A Simple Trick to Make a Powerful Last Impression
Jun25

A Simple Trick to Make a Powerful Last Impression

When we meet someone for the first time, we make split-second decisions as to whether we find the person intelligent, likable, or trustworthy. So, making a good first impression is important. But the last impression is equally critical. Here’s a simple trick you can use to make a powerful and memorable final impression. In psychological or neurological terms the tendency to remember first and last impressions is called the...

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How to Ace the Most Important Question in a Job Interview
Jun03

How to Ace the Most Important Question in a Job Interview

When you’re interviewing for a potential job, you’re at the mercy of the interviewer. He is the one leading the conversation. Your job is to respond to his leading and (hopefully) make a good impression. However, there is a time in most interviews when you are given the floor. And this is where you can shine. You gain some measure of control in the interview process when you are asked: “So, what questions do you have for me? This is...

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7 Things a High School Bully Taught Me about Facing Fear
May24

7 Things a High School Bully Taught Me about Facing Fear

The day I got suspended from high school was one of the best days of my life. The weeks leading up to it, on the other hand, were miserable. Fear. Sleepless nights. Dread. Depression. And while I’d never wish my situation on another, it taught me some incredible lessons about facing fear. Two Bullies, One Victim I’ve always been an easy-going, “why-can’t-we-all-just-get-along” kind of guy. I’m also a foot taller than most. Both have...

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The Next Time You Introduce Someone, Make it Magical!
May19

The Next Time You Introduce Someone, Make it Magical!

When Dave introduces you to someone you’ve never met, something magical happens. You don’t know exactly what he’s going to say until he says it, but one thing is for sure…it’s going to be spectacular! Dave Alabach is a good friend of mine from college. He is one of those people that makes you feel better about yourself whenever you are in his presence. A great quality. One way he does this is how he introduces you to others. He does...

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How to Write a Resume that Stands Out from the Rest
May01

How to Write a Resume that Stands Out from the Rest

Over the course of my career, I’ve read thousands of resumes. Most have been pretty forgettable. In fact, most of the ones I’ve seen look remarkably alike. Sure, the names and previous employers are different, but the actual content is very similar. And the vast majority lack the very information I look for most. The truth is, a prospective employer desperately hopes you are the right person for the job. Think about it. There...

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Four Ways to Meet a Celebrity without Embarrassing Yourself
Apr23

Four Ways to Meet a Celebrity without Embarrassing Yourself

Chances are very good that at some point in your life you’ll meet someone famous. It could be an actor, a musician, or a professional athlete. Or perhaps a VIP of another sort, like a well-known politician or the CEO of your company. When the opportunity presents itself, you have a decision to make: do you want to be viewed as just another fan or would you like to take a shot at developing a professional or even personal...

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