Handshake 101

Make your best impression with the proper handshake. First, be aware that not everyone accepts the handshake as a greeting […]

If Your Ideas Are So Good, How Come Nobody’s Listening?

You’ve seen it before: you’ve got a great idea, the PERFECT solution, but nobody’s listening! Then Joe offers a similar idea and everyone is swinging from the rafters!

Aarrgh…. “What’s wrong with me?” you ask yourself.

Why does Joe get cooperation, approval and buy-in to implement YOUR idea? Or, what about those times when you’re selling your idea and nobody’s buying and everything you’ve tried hasn’t worked? It can be so frustrating when you know you’ve got great ideas and nobody’s even listening. Most often, the problem isn’t the idea….
Today on Million Dollar Mindset Radio Marla Tabaka will be interviewing me to find out how you too can present your ideas effectively, why people reject your ideas and the 5 things you need to do to get buy-in.

Listen in today live at 2pm EST / 11am PST http://toginet.com/shows/milliondollarmindset/articles/4767

Nonverbal Classroom Management for the Adult Learner

Wow, it was standing room only Thursday at the ASTD – Cascadia 2012 Conference at my session How To Influence Adult Learners Without Saying a Word. A great big round of applauds for the over 60 participants that dived right into playing with nonverbal communication! Attendees learned and practiced nonverbal communications skills to transform their trainings with principles and research-based techniques. The attendees walked out of the room with tips, techniques and tools that they could immediately use to comfortably influence the best in others and communicate with confidence in the classroom.

The Victory Went To The Storyteller in Tonight’s Debate

All in all, Obama was the clear winner connecting with the audience. Obama’s skill as a storyteller and his comfortable deep breathing elicited confidence. His skillful use of the pause, made his message the one remembered. Romney, on the other hand, never consistently connected with the audience. His lack of pausing, his shallow breathing and small gestures undermined his message.