07/2011
Imagine this, you manage sales for a large hotel. Your property is hosting this month’s meeting for the local hotel sales association to which you belong. Your boss will be attending. Your clients from the association are looking forward to meeting your boss. Get the picture? At the event one of your largest competitors, also a member of the same association, has chosen to show up with brochures in hand. Your competitor is working the room. Wow! She is smooth with your hot prospects!
07/2011
People Reading is about being here now in this moment observing and listening.
07/2011
Sometimes we want to create a change - perhaps we want to move to a new office or to learn new skills. Other times someone else initiates a change that we have to respond to - your spouse accepts a job in another state or your son decides to go to camp for the whole summer and you find yourself with an empty nest. Change is everywhere! Every industry and every company I work with is dealing with the implications of significant change that has occurred in the past few years.
07/2011
Are you going to summer BBQs and parties prepared to create conversations? This time of year offers great opportunities for creating Conversations for Connection. This week's Tip, from Conversations For Change™: 12 Ways to Say It Right When It Matters Most, focuses on Phrases and Questions to Start a Conversation.Here are some ways to get a Conversation for Connection started:
07/2011
I am deeply grateful that we have the potential to be free! We just celebrated Independence Day on July 4th in the United States. When you hear the words "Independence Day" what comes to mind?
06/2011
What happens to a bottle of wine when you leave it uncorked for too long? It turns to vinegar and no longer tastes good. If you are using your grapevine without a strategy, reason, or forethought you may be creating corporate vinegar.Using the grapevine
06/2011
I’ve got presents on my mind … my birthday is this week!  Want to celebrate with me?  Have you ever noticed how celebrations trigger feelings of excitement and gratitude? Because I am feeling so grateful, I’d like to give you a present and thank you for your commitment to reading Conversations For Change™: 12 Ways to Say It Right When It Matters Most.
06/2011
Evan Girard is an Editor with Pearson Learning Solutions, a college publishing company. After a few moments of catching up with each other, I began asking Evan questions for this interview:Shawn: Evan, thank you for agreeing to be interviewed for the Talent@Work People Reading blog. What causes someone to be successful when communicating with you?
05/2011
Spotting the High Influence Style in conversations. The High Influence style has these behavioral characteristics:
05/2011
Spotting the High Dominant Communication Style in conversations. The High Dominant style has these behavioral characteristics:

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