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Social Styles 3 – Learning About the Expressive

Social Styles 3 – Learning About the Expressive

Social Styles are important because? In my two previous posts ( http://ow.ly/Zfpn30bKoSK ) (http://ow.ly/1HcK30bYKwv)  we have discussed the importance of understanding social styles.  If you are engaged in business learning to successfully communicate with your employees, prospects, customers and clients is the key to your success.   Knowing your social style and the attributes of the other social styles is vital in building solid relationships. Today, I want to discuss the Expressive style. What is the Expressive Style?   Expressives are…expressive.  They…

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Social Styles 2-Learning About the Director

Social Styles 2-Learning About the Director

Why are Social Styles important?   In my previous post ( http://ow.ly/Zfpn30bKoSK ), I discussed the 4 social styles people use to communicate with each other.  We all fall into one of these styles. People in some of these styles communicate easily with one another, yet others can’t seem to communicate at all.   Why is it important to know these approaches?   Want to build meaningful relationships with your prospects, clients, and customers? Then you need to understand these…

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Social Styles…The Magic Key to Your Success!

Social Styles…The Magic Key to Your Success!

Did you ever have a prospect or client you just couldn’t connect with?  We all have.  It’s not because you didn’t like each other, but you didn’t seem to be on the same page.  Guess what?  The reason might lie in your different social styles. What Are Social Styles? Social styles are the way we communicate with other people. We all have a social style.  Actually, we have one of 4 social styles. Larry Wilson of Wilson Learning Corporation has…

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The Stunningly Simple Secret Part 2

The Stunningly Simple Secret Part 2

Busy or effective.  Which one are you?  Did you know it’s possible to do away with almost 80% of your to do list? Here is a myth about being self-employed.  You start a business.  You work 80 hours a week to build it up.  In 5 years or so, you are a roaring success. In my last post (https://successfulcm.com/2017/04/28/stunning-simple-secret-improves-productivity/) we discussed how you can choose the hours you want to work, and then use the 80/20 rule to accomplish the…

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Stunning Simple Secret Improves Your Productivity!

Stunning Simple Secret Improves Your Productivity!

Getting it all done when you’re the only one there can be frightening. How can you improve your productivity?  Using Pareto’s simple 80/20 rule can cut your work week in half You wanted freedom.  You wanted to do something you loved. And…you wanted to get paid for it.  So you went into business for yourself. Now you have this huge list of stuff that needs to be accomplished to get your business off the ground.  How are you going to…

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Read this before you hire your first employee!

Read this before you hire your first employee!

When your small business grows, you will come to the point where it’s time to hire your first employee.  But… what are the things you need to consider to ensure you hire someone who is just the right “fit” for your company? Prior Planning The first thing you should do is to plan exactly what functions the new employee will fill.  For the purposes of this article, I am assuming you are a one person shop.  Up until now, you…

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Here’s 5 Great Reasons Why Your Business Should be on the Internet

Here’s 5 Great Reasons Why Your Business Should be on the Internet

Here is the simple truth.  People have changed the way they shop.  If you’re a small business owner, you need a website.  Here’s a great post that explains why. Five Reasons Your Small Business Needs The Internet By knovack1/12/2015 12:27:00 PMViews (270)0 CommentsReturn Research shows that, even in 2014, small businesses still miss the boat when it comes to their online presence. Building an online presence requires more than just creating a website with your business address, phone number, and a…

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4 Elements of a Successful Blog Post

4 Elements of a Successful Blog Post

As small business owners, we are told we need to blog if we are going to be successful.  But, no one tells us how to go about it.  Today I thought I’d post some quick guidelines outlining just how to construct a successful blog post. There are 4 Elements to a good blog post: Headline Lead Body Call to action These elements combine to form “the upside down pyramid.”  This is a style of writing common to newspapers today. Let’s…

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Becoming a Writer? Here’s a Great Book!

Becoming a Writer? Here’s a Great Book!

Today I am reviewing a wonderful book “Writer… Interrupted: A Handbook for the Emerging Writer”, by Kate Johnston, Have you ever thought about becoming a writer?  I remember when I did. It looks easy enough, right?  All you have to do is sit down in front of your keyboard (or pick up a pen and paper) and write.   Then…nothing happens.   Murphy’s First Law, “Nothing is as easy as it looks” has reared it’s ugly head. Well, here is…

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Want to Start a Business? Read This

Want to Start a Business? Read This

OK! OK!  I get it. You hate your job.  Your company has the morals of a pit viper.  Your boss couldn’t find his backside with both hands.  Your co-workers are a bunch of mindless robots. You dream of being free.  You dream of the day you can do a Johnny Paycheck and tell your boss, “Take this job and shove it!” You dream of running your own business. Setting your own hours. Getting rich. But…what kind of business are you…

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