“Connecting with others, being sociable, is a way of acknowledging the presence of those around us.” #bgdtcoaching.
Connecting with others, of course, begins by connecting with the moment. We cannot expect to come across as being interested in others if we are clearly loaded down with thoughts about yesterday and worries for tomorrow.
As we move through our agenda, there will surely be many occasions in which sociability can ease the day forward. Connecting with others in a way suggests we have taken the time and effort to not only see them, but also wish to know more about them. Remembering people like to be valued as people rather than as mere numbers or robots, it seems right to let them be themselves.
How we go about connecting with others will most likely be a question related to our way of being. Possibly we are outgoing, gregarious folk, and never even stop to ponder the notion of interaction. We do it and that’s that.
Alternatively, we might be the type of people who let our actions speak for us. If this is the case, connecting with others occurs in a more subtle manner, one that is different although neither more nor less effective.
Regardless of the form, connecting with others, being sociable, is a way of acknowledging the presence of those around us.
Connecting with others, or more specifically with you, let me close this post by thanking you for being here today.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).