Rapport is one of the basic requirements of effective communications. It is one of the most fundamental tool that helps almost all walks of life where we need to communicate and get desired results.
As Wiki puts it – Rapport is a term used to describe the relationship of two or more people who are in sync or on the same wavelength because they feel similar and/or relate well to each other.
Rapport is a natural system, but there are ways to build rapport. Rapport can be build using many techniques. The most common method seen everywhere is to match body language, by pacing the posture, the gestures and movements. Also, verbal pacing also helps in building the rapport. Verbal pacing uses tone, pitch and other voice parameters to build rapport. Along with these methods, making and maintaining eyes contact, matching breath rhythm and packing accordingly also helps build rapport.