Archive for the ‘Powerful Language’ Category

The Expert’s Expert Question

Friday, January 18th, 2019

“What would he/she do if they were you, not what should you do?”

When framed in a personal context, and applied to any circumstance, you instantly separate “qualified” from “BS” advice.

What Is Your Point

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

If you insist on asking a question seeking an answer that conforms to your worldview, and you show zero interest in the response or instantly reject an opposing view, why should someone invest further time with you? 

Deadly Resumes

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

If you solely talk about your “past” (accomplishments, expertise), and neglect to talk about your preferred methods of working with others and most importantly, the future employer/customer needs that you are passionate about, and great at, addressing, how am I expected to understand your transformative value?

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Killer Language For Entrepreneurs: Intellectual Acumen

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

“I am not here to tell you how smart I am, I am here to tell you how smart you will be in the eyes of your peers after backing my business….” Superior returns are rarely found in anything other than individuals, who are sharp, agile and fast-on-their-feet. Their intellect is manifest in an unconventional but simple business approach, which generates dramatic value and results for the investor. That sounds so simple. yet nearly every entrepreneur makes the simple complex and dilutes the impact.

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Killer Language For Entrepreneurs: Strengths

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

“Why are you smarter than your peers?” To know your unique strengths, to encapsulate them briefly in a powerful sentence or two, and to place them in the context of your audience’s immediate improvement, is a rare skill. 90% of responses from entrepreneurs are “weak”.

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