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It is no shock and awe surprise that most of us spend more time working than we do on any other activity. As the pressure to do more, faster, better with less continues to mount the work day just dominates our lives. Life is becoming more and more hectic, as we all switch to a 24/7 lifestyle, thanks to smart phones, Tablets, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. As a consequence stress levels seem to be constantly rising.
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In 1936 an unknown author, despite many frustrating years of receiving rejections, finally managed to get his manuscript taken up by a major publishing house. That book became a classic in the pantheon of self-help books: “How to Win Friends and Influence People”. Surprisingly, many people in sales have still not read this work. Dale Carnegie’s aim was to help all of us be better with each other, particularly in a business context.
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Your team’s introverts never fight for the brainstorming blue marker pen. They leave it to the extroverts to occupy the white board, the ideas, the airwaves and the debate. Consequently, we wind up with a shallower harvest of ideas for the organization. Voluminous and loud doesn’t mean most smart or insightful, but too often the same bolshie few dominate the proceedings. Over time this breeds a dangerous winnowing process entertaining a narrow band of ideas produced by the noisy minority.
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Public speaking throws up many fears and challenges for all of us. As part of High Impact Presentations, one of our public speaking courses, we have been surveying the various participants for the last four years about the types of things they most want to improve. The most common request, from both Japanese and English speakers, is to “be clear when presenting”. What do they mean by clear?
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Why are we so bad at remembering names? We meet someone at a networking function and 10 seconds later, we have forgotten their name. We see a familiar face at an event, but the name escapes us. We crane our neck to get a glimpse of their name badge hoping to jog our memory. We feel the dread of embarrassment when we have to introduce someone we supposedly know to someone else, but we can’t remember either of their names.
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It is no shock and awe surprise that most of us spend more time working than we do on any other activity. As the pressure to do more, faster, better with less continues to mount the work day just dominates our lives. Life is becoming more and more hectic, as we all switch to a 24/7 lifestyle, thanks to Blackberrys, i-Pads, smart phones, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. As a consequence stress levels seem to be constantly rising.
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He slid effortlessly into the chair and before I knew it, he had popped open the oyster shell of his laptop and was pointing his screen menacingly in my direction. Uh oh! Slide after powerpoint slide bombarded me with detailed data, specs, diagrams and text information. After 20 minutes he stopped the torture. “Wow”, I thought, “he hasn’t managed to ask me even one teensy question during this session of our first meeting”.
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