2+ 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 […]
0 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 […]
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.
0 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 […]
1+ 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.