Tag Archives: Brand you

  • Get more money

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    Research shows that mentioning a ridiculously large amount before you name your price gets you a better price (see the introduction of Cialdini’s book, Pre-suasion). And this article gives research about making a joke about how much money you want to be paid – e.g. “I’d love to be paid a million dollars, but I’ll settle for what’s […]

  • How to look more popular

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    The outcomes of some cool research on what makes people look more popular in photos Stop watching at 3:50, because it’s just an ad for her program. Here are her keys: Don’t smirk Tilt your head (it says engaged and approachable) Do a REAL smile (with your eyes, not just your teeth)

  • Irresistible you

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    This video has the results of interesting research on research done by reviewing TED talks and getting people to rate the charisma of each speaker. What they found is that our body language is much more important than the sound. You’ve got seven seconds. Here are the researchers’ suggestions hand gestures matter: (good speakers make […]

  • Charisma 101

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    This video has the results of interesting research on how you can learn charisma: Embrace imperfections Don’t be a conversational narcissist Gush don’t gossip (watch out for “spontaneous trait transference”) show your hands above the table (they rate you as trustworthy if they can see your hands gaze deeply in their eyes (notice their eye colour)

  • Great Body Language

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    Most people are unaware of their body language. Hey, most people are unaware of many of the things that other people use to judge, categorise and navigate dealing with each other (what you wear, how you speak, what you tell people). If you want to look like a boss, influence people, get a date or just […]

  • Secrets to emotional resilience

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    Emotional resilience gets you through life’s hardest challenges. If you’re going through a hard time at work (or at home), maybe there are some gems in here to help you. Remember, doing the same things and expecting different results is just the definition of insanity. Try something new. Here’s what a study of the most […]

  • Don’t cut off your dog’s tail 1 inch at a time

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    There’s a Russian anecdote about a man who loved his dog so much that when the vet told him he needed to cut the dog’s tail off he couldn’t do it all at once, so he did it an inch at a time. Don’t be that kind of manager.” An invaluable lesson from My Management Lessons […]