Do you wonder if you’re an introvert, an extrovert, or somewhere in between? More importantly, would you like some ideas about how you can improve your effectiveness in business; whether managing others or yourself? This short, fun, quiz may help.
Answer the questions quickly, don’t spend long thinking about each one.
You initial gut reaction is probably the right answer.
If the question doesn’t make sense, read the notes at the bottom.
How do you feel about calling, or visiting prospects you don't really know?
Maybe it's not "cold calling", but what about getting in touch with business contacts you don't know very well. You know you ought to do it, but...
About your friends...
Some people have many friends others have few, much closer friends; how about you?
How do you feel when networking surrounded by super-friendly people?
Ever noticed how some people look friendly and "glowing", where others don't? How does it make you feel being surrounded by all these confident networkers?
How do you normally think things through?
The way we think, and process our thoughts, varies from those who "think to talk" and those who "talk to think". Which are you?
How do you feel with a group of people you don’t know well for a short time?
Some people are energised in a room full of people, for others it's as if their batteries are draining faster than they can drink a glass of water.
How do you feel when asked to talk to a group, with little notice or prep?
Some people love to "wing it", some people want to prepare a lot before responding; how about you?
How do you feel about follow up?
We know that following up clients or new prospects is important. Yet many people avoid it in the hope that the prospect will call them, where others relish following up.
How often have you been told that you should speak up more?
Some people love speaking up, others have been told for many years (e.g. teachers, your boss, your colleagues) that they should speak up more; what about you?
Would you rather spend most of your time..
Do you spend time at networking events on your phone to "look busy" and leaving early?
Look around the room; some networkers love being in the room, where others are worried about looking as if they don't have anybody to talk to. Which are you?
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