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How I Got Customers’ Attention

ChargeItSpot Personalized Phone Charging StatiThis article was first published in Entrepreneur Magazine – February 2016. It’s a great example of how to potentially get a customer’s attention and how to convert that attention to strong relationship and profitable sales.

 

 

What could you do to get your potential new customer’s attention?

Doug …

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10 Ways to Get Attention with the Words You Use

 

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Everything begins with attention. Attention is all about connection. Words connect us, and when the right words are used, connections are deepened.

 

Here are 10 ways to pay attention to the words you use and consider a change to old, cliché, cheap phrases and words that don’t serve you and …

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Steal the Show Interview with Michael Port

 

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It’s no secret I love a great podcast. I listen to them when I get ready in the morning and also driving in my car. Michael Port is a legendary speaker, New York Times Best Selling Author, creator of Heroic Public Speaking and a great guy. Recently I …

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3 Ways to Thrive During Times of Change

adjust change transform adjustingEvery client I work with is experiencing change right now.

 

Technology has changed the pace we work. Social media has changed our communication style. Our competitors are not traditional sources and industries are shifting. Change is a part of everyone’s lives.

 

As a leader you can help people …

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5 Ways to Ensure that the Show Will Go On

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It’s not enough for speakers to just show up and speak—even if they’re great on stage. To provide an exceptional audience experience, meeting planners and speakers need to work together in partnership, paying attention to details large and small from the initial call throughout the planning process.

As in every …

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Pay Attention: Steal the Show Book Review

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If you haven’t ever read any of the books published by Michael Port do yourself a favor, buy them, underline them, share them and re-read them.

 

When he released Steal the Show I couldn’t want to absorb his brilliance. This book has a cool subtitle: How to guarantee a …

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5 Ways to Create Advocates

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Who are your advocates?

 

Advocates could be people inside your organization, or outside your business that advocate for you. These people who can recommend you to others in their network, share resources, products and services with others. Advocates are vital to anyone in corporate or entrepreneurial business.

 

If …

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Do You Have Grace Under Pressure?

Grace Under pressure theo and scottWhat would you do if you had organized a big industry event and the headline speaker didn’t show up?

 

Or maybe you have a high profile project and the deliverables are going to be way behind deadline?

 

I witnessed the best example of grace under pressure recently at …

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Becoming the Professional Butterfly – Guest Blog by Dr. Nido Qubein

Nido Qubein High Point University Butterfly ProfessionalReinventing ourselves as leaders is critical to our continued success. It challenges us to focus on our weaknesses and areas of opportunity.

By doing fine tuning our skills, we can pay attention to those around us more and provide them the support and growth development they need to be their …

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10 Ways to Create Attentive Meetings

Meeting Productivity agenda scheduleEver sat in a meeting checking your email?

Ever attended a meeting and wondered why you were there?

Ever been frustrated by a badly run meeting at your company?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone!

 

When did it become OK to be …

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