Once More…You Know What They Say About ASSUMING!

meeting people in NY version 3 300x133 Once More...You Know What They Say About ASSUMING!

Over the last four weeks I’ve needed to travel to Orlando, Florida and then to New York City, New York. When­ever I have the oppor­tu­nity to travel to such places I love tak­ing the oppor­tu­nity to have lunch or cof­fee at “water­ing holes” that the locals like to fre­quent. It really gives a per­son a good per­spec­tive on the com­mu­nity. In addi­tion, if you enjoy meet­ing peo­ple and hav­ing thought pro­vok­ing con­ver­sa­tions, this can be a very good exer­cise to go through. How­ever, it appears that one always has to be on guard against those indi­vid­u­als who come up to you and begin to speak with you about some­thing or another as if they know the world more about the sub­ject than you do. Even though they just met you! Ever meet any­one like that? Read more

Increasing Likeability

ILikeYOU3 300x178 Increasing LikeabilityWe all know there are many great blogs out in the online world of the inter­net. One of my per­sonal favorites is Guy Kawasaki’s blog. Through his blog, he releases many tid­bits of wis­dom and knowl­edge. In addi­tion to being the co-founder of Alltop.com (an “online mag­a­zine rack” of pop­u­lar top­ics on the web) and the pre­vi­ous “chief evan­ge­list” of Apple, he is also the author of ten books includ­ing Enchant­ment, Real­ity Check and The Mac­in­tosh Way. Accord­ing to Guy, when it comes to being suc­cess­ful in life, your like­abil­ity is a key fac­tor. Regard­less of one’s age, nation­al­ity, knowl­edge or expe­ri­ence, how like­able they are will deter­mine how effec­tive they will be in most sit­u­a­tions. What are ways in which you can increase your like­abil­ity? Read more

Giving Thanks…Always

Today is Thanks­giv­ing and many peo­ple around the world cel­e­brate it. I orig­i­nally thought it was only an Amer­i­can hol­i­day being that my rec­ol­lec­tion recalls learn­ing about how the pil­grims in New Eng­land, USA, cel­e­brated the first one in order to give thanks for the boun­ti­ful har­vest they had that year. It even­tu­ally became a hol­i­day tra­di­tion that started to include not only the boun­ti­ful har­vest but all areas that a per­son or com­mu­nity could be thank­ful for. Fam­ily, friends, health, a home, you name it. Hav­ing some­thing in one’s life where not hav­ing it would make life less enjoy­able is always some­thing to be thank­ful for. Read more

You Can Tell a lot from a Person’s Handshake

September 20, 2011 by · 15 Comments
Filed under: Culture and Diversity, Networking, Relationships 

Handshake B You Can Tell a lot from a Person’s HandshakeThis is prob­a­bly a topic that has been beaten down so much that I’m almost embar­rassed to write about it. But I can’t help it. You can tell a lot about a per­son from the way they shake hands with you. Whether they intend to let you know or not.  How can that be? How do you know if the per­son doesn’t have a weak hand or some other med­ical con­di­tion pre­vent­ing them from doing any other type of hand­shake other than as though you are shak­ing hands with a piece of tis­sue paper? Or maybe the per­son does not know their own strength (which is why I can’t feel my hand for a few min­utes after I shake it with him)? How can you really tell a lot about a per­son by the way they shake hands with you? Read on and I’ll share some thoughts on that very topic… Read more

64 Great Sites and Articles on Diversity and Appreciating Differences

March 14, 2010 by · 67 Comments
Filed under: Culture and Diversity 

Diversity121 201x300 64 Great Sites and Articles on Diversity and Appreciating DifferencesThere are many dif­fer­ences that sep­a­rate each and every one of us. For me, that is one of the things that makes life so inter­est­ing and enjoy­able. Unfor­tu­nately, there are peo­ple who incor­rectly assume some­thing about another per­son or the group they belong to sim­ply due to a dif­fer­ence. When it comes to diver­sity and appre­ci­at­ing dif­fer­ences, no one can hon­estly say that they are not inter­ested in it. The rea­son for me stat­ing such a com­ment is because regard­less of who we are or where we come from, every­one has biases toward peo­ple we per­ceive to not be like our­selves. Whether it’s a dif­fer­ence in skin color (or shade of the same skin color), dif­fer­ence in lan­guage, or dif­fer­ence in gen­der, we all will have some form of nat­u­rally occur­ring pre­con­ceived opin­ion of a per­son who is not like our­selves. That is, until we edu­cate our­selves and/or sim­ply become a lit­tle more informed about Read more

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