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Few things are more frustrating than having to repeat yourself because the person you are speaking to isn't listening.  It wastes time -- and time, as we all know, is money! Perhaps a little further up the annoyance scale is the exchange -- I hesitate to call it a conversation -- in which both parties are so determined to get their
Paul was majoring in zoology at college.  One semester he took a course in the study of birds -- ornithology.  For the final exam, Paul studied until he had the textbook nearly memorized.  He knew his class notes backward and forward.  He was eager to take the exam, certain of getting a good grade. The morning of the exam
If you were given a 180-second opportunity to change your business forever, would you be prepared to do it on a moment's notice?  You would if you learn about the elevator speech as defined by Terri Sjodin in her new book,Small Message, Big Impact. The book's subtitle, How to Put the Power of the Elevator Speech to Work for
Talent is God-given, be humble.  Fame is man-given, be thankful.  Conceit is self-given, be careful. This anonymous saying is often attributed to legendary college basketball coach John Wooden.  And he surely hit the nail on the head. I have a different way of talking about conceit in my speeches.  If you think you
Comedian Jim Carrey took a job as a janitor at a tire factory at age 15 when his father lost his job.  He also worked as a security guard.  To relieve his stress, he visited local comedy clubs, which instilled his love of comedy -- and prepared him for a blockbuster career. Everyone has to start somewhere.  Like Jim Carrey, I
A big stack of my mail comes from frustrated people who have tried very hard to find jobs without success.  With the slow economic recovery, it's still mighty tough out there. As I researched my last book, Use Your Head To Get Your Foot in the Door:  Job Search Secrets No One Else Will Tell You, I frequently heard concerns