Play the Host; Not the Guest

With next week being “International Networking Week” — the brainchild of my friend, Dr. Ivan Misner, founder of BNI, the world’s largest referral organization, I thought it would be fitting to share just one method of relationship-building. As usual — and typical of true Networking, it is “other-focused” meaning that we take our eyes off…

Winning Someone Over . . . Over Time

Having attended a holiday get-together several months ago at the home of a friend of mine, I was reminded of a Positive Persuasion (Winning Without Intimidation)-type situation from a while back. Actually, quite a while back, like about 30 years, when present day, quasi-mature me was but a young lad of 20. (“Quasi Mature?” “Young…

Finding The “Yes-Man”

What does the term, “Yes-Man” (or, “Yes-Woman”) mean to you? Possibly, the person who is so insecure that he says “yes” to any person, thing or idea in order to be liked and accepted. Well, when it comes to “Positive Persuasion” that kind of Yes-Person is not the kind we mean. Instead, we are talking…