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You Can’t Make Them Love You (Part 1)

Over at matchmaker Paul C. Brunson’s website, you’ll find an abridged version of my latest guest post: http://paulcbrunson.com/2014/02/4-ways-to-tilt-the-odds-of-love-in-your-favor/ If you’d like to read the article in its entirety—a two-part special—I’ve posted it below.[[MORE]] ———————————- Certain skills can be enhanced with practice. They’re usually mechanical in nature, where one learns proper technique and performance increases with repetition …

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The Importance of Pointed Questions and Clear Directions

Note: This is an excerpt from my book, “No” Doesn’t Always Mean No. One of the biggest reasons teams falter is poor communication. When giving orders or directions to other people, one of the worst things you can do is be ambiguous. Do yourself a favor–devise clear and specific tasks and requests for others to follow.

Dealing With People Who Cut The Line

I read this article on what to do when someone cuts ahead in line. Although it’s becoming increasingly rare, “speaking up” remains the most effective option for combating this sort of behavior.

Teachers: Overpaid or Underpaid?

Preface:The following post pertains more to public schools than private education. Many of the ideas presented are relevant for both. “Teachers are underpaid.” A common refrain, but is it true?

Stop Asking For Permission

You should get into the habit of acting without waiting for permission from an authority. Along with thinking for yourself and examining the conventions around you, it is a ‘best’ practice. Waiting for permission may delay or even halt your progress on a goal entirely. It provides a ready excuse for procrastination and adds opportunity …

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Using Body Language to Boost Sales and Enhance Presentations

The following is an excerpt from my book. This is the third installment of the body language series. Part 1: Reading Female Body Language Part 2: Reading Male Body Language Parts one and two covered body language signals displayed by men and women in social settings. A basic understanding of body language is also of …

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Common Male Body Language Signals

The following is an excerpt from my book. This is the second post in the body language series. Part 1: Female Body Language Part 3: Body Language: Sales and Presentations In my last post on body language, I covered some of the ways that women signal their attraction to men. I’m sure women are wondering how they …

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How Can I Tell If She’s Interested?: Reading Female Body Language

The following is an excerpt from my book. This is the first of a three-part series on body language. Part 2: Reading Male Body Language Part 3: Using Body Language to Boost Sales and Enhance Presentations The study of human body language is one of the most interesting subsets of Psychology. A basic understanding of common body …

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