First Rule; Be nice to everyone, you never know who someone is or knows.
So who doesn’t understand what this means? Ah yes you, there in the back with the goofy look on your face and no future. Someone show that person out please. OK now that we have that settled, listen up. Be nice to people, you never know who they might know.
Simple to hear, simple to understand very hard to implement at times. Feeling fake? Perhaps, but the benefits outweigh the cost of a feeling. Eventually you won’t feel that way so long as you are making an honest effort to be nice. Trust us it comes across that way so don’t dwell on it to much.
This particular blog entry and tip is difficult to write. Such a simple thing should be an easy topic to discuss, it isn’t though. Be nice! See topic covered. The benefit to you though comes back in so many different ways. People will like, trust and admire you for it. Since they feel those things towards you they will be much more likely to hire you or bring you on to a project they have. No one would ever be unwilling to introduce you to people you should know for fear of being embarrassed by your lack of social skills. See, so get on with it, BE NICE!
Since I like old movies, remember this though “Be nice, until its time to not be nice.” There will be those who will confuse your being nice with naivete and try to take advantage of that. Don’t let them. You can still do it without yelling screaming and carrying on. Not certain how ask a really good customer service rep they deal with it all day everyday and the best ones are nice while still putting people in their place. Watch and Learn.
That’s it folks, just be nice.