I saw an interesting article this morning (yes my inbox overflows with â€œjunkâ€ mail but many times I will learn something new or a different way to approach a problem). It was 7 signs you have terrible people skills. You can read the article here â€“
Itâ€™s from salary.com and is a series of emails that help you to get a job. The tutor business is one where people skills are one of the most important skills you can have, probably only behind the ability to teach whatever subject youâ€™re tutoring. Good people skills will not only help you land clients but will also help you retain the clients / students you already have.
One of the first things youâ€™ll need to realize is any problem areas you may have. If you donâ€™t think you have any, ask your family members. One of my biggest problems is a short fuse. Over the years Iâ€™ve managed to expand that fuse quite a bit. I now count to ten when I realize Iâ€™m getting mad, and then I count to ten again just to make sure. I also force myself to think before I speak (or write an email message). I try to pretend Iâ€™m the recipient of that message.
Fortunately you can improve your social skills with training, practice and patience. Hereâ€™s a place you can start – http://www.slideshare.net/hsamseyla.access/151-quick-ideas-to-improve-your-people-skills there are also a ton of books out there that will help you improve.
Enjoy your day.