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Have you ever had one of your coworkers say, “You’re Incredible?” Do you get lots of push back? Do you try to tell people what to do, but they seem to think you don’t know what you’re talking about?
If someone is telling you that you’re incredible, there may be a problem with your personal credibility. As a corporate keynote speaker, I often recommend one of the best books I have ever read, Reaching Out by Dr. David W. Johnson, that provides a list of the six criteria of personal credibility.
Put these six criteria of personal credibility in place and start your relationships off in a positive way, every day.
Consistently appear warm and friendly: Are you consistently pleasant to be around?
Consistently express your intentions and motives: What are you up to? What are your plans for the next couple of hours, days, weeks, months, or years?
Consistently demonstrate trustworthiness: Follow through on what you say you are going to do. Do the majority of people find you reliable?
Be an information source: Do you know knowable information? What is required for the job? What’s pinned and posted on the walls and web site?
Develop relevant expertise: Do you know more about what you do than anybody else? Are you the in-house expert?
Project dynamism: Do you have natural, genuine enthusiasm for your work?
As a keynote speaker on leadership, I suggest that you model these six criteria of personal credibility. Your ideas will be more easily accepted and your opinion more valued. Now that you know the list, try to recognize your areas of weakness that you can work on, and be credible, rather than incredible.
If you need to find a keynote speaker, Kit Welchlin, M.A., CSP, is a nationally recognized professional motivational speaker and author and can be found at www.welchlin.com or www.SeminarsOnStress.com.