On a late-night flight to Phoenix, Amy and I found ourselves seated in the first-class cabin with none other than comedians Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. (Yep, I tell everyone I got high with Cheech and Chong; 37,000 feet, to be precise.) I relished watching passengers board the plane and recognize the famous duo who […]
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As my wife, Amy, and I stood at the gate waiting to board a recent flight to Dallas, a 30-something traveler pulled up alongside of us and set down a guitar case as if placing the Ark of the Covenant at my feet. I recognized it immediately: an original circa-1950s Fender tweed guitar case. Very […]
Do you remember buying your first home? This time of year, my mind often drifts back to our first autumn of home ownership — oh, so many years ago. After years of carefree condo living, my wife, Amy, and I found ourselves overwhelmed with the chores a house requires. I do not live to putter, […]
In recent posts, I wrote about three ways to acknowledge another person’s viewpoint and three ways to respond to that viewpoint. Those are the first two steps in what I call the “ART” of persuasive communication. “A” stands for acknowledging, “R” stands for responding and “T” stands for transitioning. In this post, I will focus […]
In a recent post, I wrote about three ways to acknowledge another person’s viewpoint. Another critical step in persuasive communication is acknowledging your target’s opposition and responding in an honest, substantive and compelling manner. Meaningful responses are at the heart of your persuasion effectiveness. Your responses should illuminate, inform and educate. So how can you […]
When faced with a difficult persuasion situation, acknowledging the other person’s viewpoint is critical. Why? Because doing so psychologically prepares your target to receive new information from you. The best acknowledgement statements have the following three elements: 1. Ingratiation Have you ever ordered in a restaurant and heard the waiter respond with, “Excellent choice!” as […]
I recently wrote a post about the science behind the differences between men and women when it comes to decision-making and persuasion, focusing on the male perspective. Now, I’ll continue that exploration of gender differences and how you can apply them to hear yes more often by focusing on the female perspective. Consider these: 1. […]
Have you ever done that old high school science experiment where you put one hand in a bucket of cold water and one hand in a bucket of hot water, and then immediately dip both hands simultaneously into a bucket of room-temperature water? Well, the cold hand feels warm, and the hot hand feels cool. […]
If you like to watch fireworks, just bring up the subject of gender differences at your friendly end-of-summer neighborhood cookout. That said, there is real science behind the differences between men and women when it comes to decision-making and persuasion. Consider these findings: • Men often overstate their abilities; women understate them “In studies, men overestimate […]
It would not be a stretch to say that everything I needed to know I learned from the Harley-Davidson business. I was always a Harley guy. I grew up in an area where Harley-Davidsons were very popular, knew people who rode, and even in college many of my projects, papers and productions had something to […]
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Classic lessons in organizational awareness and the importance individual relationships and agendas play in getting things done.
Lots of great, practical tips presented in an engaging format.
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Simple, easy to apply techniques that can be immediately applied to any organization or personal situation.
Once again you captured the hearts and minds of our participants in your seminar.
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