People Skills Category Archive

How to Network With Busy People – Part 7

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

This is a continuation of the “How to Network With Busy People” series. The first post in the series can be found here. Continuing on with our tips… Forgive the blow-off. Busy people are constantly being approached by those who are coming from a place of neediness. This is why busy people often seem a […]

How to Network With Busy People – Part 6

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

This is a continuation of the “How to Network With Busy People” series. The first post in the series can be found here. Continuing on with our tips… Be discerning. Don’t try to network with someone just because they seem like a high-value target. When I started my computer games business in 1994, my networking […]

How to Network With Busy People – Part 5

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

This is a continuation of the “How to Network With Busy People” series. The first post in the series can be found here. Continuing on with our tips… Use a backdoor. Busy people often have backdoor channels where they automatically pay more attention to incoming communication. In order to use these channels effectively, it helps […]

How to Network With Busy People – Part 4

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

This is a continuation of the “How to Network With Busy People” series. The first post in the series can be found here. Continuing on with our tips… Avoid cold-calling. Avoid cold-calling if possible. Busy people get cold calls (and a lot more cold emails) every day. This is yet another pattern that gets filtered. […]

How to Network With Busy People – Part 3

Friday, July 31st, 2009

This is a continuation of the “How to Network With Busy People” series. The first post in the series can be found here. Continuing on with our tips… Avoid making threats. An example of a threat is, “I really need a response from you, so I’m going to keep calling/emailing you every day until you […]

How to Network With Busy People – Part 2

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

This is a continuation of the “How to Network With Busy People” series. The first post in the series can be found here. Continuing on with our tips… Don’t trigger a pattern match. Don’t send a busy person any communication that fits the pattern of what they’ve seen hundreds of times before, or your message […]

How to Network With Busy People

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

I began writing this article on an airplane last week, and it came out to be more than 9,000 words, almost 20 pages when printed. So I decided to break it up into smaller chunks and publish it as a series. This article is the start of that series. Often the people we’d most like […]

Attraction

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Is it true that opposites attract? Or would you be happier in a relationship with someone who is very similar to you? Is attraction something you have to create with another person? Or does it just happen automatically? Have you ever made up a list of qualities your ideal mate should have, but when you finally […]

Volunteering

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Many people suggest that doing volunteer work is a great way to open your heart to new experiences. I totally agree. When I was in high school, I did volunteer work at two different places, helping out for about 50 hours at each place. Working With Seniors The first place was a convalescent home near LAX (Los Angeles Airport). I must […]

Initiating Relationships with Openness, Honesty, and Directness

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

I’ve never resonated with the usual dating and courtship process. Traditional dating is actually one of our society’s most ineffective inventions. The main reason it gets so much attention is the commercial engine that drives it. Restaurants, movie theatres, jewelers, etc. want you to believe that spending money on their products and services equals romance. […]