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Obama Out of the Bubble, Onto the Battlefield of Persuasion

The President can’t persuade Congress to make meaningful changes if he’s allowing Congress to define the narrative. In a battle of persuasion, he’d best act now or his moment will be lost.


February 16, 2010 0

Learning the Lessons of (Personal) History/Herstory Part 2

Anytime you have an experience, good or bad, in which you know that what you did effected the result, and then you mentally play it again in the same way, you increase the likelihood that the next time you’re in a similar situation, you will do an even better job of having the same reaction and result


December 7, 2009 0

When Someone Rubs You The Wrong Way, Ask A Question – Persuasive Communication

Develop your ability to switch into an information-gathering mode rather than a reactionary one whenever faced with one of life’s challenges, particularly when those challenges appear in the form of other people. And specifically, if what they’re doing rubs you the wrong way.


September 16, 2009 0

Dealing With Negative People – Use Them As A Resource

The trick is not to buy into negative behavior, but instead, to reframe it and make it useful to yourself. How to make negativity useful? Remember, a negative person can serve two valuable functions in your life: They can be your personal character builder, and they can serve as an early warning system when it comes to problems.


September 9, 2009 5

Think Fast – Persuasive Communication and Life Skills

How can you think fast? It begins by accepting what the moment brings and responding to it creatively and with determination. Worse case scenario, your quick thinking gets a bad result. But best case is a great result, and when it comes to thinking fast, you’ll never know until you try.


August 31, 2009 3

Top Ten Interpersonal Skills – 9 – Keep Your Wits About You

Humor attracts interest, puts people on common footing, and creates an atmosphere of goodwill that is conducive to meaningful communication. Humor has such a positive impact on people that more and more businesses (not the dead-serious ones though!) use it to train and retain employees.


August 24, 2009 0