Likability has won presidential elections, fueled amazing comebacks, made box office history, and turned small businesses into large corporations. With social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, it’s become even easier to determine your likability. How many positive comments do you receive on your posts? How many people follow your tweets or Facebook feed? How many connections do you have in your LinkedIn profile? How likable are you? The power of likability is endless and can drive the answers to these questions and more.

Business owners are always on the perpetual quest to generate more connections, more leads, and increase sales, but it won’t happen without likability. Companies and clients don’t refer you — people do — so your likability factor is the front door that helps get things started. Here are some questions to ask yourself to better determine just how likable you are…

Are you knowledgeable in your field?

Being a subject matter expert in your field is an important aspect of likability. Don’t try to “wing” your way through questions and topics related to your field. Take the time to educate yourself and stay current on the latest trends. Your end goal is to be thought of as “the best of” in your field.

Are you credible?

Establish your expertise over time through data, testimonials, and referrals. Don’t be timid to communicate your knowledge through writing, volunteering, public speaking engagements, or project leadership, so people can see you in action.

Are you honest?

Honesty is always the best policy…100% of the time. If you make a mistake, admit fault in the most appropriate way. People relate to imperfect people so don’t be afraid to be one.

Are you pleasant?

Create the most enjoyable experience you can with people and for people, so they enjoy being around you.

Are you optimistic?

Nothing is worse than a glass half empty approach. Negativity has a way of sucking the air out of a room, conversation, or potential business deal.  Good energy is vital to a successful company.

Are you consistent?

Consistency has one of the greatest impacts on likability. People want to know what they are getting every time they walk into your business, office, or front door. A lack of consistency in personality and product quality can be detrimental to any small business owner.

Are you caring?

The power of kindness and caring never go out of style. People gravitate towards people that are caring, empathetic, and authentic. Expressing care and concern for others makes people feel valued and appreciated. It is a key component to your brand.

At Lakeside Executive Suites, we believe our likability sets us apart from all other office space providers. Our focus is on providing the highest quality experience to the business owners we serve and their clients. Lakeside Executive Suites is South Florida’s premier workspace provider offering your business the space, place, and support it needs for success. Our workspace solutions include full service office space and virtual office solutions which provide a professional meeting space, turn-key corporate image, and a place to conduct business. Our full range of support services, prestigious mailing address, bilingual support staff, and professional meeting facilities are available at prices any size business can afford.

Lakeside Executive Suites welcomes you to come assess our likability and see what we can do for your business. To learn more visit us on the web at www.lesweston.com or call (954) 389-2511.

Source: Small Business TRENDS