How to Instantly Connect with Anyone

Wouldn’t you agree that life is all about quality connections? Our success, happiness and well-being are largely the by products of our ability to get along well with others and cultivate positive relationships. Below is a checklist of ingredients that we discuss in our communication and interpersonal relationships workshops. You can see more information on […]

15 Words and Phrases that Destroy Relationships

Certain words and phrases block connections cold and at the same time can make people steaming mad.  Here are some tips on language, words and phrases to avoid: You – If you tell someone “You did this” or “You did that” people get defensive. This is especially true if you use a harsh tone. Generalizations […]

12 Things to Avoid in Conversation

Thank you to our Associate, Arnold Sanow for this contribution. To build rapport, relationships and to connect with customers, co-workers family and friends it’s important to watch what you say and how you say it. Poor conversation skills can derail teams, cause leaders to lose respect, destroy customer relationships, lose sales, and demolish friendships. Here […]

What’s New for 2012?

      I know it seems silly to be asking “What’s new for 2012?” in mid February but since I (Cynthia Lett, Editor)  have been under the weather since late December, 2011 and am just now ready to tackle the year with energy and clarity of mind and purpose, I am going to pretend that […]

Building Instant Rapport

The foundation for building rapport is based on the exchange of a few basic communication signals. Here are 4 key ways to build instant rapport. This is based on the book, Get Along With Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere by Arnold Sanow and Sandra Strauss. 1. Smile. A smile is the connecting point of a relationship, whether personal […]

Rudeness Wrecks Relationships

By Arnold Sanow, CSP, MBA Rude behavior, and failing to demonstrate concern and regard for others, is a problem for many organizations. It hurts productivity, job commitment, job retention, and the health and well-being of employees. Researchers studying workplace aggression and rudeness are finding its frequency is increasing and taking a toll on employees. Based […]

Rev Up Your Rapport

by Arnold Sanow MBA,CSP Associate of The Lett Group   Rapport can be defined as “bringing agreement, harmony and accord to a relationship”. Isn’t that what we want in our connections – to discover points of mutual interest or common ground, reach agreements, live and work together in harmony and enjoy interactions along the way- […]