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10 USEFUL TIPS FOR OPENING MORE DOORS WITH EMAIL

1. Customize. Customize. Customize. Yes, it does take more work. However, it’s immediately clear to decision makers if your email pitch was written to them personally – or if the email was simply copied and pasted. One of the two gets a significantly better response! 2. Follow-up. One email is not going to do the…

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CREATING YOUR OWN ECONOMIC PROSPERITY

An economy is built flourishing on competent businesses providing high quality products and services the public need and want and are happy to exchange for. This concept is based on creation and expansion.  A business creates its wealth with hard work by purposed team members achieving the goals of the company A business run well…

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The Real Ingredients of True Education 

When I first read this article by my friend, colleague and educator, Ingrid Gudenas, I felt responsibly compelled to promote it widely. Her commentary as described here, is what defines my purpose, why I am so committed in my work and the underlying inspiration in performing my duties to help professionals and people of all…

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How to Open Your Speech with a BANG!!

I’M SURE YOU’VE SEEN IT BEFORE-the most common approach to beginning a presentation is to start out with a quote or a joke. Unfortunately, unless you know exactly what kind of audience you’re dealing with, this kind of beginning may come off as extremely contrived-and it may also completely miss the mark.  I can’t emphasize…

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Building Speaker Credibility

WHEN YOU MAKE A POINT, major or minor back it up with support sources that will give it credibility. Such support sources have the power to add weigh and authority to what you’re saying. You might assert, “The environment today is in bad shape.” Well, that’s a very general point. What you want to do…

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Dissolving the Fixed Ideas or Opinions of Your Audience

After an effectively delivered attention-getting opening, I advise speakers to take an additional step to ensure that they truly have their audiences with full attention in front of them and prepared to receive the main body or remainder of the presentation. In this case, what I am referring to here are audience attendees who have…

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Getting Referrals With a Simple & Sincere Written Request

Referrals are a terrific method and source of expanding your client base. Many professionals back off of this and they lose a great deal of future business opportunity as a result. One reason is that they do not know how to acquire referrals effectively.   I have found a simple, workable but gracious letter to…

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Conquering Your Fear of Public Speaking

Here are some quick tips to help you overcome your fear of public speaking toward any audience whether a business meeting, a networking scenario, a boardroom or conference room setting or a small or large gathering.   Here are 4 quick tips you can use right now!   1. Arrive early enough to fully perceive the room…

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Captivating Your Audience With Storytelling

What is the difference between “There are many children in the Congo going hungry” and “I’ll never forget being in war-torn Congo-witnessing firsthand the deprivation of hundreds of children, and feeding them life-nourishing food that I obtained at my own great peril”?   The difference is story. And the difference it makes is between something…

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7 Presentation Tips You Likely Overlooked To Power You Up!

  Create a Pre-Public Speech Checklist to Fully Prepare   Like an air craft pilot preparing for take-off with checklist in hand, a speaker’s preparation standards must include a checklist of all the steps, items and needs that are estimated much before that presentation. Sound preparation itself makes for a confident speaker.   Practice Your…

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