In today’s world of 9-second attention spans, our introductions mean more-than-ever before. Sally Hogshead reveals the seven triggers of fascination and how to get others to fall in love with your ideas, instantly.
Sally Hogshead starts with “All markets are like online dating markets” and talks about our short attention spans of 9 seconds (the same as a goldfish). Her main message is the seven fascination triggers.
Every day, intentionally or not, you’re using fascination triggers to persuade people at work and home. Whether you’re pitching a new client, or inviting a friend to lunch, or lulling a cranky toddler to sleep, you’re using triggers to elicit a certain response.
I came across a video with Simon Sinek, the title “If You Don’t Understand People, You Don’t Understand Business” sounded interesting enough to check it out. What I got was 30 minutes of a really interesting talk where Simon talks about trust (a favorite topic of mine), fullfillment, takers vs givers and also “make it about them, not about you”. It’s time well spent!
Tomighty is an excellent desktop timer tailor made for when you use the Pomodoro Technique.
The Pomodoro Technique is a simple way to boost your productivity when performing mind-consuming tasks. It helps you keep yourself focused while reducing mental exhaustion
Tomighty has as default 25 minutes for the Pomodoro work-session, 5 minutes for the short break and 15 minutes for the long break. You can change this if you want but it works really well.
Just start the clock for a Pomodoro, focus on your work and 25 minutes later the timer goes off. Select a short or long break, I suggest you leave the computer during the break. Once the break is over the timer goes off again and it’s time for another Pomodoro.
I’m working with text on the pages of this site and one word that comes back often is trust. I found this image some years ago and fell in love with the combination of picture and text. It is a great way to explain the concept of trust.
Trust is an essential part in coaching, whether it’s life coaching or business coaching.
Trust is not being afraid even if you are vulnerable.
I work as coach and mentor. It has so far been done face to face with an occasional dash of emails and chat. That works very well but it limits my market to people I can meet in real life.
I now have the opportunity to develop a location independent version of my services. The e-version of mentoring and coaching means we use electronic communications like email, chat and Skype. It’s still one on one but it’s not face to face. The benefit is that it does not matter where coach/mentor and client is, differences in time and place can be solved by user the proper tools.
I have a client that’s willing to be a guinea pig and to help me figure out how to best use online tools in the process. It’s really important to find and use a mix of tools that makes the digital mentor and coach process work just as well as the physical version does.
I’ll be back with more information during the development process.
This was originally posted at Bengt’s Notes, another blog of mine.