Monthly Archives: October 2011

What Al Pacino asked Keanu Reeves and Why it Matters

In the film Devils Advocate, Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves are negotiating a contract. Pacino says “Pressure changes everything. Some …

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The Pitfalls of being Significant

One of the traits of human beings is their inclination to take things personally. Of all the things I’ve learnt …

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You cannot be serious!

Many years ago, I was teaching a presentation and pitching programme. We were exploring why and how to inject humour …

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Chantal’s Influence Tips 80: Beware of the Fool’s Game

  I have a friend who frequently compared himself to others.    Interestingly, after making these comparisons, he always found himself …

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Chantal’s Influence Tips 78: Why D.R.C?

  Walt Disney was a prolific and talented creator. Robert Dilts modelled Disney’s strategies and observed that he used three …

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Chantal’s Influence Tips 77: Obsessed by results?

  Everyone has the capacity to achieve spectacular results in any area of life.   We see countless examples of …

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Chantal’s Influence Tips 76: The Aikido Strategy

  Aikido is often described as the peaceful martial art because to be successful, strength, speed or aggression is not …

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Chantal’s Influence Tips 75: How to Turn your Toughest Customers into Fans – Part Two

  Last week, I shared with you two key principles for handling difficult people or tricky situations. This week, more …

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Chantal’s Influence Tips 74: Why your toughest customers are a gift from the gods – Part One

  In one of my first jobs, a tricky sales call with a prospective customer sent me running to the toilets …

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Chantal’s Influence Tips 73: Three steps to solving problems without hassle

  Great ideas and solutions come from our natural capacity to think clearly so here are 3 key steps to …

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