September 2010

The 20/80 Rule

Shhhh! Lean closer.  Let me tell you a well-known secret…. Most people love talking about themselves. It doesn’t take long to find a topic that will unlock a flood of emotions, memories, and insight. Our goal, as we strive to be better conversationalist, is to use this knowledge to our advantage. That being said, have […]

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Are You Connected?

Before I jump into this post I wanted to share with you all that A Spark Starts has passed a milestone. This is the 100th post. I am excited that we have made it this far and am extremely optimistic about what there is to come. On Monday I opened up this weeks theme by providing […]

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Are You Asking the RIGHT Questions?

So often in life we are fortunate enough to meet the right people at the right time to receive (and give) yet we never get beyond, “Hello, nice to meet you.” Think back. Who are the people you’ve already met in your life that could have launched your career or connected you with a whole new spear of […]

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3 Ways to Start A Conversation

How do you start a conversation with someone you don’t know but really want to? Here are some tips I have had success with in the past. Tell a joke about something happening in your surroundings. THE STINK BOMB I was walking through the hallways of my high school when this awful smell forced its […]

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Selling The Product

Any company, large or small, prides itself on the product they make or a service they provide. The logo and perception they have created unfortunately lose their effect if the item for sale fails. It all boils down to if they can produce a product or service that will meet the needs of its customer better […]

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