Relatonships take time to build. Bonding creates an effective relationship with your mentee, which is critical to having a successful relationship. Developing rapport by using effective communication skills build trust, which creates a positive relationship.
Below are tips to help you BUILD STRONG RELATIONSHIPS...
Build them one at a time. Concentrate on the person in front of you.
Be friendly and make a connection. Try to find something in common.
Ask people questions. People like to talk about themselves. Listen and ask questions to truly learn more about the individual.
Tell the other person about yourself. Tell them what you like and think.
Accept the person for who they are. You don't have to agree with everything they feel or think.
Assume the other person wants a relationship with you. Sometimes a person may be shy, distracted with life or not sure how to build a relationship.
Overcome your own fears. Everyone has a fear of rejection. Don't fear what other people think of you.
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List some ways you have gotten to know someone in the past while in college, church, at work, at the mall, at a bar, or whatever public setting that you enjoy going to.