Category Archives: Success Tips

Harness the Power of Storytelling

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Stories can be powerful, even for business. Here are 5 tips for becoming a better storyteller. One that engages people, establishes trust, and closes the sale without selling.

1. Speak from the heart only – The best storytellers tell authentic stories that they are passionate about. Being able to speak both authentically and passionately can really draw people in, making them feel a connection to you. If you want to have your story fall flat – tell someone else’s story that isn’t authentic to you.

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Capturing Your Real Voice When You Write

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Perfect grammar is mandatory in English class, but what about in business? Is perfectly written text more or less compelling than words written as if you were speaking? Do you find yourself stuck at your keyboard waiting for just the right words to come to you? There’s an easier way!

Now, I’m not talking about butchering the English language, but verbally we can be far more compelling than in writing. As an example,

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Add These Connection Points & Make Your Bio Stand Out

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Your bio should provide the inspiration that a prospect needs to contact you. It should have an interesting narrative about you – not just a laundry list of what you do. People will feel a connection to you based on you sharing more than just a cold list of facts.

For example, tell people why you are in your business and your background story to create excellent connection points that are memorable. What is interesting about you?

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3 Steps For Getting the MOST Out of Educational Conferences

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It’s conference time once again with many firms hosting their large summer meetings. Do the meetings typically present you with ideas to improve your business, increase revenue, or create efficiencies?

Most meetings actually do bring many ideas that will help improve your business. The key is having a plan to get those ideas home with you and get them implemented. Oftentimes, we return to the office with good intentions to get new initiatives started,

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30 Minute Daily Success Challenge

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There are definitive correlations between doing something different and taking potential risks, and finding more success. Have you counted the number of times you have gone outside of your comfort zone…each day or week? Once…twice…more?

If you go outside of your comfort zone and challenge yourself to take even a small risk just one time per day, would you be wasting time or making opportunities? What is the cost/benefit of doing something different?

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