21 DIPLOMATIC WAYS TO SAY “NO”

21 DIPLOMATIC WAYS TO SAY “NO”

“REALLY SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE SAY NO TO ALMOST EVERYTHING.”  WARREN BUFFET  “I’ll get back to you tomorrow” gives you time to compare this request with Your core goals and values before saying yes. Note: I suggest the saying NO about this current...

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A SHORT & SIMPLE PITCH

A SHORT & SIMPLE PITCH

How to get your listeners to pay more attention to you? Problem: They are information-over-saturated before you speak. Solution: Pre-edit yourself to short and simple ideas/pitches. How to Do This? Decide what you want people to...

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Cheapest Holiday Gift

If you were to open your holiday cards and see a kind thank you note from your boss or employee, you might be surprised and delighted. I would.   Even people who I would never invite for dinner have some redeeming qualities I can compliment on...

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS & SPEAKING

FIRST IMPRESSIONS & SPEAKING

People often see you as an expert and authoritative when you speak slowly the first time you meet them. Speak significantly faster than your new acquaintances & they may sense you are rushed and overwhelmed. Is this fair? No. Is it true? Yes. Cory Treffiletti...

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GET INSIGHTFUL IDEAS

GET INSIGHTFUL IDEAS

YOU, AS LEADER, SEE AND COMMUNICATE THE BIG PICTURE. Early in your career, did you have ideas that would improve the organization’s bottom line and productivity? And didn’t you see glitches that could be easily resolved? How often did top management ask you for...

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FRESH START – 2019

FRESH START – 2019

None of us is as smart as all of us. Ken Blanchard suggests we ask and listen without judgement to the bottom rungs of our organization.  No one was ever fired too soon. “He/she has great numbers. Too bad he/she upsets everyone.” Bad decision! Your best workers...

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HOW TO INTERRUPT & STOP BEING INTERRUPTED

HOW TO INTERRUPT & STOP BEING INTERRUPTED

TO INTERRUPT: WHEN YOU DISAGREE, WHAT IS MORE EFFECTIVE THAN INTERRUPTING? USE A NON-VERBAL GESTURE. SHAKE YOUR HEAD TO INDICATE THAT YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW. YOU COULD HOLD UP YOUR HAND TO SIGNAL, “NO.” THE SPEAKER MAY PAUSE OR END QUICKLY. THIS IS AN...

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HOW TO SHORTEN YOUR STORIES

HOW TO SHORTEN YOUR STORIES

WHICH STORY IS INTERESTING & MEMORABLE? My cousin Harry and I went to Cape Cod for our other cousin’s, Hermione’s, 10th Anniversary party. When we arrived we were surprised that there was no electricity in her whole neighborhood, about 8 blocks square. We set...

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