Archive for the 'people skills' Category

Are you Problem Solver or Persuader?

May 18, 2009

The approach you choose makes all the difference in the result you get.


Easy and Effective Method To Build Your Network

April 12, 2009

1. Easy to begin

This is an effective way to build your network. It doesn’t matter what your field is. First thing to do is to decide that you want more connections. It is obvious because you are reading this.

2. Give yourself a simple goal

Meet one new person every week inside your industry.

Google the person or the company that you are interested in. Find his or her contact information and make your move. To lower your anxiety level before calling, you can drop an email in advance telling that you are interested to meet and discuss his or her thoughts about the industry in general. Include the time when you are going to call in your mail. This makes it easy for the other person. If you are serious about the person you want to meet write a letter to him or her. When was the last time you received a signed letter made in paper where someone asked your opinion or advice?  Everyone loves to feel important. And they should, because they are.

3. It scales

If you meet one new person every week for example six months in a row, your direct personal network has grown by 24 people. Can you imagine what will happen next? How much your knowledge and understanding of your industry will grow? Your reputation as a person who is interested in listening others instead of talking about himself starts to bring more contacts and opportunities to you. If you play this right you don’t have make so many calls to get new meetings. Eventually people will start calling you and wanting to meet you. It starts to scale exponentially when lay the foundings by taking the first step. Good luck!

The Last Book You Will Ever Have To Read

March 22, 2009

Are you lazy and incompetent? If you are anything like the rest of us, there is a fair chance that you enjoy staying inside your comfort zone more than you enjoy moving outside from it. When it comes to reading books we tend postpone it as long as possible. Even when we know that the book would be useful and interesting. What if I told you that there is a book which is the last book you will ever have to read? Would you bother to read the introduction of it? If your answer is yes, there is still hope.

I’m not reffering to bible or any other religious book. Although this book has touched directly to 20 million people. You have been effected as well by its influence through those millions of people. This all has happened without you even noticing, and there lies the beauty and secret of it.

The book is Dale Carnegie’s How To Win Friends & Influence People. Do yourself a favor and read it. I promise you can go through your whole life knowing that you don’t need to read another book.