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8 Communication Tactics to Eliminate Wasting Time at Work

Listening is the best way to get your point across

Regardless of whether you’re communicating with an employee, a customer, a boss or a colleague, it’s imperative that you avoid any confusion and misunderstandings. The reason? Confusion and misunderstanding only leads to more confusion and misunderstanding.How to communicate is one of the most important topics ...

by John Rampton  | August 03, 2018 06:00:00
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Two Ways to Get What You Want: Ask and Attract

If you want something, learn to ask others or ask the Universe

I'm constantly endeavoring to simplify how to get what you want, both rapidly and accurately. In the process of doing so, I've discovered two simple ways to get what you want in life or business:  1. You can ask for it.2. You can attract ...

by David Meltzer  | March 12, 2018 12:00:00
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Can't We All Just Get Along? 5 Steps to Building Better Relationships

To succeed, you need to increase your versatility when it comes to people who are different from you

Our granddaughter Madi recently complained about her teacher, Mrs. P. Mrs. P, it seems. is tougher than Madi’s previous teachers were and isn’t as soft, sweet and complimentary as Madi has experienced in previous classrooms. What's more, our granddaughter doesn’t like Mrs. ...

by Doug and Polly White  | February 24, 2018 02:00:00
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I Tried to Build My Business By Doing Favors, But It Got Me Nowhere

If you want people to do something for you in return, you have to make them "pay" for the favor

Whether you're new or experienced in business, it's not uncommon to use favors as a way to fast-track you to new heights. In the now iconic book Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion,  well-known author Robert Cialdini suggests we use favors as a way ...

by Luis Congdon  | February 22, 2018 08:00:00
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8 Ways To Stop People From Interrupting You

It may not be that people are being rude, but that you aren't delivering your message effectively

Whether you’re contributing your thoughts in a meeting, giving a presentation or having a routine conversation with a colleague, getting interrupted can be stressful, discouraging and even downright hurtful. The interruption might take the form of someone interjecting their own comments, completely ...

by Lydia Belanger  | October 23, 2017 06:00:00
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15 Ways to Lead With Effective Communication

Don't let communication be the handicap in your life and in your business

Too many entrepreneurs become estranged from their teams, turn off partners, and lose deals, all because they lack basic communication skills. Often this lack of skill gets passed down to teams and the problems are perpetuated through the organization.As important as these ...

by Josh Steimle  | September 25, 2017 01:00:00
Business Ideas

What To Do When Your Spouse Does Not Want You to Open a Business

Communication is the key to success when it comes to finding a compromise for you and your family

As a franchise coach, I often see situations in which one spouse wants to open a business and the other is hesitant or even downright opposed to the idea. Every relationship is different and it's up to each individual couple to decide ...

by Rick Bisio  | December 06, 2016 12:00:00
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How to gain people’s trust back after a setback

Although this is not your finest hour, you can survive the day if you know how to correct your trajectory.

Nothing catches the attention of onlookers more than when leaders or prominent team members in our workplace make errors or who engage in egregious acts that affect others. No one desires to find themselves in such a predicament.Taking a wrong turn, vocationally, ...

by Patrick Proctor  | July 09, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

5 ways to give feedback that works

Always try to meet small problems with swift solutions.

Bad feedback goes both ways. We typically associate bad feedback in the “bearer of bad news” sense where the recipient is the one at fault, but more often than not, the feedback provider and the feedback itself are the problem.We have all ...

by Kate Beihl  | July 06, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

These 12 passive-aggressive text phrases destroy relationships

Passive-aggressive behavior is frustrating for both parties involved.

I have been told that I am a bit passive-aggressive. I did not really get it until I started evaluating some of the simple-yet-destructive words I was saying. If have encountered an act of passive aggression then you already know that it is ...

by John Rampton  | June 21, 2016 07:00:00
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20 easy gestures to boost your business minus the cost

A genuine act done out of sincerity can mean a hundredfold to an employee.

As every entrepreneur understands, one of the most significant challenges to any business is money. Getting a business off the ground or through a growth stage requires capital and other resources. And while bootstrapping is an effective strategy to employ, it has its share of limitations.Related: 12 Mind Tricks ...

by Peter Gasca  | June 05, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

25 bad words that make other people feel inferior

Words can make or break so better choose yours wisely.

Did you know that in every language, there are more negative words than positive ones? It seems we need lots of words to describe our negative feelings, but we are content with a handful of positive ones.For instance, researchers have found that most ...

by John Rampton  | May 20, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

10 toxic words you must not say in a job interview

They seem like ordinary words, but they could be major red flags for an interviewer.

There is plenty advice out there to rehearse what you are going to say in a job interview: research questions the interviewer might ask, practice your answers, come up with salient questions of your own.But what about rehearsing what you are not ...

by Bernard Marr  | May 05, 2016 01:00:00
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