Beyond jumping around like a hooligan, what do you think communicating your ENTHUSIASM looks like?
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Communicating enthusiasm can involve a combination of actions, depending on the context. (You probably wouldn’t communicate enthusiasm to your boss in the same way you would to a 5 year old, am I right?)
In the latest Talk About Talk podcast episode, you’ll learn:
- Exactly what enthusiasm IS (an expression) and what it ISN’T (a feeling)
- WHY enthusiasm is so powerful
- HOW to communicate your enthusiasm
5 WAYS TO COMMUNICATE ENTHUSIASM
Expressions of enthusiasm are a simple but effective way to set yourself up for success in a variety of situations, including negotiations, sales meetings, and teaching.
But what does this look like in practical terms?
How can you make enthusiasm a habit?
I have five simple and actionable recommendations to help you create your own enthusiasm habit:
1️⃣ Be PROMPT
- Responding to emails or phone messages promptly can demonstrate your enthusiasm for the project and for working with your colleagues.
- Attending a meeting? Showing up early is a great way to communicate your enthusiasm without saying a word.
2️⃣ Show Enthusiasm IMMEDIATELY
- As in, demonstrate enthusiasm early on in your communication.
- For maximum impact, be enthusiastic right out of the gates, when you’re making that first impression.
3️⃣ Use your BODY LANGUAGE
- Body language is an opportunity to communicate enthusiasm before you even have a chance to speak.
- Be big and expansive, not small and hiding.
- Look the other person in the eye, and don’t forget to smile!
4️⃣ Strike the right TONE
- Go for faster, louder, and happier.
- In written communication, you can convey an enthusiastic tone by adding in exclamation points. (I’ve been known to pepper my writing with exclamation points, but it’s genuine, I promise!)
5️⃣ Choose the right WORDS
- Words may be the most direct way to communicate your enthusiasm.
- Select words that convey your energy and excitement: amazing, awesome, incredible, outstanding. (But don’t go overboard! You don’t need to use the entire contents of your thesaurus.)
- Be explicit about your enthusiasm and say, “I’m really enthusiastic about this project!”
That’s it for this week! I hope this has left you feeling enthusiastic about communicating your enthusiasm!
You can listen to this episode directly on the Talkabouttalk.com website just by clicking ▶️PLAY. Or you can find the podcast on any podcast app. Just search “Talk About Talk.”
Have a great week.
Chief Talker & Communication Coach
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