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Want more success? Be more likeable.

Who doesn’t want more success? Success means getting the job you want, having great relationships with family and friends. On an everyday level, it means having happy conversations, resolving issues with grace, creating less hassle and stress in your life. In short, success means getting what you want, nicely. We all know likeable people move […]

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Don’t fall into the comparison trap

My first lesson in professional speaking—The National Speakers Association convention in 1995–was mind-blowing.Everywhere I looked, there were beautiful, well-groomed, better-dressed men and women. And, each one was well-spoken. Given the opportunity, they would instantly deliver a perfect elevator pitch about their expertise and typical audience. I went to my hotel room feeling deflated. Later, I […]