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The 19th Amendment…Righting a Wrong

With the many celebrations planned on this very special day in history… I believe it’s important to understand that the 19th Amendment did not give women the right to vote. Women always had the right to vote. What the 19th Amendment did was to finally acknowledge and honor that right, which until then had been…

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Empathy vs. Sympathy

Yes, it’s still another example of two words that seem to be the same and are often used interchangeably, yet the difference in the results they bring are immense. As we discover in Influence & Success Insights Video #28 titled, “Empathy vs. Sympathy” there is a definite reason why one is very helpful while the other…well, really isn’t.

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Lead-In Phrases… Pave the Way

Because people are so often ego-driven and emotion-based it can be difficult to give advice and suggestions in a way that they are not defensive toward you and resistant to your ideas. However, as we discover in Influence & Success Insights Video #27 titled, “Lead-In Phrases…Pave the Way” there is a very simple, kind, and tactful way to accomplish this which will greatly increase that person’s acceptance of – and buy-in to – that which you suggest.

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The Immense Influence of a Smile

Have you ever noticed that it’s almost impossible to not smile at someone who smiles at you first? And doesn’t smiling just feels so good? As we explore in Influence & Success Insights Video #26 titled, The Immense Influence of a Smile, it also turns out that if you really want to influence another person, a smile is about THE most effective way you can do so.

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