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Using Colors To Become Successful

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What if success in life was as simple as knowing your color wheel? Well, it can be! When searching for success in life, understanding the psychology of colors plays a vital role. In understanding how certain colors affect mood and understanding how people react to colors, a person can convey a thought or idea without saying a word.

By using a color as a form of non-verbal communication, we can set the tone for business meetings, dates, or any other social interaction. From the colors you use in your company logo to the colors you feature on your website, you can leverage color to become successful.

Below are some of the common energies and properties associated with colors.

 

RED

Red is the color of energy, vitality, and passion. It is worn by people who strive to dominate everything. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. Being surrounded by too much of the color red can cause us to become irritated, agitated and ultimately angry. Too little and we become cautious, manipulative and fearful.

Of all the colors, this one might have the most power!

In advertising, red is often seen in products that appeal to men and is seen in general as a strong call to action. It invites people to react on an emotional level instead of an intellectual level and appeals to a person’s instinct.

 

YELLOW

Of all the colors, this is the one most associated with fun, openness, warmth, and cheerfulness. Yellow shows a uniqueness and individuality that overflows in creative people. Yellow is used in advertising because it attracts attention due to being reminiscent of warmth. It is used by products or places that want to be seen as social, inviting places.

A business like McDonald’s, for instance, prominently features yellow because it wants people convey openness and invite all people in.

 

ORANGE

Orange expels optimism and is well known as the “Uplifting” color. It combines the attributes of colors red and yellow, taking the energy from the former and the warmth of the latter. It also has a stimulating effect on the appetite. Many restaurants incorporate orange into their menus or into their decor in order to get patrons to eat up!

Orange is also associated with a pragmatism combined with an artistic streak. This makes it popular among businesses that offer consumers the tools needed to create.

 

BLUE

The colors above are all the “hot” colors while blue begins the “cool” colors. Blue is a color of trust, a color that shows a sincerity and a connection between people. Its soft nature makes it popular among psychologists and others who want to convey an ease and foster communication. This security also makes it one of the popular colors in advertising.

The color blue encourages people to relax and carefully consider an action (which is the opposite of red and the direct call to immediate action).

 

GREEN

Of all the colors, this is the one most associated with growth and rebirth. The color green makes people think of spring time which associates your thoughts to new changes and brand new beginnings. This in turn makes it a good color for a product appealing to “freshness” or a new product line (it is a good color when rolling a re-branding).

It is also good for inspiring the thought of money, making it a useful tool if you are appealing to a person’s wallet to offer value or money saving options.

 

PURPLE

In advertising, this color symbolizes royalty. It is used by products that want to convey a high-end feel (think, Crown Royal). A brand that uses purple is signifying that it is the top of the line, the best of the best, and deserves to be priced higher for high-end tastes.

If your brand is selling a prestige or luxury lifestyle, this is a great color to choose.

 

BROWN

This is the opposite of purple. Brown represents the earth and represents a steadiness and dependability. This color may not be flashy, but it gets the job done. It is not pretentious and it is completely practical. Maybe a bit boring, but ultimately extremely dependable. It practical and has no frills, but gets the job done effectively.

UPS is a great example of a brand associated with this color.

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20 Ways You Can Become a Powerful Communicator

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Emile Steenveld Speaker and Coach

Some people seem to naturally know how to effectively communicate in a group setting. They can express themselves clearly and listen attentively without dominating the conversation.

Being a powerful communicator is important for several reasons, including building and maintaining relationships, achieving goals, resolving conflicts, improving productivity, leading and influencing others, advancing in your career, expressing yourself more confidently and authentically, and improving your mental and emotional well-being. Effective communication is an essential life skill that can benefit you in all aspects of your life.

But, don’t worry if you don’t naturally possess this skill, as effective communication is something that can be developed with practice, planning and preparation.
 

1.  Listen actively: Practice active listening by giving your full attention to the speaker and responding to what they are saying.

 

2. Use “I” statements: Speak from your own perspective and avoid placing blame or making accusations.

 

3. Avoid assumptions: Don’t make assumptions about what the other person is thinking or feeling.

 

4. Be clear: Express your thoughts and feelings clearly and concisely by getting to the point and avoid using jargon or overly complex language.

 

5. Show empathy: Show that you understand and care about the other person’s feelings.

 

6. Offer valuable insights: When speaking in a group, provide a valuable takeaway or actionable item that people can walk away with.

 

7. Be an active listener: Listen attentively and respond accordingly, incorporating your points into the conversation.

 

8. Choose the right time: Pick the most opportune time to speak to ensure that you have the group’s attention and can deliver your message without interruption.

 

9. Be the unifying voice: Step in and unify the group’s thoughts to calm down the discussion and insert your point effectively.

 

10. Keep responses concise: Keep responses short and to the point to show respect for others’ time.

 

11. Avoid unnecessary comments: Avoid commenting on everything and only speak when you have something important to say.

 

12. Cut the fluff: Avoid being long-winded and get straight to the point.

 

13. Prepare ahead of time: Sort out your points and practice them before speaking in a group.

 

14. Smile and be positive: Smile and nod along as others speak, to build a positive relationship and be respected when it’s your turn to speak.

 

15. Take responsibility: Take responsibility for your own actions and feelings.

 

16. Ask questions: Ask questions to clarify any confusion or misunderstandings.

 

17. Avoid interrupting: Allow the other person to finish speaking without interruption.

 

18. Practice active listening: Repeat what the other person said to ensure you have understood correctly.

 

19. Use your body language too: Use nonverbal cues such as eye contact, facial expressions, and body language to convey your message and build rapport.

 

20. Be aware of the tone of your voice: it should be calm and assertive, not aggressive or passive.

 

By keeping these tips in mind, you can improve your communication skills and become a more powerful communicator, which can help you build better relationships, achieve your goals, and lead a more fulfilling life.

I you want to learn how to become more confident in life then you can join my weekly mentorship calls and 40+ online workshops at AweBliss.com so you can master your life with more success.

 
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