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

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

Is Someone Shooting Down Your Ideas?

September 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Leadership, Positive Attitude, Relationships 

ShootingDownIdeas A 300x212 Is Someone Shooting Down Your Ideas?Beware of the four gallingly com­mon strate­gies that peo­ple use to shoot down a person’s ideas. These tac­tics are all the more com­mon against a per­son who’s been iden­ti­fied as a leader within their organization…but why?  In the world we’re in, there are many peo­ple who unfor­tu­nately don’t like to think about how to solve a par­tic­u­lar issue. They’d rather do what is prob­a­bly the sim­plest thing a per­son can do.  Point out what may be wrong with an idea with­out giv­ing an alter­nate solu­tion for the prob­lem the idea is attempt­ing to address. I’m sure you’ve prob­a­bly never wit­nessed such a sce­nario. Read more

Let’s Do Lunch! (…You Call Me)

August 2, 2011 by · 6 Comments
Filed under: Networking, Relationships 

LetsDoLunch Lets Do Lunch! (...You Call Me)Some­times you have to choose between stay­ing in touch with a per­son and rarely ever con­nect­ing. There are many peo­ple I’ve met who will say, “Let’s get together for lunch or cof­fee”. Maybe even meet up on a Fri­day or a Sat­ur­day night at a regional club or restau­rant. What’s funny though about some of these peo­ple is that unless you call them, you never hear from them. Oh, they do respond to an email, text or phone call. But unless you’re the one ini­ti­at­ing the con­nec­tion, a long time will go by with­out an ounce of evi­dence that they even know you. What’s Read more

The Anti-Networking Process of the Five B’s

Networking Wrong 256x300 The Anti Networking Process of the Five B’sNet­work­ing or Anti-Networking, which one should you do? It all depends upon the results you want.  Burn­ing Bridges Before Being Built is also known as the “Anti-networking process of the 5B’s”and it seems to be affect­ing more and more peo­ple today than ever before.  Ok, I don’t have any sci­en­tific study that would sub­stan­ti­ate my last state­ment, but it seems like that recently with some individuals. 

Anti-networking is exactly as it sounds. It’s what peo­ple do when­ever they want to break­down or destroy their net­work. The biggest irony is that most, if not all, peo­ple who do anti-networking are not aware that they are doing it. Some­times they believe they are actu­ally net­work­ing rather than anti-networking. Go Read more

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