Say their name - it's magical
Say a persons name often in your conversations with them.
I first heard this advise from Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People”. People love to talk about themselves and they love to hear their name.
It’s almost magical how this has a way of building a trust and a bond with a person, even someone you just met.
I’ve made it a goal over the next few weeks to make this more of a habit.
Instead of say “Hi”, say “Hi John!”
Instead of saying “How is your family?”, say “How is Betty and the kids?” and even name the kids if you know them.
This is such a small subtly but it somehow makes the conversation and the relationship feal more personal.