is also evident in our body language and other non-verbal communication. as a substitute try to stay cool, make eye contact and smile.

ClarifyShow an interest in the people you talk to. Ask questions and seek clarification on any points that could be easily misunderstood.

Be PositiveTry to remain positive and happy People are much more likely to be drawn to you if you can maintain a positive attitude

Relationship Management:The ability to build relationships based on mutual trust and respect In addition to the items above, the following interpersonal skills are important in order to work effectively with other people:

The ability to manage conflict:Respectively managing differences of opinions and seeking win-win resolutionsProblem solving:Choosing the best course of action while taking the needs and perspectives of others into account

Communication:Speaking with clarity and directness while showing appropriate sensitivity to the receiver

Listening:Being able to hear other people's perspectives while suspending judgment

Representative responsibility:Doing what you say you will do, when you say you will do it

Being accountable for your actions:Not making excuses or blaming others

Showing appreciation:Letting other people know you value them and their help

Flexibility:Being open to new and different ways of doing things

1) Be a team player.When working with others, engage in a give and take that involves collaboration and compromise. observe tendencies to dominate situations or not criticize others. Appreciate others for work well to Improve Your Interpersonal Skills make you better entrepreneur how to Improve Your Interpersonal Skills make you better entrepreneur 2) Dont be jealous from others.If your coworker achieves any honor so dont be jealous and pray for their success and batter future and try to happy in their success.

3) Professional life should not mixed with personal life.

Try to manage your time properly and dont mix your family time with working time and try to give praises time to every person which it needed. These are some new point which I learn from professional person and hope it is better for my career.

how to Improve Your Interpersonal Skills make you better entrepreneur 4) Be a great communicatorIn addition to being an active listener, you need to have otherwise great communication skills. When in a discussion with colleagues, dont blurt out the first thing that comes to mind. Instead, think carefully about the words you use. With clear communication, youll be able to avoid any potential misunderstandings with colleagues.A good speaker comes to be known as intelligent and mature, no matter their age. If you have a tendency to give voice to any half-baked thought that crosses your mind, peoples give great value in your opinions.

how to Improve Your Interpersonal Skills make you better entrepreneur 5) Focus on your workThe responsibly entrepreneur giving you try to focus on that responsibly and try to meet them as soon as possible.

6) Have some knowledge about your field.The another important point is having knowledge about your field and try to take knowledge form your seniors even from your juniors and every those person which is related to your field. Also try to separate this knowledge to other.

Personality Development Communicatiion skills that set business leaders apart

How to be an active listenerBeing an active listener is about making a conscious effort to try to understand what the other person means to communicate. How do we do that?Look at the SpeakerMaintain Eye Contact Reduce External DistractionsReduce Internal Distractions Use Body Language to Portray Interest Let Others Have Their SayKeep an Open Mind

How to be active listener8.Be Comfortable with Silence9.Avoid Making Me too! Statements10. Ask Questions without Over-Interrupting11.Encourage the Speaker to Continue12.Paraphraselook at the speaker: This involves specifically positioning your body so that you are facing the speaker and looking directly at him while he is speaking.Maintain your eye contact: Maintaining eye contact shows the speaker you are interested in the conversation, making him feel good.

3.Reduce External Distractions: Multitasking may seem great but, you cannot offer your complete attention if you are watching TV, reading, writing an email, or listening to the radio. Show a speaker that you respect her and are interested in what she has to say by eliminating anything that may distract you in the present moment.4.Reduce Internal Distractions: if you are hungry, thirsty, need to go to the bathroom, or suffering from any other highly-distracting condition, then either a) attend to it before your meeting, b) decide to commit yourself to this conversation and make sure you do not let yourself get distracted by this personal situation, or c) suggest to reconvene at a time when you are able to offer your full attention5.Use Body Language to Portray Interest: Use your body language to show that you are interested or relaxed and to encourage the speaker to continue making his point.6. Let Others Have Their Say: When you are listening to a client complain about a project or service rendered, it is natural to want to swoop in and offer a solution.7.Keep an Open Mind: When another person is speaking, Listen to the facts, pay attention to emotions, and be aware of body language, but do not make assumptions or jump to conclusions.8.Be Comfortable with Silence: Resist the urge to respond the moment the other person stops speaking. When you interrupt or make a rushed comment, the speaker may feel like you are not really paying attention to what he is saying only waiting for your turn to speak.9.Avoid Making Me too! Statements: Similar to making a rushed response, if you respond to a statement with Wow! I know just what you mean. That happened to ME once too. Let me tell you all about it..." the other person will surely get the impression that you do not care about anything he just said merely waiting or an opportunity to jump back into the spotlight.10.Ask Questions without Over-Interrupting: since you want to find out as much information as you can, its a good idea to probe the speaker with additional questions.Asking questions is a great way to demonstrate your interest to the speaker and let him know that you believe what he is saying is important.11.Encourage the Speaker to Continue: Its a good idea to reflect on what a person has just said using your own words. Summarize what you understood from the conversation to confirm that you didnt get the wrong idea or misunderstand the facts presented. To do this, you can say something like, So, if I understand correctly, you think that....Would that be a fair summary? or What I hear you saying is that.... Is that correct?Remember: L-I-S-T-E-NThe correct attitude required for active listening can be summarized with the following acronym.Look: Direct your body towards the speaker so you can look at him directly. Maintain eye contact but keep your gaze natural.Inquire: Ask questions in order to gather all the information necessary to gain a good understanding of the point the other person is trying to make.Summarize: Confirm that what you heard is indeed what was just said by summarizing it in your own words. This is important because clearing up any confusion in a timely matter will prevent further misunderstandingRemember: L-I-S-T-E-NTurn off distractions: Turn off your mobile phone or TV, look away from your computer, and make an effort to eliminate anything that can distract you from the conversation.Encourage: Let the speaker know you are interested in hearing more by giving him encouraging gestures, such as nodding, and making verbal acknowledgments. Neutralize your feelings: you are listening, avoid becoming biased and judgmental. You can express your personal opinion when it is your time to do so, but while you are listening, make an effort to keep your feelings neutral so you can focus your full attention on the speakers message.Common Barriers to Communicationsome of the more common Barriers to Effective Communication are:Physical Barriers:Attitudes:Language:Physiological Barriers:Problems with Structure Design: Cultural Noise: Lack of Common ExperienceAmbiguity and Overuse of Abstractions:Information Overload: Jumping to Conclusions:


The fear of public speaking, perhaps one of the most common fears is nothing to be ashamed of.Whether you are acting as a sales person, pitching to investors or giving a pep talk to your employees, public speaking maybe mandatory for your business goals.TIPS FOR PUBLIC SPEAKINGBe PreparedStay PositiveTell em a storyDont be self consciousSeek professional help BE PREPAREDBeing prepared is really knowing the subject of your presentation so well that speaking about it comes naturally; there is no need for memorization because you know what you are talking about.To avoid losing credibility ,really aim to understand the points you want to explain.STAY POSITIVEIndividuals with public speaking anxieties will often allow their insecurities to take over. Rather than making a habit of putting yourself down, practice positive self talk. You may find that this practice greatly reduces your anxiety. Positive visualization is another tool that may help you get over your public speaking anxieties.TELL EM A STORYEveryone loves a good story. A story captivates like few other communication tools. You can tell stories in your business deals as well. Doing so can be helpful when you have a difficult concept that you people to fully understand or you want to sell an idea.DONT BE SELF CONSCIOUSIf youre like most people who suffer from public speaking anxiety, you probably worry that your discomfort is visible to others. Constantly focusing on whether or not your audience is noticing your anxiety will make you more nervous.SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELPIn addition to being able to offer you more tips on how to reduce public speaking anxieties, a good public speaking course will offer feedback and a safe place to practice your public speaking skills.As the saying goes, PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.


About 80% of our communications are expressed through body language. When we communicate with others, they are not only hearing our words or tone of our voice but that are also observing our eye movements, our facial expressions on our face.Its important how we use body language to communicate and be aware of the impact our emotions have on our communications.KEEP THE BIGGER PICTURE IN MINDEach gesture or posture makes its own suggestion of what it is being communicated.Crossed arms may suggest closed , defensive or aggressive behavior. On the contrary, crossed arms may also be a comfortable position.Restlessly shuffling feet could indicate anything from impatience to pain caused by uncomfortable shoes.If someone is playing with the rings on her fingers, she could be nervous or impatient.

FIRST IMPRESSIONSSomething as simple as a handshake can create a lasting impression. A firm handshake will deliver the message that you are confident and strong.To help establish a good impression, delivering the right body language is essential. Setting the toneBody language often sets the tone of a conversation or discussion. Speakers will often make a conscious effort to use body language as an effective way to control the conversation.When writing up a speech, most people pay close attention to the word choice. It is equally important to consider what your body language will communicate and what gestures to avoid.TEN WAYS TO USE BODY LANGUAGE EFFECTIVELYControl the emotions behind itOpen stanceArms by the side Open hands Good postureShoulders backLean forwardRelaxed faceSmileSoft eyesHow to communicate effectively through multimedia outletsEmailTextingSocial mediaEMAILCreate a relevant and enticing subject lineKeep the message short and to the pointAvoid emotional languageTEXT MESSAGINGText messaging is slowly becoming a staple of modern business communications. It allows for direct access and an almost immediate response. Text messaging also connects people faster than a phone call or email.Social mediaOne of the most important thing to remember is that the purpose of social media is to build relationship. Opportunities to post messages and interact with people should be taken with the intention to educate build rapport and create loyalty.

The assertive entrepreneurAssertion: is about being confident in standing up for your self your belief while maintaining respect for other. : we will win48Aggression: usually result from too much negative emotion and is a hostile attacks usually against someone elseI win You lose Essential of assertiveThere are several factor that must be consider before we can become more assertiveTiming Word choiceAssertive body languageClarity

TimingTime is everything this is never truer than in busines environment knowing what to say when to say .the timing is also right when you receive an invitation to speak. When speaker drifts into silence and make eye contact with you its time to express your own view

Word choice: Language used to communicate assertively is also important.Assertive communication revolves around the self as opposed to aggressive communication which focuses on the other person.Assertive body language: Almost 80% of our body massage is derived from what people observe with their eyes rather than their ears .small adjustment in posture and facial expression can make a huge difference as to whether to one perceived as passive aggressive or assertiveClarityWhen our message is clearly understood the first time, we save time and money, effectively reducing work load and redundancy.

WINNING PERSUASION & NEGOTIATION SKILLSWINNING PERSUASIONPersuasion is one of the key communication technique used in businesses around the world. its often employed to motivate other to come to an agreement or accomplish goals

EFFECTIVE PERSUASIONEfective persuation needed three things.Knowing what you are talking about.Knowing about your audience.Being aware of a subtle persuasion technique

KNOWING WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUTKnowing about your subject matter. Knowing more about your topic than do your object of persuasion.knowing the good, the bad and the ugly.Knowing all sides and how to use them in order to achieve your desired outcome.KNOWING ABOUT YOUR AUDIENCEThey best way to learn more about your audience is to ask question. if possible , ask about your subject , likes and dislikes . ask about their goals and ambitions.By that act audience gets talking , they notice your interest ,feel respect , acknowledged and heard. BEING AWARE A SUBTLE PERSUASION TECHNIQUE

There are several techniques that will enhance any persuasive argument.Reach out and touch them.Communicate details with cautionPlay upon established beliefsInvite silence

REACH OUT AND TOUCH THEMA simple, brief gesture demonstrates trust on your end and has the potential to build his trust in you.In 1980 study by Willis and Hamm , participants were asked to sign a participant were asked to sign a petition. It was observed that 55% of those who had not been touched signed the petition . when participants were touched once on the upper arm , the number of petitioners went up to 81%.COMMUNICATE DETAILS WITH CAUTION

Stay away from asking technical questions that may confuse your audience.If prospect knows something you dont,it could reduce your credibility and negatively impact your persuade.PLAY UPON ESTABLISHED BELIEFS

Its mean that if you can align your argument with your audience established beliefs , you are halfway to your goal.INVITE SILENCE

Silence can create an uncomfortable moment during a discussion.Often when one one person stops speaking,another will rush to fill the silence.this will give you all the information you need to drive your point home.NegotiationNegotiationis adialoguebetween two or more people or parties intended to reach an understanding, resolve points of difference, to gain advantage for an individual orcollective, or to craft outcomes to satisfy various interests. Negotiation need four things.YOUR WIN ISNT THE ONLY WINUnderstand that the ultimate win-win may not be what you thougt it that situation be prepared with alternatives.Be willing to walk awayWhen a win-win cant be reached , walking away is often the best solution.Alternatives are an important part of every negotiation . simply walking away from a deal is sometimes the smartest alternative. ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONUnderstand what the other party wants from both a material and an emotional perspective.FOLLOW UP,MEASURE AND EVALUATEThe negotiation does not end with a handshake-that is often just the beginning.Once a negotiation is comlete,its important to measure and evaluate the results.

Be A Source Of Inspiration

Business leaders are a source of inspiration. Leaders are typically the go-letters of the group, the first to volunteer and those who insure all details are in order. Communicating with precision means speaking and writing effectively, as well as comprehending the information given by others. By not jumping to conclusions before a speaker has finished speaking, you will be able to completely assess any given information before you formulate a complete, all compassing response.How to be a source of inspiration?IntegrityEmpathy in the work placeValidate emotionsBe a part of the solutionINTEGRITYIntegrity shows other people that you honor your words and that you are a person they can trust. Integrity is developed over time, and manifests itself as respect from others.Developing a strong sense of integrity allows the other assertive communication techniques to flow naturally. Timing will be easily perfected as audiences become eager to hear what you have to say.EMPATHY IN THE WORK PLACEEmpathy is defined as the ability to appreciate, understand, accept and share the feelings of others. In interpersonal skills, empathy is very important. The ability to be truly empathetic will improve your relationships with others as you are able to share their emotional experiences. An empathetic person will assess the situation and take into account the struggles of his/her co worker could be encountering.A supportive workplace will give down and out employees the confidence necessary to seek the help and assistance they need to move beyond the difficult moments and return to solid ground.On a personal level, your show of empathy will give a struggling co-worker a safety net and the ability to rebound quickly.VALIDATE EMOTIONSA person in crisis, no matter how serious, needs support. One way is to listen to his story and acknowledge his feelings. Give that person time to elaborate upon his situation. Talking about troubles will help eliminating some of the stress and the troubles he is going through. Soon, he will feel better and his troubles will be reduced in size, making them easier to solve.BE A PART OF THE SOLUTIONEstablishing a partnership with a person in crisis gives him the sense that both of you are part of the solution. Stay positive and let your co-worker know you admire his resolve and ability to cope with the solution at hand. After the crisis has been resolved and all his life has returned to normal, you will have the satisfaction of having been part of a solution, by providing emotional support and positive influence.THANK YOUReaching a solution is often easier with another persons support. Such a partnership can make problems less frightening and solutions more apparent.

Resolving conflictby shahbaz Elai

Conflict resolution in the workplace

The office can be peaceful place to work if instead of surrendering to difficult situation we overcome them.When we faced with unpleasant situations, its better to not absorb the negativity and take it personally.Its important to overcome and fight against a challenging situation.If a conflict arises determine an ideal outcome and move towards it. Learn and practice assertive communication

It is difficult to understand difference between aggressive and assertive communication style.Assertive communication involves harsh, hurtful words etc. which are usually directed toward another person.Assertive communication skill allows for strong, firm language focused on the self or the situation.

Establish healthy boundaries

It is important to establish healthy boundaries.

Know what you can and cannot tolerate.

You should be prepared to tackle the issue in a constructive way.

With little experimentation, we can establish solid boundaries.

Seek first to understand

Every conflict teaches us something about ourselves.There are two ways to discover your role in every conflict.First; seek to understand yourself and how you have ended up in this conflict. E.g. was is something that you experienced?Second; seek to understand the conflict from another perspective. E.g. whos on the other side of this disagreement?

Change begin with us and that is especially true during workplace conflict.When we our constantly faced with challenges we must investigate our own role in these conflictsBy learning assertive communication skills, healthy boundaries and understanding ourselves we can increase opportunities for growth and respect.