You Are What You Write is an excerpt from the book, Work Hacks: 300+ Cool Ideas to SPEED Career Success. Not long ago, I met a 15-year-old American student who couldn’t spell “Wednesday.” Literacy is important. Tweet This Elmore “Dutch” Leonard, is the author of more than three dozen books. Many of his books have been […]
I often joke during performances that “almost everyone has a dad.” Whether you have a good relationship with dear ol’ dad is another issue. Family members can really put your communication skills to the test. Something about long-standing relationships often has us reading old scripts. The result? Even a simple family dinner can be very […]
No matter how you earn a living, you are in the selling business. In fact, your ability to persuade is central to your success.
That’s why you must know how to deal with objections.
Gratitude is not so much about timing. It’s always a good time to say “thank you.” Tweet This Gratitude is such an important message for those we care about in business and in our personal lives. Here are a few reasons to say thank you: It’s the right thing to do The other person feels […]
Dear Prospective Client/Sales Manager– I listened carefully when you explained what was happening at your business. I’ve created a “punch list” of things I can do for your team, if you think we’re a good fit. Simply print out this email and put a check mark next to the line items that appeal to you: __ […]
Our society has become more casual in the last decade, right?
The examples are numerous:
/Written and verbal language structure has been compromised. Spelling isn’t as important; auto-correct or bust! Complete sentences are a thing of the 🙂
/Formalities are mostly extraneous. Few people address others by “Mr.” or “Ms.” Information overload causes many of us to not bother responding to email. RSVP deadlines are a joke.
/Causal Friday has become Casual Every Day
But a gentleman is still a gentleman
Recently, I ran across a bit of prose that addresses a concept that should never flex and never change–the definition of a true gentleman. I’ve added some punctuation to the original text to make it more reader-friendly.