“Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication.
It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.”
– Stephen Covey

 Build Rapport and Trust

Effective Communications involves your ability to build Rapport and Trust to best Connect with other people; it’s the “Super Glue” to any relationship. 


Building Rapport is the first step in creating trust and effectively connecting with another person. Rapport: being in harmonious understanding with another person that enables improved effective communication.

The process of building rapport is all about finding something in common with another person.  For many of us, starting a conversation with somebody in a room full of strangers much less make a friend, can be a very stressful event.

Creating rapport at the beginning of any conversation with somebody new depends on your conversational people skills.  For greater positive results, the first thing to do is reduce your stress, remain calm and relaxed. When STRESSED, people act differently, and say things they would otherwise NOT do in day-to-day occurrences. It helps to know exactly what is going on: the source of conflict, and the difficulty resulting in your stress.

In “How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends”, author Don Gabor provides many conversational techniques and tools to help improve communication skills and thus self-confidence when first meeting people.  With improved conversation techniques increasing personal communication effectiveness comes gained self-confidence, reduced fear and anxiety during the conversation.

Remember rapport is all about finding similarities; with these conversation techniques in mind during a conversation do:

  • Listen for common or shared experiences
  • Use non-threatening small talk
  • Show some empathy
  • Try laughing together

Learning conversational techniques such as these are a great starter in building rapport, trust and connecting with people.  However, to effectively master building rapport and trust with people to best connect, first increase your self-awareness and self-control to manages stress.

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Only Lumina Spark uncovers the impacts of stress on your personal qualities, which may affect your people skills.

By applying your personalized how-to recommendations for reduced stress, increase self-awareness and effective communication, inside your Lumina Spark Portrait, you will better manage conflict and learn how to effectively build rapport and trust to best connect with people.

See the best way for you to get along with the different personalities, even in difficult and stressful situations.

You will be less stressed when understanding and knowing how to adapt and alter your responses to different people during conversations.

See how to improve your People Skills and effectively communicate with partners, clients, and colleagues so you can succeed in all aspects of your life.

Learn personalized clues in your own personalized Lumina Portrait:

At the heart of this portrait, is a private questionnaire which measures different aspects of your behaviors. The confidential questionnaire is available online, it takes between 10 and 15 minutes to complete and enables you to receive your highly personalized Lumina Spark Portrait which accurately describes your persona.

With increased personal communication effectiveness comes gained self-confidence.

Your personal Lumina Spark Portrait helps you to explore your own unique qualities and provides you with a practical method for ‘reading’ other people. It’s personal, memorable, colorful and practical imagery helps you learn:

  • How best for you to interact with others depending upon their personal qualities and behaviors
  • Get How-To Recommendations to improve your personal and working relationships with others
  • Clues for you to become more confident and influential with people

Empower your effective People Skills, become an expert and succeed. 

Become more effective at making things happen…It’s personal!

No other personality and behavior assessment tools offer the same level of in-depth measurements and personal recommendations to apply in real life situations.

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Review of 5 Ways How-to Improve Your People Skills and raise your Emotional Intelligence:

  1. Speed Reading People
  2. Recognize and Manage Stress
  3. Effective Listening and Understanding
  4. Effective Communication
  5. Build Rapport and Trust to BEST Connect

Click on these Splash! Life Tips to see details about each of these 5 Ways to Improve Your People Skills.

If you would like to cut to the chase now, and see your personalized clues to Improve your People Skills, get your own report to focus your success in these areas…

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Learn personalized clues in your Lumina Spark Portrait with your 3D Personas:

  • Raise your self-awareness and understanding of your behaviors
  • Get How-To Recommendations to improve your personal and working relationships with others
  • Improve personal effectiveness when communicating with people

If you know which of your personal qualities and behaviors will emerge in different settings, understanding and adapting can change the impacts and dynamics of any situation.Linda Seefeldt, AIM Above

Every Lumina Spark Portrait is personalized and unique to you, with over 16 quadrillion different combinations.

You will gain a deeper understanding of your” Inner You”, ” Everyday You” and “Stressed You”; so, you will become more effective at making things happen and know how best to interact with others.

Explore your own unique personal qualities in your Lumina Spark Portrait to help manage your emotions, which can directly influence how you react to stressful situations and interpersonal relations.

Available online, the confidential Lumina Spark Portrait questionnaire takes just 10 – 15 minutes to complete and enables you to receive a highly personalized report which accurately describes your persona, and helps you to explore your own unique personal qualities.

See How-to Improve your People Skills. Start now:  Lumina Spark Portrait

Watch for continuing tips in the next “Splash!” Life Tips

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About AIM Above

AIM Above accelerates higher performance in people, teams, businesses, and organizations. Impacting companies in over 150 cities by facilitating effective communications with all audiences, strategic actions in marketing, and improving sales results to succeed beyond goals.

As Certified International Lumina Learning Practitioners since 2010 in USA, AIM Above infuses the interactive technological advantage of the powerful “next-generation” communications that is changing how we will best interact with people in the future.

Discover your hidden potential and accelerate your performance: see your personal and organization’s AIM 3D Spark Lumina PortraitsAIM Team Lumina Portraits, AIM Sales Lumina Portraits, AIM Leader Lumina Portraits, AIM Life Lumina Portrait, or use the new AIM Lumina Splash App and AIM Lumina Emotion; visit www.AimAbove.com and contact AIM@AimAbove.com or 727-258-8844.

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