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Archive for January 2013

Do You Follow Up?

Follow Up! Anyone can collect business cards – What’s Next?   • What are you going to do with the business cards you collect?   • How are you going to follow-up on these leads?   • Do you have a contact database so you can enter and organize the business cards you pick up?…

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Building Relationships through "Conversation" Part FOUR

Hopefully, you have practiced parts 1-3 of Building Relationships through Conversation —  Here is the last post – Part Four. Conversation starter questions/comments: What brings you here? How do you know the host/organizer? What can you tell me about him/her or the organization? I am here because … Where are you from? What do you…

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How Are You Sabotaging Yourself

How Are You Sabotaging Yourself? “Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe What do you want to achieve this year? If you don’t know, how are you possibly going to get it? And if you know but don’t have an action plan, how are you possibly going to…

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Networking Face to face and On Line DO’S AND DON’TS

Networking is about building solid business relationship so you are confident in passing referrals and helping each other.   NETWORKING DO’S: a)                  Be sincere; be on the lookout for how you can help other people. b)                  Focus your networking on events that will be beneficial for you and your business. c)                  When at an event,…

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Building Relationships through "Conversation" Part THREE

Now, you have had time to practice part one and two of building Relationships through Conversation — we are ready to go DEEPER LEVELS OF CONNECTION. Tips for taking conversations to a deeper level of connection:   Be aware of theirs and your comfort zones. Do not be too close or too far from them.…

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Back To Basics – Living Life on Purpose

Living life on purpose ************************************************************************ “Know what you want. Become your real self.” — David Harold Fink It has been proven, time and time again, that people who set goals achieve success while those who don’t, generally achieve very little. Goal setting helps you get clear about what you want, set priorities and create a…

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Four Ways of Doing Business

Four Ways Of Doing Business   Business owners are always looking for ways to get more business. If you are like most business owners, you might lay awake at night asking yourself questions only to find the answers don’t come as easy as you would like them to. Maybe it is time to look at…

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Building Relationships through "Conversation" Part TWO

I hope you enjoyed Part ONE of Building Relationships through Conversations — and we will now give you some more tips in Part Two Building Conversation in a Social Situation:In social situations: When you arrive, take time to scan the room and identify someone who is alone to connect with. If no one is alone,…

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Let's Talk Values and What is Integrity

Often we think about our Values and if anyone asked us — what are your values — you can sometimes answer and other times you figure them out by doing an exercise and picking out words that relate to how you feel and act.   But do we really know what those values mean. Definition:   A…

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What's The Big Picture In Your Life

FOCUSED ON YOU! What’s the big picture for your life? “We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.” — Omar Nelson Bradley Every day, there are so many details to be managed. So many distractions. So many demands placed upon us. No wonder we…

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