They’re FULL of charisma! You know the ones. Everyone they engage
with becomes captivated by them. In fact, you can’t think of one person who DOESN’T like them… While some people are born with charismatic personalities, others need to work at it.

Did you realize that you can amp up your charisma simply by changing your speaking patterns? The way you communicate can make all the difference in how people perceive you. To help you hone your charismatic communication skills, Bill Murphy Jr has compiled 17 verbal habits in his Inc.com article for you to incorporate into your routine.

Here are 7 of them:

1. Be polite whenever you can.

They may seem unnecessary at times, but “please” and “thank you” can invaluable tools, so don’t forget to include them in your conversations when possible.

2. Offer meaningful praise.

If you want to be charismatic, notice when others do something praiseworthy and give a SINCERE compliment. People love to be recognized for their accomplishments.

3. Share useful information.

Don’t be a hoarder of information. You might think it gives you more power, but really it makes you appear secretive and unapproachable. So if you have useful knowledge SHARE IT with others! And remember there is a difference between information and rumors.

4. Speak with justifiable confidence.

Charismatic people face challenging situations with an air calmness, curiosity and confidence. Rather then bragging or boasting, or being unsure of yourself, speak with a confident tone.

5. Make introductions.

Networking can be a drag, trying to introduce yourself to a roomful of strangers. To be charismatic, take every chance you can to introduce contacts you know to each other. “I’d like you to meet…” should be a phrase you always keep at the ready.

6. Listen and want to hear more.

Learn to be an active and sincere listener. Ask questions and give cues that you are present in the current conversation and interested in it.

7. Voice your support.

Charismatic people know how to be cheerleaders or how to have someone’s back. If you make an effort to put yourself out there to support your coworkers, clients, friends and family, you’ll be amazed at the impact it can have on your relationships with them.

Being the likable guy or gal is not out of your reach. By adjusting the way you speak with others, you’ll be able to win over anyone. Start incorporating these verbal habits into your interactions with prospects and clients. You’ll be amazed at the impact a little charisma can have on your sales process.