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Facts Tell, Stories Sell

Every week in your TEAM chapter you will have an opportunity to give a “One Minute Commercial” about your business, and I have a little saying about this time of the meeting.  It is “Facts Tell…Stories Sell”.  What does that mean?  It means when we are telling stories about our business we are really painting […]

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How to Talk to Someone New Part 2

Don’t Overthink It – the person you are talking to might not be as skilled in talking to new people as you think Pretend You are in a Game – the rules are to meet as many people as possible. Pretending it is a game can make conversations easier. Practice Active Listening Skills – listen […]

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How to Talk to Someone New Part 1

Start with a Smile – it signals friendliness and approachability. A smile encourages and helps to make the first step. Master Eye Contact – this simple trick tells other people we are open and having nothing to hide. Initiate the Conversation – it is tough but being the first to say something gives you an […]

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When You Only Have 30 Seconds…

TEAM does regular Speed Networking events. Participants have 30 seconds to get their message across. Your standard One-Minute Commercial won’t work in this exercise. You have to be able to describe what you do in 30 seconds. You don’t need to be witty, clever, whimsical or even original to get the results you want. In […]

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Effective Networking: The Difference Between Access, Opportunity and Being a Part of the Noise

Whether it’s scheduling a virtual meeting on Zoom, forming a connection on LinkedIn, meeting in person for a coffee, or attending events — effective networking is essential for entrepreneurs and is responsible for the success of 78% of startups. However, despite how accessible networking has become today, it can be difficult to execute effectively for even the most […]

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Changing the Conversation

Just about everyone knows a Realtor/Mortgage Broker/Financial Advisor/Insurance Agent/ Accountant/ etc. When I joined TEAM as a Realtor and stepped up to be President of our new chapter, I found that recruiting was difficult when I told people what I did for a living – the conversation always turned into “How’s the market?”. That was […]

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Overcome the Overwhelm at Work

At the end of each day, create a to-do list for tomorrow Block out time for each task on your list Don’t be afraid or ashamed to ask for the help you need Take time away from your desk – never skip your lunch break Revisit your to-do list after lunch Have regular check-ins with […]

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Tips for a Fabulous Workday

Start with 15 minute of positive input Start each day by reading (or listening to) stories of success and messages that transmit a positive attitude.  With these thoughts on your mind you will have a more positive outlook throughout the day! Tie your work goals to your life’s goals Think about what inspires you to […]

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