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Become a Master Communicator With These 5 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in a society where perception is reality and an opinion is formed in three seconds. We never get a second chance to make a first impression. The most effective way we have to control how we are known by others is through how we …

6 Tips For Managing People Who Are Hard To Manage

Management would be easy if everyone you managed were hard working, collaborative, and had a great attitude and exceptional talent. But then it wouldn’t be management. It would be sitting around doing little while legions of highly motivated people worked happily and diligently. The reality of …

Beyond Being Likeable, Become More Highly-Valued

“The way to get someone to like you immediately is to find a commonality. Almost any commonality, no matter how trivial – a shared alma mater, an interest in running, a love of dogs – will get the ball rolling,” <i>Influence</i> author, Robert Cialdini told <i>Reinventing You</i> author, Dorie Clark, notes Judy …

Epic Fail: Worst Call With A Consultant - Ever

I recently suffered through the worst conversation with a consultant of my entire career.<p>The consultant was a rather hapless soul who was seeking my help networking within Santa Barbara’s startup community. Fortunately, this particular call was brief. In the fifteen minutes that we chatted, the …

Are You A High Performer? Try This Test

There are two ways to excel in business:<p>The first is by developing effective strategies. The second is making those strategies happen, in a highly effective manner.<p>The latter is all about personal high performance, yet very few executives and entrepreneurs spend much time improving their own …