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People will likely forget up to 90 % of what you communicate. It means they are likely to forget your brand, your message, your call to action.
To become forgettable can kill your career. Remaining on people's minds requires you to become part of what they consider valuable.
Our brains generally react first to outside stimuli like danger, security, or pleasure.
When you approach another person, ask yourself what you can provide them to help protect them, make them more successful or safe, even feel better about themselves because they know you and what you can give them.
People who really care about helping others succeed are memorable.
In a world where vocabulary has narrowed down, those with a strong vocabulary stand out. Language should not be used for snobbery, but rather for creating a better understanding by using the right words.
Incorporating analogies and a dynamic turn of phrase can keep your vocabulary colorful.
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One side of the matrix says "urgent" and "not urgent". The other side of the matrix says "important"...
These are the most pressing tasks we'll likely get to this week. When we do fire-fighting, it's all relating to stuff in this quadrant.
These are the things that matter in the long-term but will offer no concrete benefits right now or even this year. They are things we know we need to get to but probably will push off.