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The Jungle Stage - Yossi Ghinsberg

By Dori Pominville | Feb 27, 2018 | Comments Off


What are three ways you irritate your customers? - Mike Rayburn

By Dori Pominville | Feb 27, 2018 | Comments Off

I was asked this question by my friend and mentor, Dr. Nido Qubein, and it has begun to transform my business.

I have changed my fee structure, my client communications, and more is coming, all because I answered this question.

No one ever asked me so I’m now asking again…Read the full post here.

Top 5 Communication Skills and Tips - Vinh Giang

By Dori Pominville | Feb 27, 2018 | Comments Off



Chris Bashinelli - Global Citizenship

By Dori Pominville | Feb 21, 2018 | Comments Off

Bash speaks on what it takes to be a Global Citizen (without traveling anywhere); on developing transformation ​(​by cultivating deep connection with others​)​; and on stepping into powerful performance ​(​through the scientific method for recognizing and reducing ​our most limiting beliefs​​)​.​

16 Years of 'Love' - Tim Sanders

By Dori Pominville | Feb 12, 2018 | Comments Off

"The most powerful force in business isn’t greed, fear, or even the raw energy of unbridled competition. The most powerful force in business is love. It’s what will help your company grow and become stronger. It’s what will propel your career forward. It’s what will give you a sense of meaning and satisfaction in your work, which will help you do your best work."

Read the full article written by Tim Sanders for Fast Company Magazine. 16 years later it's still as relevant as ever!

Tim has recently taken ideas from his bestselling book, Love is the Killer App, and created a new topic called Leading with Love. Watch the promo video below:


How to create the BEST first impression? - Vinh Giang

By Dori Pominville | Feb 07, 2018 | Comments Off

Here are the top 3 things you can do to create a great first impression!


Validation Is The Key To Winning Every Argument - Ty Bennett

By Dori Pominville | Feb 07, 2018 | Comments Off

Disagreement is a part of every day life.  Whether in your personal life, business life, social life – disagreements happen.  I came across an interesting article, The Mistake You Make in Every Argument, that gave an interesting perspective on how to make the best of the often times unavoidable argument.

How do you respond when someone says something you disagree with? Do you calmly tell the person why they are mistaken, do you jump right in to defensive mode and yell or do you retreat and let them have their way?  In his article, Dr. Liane Davey makes the argument that all of those responses are wrong and the only way to get results in an argument is to first validate the other’s point of view.

The first thing you have to do is validate the other person even though you completely disagree with them!

See, when you validate the other person’s opinion you are sending the signal that you are going to solve the problem as allies instead of adversaries and who doesn’t want to work from that perspective? It will short-circuit an argument, reduce defensiveness and increase the speed in which the argument is solved.

So next time an argument ensues – stop and validate the other’s opinion.

New Sizzle Reel - Mike Rayburn

By Dori Pominville | Feb 06, 2018 | Comments Off