Business

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Billionaires

  The Forbes World’s Billionaires list is always a hot item.  I love to read about the roots of billionaires and see how they carved their own path to success.  Below is a very cool infographic examining the backgrounds of the world’s billionaires.  Let’s break it down: Toss the first 30—they inherited their wealth.  Good for them. 17 started their own… Read more →

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Two Ways We Make First Impression

  For over 30 years I have been a commission-based Commercial Real Estate broker.  My entire livelihood depends on me closing new business., which comes down to one thing – making a good first impression. What are people looking for when they first meet someone?   Harvard Professor Amy Cuddy says people size you up in seconds and they are mostly… Read more →

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37 Seconds

  We get 37 seconds to make a difference, an impression, and to get more time to deepen the relationship. Take advantage of those 3 seconds, and make them yours. In emails: –subject lines matter –your opening sentence matters –getting to your point matters In meeting in person: –how you dress matters –how you smile matters –how you shake hands… Read more →

Tedious Small Talk

Tedious Small Talk

  Want to live a more engaged life?  Change the way you make small talk.  Why not become more interested AND interesting? Here is how: Don’t answer simple questions with dead-end replies (How are you?—Fine).  Rather, ask thoughtful questions. Keep conversations moving vertically (How was your sunrise this morning?  What was the highlight of your day?) Socializing and an ability to communicate will enhance your… Read more →