Never Be Discouraged!

Instead of letting negativity pull you down, use it as your motivation to do better.

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6 Nonverbal Signs That Guarantee You Made a Great First Impression

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Everyone wants to make a great first impression. And everyone knows some simple ways to be more likable: Make eye contact, smile, ask questions about the other person, listen significantly more than you speak… and, surprisingly, go into that first meeting simply believing that other people are going to like you.

Research shows people who expect to be accepted are actually perceived as more likeable. (How’s that for a cool self-fulfilling prophecy?)

You know what to do… but how will you know if you really are making a great first impression? How will you know that the people you meet — whether socially or professionally — perceive you as friendly and likeable?

Read on to know if you have made a good first impression with other people: 6 Nonverbal Signs That Guarantee You Made a Great First Impression, Backed by Science

Here’s What You Need to Do to Be a More Compelling Leader

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You’ve worked hard to become a leader in your organisation. But sometimes you worry that you’re not effective enough at conveying what’s important to you or influencing others to support your objectives.

What you need is not to put in more hours or build elaborate PowerPoint presentations; it’s time to build your executive brand.

What is an executive brand? Let’s start with the basics; “brand” can be defined as the characteristics that distinguish an organisation, product or person from other organisations, products or people.

Read on to know the key elements to becoming a compelling leader: To Be a More Compelling Leader in Southeast Asia, Build Your Executive Brand

Are You Leading a Sluggish Organisation?

light-bulb-1170778_640Everyone thinks that growth is a positive, but unbridled or excessive growth can be a net negative if it limits your ability to innovate. It’s almost a cliche that as an organisation grows it risks retreating into the tried and true and what worked before. Just because things slow down a bit it doesn’t mean that you and your team lost your creative edge or that you will never again be able to be agile and seize on opportunities. It means that you are losing some positive momentum.

Read on to determine if your company is starting to lose its touch: Are You Leading a Sluggish Organisation?

 

The 1 Trick To Make Sales Messages Memorable

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I’ve written about sales and marketing messages frequently in the past but I’ve never explained how selecting the best Point of View (PoV) makes sales and marketing messages more memorable… and thus more effective at driving sales.

To best explain how PoV works in sales and marketing messages, I need to explain how PoV works in movies, television and fiction. It’s not an exact parallel, but it illustrates the concept by tying it to something familiar.

Read on to know how to improve your marketing skills: The 1 Trick To Make Sales Messages Memorable

Developing This 1 Habit Will Solve Your Greatest Business Challenges

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No matter where you are in business — from the first inkling of an idea to managing a billion-dollar operation — you have a puzzling challenge that you’re trying to solve. No matter how successful any of us get, we are inevitably doomed to confront yet the next challenge in a never-ending series of problems (that is, of course, until that blessed day when we sell…and then have to figure out how to spend all that money!).

Read on to know how to get started on this habit: Developing This 1 Habit Will Solve Your Greatest Business Challenges