Would you like to connect with more people?

There’s a formula for connecting with people. It takes some elbow grease, but worth the effort.

Whenever you want to influence someone, start using examples from the following list:

Mystery

Referral

Appeal to a need

Complement

Exhibit

Startling statement

Idea

Name

Gift

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Sam walks into his boss’s office and says:

“Sir, I’ll be straight with you, I know the economy isn’t great, but I have three companies after me, and I would like to respectfully ask for a raise.”

After a few minutes of haggling the boss finally agrees to a 5…

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Making Bombs For Hitler

My daughter read this book. Looked like an interesting topic for a kid. My wife read it too. They both kept talking about how good the book is. Couldn’t resist. Had to read it myself.

Yelp. It will pull at your heart. Humans can be some…

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After retiring from the Army, I got invited to speak at a high school

Man, you gotta be on your “A” game when speaking to high school students. Thankfully we connected and talked about Habit 3 from 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Of course they also wanted to know…

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I left a debit card in an ATM in Downtown Houston.

Took a 2 hour exam at school. Returned to the ATM Downtown and the card was gone (of course).

Asked the security guard, “Did anyone turn in a debit card?”

The security guard responds, “Cedric?”

He gives me the…

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Cedric Crumbley

Cedric Crumbley

Business Development Representative | I help companies streamline their vendor management process