Archive for the 'influence' Category

Grow Your Life’s Work With Others By Spreading Your Key Idea

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Your best way of engaging others may well be your most deeply-rooted, persistently present idea that needs to be distilled and shared via an apt platform where others can add to, reshape and otherwise hone your idea to make it their own which they ardently advocate. See how to break away from the pack by emulating methods successfully used by Cesar Millan, Amy Chua, Andrew Weil, Peter Guber, Gretchen Rubin, Stephen Covey and others.

Lance Can Helps Us Avoid Our Temptation to Lie

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah can offer us costly lessons on deceit, the collateral damage it inflicts on others, and most of all, ways we are all dishonest some of the time, and how we can avoid going too far down the slippery slope of deceit so far we can never fully recover our precious friendships, reputation and capacity to live a life we can savor with other

Five Reasons Why Stoicism Matters Today

Friday, September 28th, 2012

When Bill Clinton called Barack Obama “a man cool on the outside, but who burns for America on the inside” he inadvertently reflected a benefit of Stoicism, coolness under pressure. Stoicism, born in a world falling apart, has a tremendous amount to teach us, especially in these passion-saturated times.

Make Your Message (Almost) as Vital as Air

Monday, August 20th, 2012

To stay relevant and sought-after, speak so they not only remember but want to tell others. Become more quotable by evoking the elements of A.I.R.

Ping Pong Presidential Campaign Politics as a Warning and Primer for Protecting Your Reputation

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

From political campaign tactics learn rapid response and proactive methods to protect your reputation, leveraging the full talents and relationships of your organization, boosting morale and quotability and collaboration skills along the way.

Craft an Attention-Grabbing Message

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

I am gratified by the 249 comments to this post I wrote for Harvard Business Review and seek your specific tips on quotability, the first step to connecting in this increasingly complex, information-flooded, and connected world: You can feel the tension in the compressed smiles, quick nods and pointed questions at the annual Morgan Stanley Global […]

One Way Speakers Get Return Engagements and More Fans

Friday, June 18th, 2010

What’s one of meeting planners’ biggest fears? A frowning audience – or worse. They need speakers who energize their audience. They love speakers who motivate attendees to practice what they learn and eagerly share their successes with each other all year long – and at the next conference. In this wobbly economy any organization needs […]

Will We Tell Others About Your Contest?

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Last year VW launched “The Fun Theory” contest for best ideas to evoke better behavior in us. My favorite experiment, with more than a million views,  is “Piano Stairs.” Does turning a set of subway stairs into a real-life piano encourage people to use them? Yes, 66% more. My second favorite :  Does making a trash […]

Why Burnish Our Brands Together?

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

In our increasingly connected world, everyone must manage “the brand called you” announced Tom Peters years ago. Reluctant to see yourself this way? Your impetus can be to protect your reputation.  The upside motivation to think of self-branding, however, is to attract the people and opportunities that help make your life the kind of adventure story you […]

How We Can Argue Better

Friday, October 24th, 2008

“Presidential candidate George Bush will be active in making pronouncements in the coming weeks… He wants to define himself before his opponents do it for him,” intoned a radio commentator when the previous Bush became president. Yes, nicknames stick. “To name a thing is not the same as to know a thing,” Richard Feynman wrote, […]

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