5 Ways to Maintain Trust in Client Relationships

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Businessman on PhoneSo far in your new business relationship, you have set a foundation of trust through your photo, email correspondence and voicemail communications. You have also leveraged your social media footprint to create an aura of trust before meeting your new contact face-to-face.

At your first meeting you came prepared and continued to build trust through your verbal and non-verbal communication. Your new relationship is off to a promising start.

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7 Tips for Speaking Across Language Barriers

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Most of us have felt the frustration and embarrassment of trying to communicate with someone who doesn’t speak our language.

Here are 7 easy tips to help you get your message across when you are the speaker:

1) Slow down, but don’t speak more loudly. Pause between words instead of linking them together.

Depending on the level of the listener’s fluency, this one tip may be enough to foster understanding.

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5 Ways to Inspire Trust in New Relationships

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We all know the adage that people do business with people they know, like and trust. While most people believe that building trust takes time, here’s how you can start the process, even before meeting in person:

Referral or Introduction

A third party introduction from a trustworthy person gives you instant credibility. Your introducer can create a bridge between you and the person with whom you hope to establish a relationship.

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