Monday, July 26, 2010

You Might Learn Something!

There is a BIG difference with someone who learns from criticism and someone who refuses to accept it. How you respond to criticism determines whether or not you can grow in wisdom. The next time you are faced with "constructive criticism," listen to all that is said. You might learn something!

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Ask Good Questions!

When you ask good questions, you're searching for people and the information to meet your needs. Many people don't get what they need, because they don't ask the right questions.

Here are 3 tips:
  • Formulate your questions ahead of time.
  • Open ended questions that use the words "How" or "Why" get to the heart of things and keep conversations going.
  • Questions that use the words, "Who, when, where and what" get you more direct and factual information.

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(Excerpt from Networking: 6 Ways to Improve People Skills -- Improving Your Communication)

Monday, July 12, 2010

To Network is to Empower!

An effective networker empowers others. When you empower, you display a genuine interest and a helpful attitude. When you empower others, you multiply their efforts and lead them.

Tips on empowering:
  • People want to be valued. When you see something of value, tell the person. 
  • When you listen, you communicate value.
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(Excerpt from Networking: 6 Ways To Improve People Skills -- Improving Your Communication)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Your Mental Diet!

What you feed your mind is just as important as what you feed your body. The books you read, the music you listen to, the movies you watch, and the people you talk to, are all a part of your mental diet. Be aware of what you feed your mind because what goes into your mind, goes into your body and influences your TOTAL health and well-being. A strong desire to discover knowledge is a mark of "inner-wisdom."

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