Can you close a sale in seven seconds? You can if you make the right first impression. Seven seconds is the average length of time you have to make a positive impression. If you blow it on your first encounter, you may not get a second chance.
Declining reimbursements, increased overhead, implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the rush to litigation are but a few of the reasons to “sweat the small stuff” in the medical arena. If you don’t think you need to pay attention to the details when it comes to making your patients happy as well as healthy, think again.
“Never put in an email anything that you could not bear to hear or see on the national news the next day.” It seems that this error is not one that is limited to the rank and file office worker. It is an issue for people in high places. If you’ve been paying attention to the national news lately, you know what I am talking about.
July is National Cell Phone Month. Realizing this prompted me to look deeper into a subject that I frequently write about and inevitably talk about in my presentations. With a bit of research, I uncovered some interesting statistics.
Your email is as much a part of your professional image as the clothes you wear, the greeting on your voice mail and the handshake you offer. If you want to be impressive and build positive business relationships, pay attention to your email and steer clear of these 12 mistakes:
Doing business over meals is a ritual that has gone on for centuries, even during those times when men speared their food with their knives — that being the only utensil they had — and when they used the table cloth or their sleeve to wipe their mouths.
The thought of milling about with numerous would-be employers and hundreds of competitors can be overwhelming. If you go with a well-prepared plan, a good attitude and your best etiquette skills, you are most likely to leave with some solid connections and a number of promising interviews, leading to the desired job offer — or maybe more than you expected.
Here are 10 etiquette tips to improve your personal and professional life. Read them and decide which ones will be the easiest and the most beneficial to you and your business. I am willing to bet you are already doing most of them.
One thing you can count on during the holidays is the obligatory office party. No matter where you stand on this issue, there are certain rules of behavior to follow if you want to have an office to go to when the party is over. Make sure you know the answers to these questions when party time rolls around.
To borrow a line from the familiar song, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go.” While I am a traditionalist and think we ought to wait until after Thanksgiving before we jump to Christmas bells and trees, I do believe this is the time when holiday planning begins.