Joey Meltzer

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Banning Small Talk From Your Conversations Makes You Happier, Says Science (Ask Any of These 12 Questions for a Change)

When you attend a networking event, cocktail party, or meet someone for a business lunch, exchanging superficial small talk is par for the course.<p>Sure, questions like <i>What do you do?</i> and <i>Where do you live?</i> are almost necessary to get some conversational momentum. But how many of us are willing to go …

Thomas Jefferson

9 Navy SEAL Sayings That Will Improve Engagement And Accountability In Your Organization

Engagement and accountability are critical elements for growth, productivity and profitability in any organization. But in this fast-paced twenty-first century age of disruption, improving engagement and accountability seems more challenging than ever before.<p>According to the 2017 KPMG Global CEO …

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Become a Google Chrome Powerhouse: 60+ High-Performing Chrome Extensions for Sales Professionals

If you’re a sales professional and you use Google Chrome, you may want to stick around for this. More than 3.8 billion people access the Internet …

The art of the cold-call

Ringing up a random stranger to ask them about that job or that great idea of yours is a nerve-wracking experience.<p>To steady your shaky nerves, …

5 tips to help improve your life in 2 years

<b>How can I dramatically improve my life in 2 years?</b><p>This is a great question.<p>Most people ask how they can change their lives in a week, month, or …

Self-improvement

Understanding Pain Points: The Key To Success

As part of my multi-part series on startups’ tips, we first focused on solving a problem. It’s always great to hear from readers about their real-life experiences. Terry Ziegler’s company, T-Pro Solutions in Columbus Ohio, did something extraordinary for a startup: in just three years since 2014 …

Entrepreneurship

7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Schedule

Create and follow a clear plan of action for each day.<p><i>How can I make better use of my time? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Andrew Ferebee, Founder of Knowledge For Men | 3x Best</b> …

Walt Disney's Wisdom: 10 Customer Service Lessons

I love Disney theme parks! While they may claim to be the happiest place on earth, I also put them in the category of one of the most amazing companies on earth. I’ve visited Disney theme parks more than 75 times. I’ve attended classes at Disney Institute and gone to numerous seminars put on by the …

101 Sales Email Templates You Can Use to Close More Deals

The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

All SDR meetings are NOT created equal. A Business Lesson from Joe Montana

A meeting is a meeting is a meeting, or is it?<p>In the world of Sales I have heard too many VPs of Sales and CEOs treat their Marketing and Sales …

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7 Ways to Reach More Prospects in 90 Minutes a Day

1,500 words.That was Jack London’s target word count for each and every day. You’ve likely heard of many successful authors who set similar goals for …

[Sales] How to Feel Good About Yourself Everyday

In order to achieve this, you need a set of rules by which you're going to operate. Rules that only move you closer to the bank while feeling good …

Ten Habits Of Incredibly Happy People

We’re always chasing something—be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, “When (blank) happens, I’ll finally be happy.”<p>While these major events do make us happy at first, research shows this happiness doesn’t last. A study from Northwestern University …

Happiness

6 Brilliant Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting That Job Offer

Are you really sure that company or boss is the right one for you? Ask these questions to be absolutely sure.<p>A typical interview cycle can sometimes last up to several weeks. A recruiter screens you, followed by an interrogation-style panel interview a week or two later; background checks, …

How to Make the Most of Your To-Do List: 7 Styles to Try

Be the CEO of Your Life

Take a deep breath and ask yourself, “Are you living proactively or reactively?”<p>What answer did you get or how did your body feel? Whether you live a …

These Are Elon Musk's 10 Rules for Success

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

6 Powerful Leadership Lessons From World Champion Steve Kerr

There are leaders, then there are leaders like Golden State's head coach Steve Kerr.<p>There are leaders, then there are great leaders. When you experience a great leader in everyday life, it's a different experience.<p>Enter Steve Kerr, head coach of the 2017 NBA World Champion Golden State Warriors. …

The State of Sales & Marketing at the 50 Fastest-Growing B2B Companies

There’s a lot of information out there for sales and marketing professionals. In fact, as our friend Erik Devaney at Drift.com points out, a quick search of the term “sales and marketing advice” yields more than 90 million results on Google.<p>What’s more, there are tons of industry influencers who, …

4 Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

Learning is no longer something we just do in schools.<p>The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning new things.<p>Learning is no longer something we just do in schools. We can't rely on just the …

You Can Use the Eisenhower Method to Stop Wasting Time and Be More Productive

As far as the most demanding day jobs go, being a U.S. President is probably going to sit pretty high on the list. Number 34, Dwight Eisenhower, was …

Time Management

The Ivy Lee Method Is a 100-Year-Old Productivity Secret

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

A Study of 300,000 Emails Says Opening With This 1 Word Prompts More People to Reply

The top 3 words, in fact, prompted many more replies than everything else people used.<p><i>(Update: It turns out there are also separate reports showing the best closing phrases and the best day of the week to send emails if you want a response.)</i><p>How many emails do you send a day? Depending on your job, …

You Can Use a Bullet Journal to Maximize Your Productivity

Raise your hand if you're not as productive as you'd like to be! That's what we thought. Considering the overwhelming amount of media constantly …

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It

A detailed look at an old email from Steve Jobs teaches some important lessons.<p>Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer …

This Sheet of Paper Could Change Your Entire Year

How to align what you already do with what you want for your business and in your life<p>The New Year is a beginning and an opportunity to get quiet, slow down and be intentional about what you want your next 365 days to be like. As an entrepreneur, you probably do this for your business, but do you …

11 Surprising Habits of Truly Powerful People

Power gets a bad rap, but only because people pursue it for the wrong reasons. When power is pursued for the right reasons, it can be a tremendous …

The Art Of War In Sales - Derek Grant

Derek Grant pulls inspiration for Sun Tzu in motivating, training, and succeeding in sales development.

Want To Crush Your Goals Next Year? Here Are 12 Questions To Ask Your Boss In 2018

In the best high-performance organizations, leadership and transparent communication goes both ways — down and up.<p>According to 2017 Gallop research, globally 67% of the workforce is disengaged in their jobs. These individuals are difficult to spot because they generally are relatively happy but do …