Archive for August, 2008

Who of Us is Powerful and How Can We Tell?

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

In the study I dub “Are you powerful or not?” I’d be in a third category. Why? Because I felt insulted when instructed to do what researchers asked of students. At Northwestern and Stanford, no less. Here’s what happened. Two professors, Adam Galinsky and Joe Magee divided undergrads into two groups. One group was primed […]

Is Your World “Me” or “Us”- Centered? Which is More Prevalent?

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

We instinctively experience situations as individuals or as part of a group.  As David Brooks suggests today, the world is divided into those with an individualist or a collectivist mentality. Guess which group is larger. Freedom to succeed. That powerful American dream attracts millions of people to the U.S. yet it is at odds with […]

How to Attract Customers, Even in a Bad Economy

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Yes, the economy is still worsening. People are spending less. Yet you can still attract more customers and, sometimes, even more per-customer spending.  How? By offering them something more. You just need the right kind of partners and methods, as Jamie Herzlich points out in Newsday today.

Easy Way to Organize Gatherings for Those Who Share Your Interest

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Your hobby or work expertise or belief may be unusual, yet it’s likely that people near you share your interest. Or they may just want to have fun. How can you find those kindred spirits? By hosting an ever-better MeetUp. Also consider start a MeetUp to create a profit center for yourself. Or to hone a skill or […]

How Quickly Would You Conform?

Friday, August 8th, 2008

You, too, may laugh in amusement at these Candid Camera style “experiments.” Yet, ruefully, I acknowledge that I might conform within minutes… well seconds? Also, see this other well-known (among psychologists, anyway) “people are sheep” experiment by Solomon Asch. Would you trust your eyes or

Attract Fans & Money: Train Others to Teach Your Stuff

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Like to bring more joy to your marriage? Want to increase your income by training others to lead groups, based on your expertise? Learn how  from someone who’s successful at both. In this interview hear how Susan Page is training therapists and marriage educators to lead “Spiritual Partnership Support Groups”  – an approach she advocates in her newest book, Why […]

“Authors must become brands”

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Publishers expect their writers to be “author-preneurs” – especially if the authors aren’t (yet) famous.   This BookExpo America panel suggests how. It’s 41 minutes.  Hear how to balance your need to write with your obligation to promote.  The 41-minute session was well-led by BookTour’s Kevin Smokler. Panelists are uber book events host, Kim Ricketts;

How Many Personalities Are Inside You?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

That irritating co-worker you’re stuck sitting by (again!) sees a decidedly different side of you than your best friend does. That’s because you have many people inside of you (no they’re not imaginary). That’s what veteran science writer, Rita Carter discovered as she began reading about bi-polar personalities for Mapping the Mind. Emerging research shows […]

Like a Movie Director, Storyboard the Experience for Us

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Oops. Don’t just design and decorate your people-serving place or event. Storyboard it.  Create the experience for them, just as a movie director plans the sequence of scenes to pull people in and evoke an strong emotional response. But, unlike a movie director, you can involve all the senses. From the first smell to the […]

A Tool to Attract More People to Your Cause …

Friday, August 1st, 2008

 … even when you have few resources. Or to make your small donation matter more. Want to launch a campaign to spruce up your nearby park? Like to share your expertise with others, for the greater good? Like to track the success of a project you supported? For your cause or club, like a user-friendly […]

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