Tag Archives: Uncommon Courtesy

Why I Love Uncommon Phone Courtesy

Here’s a simple technique that will differentiate you from most other people when you make a simple phone call. It works very well whether you’re following up on meeting someone at a networking event, returning a call or simply asking a question:

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Connect with Class

Have you ever gotten an email like this? ‘Hi Phil, Tony Grosso suggested I contact you. I’d like to meet with you to network and discuss my job search. Let me know some good times to get together. Regards … Chuck Upton.’

While harmless enough, concise and clear, Chuck could have been much more effective, efficient and engaging.  He could have indicated: Read More »

‘Class Act’ Communication

(A writer recently asked me for a 100-word maximum contribution on differentiation for his communication skill blog. Not easy …  but here goes)

Communicate with ‘Uncommon Courtesy’ to differentiate yourself as a ‘Class Act’. Do so with every message you send to every person every day. Read More »

Networking with ‘Uncommon Courtesy’

I used to refer to this concept as networking with ‘common courtesy’. But, just like ‘common sense’, this practice is anything but commonplace in the business world today. One of the fastest and smartest ways to make that best possible first impression when networking is both very simple and very easy. Just display ‘Uncommon Courtesy’ that clearly differentiates you from the pack of amateurs by: Read More »

‘Uncommon Courtesy’

A reader recently asked for some simple tips to network with more courtesy and to avoid coming off like a ‘slug’ at networking events. My comments.

Networking with ‘Uncommon Courtesy’ is both simple and easy and can clearly differentiate you from everyone else: Read More »

Embrace Permission Marketing

Ever meet someone at a networking event who turned you off quickly with a negative first impression?  Or, who really annoyed you with ineffective follow up? I have – lots of times. I call them ‘Networking Slugs’.  They earn that designation for different reasons, but mostly because they don’t practice the simple art of Permission Marketing. Here’s what Networking Pros do to avoid that title when networking or building relationships: Read More »

It’s ShowTime, So Ask the Right Questions

Many ‘Communicate Confidently!’ readers and other entrepreneurs use Business Expos and smaller local Trade Shows to market their products and services and network with prospects, clients and colleagues. If that strategy works for your business, here are some Best Practices to help you maximize your Show experience, ROI and value by Asking the Right Questions. Read More »

No Thanks? … No Thanks!

I recently engaged in an on-line discussion group for professional speakers in which someone asked if it was appropriate for speakers to thank the audience. While my response was aimed at my fellow speakers, some of the points have value for routine workplace presenters as well. Read More »

Uncommonly Courteous Networking

Years ago, I called this concept networking with “common courtesy”. But, just like “common sense”, this practice is anything but commonplace in the business world today. Go figure!

One of the smartest ways to make that best possible first impression when networking is both very simple AND very easy. When you network wit “Uncommon Courtesy”, it clearly differentiates yourself from the amateurs out there.  Here are some Best Practices to help you do that:

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Please Don’t be a LinkedIn Loser

My comments about LinkedIn several months ago generated lots of reader reaction, especially when COSE (Cleveland’s Council of Smaller Enterprises) posted them on their Linkedin discussion group. Here’s a sampling of my responses:
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