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How To Win Friends And Influence People

At the company I work for, we recently held a leadership offsite to improve relationships between managers in different departments.  To break the ice with two leaders in the business, I thought I’d tell a funny story about one of my staff members.  This staff member, a thirty year old male, approached me one day and said that when he ...

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Youtube Friday: A Typical Day

I’m coming up to the end of my probation in my job and its going really well (I think).  I’ve just finished a big recruiting drive and I’ve now got a gun sales team together that can crush our targets for the second half of the year.  It’s an eclectic bunch including a fork lift operator, a Lithuanian business woman ...

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Ad Space

I spent my Saturday in the office working as an extra in a tv commercial.  It was a bit of fun.  I played the role of Interested Client #2. I expect my Screen Actor’s Guild membership will arrive in the mail in four to six weeks.

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The Art Of Selling Yourself

This week, I finally snapped an eight year long duck.  Someone offered me a job!  It had been eight years since the last time I was successful in a job interview. In 2004, I landed a job as a sales rep when I first moved to Brisbane.  I remember feeling pretty good at the time.  It was the second job ...

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Club Red Q2 2012

For the first time in two years, I qualified for our company’s quarterly sales champions event, now branded Club Red. TFW readers with long memories might remember in the past we did stunt school, Amazing Race around Melbourne and other such shennanigans.  This time, it was a much more relaxed affair.  We spent the afternoon cruising on a 27 metre ...

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I took our team to an indoor archery range on our Friday offsite. I’ve never tried it before but I found it to be a lot of fun and surprisingly easy to pick up.  It’s a bit like chess.  It’s simple to learn the basic mechanics but its tough to master.  We had a good three hour session where we ...

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