:I don’t care what you say about me, just spell my name right.” — P.T. Barnum
P.T. Barnum was the master of promotion and ahead of his time. He often shared wisdom which is true to this day. The best way to illustrate the value you offer is to focus on the small details. Spelling someone’s name right seems elementary, but very important. Learn what is important to a person, discover what makes them tick, and be genuine about how to improve their current situation. When we put an importance of spelling a person’s name correctly or spending the time to pronounce is correctly is a small detail that shows great respect. Learn what is important to a person, discover what makes them tick, and be genuine about how to improve their current situation.
I am reminded of a story about a gentleman who entered an elevator. There was one gentlemen already on the elevator when he entered. He said “Hello” to the gentleman. There was no response from the gentleman on the elevator. He did not say “Hello” to generate a response but rather is was just his custom. As he exited his floor, he proceeded to his business. Later that day when he attended a required meeting, the gentleman from the elevator was also in attendance. The gentleman greeting him as “There is the Hello Man”. Although his hello appeared to fall on deaf ears, it was well received. The hello was a minor act of respect, it become a great center of influence.
Respect is instrumental in the start of every relationship. When we determine to make the small details the utmost importance, we will experience trust at a much higher level. Paying attention to the small details will generate great returns in the future. Don’t show respect as a response, demonstrate respect as habit and lifestyle.
Respect is instrumental in the start of every relationship.
Business Coach Bob Reish