Posts Tagged ‘First Impressions’

Today in Government

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Times may change, but the challenges of self-governance remain.

How to get audience attention every time you pitch!

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Grabbing Audience Attention is Step 1 How do you get your audience’s attention? Next, how do you engage your audience? Finally, how do you get them to want to hear more? The rules apply if you’re selling, pitching, or speaking regardless of the situation. The most common opening used by over 80% of people pitching starts […]

How to present your professional value when you are over 50 – Part 1

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Regardless of the situation, you are being judged the minute you’re seen — especially in a job interview situation. Appearance is a small part of that judgment. Your presence is the key factor in your favor for presenting your professional value for a win/win. What do I mean by presence is the key factor? Dictionary […]

Listening – The Lost Art – Part 2

Friday, April 29th, 2016

A meaningful conversation is not a highly competitive tennis match. It’s not about who scores more points. It is not an opportunity to pontificate — to show off. If there is a goal to listening, it is to learn as much as you can about the other person. Most people would rather talk than listen. The […]

Director of First Impressions for a Win/Win

Monday, February 14th, 2011

About a year ago, I had a meeting with an accounting firm and when I walked into the office I was bowled over by the nameplate on top of the receptionist desk. It read Director of First Impressions. The warm, friendly, intelligent, first impression from that receptionist set the tone for me as to what […]