Try this on your next elevator ride (no it’s not a pitch)

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips February 23, 2015

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

If you’ve been to one of my workshops, you know I often assign something I call a 30-day experiment. The goal: to develop a new habit in an area of trustworthiness where you have the most room to improve.

Why you should forget what you think you know about listening

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips February 16, 2015

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

You may have noticed I’ve been making up for lost time on the subject of listening and influence lately. Two weeks ago, I wrote about why your good advice isn’t getting taken (they don’t trust you). Last week, I shared what you have to do to earn their trust (listen). This week: practical advice on exactly how to listen.

Real Rant: How Not to Write a Rejection Letter

Andrea Howe
Category : Real rants February 12, 2015
I got a rejection letter recently from a committee for one of those mega-conferences, letting me know my speaker proposal had not been accepted. The letter was unbelievably polite. And therefore so very painful to read. Here’s what they wrote, and what I wish they had written instead.

The surprising secret to being influential

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips February 10, 2015

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

Last week’s tip focused on the close relationship between influence and trust. This week, we take it one step further by revealing the specific aspect of trust-building that makes you more influential. It’s a surprising one.

Why your very good advice doesn’t get taken

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips February 2, 2015

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

I just looked back at the 33 weekly tips that we’ve shared over the past six months only to realize I’ve written shockingly little about the dynamics of influence. Time to fix that!

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