Every day, my clients are learning to ENGAGE with their colleagues on a deeper and more meaningful level. They frequently cite their biggest success within the Engaging Executive Programme has been cultivating the ability to build rapport with others, learning how to connect with them on a different level than they would have been able to otherwise.

Just take a look at this client’s story, which illustrates the way the rapport triangle works (the rapport triangle is an inverted triangular method of moving from small talk rituals to learning the facts surrounding a person, such as job or geography, to uncovering views and opinions, to tapping into emotions and feelings and finally discovering a person’s passion):

“I think my biggest success was actually with the rapport triangle. I met up with a woman that I don’t really know very well and started talking, and worked up from the bottom [of the triangle], with the rituals, then the facts, then the opinions, and it was just building and building and building. It got to the top layer, the passion bit, [and] that’s when I realised that this is a really powerful tool…It was moving, because I was learning things about her that I would have never guessed even seeing her from day to day.”

The rapport triangle is the simplest and most powerful framework for building a meaningful conversation, and it’s incredibly easy to learn.

This is just one of the many tactics Engaging Executive Programme participants learn when exploring their hidden powers of influence and engagement, and often, it’s the simplest tools that have the biggest impacts on their lives and the lives of those around them.

Could someone on your team benefit from not only learning the rapport triangle, but all our networking tips and tricks? Check out our latest FREE online webinar, which you can access easily at any time, to learn more about coaching your team members to ENGAGE success.