Listening Is Not Waiting To Speak

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There’s an old saying that you should listen twice as much as you speak. This assumes you are really listening. Most people, when not talking, are thinking about what they will say next. This is not listening. To be an effective listener, try these tips: Focus on what is being said: Put your focus on […] The post Listening Is Not Waiting To Speak appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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When Talking to Customers, Be Confident and Show Your Expertise

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Are you an expert in your field? If not, why should I use your product or service? Customers expect the best and you give the impression that you can’t give it, they will go elsewhere. You need to project the image that you are an expert. That requires using the right words, especially since more […] The post When Talking to Customers, Be Confident and Show Your Expertise appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Networking Is Not About The Numbers

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If you have been to a networking event, you have probably seen Joe Businesscard. Joe runs around the event giving out his card and collecting as many as possible. He’s playing a numbers game. Getting in front of as many people as possible, without actually getting to know anyone or interacting with them. At a […] The post Networking Is Not About The Numbers appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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One Thing That Destroys Your Credibility

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You’re making a pitch. You have prepared and practiced. You know your information backwards and forwards. As you speak, you do one thing and suddenly you have no credibility. What did you just say? “Uh.” That was it. You could have substituted “um” but the result is the same. Say it once and you can […] The post One Thing That Destroys Your Credibility appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Get Away From The Edges

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When you walk into a room, one thing you should notice is where people are standing in a room. At the edges are people who are more tentative. They appear unsure of themselves. Seasoned networkers tend to be closer to the center of the room. The best networkers not only don’t stay at the edges, […] The post Get Away From The Edges appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Your Business Needs To Go Organic (and we don’t mean food)

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Advertising platforms are getting better at targeting audiences, but when it comes to search and social media organic beats paid every time. To be clear, organic search and social means SEO and content marketing rather than paid ads. While paid ads have their place in any marketing campaign, there are several reasons for you to […] The post Your Business Needs To Go Organic (and we don’t mean food) appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Keep Your Presentation from Being Forgettable

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Advice on giving good presentations tends to focus on structure and style, but there’s something even more important to consider: getting your audience to remember your talk. Here’s how to make sure they remember what you say: Follow the right sequence. Audiences remember the beginning and end of a talk most easily; they have more trouble […] The post Keep Your Presentation from Being Forgettable appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Pump Yourself Up Before A Presentation

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Giving a talk in front of an audience can be stressful, and our bodies react to that stress in different ways. If you’re someone who gets jittery and anxious, or whose energy levels flatline, try an exertion ritual before your next presentation. The ritual is just what it sounds like: You exert yourself in order […] The post Pump Yourself Up Before A Presentation appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Focus On The Benefit

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It’s an old chestnut in advertising. Focus on the benefit, not the features. Even though the idea is well known, most of us find it difficult to do. We get caught up in all the neat things our products and services do. Your audience wants to know what is in it for them. They want […] The post Focus On The Benefit appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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The Power Of Possibility

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As the holiday season comes to a close, I want you to think about the feeling you had when you held your holiday gift. I don’t mean after you opened it. What were you feeling as you held the still wrapped gift. When you looked at it without knowing what it was, what did you […] The post The Power Of Possibility appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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