Jun 24, 2014
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What can you say in English to make people like you?
Today you're going learn a few phrases, questions, and vocabulary
words that you can use in any conversation to make people enjoy
your company more.
Phrases to make people like you:
- "How about you?": This is better in the
middle of a conversation. People want to talk about themselves and
share their opinion on a topic so give them a chance to do it. This
shows that you are interested in the person and that's why they'll
find you interesting.
- Use the person's name: This shows that
you care enough to remember the person's name. Use their name to
show that you care. Try to insert their name at the beginning or
the end of a conversation. Don't be afraid to ask for their name
again if you forget it.
- Do NOT use "sir" or "ma'am" in the
US: This is too formal in the Northeastern United
States or on the West Coast (Boston, NY, Portland, Washington
State). It can also make you sound submissive or like you are
putting yourself below the person.
- "You're welcome" instead of "no
problem": When you say "no problem" you are saying
that what you just did for that person was easy and it didn't mean
anything to you. "You're welcome" doesn't make a judgment about
what you have done for the person. It's simple and polite.
- "What would you like me to do?": This
allows the person to be direct if they are trying to hint at
something and it gives you a chance to help someone.
Have you tried any of these phrases?
If so, how did it go? Do you know another phrase that will
make you more likeable?
Let us know in the comments section!
Source: Inc Magazine 19 Words That Will Make People Like You