As an affiliate marketer one of the main ingredients of your success is the ability to connect with your audience. When you start to understand the people in your niche you’ll become successful in that niche. Your goal is to put yourself in the shoes of your audience. This is one of the key factors that enable you to establish a special bound with them.

Effectively communicating with your visitors involves quite a few elements. Human relationships are very complex, and trying to simplify a process like this is far from easy. There are so many aspects involved. But there also may be some general characteristic in your personality that may help you to connect better with people around you. And these features are also valid for better communication with the people in your niche.

If connecting with others is one of your strengths then use this as an encouragement to excel as an affiliate marketer. But if you find some weakness connecting with others, then this surely must be one of the things you’ll have to work on. Most successful affiliate marketers have had to train themselves to master this ability. But the first step is to identify if we are weak or strong in this crucial point.


So here is a very simple test to determine if you have the personality characteristics of a good communicator. The following are nine questions about your interaction with other in daily life. The questions are not limited to your interaction online. They include aspects of your behavior with family, friends and random people around you. And based on your answers the test will find out how good and effective you are communicating your ideas and emotions. For each question in the test, select only one answer. Go fetch paper and pen and write down your answers. So, without further delay, let’s start the test...

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TeamIceCream Premium
Hi Henry

Thank you for a very interesting and enjoyable test! I couldn't help but laugh about some of the answers. ;-) LOL!

Did you compile this test? It is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Wishing you much success!
Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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Henry-II Premium
Hello, Sharlee! :)

At work they recently sent me to be trained on this subject. I really enjoyed the training, and wanted to share with the community some brief ideas on this matter. There are certain guidelines and I tried to sum them up in the test. But I received the training in my native language. Trying to write this in English was quite difficult because it kinda requires to use common colloquialism. So if you spot some expressions that could be improved, don't hesitate to point them out! :)

Thank you soon much for your kind words. I greatly appreciate each one of your comments! :) :) :)
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TeamIceCream Premium
Hi Henry

Thank you for your reply and kind words also!

I really enjoyed your quiz, thus I wondered whether you compiled it. So well done! Yes, I know the perils from translating and not being able to find a descriptive word or not even being able to say the exact same thing in English. Often times so much of the richness is lost in translation.

Henry, your English is better than that of many native speakers! Really! ;-)

May you enjoy a lovely day!
Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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celiacman Premium
I found it is much easier to connect with your audience by giving them what interests them and provides them useful information
Jeff
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Henry-II Premium
Hey, Jeff! You're right! Those are key factors! Providing them useful information requires us to research and know about our website’s topic. Delivering interesting information involves knowing our audience. Thank you very much for your comment. I greatly appreciate it and it has opened the door for quite a few ideas. Thank you!
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celiacman Premium
I always enjoy your training's very much and look forward to more in the near future
Jeff
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NWTDennis Premium
I've always thought I had good communications skills. My career in Mfg Mgmt kind of required it. All my answers were a 2 so I guess I'm an effective communicator.

But to tell you the truth I feel my written communications skills are stronger than my verbal communication skills. I was a very shy kid growing up, but by the time I reached young adulthood my shyness had pretty much vanished.

Frankly I felt that many of the #3 answers above were over the line ... kind of out of control. An aggressive communicator has a tendency to be a PIA, and I find it hard to think this is desirable in the process of creating quality content.
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Henry-II Premium
Hello, Dennis!

Yes, you're right: #3 answers are over the line. And they are not desirable in the process of creating quality content.
Both being passive or aggressive, bring negative results. But I’d personally get along better with a person with #1 answers than one with #3 answers. I agree with you.

Thank you very much for your comment!
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Jennifer39 Premium
Thanks, this is definitely good for me to consider. I'm not always communicating with others, unfortunately, I'm shy and often don't know what to say.
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Henry-II Premium
Hello, Jennifer.

Thank you very much for taking the test and for commenting about it. Don't worry, with determination and writting every day you'll master the ability of connecting with your audience. And it'll extrapolate to every other area of your life. I have been preparing a very simple post with some basic considerations. I intend to sum up what has been taught here at WA concerning connecting with your niche. Once the post is finished, I'll add the link here.

But you'll do great if you're constantly producing content and are closely looking at your audience's reaction. Once again, thank you very much! All the best! :) :)
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Jennifer39 Premium
Thanks for the tips :) and I'm looking forward to your post !
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DrTad Premium
Thank you Henry for giving us this test.
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Henry-II Premium
I’m the one that must say thank you! It’s an honor to have you here. All the best!
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DrTad Premium
B answer to all of the questions
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Henry-II Premium
Thank you very much Dr. Tad for stopping by and for taking the test! I appreciate your time. It’s great to have you here at Wealthy Affiliate. I wish you success connecting with your audience! They will surely be grateful following you as we are being part of your network at WA.
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GoranBockman Premium
I would have mixed the questions à little more. As it was the 3 categories were consistently placed on the same letter. Shy on a, balanced on b and aggressive on c.
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Henry-II Premium
Hey, yes, you’re right! Very valid suggestion. I’ll take it into consideration. Thank you very much!
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GoranBockman Premium
Happy to be of service Henry. Keep people on their toes lol.
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Henry-II Premium
Yes, you're right. One of the general recommendations for a good post is to deliver content in a way that keeps readers in expectation. Your suggestion will enhance that aspect of this test.
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GoranBockman Premium
Turns out I'm a b, a Nice one. 18p
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Henry-II Premium
Hi, Goran! 18 points means you’re in all the middle as an Effective and helpful communicator! Congrats! All the best connecting with your audience on greatergaiter! Keep up the good work! Thank you very much for taking the test!
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GoranBockman Premium
Thank You Henry for providing it! Tests are a very helpful tool.
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Henry-II Premium
Thank you very much for that! I'm grateful for the community's good words and also for the very constructive feedback concerning this test. All of you have been very helpful to me as well. Thank you!
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XavierPerez1 Premium
Interesting test Henry, thank you. looks like I am an effective communicator. Very cool tool.

Xav.
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Henry-II Premium
Hey, Xavier Perez! Effective Communicator: That's really cool! Good for you! Thanks for your comment! All the best connecting with your audience!
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WildflowerG Premium
I have to apologize to you, Henry, as I looked at your third explanation of the answers, assuming it was the score of 27. So, you are right on.
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Henry-II Premium
Hello, Tanya! :)

Don't worry! You have made me smile! And it's my fault, I wanted to close the post with the sensible communicator, but it’s confusing. I’ll re-organize the results. I’ll immediately work on them so it’s easier for all readers. Thank you very much for your honest feedback! :) I’m still smiling! .) Don’t apologize, the fault is mine. Sorry.
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WildflowerG Premium
Sorry, Henry. I find that your (c) answers sound narcissistic and pompous. I would not want to write from this perspective, as I don't believe I have the final word, that "I'm the best", that I want to sound threatening, or that I am above criticism. I am glad that you still have friends and readers.
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Henry-II Premium
Hello, Tanya! :)

Yeah, I totally agree with you! :) All answers (c) are out of balance! :) :) The results for a person that picks the majority of his answers as (c) is: "You’re an aggressive communicator. People usually are offended after hearing your arguments. You have a higher concept of yourself than what you should have and it makes you impose your opinions showing disrespect toward others. People don’t feel comfortable coming to you for advice."

Being out of balance is not good, but being shifted to the (c) side, is the worse! Thank you very much for your comment! I greatly appreciate you have wrapped up the aggressive communicator with very accurate terms! Thank you very much! All the best! :)
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Fleeky Premium
Wow Henry.... great test! Great content!
Is it yours?

18
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Henry-II Premium
Hello, Fleeky!

Yeah, I wrote all the content including the test. If there are awkward expressions that need to be adjusted, please don't hesitate to point them out! Thank you very much for your comment!
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TTedesco1 Premium
Thanks....like a memory jogger...Things to reflect on...
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Henry-II Premium
Hey! Thank you very much! I'm glad you liked this training. All the best connecting with you audience!
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TopAchiever Premium
If I may provide some constructive criticism... read on...

... if not.... then ignore this comment.

I found it very hard to get into this as you have such a long paragraph - I tired immediately and didn't even read further than the 3 word.

Deciding to find out if that was the norm, I moved on to the next page.

The rest of the training is set out much better.

If you want other people to really engage in your training, I suggest you amend the first page introduction so that it is easy to read with short paragraphs.

Regards

Edu
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Henry-II Premium
Hey, Edu!

Yes, you’re right! The first paragraph is definitely too long. I’ll work on it and make it easier for readers to engage with the training. I greatly appreciate your feedback. And please don’t hesitate to continue sharing useful points of view as this one in further occasions. Thank you very much! :)
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TopAchiever Premium
You are most welcome Henry! :-)
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Henry-II Premium
:)
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HarveyBrown Premium
Thanks Henry, there are several tests similar to this on the market that test your management style and personality. It is always worthwhile to take them to see what type of person you are (A, B, or C) or your management style. This was a good one.
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Henry-II Premium
Hey, Harvey! Thank you very for checking out this test. I appreciate your time! And I am grateful for your comment. I have followed some basic guidelines to put together this test. If you detect some awkward sayings along the body of the test, don’t hesitate to point them out to me. My English is not so good yet. Thank you very much! All the best!
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Nadja3 Premium
Good stuff. Useful. Thank you.
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Henry-II Premium
Hello, Nadja! Thank you very much for your comment! I'm happy you found it useful. You're most welcome! :)
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celiacman Premium
I also have been sharing with other members they must think like a consumer and reader to provide what interests them the most and keeps them coming back to your blog
Jeff
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Henry-II Premium
Hey Jeff! Thank you for your comment! Yes, you're right, we must think like a consumer. I greatly appreciate your support!
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celiacman Premium
I am always happy to help a fellow member who is helping so many other people
Jeff
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Henry-II Premium
Hey, thanks for that! I’m grateful to Wealthy Affiliate! All the best!
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DW66 Premium
"When you start to understand the people in your niche you’ll become successful in that niche. Your goal is to put yourself in the shoes of your audience. This is one of the key factors that enable you to establish a special bound with them."..."But there also may be some general characteristic in your personality that may help you to connect better with people around you. And these features are also valid for better communication with the people in your niche."... This is so true...I like it!
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Henry-II Premium
Hi! Thank you very much for pointing that out! I appreciate you have shared your comment with all of us. I wish you great success connecting with the people in your niche. Each niche is diferent but there are certaily a lot of common aspects when it comes to connecting with an audience. All the best!
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