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How Gifts Of Appreciation Build Powerful Relationships with John Ruhlin.

How Gifts Of Appreciation Build Powerful Relationships with John Ruhlin.

Everybody talks a good talk when it comes to the value of relationships. But very few people actually invest in those relationships in ways that stand out and really matter. My guest today is John Ruhlin, founder of The Ruhlin Group – a strategic appreciation and gift giving service that helps you create your own relationship action plan to consistently show your appreciation by giving gifts of appreciation. You’re going to learn a lot about the practical steps it takes to give gifts that set you apart and deepen relationships, so do what you can to hear what John has to say on this episode. How Gifts Of #Appreciation Build Powerful #Relationships, with John @Ruhlin Click To Tweet Everybody has an appreciation deficit. One of the most important reasons you need to learn how to effectively show appreciation is because most people have an appreciation deficit. It’s not that they are ungrateful. It’s that they don’t take the time to be intentional about expressing their appreciation. John Ruhlin says that gifts of appreciation are a powerful way for you to be different than everybody else – to show that you truly are thankful for the clients or customers who drive your success – and you are not afraid to invest time and money to show it. John’s got a truckload of wisdom for you on this episode, so make sure you take the time to listen and learn. Gratitude that is expressed through gifts of appreciation has a bigger impact. Many CEOs or leaders know that showing appreciation to clients or customers matters. Many of them understand the power...
How To Become An Asset To Your Professional Connections with Michael Roderick

How To Become An Asset To Your Professional Connections with Michael Roderick

Gone are the days when professional connections exist only to serve business or professional goals. When you take the time to build generous and genuine connections with others, whether they seem like an advantageous connection to have or not, you are opening the door to becoming an asset to them and their network of connections, on a number of levels. And when they see you as an asset, you become valued and top of mind. Today’s episode features Michael Roderick, a guy who’s made it his business to study and apply the art of connection making and has a lot to share about the power and benefit of doing so. You’re going to learn some critical things for relational success from Michael on this episode. How To Become An Asset To Your Professional #Connections with @MichaelRoderick Click To Tweet WHY making professional connections needs to be an achievable, realistic goal. Most people Michael Roderick talks to immediately understand the value of building stronger professional connections. But when it comes to actually implementing a plan to build those connections on a regular basis they stop before they even get started because the task seems so overwhelming. On this episode of Real Relationships, Michael shares a simple way to make your connection building a regular part of your week – and why keeping your goals achievable and realistic are such a powerful part of the process. Be sure you listen. Michael Roderick’s GATE strategy for building great connections. Making professional connections, or “networking” as it used to be called, is much more than exchanging a business card with someone else. It’s...
Bring the Real You To What You Do with Susan RoAne

Bring the Real You To What You Do with Susan RoAne

Susan RoAne believes that the real you is who people really want to know. We’re all tired of fakeness – the masks people put on to impress. What’s the alternative? Being yourself. People are much more attracted to the real you – believe it or not – than they will EVER be attracted to a fake persona you use to impress them. Susan has great insights to share on this episode about networking, making genuine connections, the power of follow-up, and much more. Be sure you take the time to listen. Bring the #RealYou To What You Do with @SusanRoAne Click To Tweet Shy people have to prepare ahead of time for networking. There are a lot of people out there who think about networking and shudder. The first problem is that they most likely have a wrong idea of networking. But beyond that, they feel that their naturally shy personality makes networking impossible for them. But Susan RoAne says that’s not the case at all. She’s made her living helping both shy and extroverted people become effective at networking and she says that shy people can be very effective networkers if they will prepare ahead of time and determine to be themselves. This episode contains a lot of gems from Susan’s long experience about networking and building beneficial relationships. Being the real you means small talk is OK. Really. Smalltalk is OK. Really, it is. If you think about the way relationships are built you’ll realize that NO relationship begins at a deep level. It has to start small. And small talk is a very necessary and powerful...

Be Yourself For Greater Relationships And Business Success with Dawn Doherty

You need to learn to be yourself. So do I. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of putting on a face that you think others want to see. We tend to think we have to be that way if we are going to appeal to people, but it’s not true. When we learn to be ourselves, great things happen. Really. My guest today is Dawn Doherty, an executive coach and speaker who is laser-focused on helping you learn how to be your authentic self. She believes that when you are the you, you are created to be, you will experience breakthroughs like you’ve never experienced. Find out more from Dawn and hear how she encourages that kind of personal breakthrough, on this episode of Real Relationships. #BeYourself For Greater #Relationships And #BusinessSuccess with @DawnDCoach Click To Tweet You are probably living out of a fear-based mindset. Most people do. Dawn Doherty says that one of the hardest habits she had to break was the habit of thinking and living in fear. It’s what kept her from being herself because she was constantly trying to live up to what she THOUGHT other people expected from her. But when she was able to jettison that fear it became clear that she could contribute the maximum amount to the world. That’s because she was no longer wasting her energy trying to be someone she was not. It’s a liberating decision that opens the door to authentic relationships that can give you a fulfilling life and profitable business. Dawn is the expert and she’s sharing a whole lot of her goodies...
Providing A Gathering Place For Powerful Community Building with Chris Schembra

Providing A Gathering Place For Powerful Community Building with Chris Schembra

The deep South where Chris Schembra is from once had massive oak trees in a central part of each town. They were the gathering places, the locations where people would come together to learn news from the outside world, to share their experiences, to receive the help and advice they needed. In other parts of the world, the gathering place may have been a coffee shop, church, or local tavern. In the modern world true gathering places of that kind are becoming fewer and fewer, but Chris Schembra wants to change that. On this episode of Real Relationships, you can learn how Chris has developed The 747 Club in an attempt to bring people together for the sake of building relationships that serve the greater good. It’s an amazing concept and you’ll enjoy hearing Chris’s vision and enthusiasm – and how it translates into business. Providing A #GatheringPlace For Powerful #CommunityBuilding with Click To Tweet In a relationship-driven world the greatest thing you can do is be of service. The thrust of relationship marketing is connection between people. It’s a focus on the real relationships that exist behind every interaction instead of the interaction itself. As people are cared for they build trust and cooperative relationships with each other. It’s a simple principle that drives Chris Schembra to create gathering places where those relationships can begin, build, and benefit the world. It’s an example of what he’s doing to be consistent with one of his favorite lines, “In a relationship-driven world the greatest thing you can do is be of service.” Find out more about what Chris is doing...

Become The Focal Point To Make Better Professional Connections, with Dorie Clark

Are you a focal point in your industry? I host this podcast because I want to help professionals think differently about the way connections are made in business. I want them to learn to build real relationships that not only fuel business but last over time. On this episode, I’m featuring my friend, Dorie Clark, a woman who has learned to build those kinds of relationships in a way that many people haven’t even considered. She hosts social and business events herself with hopes of meeting the people she needs to meet, making connections for others, and becoming a focal point who people see as a valuable connection to their networks. It’s an ingenious idea that I believe you’ll benefit from, so be sure to listen. Become The Focal Point To Make Better Professional Connections, with Click To Tweet Standing out in a noisy world is a challenge you’ve got to overcome. One of the beautiful things about the digital age we live in is that nobody has to be hidden. You can get your message out and make what you offer known more easily than ever before. But there’s a problem with that – everyone else is doing the same thing. That makes the noise that you’ve got to cut through almost deafening. If you’re going to stand out, if you’re going to become the focal point that others come around, you’ve got to get past the noise to become a relevant voice in the ears of those you need to influence. How do you do it? Dorie Clark’s got some great suggestions that I believe can help...