Practice Saying No to Requests for Your Time

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Most people have far more work than they can possibly get to. That’s why it’s so important to say no to things that aren’t a great use of your time. But turning people down can be uncomfortable. To get better at it, practice saying no politely and gracefully. If a colleague asks you to do […] The post Practice Saying No to Requests for Your Time appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Help Your Team Embrace Change

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Companies are constantly changing. And whether the changes are big or small, leaders need to inspire their employees to embrace what’s new. Here are some ways to do that: Talk about how people feel. Change stirs up lots of emotions (fear, frustration, and anxiety, to name a few). Hold regular meetings for people to express what […] The post Help Your Team Embrace Change appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Why Isn’t Your Free Trial Really Free?

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You’ve developed a killer product. You want people to try it so you offer a 30-day free trial. Of course you don’t want people to just use the free trial so you ask them for a credit card so you can bill them at the end of the trial. That’s where you made your big […] The post Why Isn’t Your Free Trial Really Free? appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Be Honest About Your Work

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It’s been said over and over. People do business with people they know, like and trust. How are people supposed to trust you if you are not honest about what you do? Over the past several weeks I have met a number of people introducing themselves as coaches, consultants, and specialists who will teach me […] The post Be Honest About Your Work appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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4 Rules to Help Your Team Disagree Productively

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Conflict can be uncomfortable, but we can’t find the best ideas or reach the best solutions if we agree with each other all the time. As a manager, it’s your job to help team members learn how to disagree productively. Here are some rules for keeping debates professional and on topic: Remember you’re all on […] The post 4 Rules to Help Your Team Disagree Productively appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Succeed At Networking Events by Being Generous

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You’re not the only one who walks into a networking mixer full of dread. Before you make a run for the door, try a different approach. Tell yourself that it isn’t about you. Instead of trying to meet potential clients, or making another connection that will advance your career, focus exclusively on what you can […] The post Succeed At Networking Events by Being Generous appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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During A Virtual Meeting, Make Sure Everyone Understands The Discussion

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We all know how hard it can be to follow along on a conference call. When facilitating a virtual meeting, it’s your job to make sure everyone fully understands what’s going on. Compensate for any difficulties by acting as a moderator. Try the following: After each comment or question, briefly paraphrase what was said. For […] The post During A Virtual Meeting, Make Sure Everyone Understands The Discussion appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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The Entrepreneur And The Side Hustle

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The gig economy provides new ways for entrepreneurs to enhance their earning and in some cases provide funding for their ventures. A side hustle can be an amazing tool for entrepreneurs. More than money, they can offer new ways to meet people and a way to exercise different skills and abilities. There is, however, a […] The post The Entrepreneur And The Side Hustle appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Communicating According To Your Clients Needs

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Communications is an integral part of your customer relationships. Customers need to feel that you are accessible when they need you. Problems occur when communications preferences get in the way. As a business person, you need to be able to handle whatever your clients prefer. While phone and email have been standard in business for […] The post Communicating According To Your Clients Needs appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Listening Is Not Waiting To Speak

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There’s an old saying that you should listen twice as much as you speak. This assumes you are really listening. Most people, when not talking, are thinking about what they will say next. This is not listening. To be an effective listener, try these tips: Focus on what is being said: Put your focus on […] The post Listening Is Not Waiting To Speak appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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