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What A Difference Persuasive Communication Could Make pt3

March 4, 2013

Turning bad to good, turning good to great, it’s really not rocket science. It’s a matter of direction and skills. We know what the skills are. The skills are easily learnable, and it does make a difference to learn them. When bad people have the best skills and good people have the best ideas, bad things happen. It is now incredibly obvious to me that when good people have the best skills, great things are inevitable. But you can’t leave change to chance.

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Persuasive Communication Could Make The Difference pt2

February 25, 2013

Continued from previous post… Now, remember, I could have done something, said something.  But I had no agenda, no proposition in mind.  I’m not a meddler, because as any Star Trek fan knows, NON INTERFERENCE IS THE PRIME DIRECTIVE.  In situations like this one, where nobody is asking for input, one actually has the chance […]

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Is Persuasion Manipulative? The Answer Is Paradoxical.

April 16, 2012

If your concern is that others might use these same skills to manipulate you against your own interests, I have some important news for you. All it takes for you to be manipulated to act against your own interests is to surrender your ability to engage in critical thinking.

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Frozen Concepts Lead To People Getting Stuck

November 21, 2011

When people get stuck, in their communication and in their life, it could be that they have a frozen concept of where they are and what is going on. Want them to get moving? Thaw them out with the right question.

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Turn A Wall Of Confusion Into A Doorway With Nouns

November 14, 2011

The fact is, if you ask people enough how questions without occasionally referencing the what, who, where and when, people tend to go into a trance state, and use confusion as a substitute for what they do not know. That’s ok, because confusion is a gateway to new understanding. But someone has to go through that gate. With the right question, that can be you.

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Frustrated? Take Charge Of Yourself Before You Start A Dialog

August 10, 2011

while she was passionate about the issue of fairness, she had learned the importance of taking charge over her own feelings and attitudes before making a connection with her boss. She’d practiced by reviewing the past experiences, and now felt ready to handle this one in an entirely different way.

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The Hobgoblin of Our Little Minds: A foolish inconsistency!

July 25, 2011

We prefer our lives, our relationships and our world to be predictable, and consistent with our expectations. Only when everything else is changing, does change become the constant and a new consistency has the chance to take hold.

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40 Year Old Communication Study NOT a Myth

April 25, 2011

As far as I’m concerned, if there is a myth, it’s not found in the Mehrabian study. It’s found in the misunderstandings that have been spread based on the study. All too often what people think and say about it has become completely untethered from the study.

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