I am often asked… How can I be more elegant?
The reality is that elegance is more than how you dress or move. I created The Elegant Tone to help The Elegance Community set the tone for the day (or week) so that we can all feel and be more elegant.
This week’s elegant tone is all about being perceptive
Perceptive individuals are intelligent in the way in which they comprehend situations. They work to understand a situation by using all of their senses to understand the entire situation.
How can we be more Perceptive this week?
1. Read nonverbal cues
Between 70 and 90% of what we understand and what we communicate is through body language, tone of voice, and facial expressions. Next time you are speaking with someone tune into what are they really saying and feeling by paying attention to nonverbal cues.
2. Listen to understand
Use your active listening skills to make sure you’re really allowing yourself to be perceptive through truly understanding what is being said. Ask questions to clarify and express your understanding. 💡
3. Trust your intuition
You know that feeling you get about something when someone tells you one thing but you feel another way? Maybe it is in the way they are speaking, or their body language. That disconnect is signaling your intuition – your gut. This will help you better understand and enhance your perception of what is going on, by making sure that you are listening to that intuition. 🤗
How will you be more perceptive at work, with your friends or family this week? Please share in the comments.
If you like the elegant tone series please consider subscribing to my newsletter where I will send you further tips on how to adapt the elegant tone in your life.
I would also love it if you would join me this week for my weekly Instagram Live where I talk about leading an elegant life through self-development and reflection and answer your etiquette questions!
Join me on Instagram on November 23rd
Time Zone Options
4:30pm (GMT +4) Gulf Standard Time
8:30am (GMT -4) Eastern Time Zone
6:00pm (GMT +5:30) India Standard
I hope these tips are helpful this week, as we strive to be even more intuitive, more perceptive, and ever more elegant individuals.