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Times like these: In a generation past, shows like 'Father Knows Best' and 'Leave It to Beaver' were popular and reflected solid American families. Do you remember them? How about the more recent 'Bill Cosby Show'? Each of these shows consistently…
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The tenth anniversary of the Islamic jihadist attacks on New York on 9/11 will soon be upon us. Faith in God sustained millions of Americans on that day and the days that followed. Americans looked to God and to their spiritual leaders for comfort and guidance.
But New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has banned all clergy and all prayer from the upcoming 9/11 memorial service planned to commemorate the tragic events of that day.
In times of crisis, …Continue
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What happens the first time you try a new selling technique? It's usually uncomfortable and doesn't go as smoothly as it did in the seminar or how you imagined it would go. Often it results in a less than satisfying outcome. There are physiological reasons for this discomfort and awkwardness.
When you see or hear something new, your brain goes through a conscious process of evaluating whether that new behavior has any potential payoff, and you form an expectation of what…
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Picture a local "Mom and Pop" store in your area.
The business is a staple of the community. The owners know every customer's name. The employees love their jobs.
The company has never broken the law. It's never even been charged.
None of this matters to President Barack Obama's National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
The NLRB -- far exceeding its authority -- is now forcing its way into private-sector workplaces nationwide, even if workers don't…
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After perfecting your follow up skills, here are 5 tips for getting to that deal you've worked so hard for:
1) Be sure the prospect has given you the buying signals before you attempt to close.
2) Talk in terms of when. "When we work together on this..."
3) Confirm the points of the sale - how much, what needs to happen, etc.
4) Ask about any obstacles - "Do you see any obstacles that would prevent us from moving…Continue
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In furthering its commitment to develop an educated algae production workforce, NAA's ever-popular annual Algae Production Certification Program will be held on October 22, 2011, at Lone Star College, The Woodlands, Texas. Participants will learn from industry experts about algae cultures and strain selection, growing algae in ponds,…Continue
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What it takes to get to the top-and the inspirational, winning words that, when woven into our speech, exemplify each principle:
1) People-Centeredness- more than just being a people person, this is about getting to know and value others on a deeper level. People centered winners use phrases such as, "I'm listening," "I hear you," "I get it," and "you decide."
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In the beginning...
Partner(s), employees and day-to-day business contacts have come to know you and expect you to act in a particular manner, for better or worse. Those "glass half empty" kinds of people who bounce into the shop with a new perspective on the power of the spoken word should be careful not to cause chaos by springing "the new positive you" on others unexpectedly. Ease into any "for-the-better" transformation. Learning to use positive speech will take…Continue
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Have you stopped to think how much the word "IF" is worth? Judging by the way many professionals talk, it must be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. For example:
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" A man's self shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth; and with the consequence of his word's he must be satisfied. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it." Proverbs 18:20-21
Your words have power in them - what you say determines your destiny as much as what you think. Could the everyday words uttered around the decorated apparel/promotional products shop be the biggest threat to long-term success?…Continue
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Missteps from the profitability path...
11) Not knowing the difference between you're and your. Misspelled words and poor grammar make you look bad and lazy.
12) Delivering your sales message, not their buying message. Why would you be making a "sales presentation" without understanding why the prospect may want to buy?
13) Making excuses for what went wrong. Not taking responsibility for what you could have done to change it.
14) Failure to talk…Continue
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This interactive event places you at the right place at the right time... join movers & shakers and network with industry leaders. Ask over 15 "Success Mentors"; successful entrepreneurs, business development coaches and recruiters, for guidance and advice on your next move. Your life will never be the same...See you this Tuesday at Straits!
5 Highly Influential Leaders with over 60 years of combined experience share secrets as to how they got ahead in Houston. Learn how…Continue
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One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name.
Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down.
It took the remainder of the class period to finish their assignment, and as the students left the…
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