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Create Rapport

February 26, 2012


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Creating rapport is a key ingredient of relationship-building.  Thanks to the research conducted by the Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) community, we know that physiological “matching” builds rapport.

Speech Pattern

Many of us naturally change the pace of our speech to get more in-tune with that of our conversation partner (without mimicking, of course). That is one element of matching. And it’s a good one.

Blinking and Breathing

Here are two less obvious ones:

–         Blinking at the same rate as your prospect

–         Breathing at the same rate as your prospect

Experiment with one at a time, and find the one with which you are most comfortable.

Give these rapport-building techniques a try, and let us know how it goes.

P.S.  “Mirroring” helps build rapport in any context.

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