Top 10 Tips for Communicating with Extroverts

People Leaders Podcast

Aug 10
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Depending on the nature of your workplace, chances are that half your team (give or take) is likely to be extroverted. Probably less than half if you are running a library and more than half if you are running a sales team. Either way, knowing how to communicate effectively with extroverts is a skill worth having, especially if you are more introverted yourself. That’s not to say that extroverts have special needs as such but if you want to bring out their best, communicating effectively is key.

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In this episode:

  • How to address conflict and confront issues as they arise
  • Focus on topics that you know well or have had a chance to consider
  • Create opportunities to network or connect
  • Be an active listener and show a readiness to respond
  • Express overt enthusiasm
  • Give immediate responses and provide verbal acknowledgement
  • Make concessions for ‘thinking out loud’
  • Take the lead on introductions or conversations
  • Be ready to follow up and be forthcoming with information
  • Buy some time if you need it to prepare a response

*These tips are adapted from “Introduction to Type and Communication” by Donne Dunning, published by CPP Inc.

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