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Micro-Scaling bill mccormick
"We cannot be too careful about the words we use; we start out using them and they end up using us"
Eugene H Peterson

 

Last week I wrote about “Dishonest Scaling” that pointed out what I think is the inauthenticity of much of the bulk email outreach and connection...

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Dishonest Scaling bill mccormick
The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted.
Mahatma Gandhi

Ok, so the title of this week’s article may be a tad of an exaggeration.  I mean I don’t think there are many people today in the modern marketplace that are...

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Imitation for Admiration bill mccormick

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery… 

We’ve all heard variations of this quote by Oscar Wilde.  But did you know that there’s more to the full quote?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness
Oscar Wilde

 

In my...

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Connecting for Connection bill mccormick
"We are hardwired to connect with others, it's what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and without it there is suffering."
Brené Brown

 

I’ve written the last several weeks about communication and the Communication Cycle.  Remember that when you communicate,...

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How We Say What We Say bill mccormick
Words matter, and the right words matter most of all. In the end they're all that remains of us.
John Birmingham

 

It’s not only what you say but how you say it…. The ‘how’ we speak of here is the medium you choose to relay the message you’re sending.

Last...

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What We Say & Why We Say It! bill mccormick
Good Communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity
Nat turner

I’m BAAAACCCCKKKK!!

After a week off I’m recharged and ready dive back into the whole idea of communication and the critical part that it plays in building relationships.

Here’s a thought to ponder as we...

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bill mccormick
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."
George Bernard Shaw

From 2002 to 2013 I worked as an Emergency Services Dispatcher (fancy title for 911 Dispatcher) in a busy 911 center in upstate New York.  

As part of the training we went through...

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The Communication Cycle bill mccormick
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."
George Bernard Shaw

From 2002 to 2013 I worked as an Emergency Services Dispatcher (fancy title for 911 Dispatcher) in a busy 911 center in upstate New York.  

As part of the training we went through...

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LinkedIn & American Football bill mccormick

I’ve used this analogy a number of times when it comes to explaining LinkedIn- it’s a lot like an American football team.  Because an American football team isn’t just one team, it’s actually four teams: the offensive team, the defensive team, the special teams and...

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Echo Chambers bill mccormick
“Hello?” (Hello?)
“Is anyone,” (is anyone)
“Out there?” (out there)

An echo chamber in business is described as an environment in which a person or company encounters only beliefs or opinions that coincide with their own, so that their existing views are...

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All Selling Is Social bill mccormick

Sarah walked into the networking meeting, a bundle of business cards in her slightly sweaty hands. Her new consulting business was only weeks old and she needed to grow, and grow fast.  ‘Go and network’ was the advice she kept hearing, so she registered for a local...

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Building a Curiosity Culture bill mccormick
“Curiosity is recognizing a gap in our knowledge about something that interests us, and becoming emotionally and cognitively invested in closing that gap through exploration and learning.  Curiosity often starts with interest and can range from mild curiosity to passionate...
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