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10 Ways to be a More Positive Communicator

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

You never know when one kind act, or one word of encouragement, can change a life forever. – Zig Ziglar One of the most powerful ways to improve relationships is to simply be a more positive communicator. Positive communication is contagious and brings out the best in yourself and in those around you. When you practice positive communication, people are more likely to listen to you, the conversation goes better, and the results can be transforming. The following is an excerpt  from my book, Dancing with Strangers,  and puts the concept to work: 10 ways to be a more positive communicator 1.

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Remembering a name: 4 Techniques that work!

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

Using a Name is a Powerful Tool The squirrel pictured here is a great example of how we all need to feel important. He pops into the photo as if to say: Hey! Pay attention to me! He might as well add – and while you’re at it, remember my name. That would make me feel important too. Studies show that a person’s first name is their favorite word to hear. So, it makes sense that you will more easily connect with someone if you remember and use their name. Have ever met someone and within 30 seconds you can’t

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Why am I even here? 6 Ways to get the most out a networking event

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

You think you should attend.  You know it will be good for you.  But when you arrive at “the networking event” you are asking yourself “why am I even here”? I’d rather have needles stuck in my eye.  Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic. But, you know what I mean. So before you run screaming from the room, remember that there is a reason you are there.  To network, right?  To make some good connections, right? Right? So, do that!  And if you do it well, the next time you may find yourself  not dreading an event, but actually looking

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5 Ways to Build Instant Rapport

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

Rapport — a personal connection, that is harmonious or sympathetic. Do you think of yourself as a good rapport builder? Do you always get along with people the instant you meet them? Even if you think you are pretty good at natural rapport building, you probably could get even better at making connections with others, right? Like my friend, Mikey (pictured) – sometimes we think we are good connectors, but we really should wake up and work a little harder at it! Natural Rapport Sometimes rapport happens naturally. Have you ever just “clicked” with someone?  You instantly like them or

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4 Easy Ways to Communicate Better!

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

Have you ever felt like you need a road map to communicate with others? Sometimes just having a plan can make a huge difference in how well you communicate. So, before you open your mouth, review these 4 steps. I promise you that if you commit to focusing on these 4 small steps, and practice them, you will become a better communicator.  Try it and see! 1. Observe Observation is where is starts. Pay close attention to body language – it is our primary means of communication! Don’t be distracted or try to multi-task.  Simply focus and observe.  Don’t concentrate

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