There is a saying “It is not how much knowledge you know, it is the people that you know that will help you to succeed.” I agreed that knowledge is essential, but knowing the right people and developing good rapport with them is the key to success.
You will not be able to know everything is this world. There will come a time when you need to seek help from people who know better than you at a certain thing. Let me ask you, if you are not in a good term with someone that you wish to seek help from, do you think that person will help you? I personally do not think so.
Building rapport with people will not only benefit you in the business world. It will serve you good in other aspect of your life as well.
Just imagine that you can build a good rapport with the girl of your dream, anytime, anywhere. It will definitely increase your chance of succeeding at wooing her right?
One of the techniques to build rapport is to get into the world of the other person. Mirror their action, mirror the way they speak. Try these out, and you will find that you will be communicating better with other people, and thus building strong rapport with anyone that you meet in the future.