Build Your Influence Repertoire with these 9 Options

We fall into any of 4 communication styles, which means, our preferences and behaviors fall into natural patterns. Depending on who we’re with, our patterns may mesh well, or not. If they fall into the same styles as us, typically listeners will comply with our patterns. Typically. But not always. And a good 70% of .. read more

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Pushing Forward

On this day of the week when it’s common to drag ourselves slowly out of bed, into the day and into focus, I am reminded of a move I made to begin pushing my own barrier out of the way. Some of you may have read that I have been a student of the National .. read more

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Kids Know What Matters

“Why?” One of the hardest questions to answer is the most important one to consider when we are selling, influencing and speaking. When making the short talk to get action, as Dale Carnegie puts it, the final step in the process is toshare the reason. Kids know this helps them weigh the value of the .. read more

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On March 2nd, 2012, posted in: influences, speaking by

Merri’s Tips – Part 1

Thanks to Frank Ramos’ blog on what he has learned in life, I will also be putting out a few remarks about my own experiences, as it translates into tips for the reader. 1. If you haven’t decided what you want to be yet when you grow up, start paying attention to what revves you .. read more

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On May 19th, 2011, posted in: career, Frank Ramos, influences, Merri Bame, tips by