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The one skill you want to master ( Part 2)

I hope the you read the previous post regarding the skill you must master, and also get visited Keith Ferrzzi’s website at Here are the summaries for two chapters.

Chapter three: Turning connection into Compatriots.

  • The only way to get anyone to do anything is to recognize their importance and thereby make them feel important. That’s everyone’s desire.
  • In your initial conversation with someone, find out what motivates them and follow up from there.
  • 80 % of building and maintianing relationships is just staying in touch.
  • You can be more successful in two months by becoming really interested in other people’s success than you can in two years trying to get people interested in your success – Dale Carnegie.
  • Learn to become indispensible by start thinking about how to make other people successful, e.g when someone mentions a problem, try to think of solutions.

Chapter four: Trading up and giving back.

  • Be interesting…..people tend to hire people they like and they think can make them and their companies successful.
  • There is no better way to learn something and become an expert at it than to have to teach it.
  • Identify the people in your industy who are successful and try to connect with them.
  • Develop a niche. Preferrably an area that is underserved and/or unattended.
  • Consider writing articles for your publications.
  • There is no substitute for personal initiative

Hope you enjoy the summary. I will be several posts referencing this skill set and I hope I have nudge you in the direction of learing more about it.


Andy G. Rodie

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