Posted by: GregDeTisi | December 28, 2010

How to gain respect through the use of language!

When you are in business you want to be leading your field so, you want to be well-respected by others.

Your use of language can determine how much people respect you, your time, your business and your authority. The best way to demonstrate this is to give you two examples:

1 Giving your power away here’s an example.

Hi John I am sorry that I couldn’t get through to you so please forgive me and thank you for your patience. Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime and I can re-book you whenever you like.

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2 Here is how I would say the above sentence as follows.

Hi John this is Greg De Tisi. I am contacting you to re-book our appointment. Can you e-mail me with a more appropriate time to have our meeting and I will confirm this once I receive your message ok.

You can see the difference here. Be sure of yourself as you are not being rude you are just being assertive, and that is actually more polite and truthful. As an International business person you are directing the message and controlling it. People will respect you more and your time when you are direct. Make sense?

Keep what you say with your contacts clear, concise and simple.

Remember you are the one controlling this appointment so you are the one who has to manage your valuable time. In order for people to treat you as an expert you have to behave as one. The more you behave in this manner the more people will associate you with personal and professional business conduct and they will want to be more like you.

It is great to have a conversation with people of course but there is a time for leisurely conversation and a time for specific arrangements to keep the subject clear to both of you. Presentation of power demonstrates that you are not needy but in-fact sure and relaxed. Fill others with confidence by being confident even if you have limited knowledge at the beginning you can still have a confident demeanour.

The use of language can sometimes mean we have barriers but this doesn’t change the fact that you can come across as the confident assertive business person anyway. Limited knowledge of the language simply means you have a common problem to many but you are still in charge of your business and your time.

There are very serious people out there who can add benefits to your organisation and be a great asset to your business and also many hungry buyers for your products and services, so your job is getting them to trust and respect you. What is it that you are offering that others don’t? Connect with them on a level which is greater than the situation they are already in and they will want to be a part of that.

Many people have had many struggles and let down’s in this area of business so you will want to be a remedy for them. Being a trustworthy and strong individual will allow them to look up to you and trust you to be there when you say you will. It is better to be honest with someone as this will create the bond and rapport between you.

You are in control of your life and your actions and the more you realise this the more people will realise it aswell so adjust your ways and your thinking to adopt your new and supportive actions and you will be rewarded for your approach.

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