Networking value from master – Harvey Mackay

  Tip of the week – Networking - A reminder from Harvey Mackay Every week I follow Harvey Mackay’s email newslettter. It always has something in it for me to ponder and use. This week is no exception…here is what he had to say this week… “If I had to name the single characteristic shared by all the truly successful people I’ve met over a lifetime, I’d say it is the ability to create and nurture a network of contacts. A network replaces the weakness of the individual with the strength of your network. You don’t have to know everything as...

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Powerful Apps for Business Professionals!

Great Apps! I have several business and personal apps that are great. In my business practice there are a number I rely on to keep me on track, creative, and organized. 1) ithoughtsHD which is a great creative tool. It is my mind mapping app of choice. http://www.ithoughts.co.uk/iThoughtsHD/Welcome.html 2) notetakerHD is a fantastic tool for my notes! https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/note-taker-hd/id366572045?mt=8 3) pages for my iPad is my mobile word document software. https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/pages/id361309726?mt=8 I highly recommend these 3...

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Add Story Telling to your Communication’s Toolkit

Art of Story Telling – One most influential communication tool Many years ago I sat in the audience and listened to a great speaker capture our attention with his presentation. As I looked around the room I realized I was not the only one completely captivated by his speech. All 100 plus individuals were spell bound by this person. Why? Well it was the way he spoke. It was my first real exposure to a master story teller. I remember quite vividly that I wanted to learn the art and science of story telling. Up to that point my advisory and coaching practice had done well but as I sat...

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Be in the Moment and be Present! – Tip 201

  Be in the Moment   Ok, you got me hear, this one at first glance is a leap of faith but it really works! I am going to play with our minds for a moment. There are a lot of mind games we play or that are played on us. Some are negative and some that are positive. Brian Tracy in his book “Goals” talks about “we are what we think about” in his discussion about goal setting and in making real sustained change in our lives. What we think about should be a conscious proactive thought and we need to be present or in the moment. In work he speaks about thinking...

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Tip 199 – The Awesome Power of Pause

  The Power of Pause For years I have maintained that when you use the pause in your communication a number of things happen and usually all at the same time.¬†Finally there are a number of resources available that speak to the power of the pause. In his book¬† “Pause Principle” Kevin Cashman asserts truly effective listening and therefore powerful communication requires one to utilize the pause before speaking. In real time when you pause you look attentive, like you really are listening. You look professional and genuinely interested in the conversation because you are...

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