The London-based event marketing firm, Live Innovations argue that to prosper in business, entrepreneurs and aspiring professionals must earn respect.
Owner at Live Innovations, Tom Harris believes that respect is earned not given and the award-winning entrepreneur has shared his top tips to help people gain respect.
- Show Respect
Live Innovations contend that for someone to gain respect, they must show it. Respect is mutual, and people have to give it to receive it. Certain behaviours can come across as disrespectful such as talking over someone, or continually being distracted. These actions can be viewed as rude, and if not eliminated, this can prevent someone from further interactions with that individual.
- Be a good listener
At Live innovations, they argue that listening is just as essential as talking. “Too many people listen just to respond instead of listening to understand,” commented Mr Harris. The firm urge aspiring professionals to show a genuine interest in what someone is saying by asking questions to encourage further conversation.
- Be proactive
At Live Innovation, they believe that one of the most effective ways to gain respect is by being proactive and taking responsibility to do something before being asked. “The most respected and successful people go above and beyond and take the bull by the horns,” commented Mr Harris.
- Don’t make excuses
Excuses are lies to yourself argues Live Innovations. The event marketing experts believe that people earn respect by taking responsibility for their actions and recognising that the outcome is based on their actions and choices. Live Innovations urge individuals to own their mistakes and use them as learning experiences.
- Be adaptable
Being open to change and being adaptable is a great way to earn respect claims Live Innovations. The London firm argues that aspiring professionals should make an effort to expand their skillset, try new activities and be willing to adapt to new situations.
“Being respected by my peers is incredibly important to me, and I believe it is mutual, you have to give to receive,” commented Mr Harris.
Live Innovations is an event marketing firm based in London. As event marketing specialists, the company works on behalf of clients’ brands to create unique campaigns which allow them to connect with consumers directly at exclusive events. The firm is passionate about developing their contractors and helping them navigate the road to success.