The Last Time We Spoke

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I have clients who rely very heavily on text messages. Their children have trained them to use text, and now they use it for business communications. It’s fast when you need to send a quick note and, when you need a quick response, it is better than an email. I send text messages … [Read more...]

How to Be Better At Creating Rapport

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Anonymous says, “I am not good at gaining rapport. I need to be better with people.” I don’t have all of the answers, but I have some ideas our friend anonymous might work with for a while. Smile: Want to know the quickest way to open people up and create rapport? Smile. It’s … [Read more...]

Don’t Yell Louder. Refine Your Message.

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The customs agent was losing his patience with the small, demure Asian woman standing in front of him, struggling to understand his command that she sign her custom form. He yelled, “I need your signature!” It was the fourth time he made his demand, each time asked louder and … [Read more...]