An effective way of improving your interpersonal communication
skills is by reading what the experts say and modelling those who
you know are good at it. People you know who are genuinely popular
usually possess highly developed interpersonal communication skills,
even though they may not be aware of it. Next time you’re with
them, take a few minutes to observe all those little things they do
and see what you can learn.
Modelling should be used as a guide only, however. Avoid over-
mimicking or cloning someone else’s behaviours. It is worth
remembering that we are all different and what may work well for
one person may not work for another. Learn to be selective and
adopt only those things that you feel confident about.