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How to Build Rapport (Develop your Charisma)

Becoming likeable and having the charisma to attract people to you depends in large part on your ability to build rapport with people. So, in this video, I’ll discuss how to build rapport.. and how not to.

Watching this Video is worth 2 Management Courses CPD Points*.
(See below for more details)

This video is part of course module number 1.5.5
Program 1: Managing Yourself
Course 5: Personal Impact
Section 5: Charisma

Primary videos that precede this video include:
Presence, Charisma, Gravitas: What’s the Difference? https://youtu.be/J2-3LpacQhM

The Next video to watch is:
– The 7 Elements of Charisma https://youtu.be/HEZxsyUTcD0
– How to be Likeable (Develop your Charisma) https://youtu.be/Ylbkghy1evM

The absolute essential thing is to take a sincere interest in other people.
Everything else boils down to a simple truth: ‘people like people who are like themselves’.
So you need to match the people around you.
But take care: avoid mirroring in the wrong context.

Continue your Personal Confidence Log from the last videos:
1. Practice rapport building at every opportunity you get. Afterwards, make some notes about what you notice in your Personal Confidence Log. (2 MC CPD Points every time, for the first 5 times)

Free Resources
– CPD Tools – https://gum.co/MC-CPD
Paid resources
– Management Courses Onboarding Kit – https://gum.co/MC-ObK ($3)

– The Charisma Myth: Master the Art of Personal Magnetism https://geni.us/CWk1
– The Charisma Effect: How to Make a Powerful and Lasting Impression https://geni.us/dRRN

Management Courses Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points
You can record your Management Courses CPD points on our free, downloadable CPD record log.
Download it here: https://gum.co/MC-CPD

Each video has two levels of MC CPD points. For this video:
– If you simply watched the video, record 2 MC CPD points
– If you also carried out all of the recommended exercises, score a total of 12 MC CPD points

Links to our book recommendations are affiliated through Amazon


Avoid Leaking Authority and Giving up Gravitas
Structure Your Comments: 5 Ways to Enhance your Authority
Style and Presentation to Enhance Your Gravitas
The Power of Silence: How to Use it to Enhance Your Gravitas
Speaking with the Voice of Authority: How it Builds Gravitas
The Presence of Gravitas: How Deliberate Pacing makes People Take Note
Credibility: Gain Gravitas through Knowledge and Experience
The Trust Equation – Gravitas needs Trust
How to be Likeable (Develop your Charisma)
The 7 Elements of Charisma
Physical Presence – Creating the Impression you are Completely Present
Mental Presence – Being there, mentally
Presence, Charisma, Gravitas: What’s the Difference?
Confidence – 10 Tips to Act with Confidence
Confidence – How You Can Feel Confident
Confidence – The Basics & Basis of Confidence
Assertiveness – What to Say to be Assertive
Assertiveness – Recognize Passive, Aggressive, & Assertive Behaviors
Assertiveness – What are Passive, Aggressive & Assertive?
First Impression – How to Use Posture and Gesture
Make a Good First Impression – Positive Attitude
First Impression – Appearance: How to Look the Part

Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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