Social skills are the ability to manage your relationship with others. It is one of the important skills people should have. It improve your confidence, communication skills. And helps to control your emotions and behavior. Social skills needed in people are :
Your first impression is the last impression. Whenever you meet someone, give them a slight and sweet smile, a firm handshake with confidence and make eye contact. Avoid bone crushing handshake, wet-fish handshake. Say your name and little bit about yourself.
Refuse to gossip.
It is a bad habit to talk bad about someone behind their back. If you have a problem with that person, go and straight talk to them but politely. Because you tone of speaking can change the meaning what you say.
Listening is a power of a successful people. And there is big difference between listening and hearing. When you hear something while paying attention and apply it later that becomes listening. Knowing how to listen is important to communicate with people. Sometime we don’t realize but we spend some time in thinking instead of active listening. We need to be present there physically as well as mentally.
Respect is the only thing, much you give, much you get. People respect us if we respect their ideals, values and beliefs. If you want respect you have to give respect.
How to express yourself
Social skills needed in people is Expression as it is an art to represent yourself in the world. It is necessary to be clear and to reach the people with messages we want. Your way of talking will attract people towards you. People don’t like rude people.
Never be afraid to express yourself, as you are the Gatekeeper that holds the key to your thoughts and feelings.
“Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think.”