Deal with Your Interruptions

Originally posted in August 2023 on LinkedIn You can #negotiate nearly everything in life, including how you want others to treat you.   You may be great at creating rules of engagement around deals or contracts. However, how well do you clearly communicate what you want at work or home?

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Advice to Help a Student Negotiate College

What would you tell a new college student to help negotiate a great college career? This is the season when students are headed to college the first time. For some, they are the first of their family to attend a university. In my work as president of the Texas Tech

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Negotiate to Thrive

Originally posted on LinkedIn in August 2022. How can you turn uncertainty into a competitive advantage?  Great question asked by future National Speakers Association’s association Chair of the Board, Meridith Elliott Powell, CSP, CPAE.  In the interview we did for her Podcast, we discussed how change and uncertainty can be

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Take a Chance on Me

Originally posted on LinkedIn in July 2022 Who took a chance on you as you negotiated your career?  Yesterday, I presented to a meeting professional who was the first to hire me to speak for his credit union association.  Actually, I presented to a PICTURE of Tom McWilliams at a

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Crime Doesn’t Pay but Apparently Volunteering Does

Originally posted on LinkedIn in August 2022. Where do you donate your time?  How do you give back?  What are the reasons you share you time and talents?  Guess what?! The “to whom much is given, much is expected” belief has some surprisingly strong benefits for the giver.  According to

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Who Helps You Deal with Life

Originally posted September 2022 on LinkedIn Who are your friends who feel honored just to know? Who encourages you and supports your efforts? Joanne Dennison. MSEd, CMP is one of those people for me and so many. We met years ago working with the Meetings Industry Council at the National

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Mentors Who Help You Negotiate Your Career

Originally posted on LinkedIn on August 1, 2022 Who helped you in a meaningful way negotiate your career?  What did that person say or do?  Have just learned we lost one of the pioneers of #negotiation, Roger Dawson.  When I first began in the speaking profession, I was exploring Negotiation

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Go Talk to Strangers

Did your parents or teachers teach you not to talk to strangers? Many of the instructions meant to keep us safe as children don’t always translate to good advice when we are adults. For the past four months, the same concerns seem to arise. In almost every presentation and coaching

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Negotiate a Breakthrough Year

Wow. It has been a month since we wrapped up last year. Now that we are at the end of January, what planning have you done for 2022? Ask yourself: – What breakthroughs do I want to experience this year? – What do I want to jettison or leave behind from the past? Planning

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Wrapping Up the End of the Year

I’ve missed you. It has been a while since I’ve written. How are you *really* dealing with everything? Have you reflected on the past year – what worked and what didn’t? In the past week, I have conducted a retreat for one of my favorite clients and two strategy sessions

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Successfully Negotiate the End of 2020

How did you do this year? How well did you negotiate staying at home, social distancing, health issues, politics, travel restrictions, and economic concerns? What happened when you couldn’t meet at work, school, at a place of worship, at gyms, or at events? How well did you control the uncontrollable?

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