Tag: communications


21

Dec 2016

Who Is Your Accountability Partner

I had a great accountability check early this morning. I woke up about 4:30 a.m. reached for my phone to post my blog. It is a habit of mine. The post is scheduled to go live at 4 a.m. and I like to get it out early. I posted the blog to all the normal sites. While I still had my phone in my hand...

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19

Aug 2016

What Are The First Two Traits People See On First Impressions

Sharing a fact about first impressions and communications. According to Wikipedia Trustworthiness and Attractiveness were the two traits most quickly detected and evaluated in a study of human faces. Going another step further, more attractive individuals were also rated as more competent, sociable, intelligent, and healthy. Oh, and women tend to be better than men at judging nonverbal behavior. With out speaking a word people...

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16

Aug 2016

How Long Does It Take To Determine Trustworthiness

Sharing a fact about first impressions and communications. According to a Princeton research study people decide on your trustworthiness in a tenth of a second. Princeton researchers found this out by giving one group of students 100 milliseconds to rate attractiveness, competence, likeability, aggressiveness, and trustworthiness of actors’ faces. Members of another group were able to take as long as they wanted. While other traits...

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15

Aug 2016

Facts About Communications-First Impressions

What facts do we know about first impressions? Let’s define what a first impression is according to Wikipedia. “First impression is the event one person first encounters another person and forms a mental image of that person.” Nowhere does it say first impressions  is about a conversation or an interaction, it could be line of sight. As I review this definition it reminds me that we listen more...

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13

Jul 2016

A New Twist On Communications

It is the first day of a three day event. Sitting in a room with close to thirty people as we began our weekly course. As we moved through the basics of communications there was a question of “how do we listen”? This topic was only discussed for two minutes but could have easily gone for thirty based on the value to the attendees. My...

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12

Jul 2016

How You Treat The New Guy Says A Lot About You

Thinking about leaders today.  There are times we need to ask ourselves seemingly ridicules questions like how do we treat others on our team at work each day? It sounds so insignificant and we may have not given this any thought for some time. We could have climbed the ladder of success and forgotten how to treat the new guy. I have observed people as they work...

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19

May 2016

What Would You Do If You Knew

I have spent more than thirty years managing businesses and can tell you without a doubt where we waste the most time, money and effort and it may surprise you. After all we have control and the problem seems to be getting worse. I have worked in some industries accepting fifty percent turn over. I hear estimates of over $50,000 per employee when you factor all the benefits, payroll...

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13

May 2016

Thank You Update

10 Seconds Daily is almost two and one half years old. I am so excited to share with you the growth we are seeing. Remember the original goals: One book a year for six years, we are completing number seven (July 1st release). One hundred videos a year for six years, we are nearing video number five hundred. Continue to blog with a goal of...

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11

May 2016

How Can I Help You

In the past month I have received over sixty comments. I love the feedback. Half of the comments were businesses talking about SEO or making my blog go viral. The comments left were thanking me for sharing and asking for additional information. One question was asking about living a life of gratitude. Living a life a gratitude is not about money. It is not about what you...

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