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Are You Too Loud?

Published on January 13, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

Have you ever seen two people arguing?  It’s hard to pick out the rational one, isn’t it?  Why is that?

Maybe it’s because when voices are raised, no one is listening, nothing gets resolved and you’re providing great entertainment for anyone who happens to be in the vicinity.

Want to…

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Lessons From Torn Pantyhose

Published on January 11, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

Okay, I admit it.  This is a very strange topic for a newsletter about communication.  But, hang in there with me and read on.

Having been a journalist for many years, you can imagine that I’ve met some very powerful communicators.  I’ve been …

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How Clear is Your Magic Mirror?

Published on January 6, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

How would people who know you describe you?

Would they say you’re ‘competitive’ and ‘adventurous’?

Are you the social butterfly of the group who is ‘enthusiastic’ and ‘inspiring’?

Would the words ‘steady’ and ‘team player’ fit you like a glove?

Or, are you ‘conscientious’ and ‘diplomatic’?

Maybe the situation determines how you show…

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Can You Pass The "Stupid" Test?

Published on January 4, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

What in the world does THAT mean?  Well, it doesn’t mean that I’m calling you names. Nor does it mean you’ll have to take a challenging quiz.

It’s about your communication, specifically, your tone of voice.

So, what is the ‘stupid’ test?  It’s the quickest way to make…

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What Conversation Are You Living In?

Published on December 30, 2010 by Annetta Wilson

You talk everyday. Even to yourself.

Every conversation you have plays a part in whether you end up having an uplifting day or a challenging one.

From the first ‘hello’ until the time you say ‘goodnight’ you live in conversations.

Those conversations shape our entire lives.

Conversations begin and end friendships, determine whether…

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Signals Can Be Blinding

Published on December 21, 2009 by Annetta Wilson

I don’t like being ‘sold’.  I love to buy things, but I don’t want a ‘hard sell’ from the salesperson.  Many times, to avoid being ‘bulldozed’ by a sales pitch, I’ve walked away.  Can you relate?

Why does that happen?  Often, the salesperson can’t read the ‘signs’ that they’re coming on…

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We Often Teach What We Need To Learn

Published on December 18, 2009 by Annetta Wilson

I got a BIG lesson in communication recently from my kids. Keep in mind that I’ve built a business around helping people become masterful communicators.

This time, the teacher became the student.

We took the kids (ages 17 & 19) to an entrepreneur’s conference in Las Vegas recently, to ignite the spark…

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How To Read Someone Like A Book To Get What You Want

Published on December 17, 2009 by Annetta Wilson

I don’t like being ‘sold’.  I love to buy things, but I don’t want a ‘hard sell’ from the salesperson.  Many times, to avoid being ‘bulldozed’ by a sales pitch, I’ve walked away.  Can you relate?

Why does that happen?  Often, the salesperson can’t read the ‘signs’ that they’re coming on…

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Can You Explain What You Do Clearly?

Published on December 16, 2009 by Annetta Wilson

Ever had a hard time explaining what you do?  Do you end up sounding like a marketing brochure, then helplessly watch the person’s eyes glaze over.
I saw that happen to a man at a conference I attended recently.  He actually apologized to the assembled group that he has a hard…

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Thoughts, Feelings, Actions and Results

Published on December 15, 2009 by Annetta Wilson

Is there anyone paying rent in your head that you did not invite?  If your peace of mind depends on someone else’s actions, that person controls you.

Your reaction starts with you.

The formula is simple:  your thoughts lead to your feelings, your feelings lead to your actions and your actions produce…

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