Building a good relationship with people requires time, patience and an ability to engage! Having a good conversations is important to build that relationship. So how to you initiate one while adhering to proper etiquette?

Be attentive

When speaking with someone be sure to actively listen. Be sure to pick on key themes throughout their conversation (ie. They talk about their love of flying.) Nod your head which makes them aware you are listening and understand what they are saying.

Always start with them

Make the conversation centred around the other person. Get them going with a question like: what do you do professionally? It is always more fun to talk about yourself but if you are looking to be

Ditch the gossip and stay positive

It’s sometimes tempting to talk about others (rumors) but be professional (and respectful.) Try to get the most from the conversation and focus on positive things!

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