Bob speaks for corporations and associations internationally, including fortune 500 companies, franchises, and numerous direct sales organizations. He is coauthor of the International Bestseller, The Go-Giver, as well as Go-Givers Sell More, The Go-Giver Leader, The Go-Giver Influencer, and author of the sales classic, Endless Referrals and Adversaries into Allies. The Go-Giver has been published in over 30 languages and has sold over a million copies. Join Bob on Clubhouse: @bobburg

A Change of Scenery or A Change of Self

My good friend and business partner in my Endless Referrals Licensing/Coaching program, Paul Martinelli, recently posted one of his Daily Thoughts that read: “Very often, a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” Yep – I well remember being there.  Not only bought that particular tee-shirt but wore it many times.…

Liberty The Cat

Okay, cat-lovers, please don’t get mad. I’m a dog-person. I love them; I adore them. And, they seem to feel the same way about me. Now, don’t get me wrong; I also love cats. I love all animals. But I seem to understand dogs and relate to them. Cats? Not so much. I’ve been feeding…

Breaking The Gossip Habit, Part Three

In Parts One and Two we explored the first four steps to overcoming the Gossip Habit. They include Awareness, Decision, Avoidance and Action. Now, let’s actually turn a potentially negative situation into something good. #5 Play the “Reverse Gossip” Game This is where, when someone says something negative about someone, you relate a good point…

Breaking The Gossip Habit, Part One

Let’s define Gossip as “Any type of harmful or hurtful communication that is not absolutely necessary to share.” Of course, there are those rare instances where negative information is necessary to communicate but that would not be gossip. And, even that comes with very strict rules and guidelines. (We’ll discuss that in a future article.)…

Avoid The Critical Error of “Reactivity”

I’ll never forget – as a young television reporter in 1982 for ABC affiliate KTEN TV in Ada, Oklahoma – first hearing about the Tylenol Murders. Somehow, numerous bottles of Extra-Strength Tylenol had been poisoned. At first, the scare (understandably) caused a nosedive in sales. However, the expert, amazingly-transparent manner in which it was handled…