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how to stop being interrupted

How to Stop Being Interrupted

Are you being interrupted frequently? Does it happen in many of your meetings? Being interrupted is not fun, and it can make you feel insignificant and like your words have no meaning. But this doesn’t have to be. You can learn the techniques to keep from being interrupted. If you’re only being interrupted once in …

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how to remember names

How to Remember Names & What to Do When You Don’t

Do you remember faces but forget names? Have you ever avoided saying “hello” to someone because you forgot their name? I mean, literally, turned your head to pretend you don’t see that person, so you can avoid having to admit you forgot their name? We all feel gawdawful about it when we forget people’s names. …

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how to network for success

How to Network for Success–A Comprehensive Guide to Networking

If networking is a bad word for you, you may be thinking about it all wrong. Perhaps you associate networking with going to events where everyone is chatting everyone up and trading business cards.  You may even picture networking as the old “sleazy used car salesmen” image and how much you don’t want to appear …

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how to get people to like you

How to Get People to Like You in 9 Easy Steps

We all know that person to whom everyone gravitates. The guy who makes everyone laugh, who leads the conversations and tells suspenseful stories.  He’s like a people magnet. Everyone wants to be around him and be like him. He’s sought-after for jobs and projects. Did you think every charming & charismatic person was born that way? (Or …

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communication skills training

What’s the Difference Between a Great Communicator & a Poor Communicator?

What are the characteristics that make someone a good communicator? And why is it important? How can your communication skills impact your life? Your communication skills impact your entire life. From start to finish. And they can make or break you. “Good communication skills” are on every job post. But the vast majority of firms …

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how to be a great conversationalist

How to Be a Great Conversationalist-Even if You’re Shy

How do great conversationalists do it? How do they know how to connect with people and make them feel good? How do they diffuse difficult situations so well and make everyone feel great? They get people to like them immediately, they have a cool verbal brand and they’re super confident.  We’ve all been here, right? …

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how to succeed at virtual meetings

How to Rock Your Virtual Meetings-15 Tips to Being the Superstar

Let me ask you this: How many times has someone been speaking in a meeting, especially a virtual one, and you just tuned out? Probably more often than not. Your whole being doesn’t want to be there in the first place, but yes, you are trying to listen and understand. But for some reason, after …

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how to answer difficult questions like a genius

How to Answer Difficult Questions Like a Genius

As we strive for tremendous success in our lives, we will often find ourselves on the receiving end of tough questions.  They can come unexpectedly, and we often need to think on our feet. For instance, When people call you out of the blue and demand answers. Or when you’re in an interview, and you …

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what to say to a grieving person

What Not to Say to a Grieving Person

I lost my dad in 2017. September 29, 2017. It was a hellish time for me and my family. I got a text from my brother John. “We’ve got dad in an ambulance. Think he’s had a stroke.” So I flew to Chicagoland. Went to the hospital everyday. We all took turns sleeping there. Just waiting for …

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4 definitive techniques to making small talk

4 Definitive Techniques to Making Small Talk

Are you hating on small talk? Or, gasp! avoiding it? You know those engaging folks who can meet someone for the first time and end up getting digits or business cards? They can make merry conversation with just about anyone while waiting for the meeting to start? They always seem to articulate their thoughts in …

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