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The Snowball Effect: Communication Techniques to Make You Unstoppable by Andy Bounds

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When you want to build powerful relationships quickly

To enjoy your job, you want powerful relationships with great people. This drives everything – the quality of your conversations, the ease with which you get things done, your sense of fulfillment at work and home, and how successful you are. As Tony Robbins says: “People’s lives are a direct reflection of the expectations of their peer group.”

Given how important relationships are, you’ll want to get them right. Fortunately, there are only three main things to focus on:

1. Know the right people.
2. See them the right number of times.
3. Have the right conversations with them.

1. Know the right people

Networking takes time. It’s bound to, I suppose. After all, it’s called net-work, not net-wait-for-something-to-happen. ...

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