From: The Maxwell Daily Reader, John C. Maxwell
Date: January 18 2016
Title: The 30-Second Rule
From: 25 Ways to Win with People
The 30-Second Rule, according to Maxwell is a subtle tool for building relationships. Simply put, when meeting with people in the first 30-seconds of seeing them “search for ways to make them look good.” Everyone loves praise. Everyone. John Maxwell personally attempts to either thank the person for something they’ve done, or share an accomplishment if in a group, or give the person praise for a personal quality, or even just compliment a person’s appearance.
While it sounds easy in theory, Maxwell reminds the reader to develop this action as part of a personal habit requires “time, effort, and discipline.”
“When you make contact with people instead of focusing on yourself, search for ways to make them look good.”
Action: Take thirty-seconds with each person you meet today to add value to them.
I am a person not prone to kissing ass, and this feels like kissing ass; but I understand the notions value. Everyone loves to hear how great they are, more importantly in our narcissistic world of digital media it must be even more effective. Try it, because I am going to try it today.