Saturday, February 27, 2010

Are you Likeable?

Here are some excerpts from this month's Entrepreneur magazine. The article sheds a little light on how we can be a little more LIKEABLE to people around us. In the context of the article, it's how we relate to our customers and potential customers. In the context of our faith, it's how we relate to those who have yet to "buy in" to a relationship with Jesus Christ and just about everybody else.

The first point is real good in that the five components listed are supported by scripture. (Note, I added the scripture, not the author...)

You will capture your clients attention when you convey:

Confidence...Deuteronomy 31:6
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."

Intrigue...Philippians 2:3
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves."

Interest in Others...Philippians 2:4
"Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others."

Enthusiasm...Colossians 3:23
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,"

Respect...Romans 12:10
"Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves."

Here are some more...

"Life is a series of popularity contests."

"If you're well liked, then you're more likely to be better in sales."

"To make choices, we go through a three-step process. First ,we listen to something out of a field of opportunities. Then, we either do or do not believe what we've heard. Finally, we put a value on what we've heard."

"Your potential clients need a reason to deem your message important enough to sit up and listen to it."

"If you're credible, you're much more likely to be believed."

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