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Getting Things Done

April 16, 2014

 

Interview with Neil Fiore, author of the book The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Why is it that we procrastinate when we know we have to get something done?

 

Neil Fiore:
We do it in part because of the way we talk to ourselves and the way in which our parents talked to us about our homework. "You have to finish your homework" - well that's very counter-productive 'because you have to' means you don't want to.
 


Neil Fiore

Presenting Your Ideas Well

March 6, 2014

 

Interview with Carmine Gallo, author of the book Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to get ahead today you have to be able to communicate well and express your ideas verbally.

 

Carmine Gallo:
You can have great ideas but if you cannot communicate persuasively. If I can’t move you to action then my ideas don’t matter that much, do they?
 


Carmine Gallo

Preparing For Important Conversations

March 3, 2014

 

Interview with Ronald Shapiro, author of the book Perfecting Your Pitch: How to Succeed in Business and in Life by Finding Words That Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Think of all the times you’ve had to have serious even difficult conversations with people.

 

Ronald Shapiro:
You have a family financial squabble, you’re going to ask the boss for a raise, break a relationship up with a partner – these are really important conversations.
 


Ronald Shapiro

Being More Persuasive

February 21, 2014

 

Interview with Gary Hankins, author of the book The Power of the Pitch: Transform Yourself into a Persuasive Presenter and Win More Business

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Everyone has to sell, we sell ourselves, we sell our ideas, we have to persuade so remember…

 

Gary Hankins:
People will not buy from us; they won't be persuaded by us if they don't like us.
 


Gary Hankins

Ways To Improve Family Communication

February 17, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Carl Alasko, author of the book Say

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to improve your communication skills particularly within your own family…

 

Dr. Carl Alasko:
Don’t ask questions that don’t have an actual answer. And I put the main culprit the why question. Why didn’t you do your homework?
 


Dr. Carl Alasko

Being Influential

November 11, 2013

 

Interview with Bob Burg, author of the book Adversaries into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you’re going to get people to do what you want, to buy what you sell you have to remember that…

 

Bob Burg:
All things being equal people will do business with, they’ll allow themselves to be influenced by, they’ll be open to the ideas of those people they know, like and trust.
 


Bob Burg

Dressing For Work

October 31, 2013

 

Interview with Lauren A. Rothman, author of the book Style Bible: What to Wear to Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Dressing correctly for work whether you’re a man or a woman is important to your career.

 

Lauren A. Rothman:
It’s about the person you are, the budget you have and the size you are today – not the one you wish you were. Style matters and a first impression only takes 5 seconds.

 


Lauren A. Rothman

Success On The Job

October 4, 2013

 

Interview with Tom Markert, author of the book You Can't Win a Fight with Your Boss

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You likely don't walk into work every morning with the intent to be charming, but maybe you should.

 

Tom Markert: 
People don't often promote people that they don't like. And everyday that you go into work is a real opportunity for you to be charming and have some of those intangible things that people do use as decision criteria when promotion time comes.
 


Tom Markert

Our Victim Mentality

October 2, 2013

 

Interview with Larry Winget, author of the book Grow a Pair: How to Stop Being a Victim and Take Back Your Life, Your Business, and Your Sanity

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Our society has become very politically correct and some people are tired of it.

 

Larry Winget:
I watched a lady on television the other day that said she was tired of being called a liar she’s truth challenged. I went, “Really? You’re truth challenged? No lady if you say something that isn’t true it makes you a liar” - but see that’s considered mean and that’s harsh.
 


Larry Winget

What Employers Are Really Looking For

September 25, 2013

 

Interview with Tracey Wilen Daugenti, author of the book Society 3.0

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Jobs; especially full time jobs with benefits are scarce. So you have to be strategic in how you apply in order to improve your chances. And the first thing to keep in mind is…

 

Tracey Wilen Daugenti:
Networking is still the critical aspect to get a job. 85% of jobs are still secured today through personal networks.
 


Tracey Wilen Daugenti

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