How to Start Talking to Anyone in Business (EP049)

How to talk to anyone in business is the topic of this week’s podcast episode. Many young professionals, emerging leaders and introverts hold back from talking to new people in business. They don’t know how to start a conversation with somebody new. They don’t know what to say or what questions to ask.

In business, it’s really important to develop relationships with people. If you can’t start conversations with new people then you won’t be able to develop relationships. 

In order to develop new relationships in business, you need to know how to start conversations with people and start talking to anyone in business.

In this podcast episode, I share with you five simple strategies to help you start talking with anyone in business, and with confidence!

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How to Talk to Anyone in Business

In this episode, you will learn: 

  • How to start conversations at networking events, business functions, job interviews or when you’re sitting next to people on a plane.
  • How to set your intention and the right intention.
  • The importance of introducing yourself.
  • How to start with a non-threatening question.
  • Nonverbal cues to indicate interest and continue the conversation.
  • How to rephrase and clarify what the other person has said.

The tips I share with you in this episode have helped me connect with new people at networking events, some of whom have become clients.

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I hope you enjoy this episode!

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About Kara

Kara Ronin is the founder of Executive Impressions. She is an executive coach who specialises in leadership presence, social skills and business etiquette. She is also the creator of Bestselling Udemy course, Business Etiquette 101. Kara’s advice and unique perspectives have been featured in Time Inc., Business Insider, Ignites Europe (a Financial Times Service), The Muse, The Local France, The West Australian, and more. Kara works regularly with lawyers, investment bankers, and finance professionals to help them build presence, authority and influence in business. Get Kara's insights delivered straight to your inbox