Sunday, October 24, 2010

How to Quite an Audience

I was at an awards event this evening and noted once again the ever present challenge of quieting an audience. There are no bad people here, just passionate and enthusiastic attendees engaged in having fun and enjoying good conversation.

As an Emcee at many events I have found one method for getting the attention of the audience that has NEVER failed.

From the podium say this: "If you can hear the sound of my voice turn to the person next to you and say shhhhh."

If needed say it again. Personally I have never had to say it more than twice. Amazingly, people perform the task and within seconds I've enjoyed a rapt and attentive audience.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Rule of 52

There are 52 weeks in a year. If you committed yourself to scheduling one meeting per week for one year with potential clients, existing clients or referral contacts could you imagine that your result would be incredible? I can. I've done it.

This is a really, really simple thing to do. One meeting each week -- preferably a meal, with someone you'd like to get to know or know better.

I challenge you to do poorly if you're committed to the Rule of 52!

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