Mark Jeffries

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Becoming President in Five Simple Steps

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2012 | 11:35 AM

Personal success is always closely connected to how much influence we wield over the people around us. The most influential people are typically the most successful -- but why? It's because these people are heard, they are respected, followed, and always remembered.

So, the more influence you can muster -- the...

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What Business Folk Can Learn From Presidential Debates

(1) Comments | Posted January 24, 2012 | 8:54 AM

When I used to work with politicians in the UK (two of whom are now in the current Cabinet!!) we concentrated on message and presentation. Specifically, I would spend time looking at how they might be perceived by the electorate.

One of the most important elements was that their speeches...

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Stealing a Bite of Apple

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2011 | 9:01 AM

Whether you are trying to land a new client, aiming for a promotion, or hoping to get a new job, you need to always make yourself as buyable as possible.

Your products and services are clearly crucial -- but as we all know -- people buy people.

So, what makes...

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Perception Control: What We Can Learn From Politicians

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2011 | 9:15 AM

It seems that everyone wants out of the PC business -- but WAIT I say stay in! However in this instance I am not actually talking about Personal computers -- but Perception Control.

Perception control is the ability to have some level of influence over how people see you...

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Email Time Travel

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2011 | 9:46 AM

Sometimes our best intentions to build relationships and effectively connect fall by the wayside. We get distracted by bright and shiny things and other stuff just takes up all our time.

But that doesn't just happen to you -- it happens to everyone and believe it or not, many of...

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The 3 Rs of Networking: Building Career Connections at Every Opportunity

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2011 | 9:00 AM

Your personal network of actual humans (as opposed to Tweeple and 'sort-of-Facebook-friends') who know you, know what you do and how good you are doing it, is an often undervalued asset.

No matter how impressive your resume or how many comments you got from that photo of a sunset, what...

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