The Introvert’s Edge in Sales and Networking With Matthew Pollard And The Power Of Perception In The Workplace With Dr. Diane Hamilton

TTL 881 | Introvert In Sales

The Introvert’s Edge in Sales and Networking With Matthew Pollard And The Power Of Perception In The Workplace With Dr. Diane Hamilton

Don’t think an introvert can succeed in sales? Today’s guest is here to prove you wrong! Matthew Pollard is the founder of Rapid Growth, a keynote speaker, a bestselling author, and he is also an introvert. His book series, Introvert’s Edge, has been recognized in the industry and even endorsed by Harvard, Princeton, Marshall Goldsmith and more. In this episode, he joins Dr. Diane Hamilton to break down what introversion really means and how it impacts your skills in sales. He shares the introvert’s approach to preparing and planning for your next sales pitch or speaking gig. Matthew also discusses strategies to effectively network as an introvert and channel your energy on the right people.

Perception is an interesting topic that comes in handy when talking about workplace relationships. But what does it mean, and how does it impact us? In this episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton talks about her book with Dr. Maja Zelihic, Power of Perception: Eliminating Boundaries to Create Successful Global Leaders and details the concepts and inspiration behind the concept. She shares that fueling curiosity and understanding perception ultimately leads to better communication in the workplace. She also discusses the Perception Power Index and breaks down the four key areas: evaluation, prediction, interpretation, and correlation. Listen in and learn more about Diane’s paradigm and understand how this can impact your personal and professional environment.

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TTL 683 | Discovering Your Genius

Becoming Wiser After 50 With Wendy Mayhew And Discovering Your Genius With John Hittler

Discovering and honing your capabilities to succeed in business comes at any age. In this episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton talks to Wendy Mayhew who is the author of WISER: The Definitive Guide To Starting A Business After The Age Of 50, and the co-author of Building Your Dream. Wendy talks about her advocacy in proving society wrong that older people cannot get financing because they are not innovative. She also shares some bits and pieces from her book, WISER, where she interviews different people about their business ventures at the age of 50 and above.

Searching for your superpower – the one that makes you one in a billion? Discovering your genius and exercising curiosity are some of the key takeaways John Hittler teaches. John is a transformational business coach, the Co-founder of Evoking Genius, a TEDx speaker, and the author of One In A Billion: Finding Your Genius Talent and The Motivation Trap. In this episode, he joins Dr. Diane Hamilton to share his story about applying to be a TEDx speaker, making the cut, and proving his worth to be on that stage. He also talks about his book called One In A Billion, and how you can find your own version of genius.
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TTL 633 | Handling Disputes

Connecting Leaders With Employees With Karen Wickre and Handling Disputes The Right Way With Perry Granof

Building relationships and making connections in the workplace is always key in upscaling any business. Today, Dr. Diane Hamilton interviews Karen Wickre, a veteran connector and the author of Taking the Work Out of Networking: An Introvert’s Guide to Making Connections That Count, about the highlights of her book and how, as a woman in a male-dominated industry, she helps companies scale up with regards to connecting employees. She also takes a look at and shares her insights on networking, social media, and women on boards.

To serve on a board as a director or officer requires thoughtful consideration of what’s happening. Dr. Diane Hamilton talks with Perry Granof, a lawyer and the Managing Director at Granof International Group, about why companies sue and what his firm’s roles are in these events. Perry also tackles handling insurance cases as well as resolving disputes for different parties. With his skills and continuous training, Perry is a reliable person when it comes to handling company legal problems.
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TTL 558 | Networking

Friend Of A Friend: Understanding Networking with David Burkus

When we talk about networking, a lot of people think it is about a weird cocktail party where you’re desperate to make sales. When you have that kind of mindset, you can’t grow, expand, and improve your network. Keynote speaker, networking expert, and bestselling author David Burkus talks about his book, Friend of a Friend . . .: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career. David redefines our understanding of networking and reveals the secrets to getting good connections, serving that network, and creating value for it, carefully reminding us that people are not assets to be acquired and that strengthening our whole network will benefit us in the long run.

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TTL 250 | Continuing Education

How Not To Get A “Real” Job with Scott Gerber and Continuing Education with Dr. Brad Staats

Scott Gerber is the founder of YEC and the CEO of The Community Company, an organization that builds and manages communities for global brands and media companies. Believing in the power of becoming your own boss, he wrote the book Never Get a “Real” Job. He talks about what a “real job” is and gives tips on never getting it. He says you shouldn’t have to think of acquiring millions of dollars right off the bat but instead, just get in the game, have smaller goals, and move towards success in incremental stages.


Dr. Brad Staats is the author of Never Stop Learning. He writes about the importance of continuing education and discusses how the world, through technology, is readily feeding us information and answers. Dr. Staats reiterates the value of being constantly curious and fond for learning and gives advice on how to find the things we want to keep learning about.

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Changing Jobs – Be Sure You Have the Right Skills

It’s important to look at how things have changed since you last made a career move, and decide whether you’ve kept up with the changes around you. Are you lacking some important skills? I recommend assessing your skills inventory and deciding whether you need to get some training in some of the following areas:
  1. Computer use
  2. Networking
  3. Interview performance
  4. Job Hunting
  5. Communication
  6. Analytical research
  7. Adaptability
  8. Diversity awareness
  9. Leadership
  10. Planning/goal setting
  11. Problem solving
  12. Teamwork
  13. Multi-tasking
  14. People skills
  15. Self-reliance

 Remember that these are all important skills that employers are going to be looking for in prospective employees. Remember to highlight your abilities in each of these areas when writing your résumé.

Do You Need Help Finding a Job or Reinventing Your Career?

In my book How To Reinvent Your Career, I list some great sources for information.  Here are just a few of them:  
Area Where I Need Help Solutions
I need help with computer skills.
I need help with grammar and spelling.
I want to take understand personality assessment that gives a basic idea of personality type., Myers–Briggs(free site, but not as accurate as the actual Myers–Briggs test)Read my daughter’s (Toni Rothpletz) and my book The Young Adult’s Guide to Understanding Personality. and have a personality quiz








I need help getting connected to people to start networking.

I need help finding jobs, learning to write résumés, and general career advice. the book What Color is Your Parachute, by Richard Bolles

Check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Talk to your school counselor

I need help paying for education.

Read my book The Online Student’s User Manual, which is also helpful for all online student questions other than financial.

I need help with diet and exercise information.
I need help with optimism and happiness. Read The Art of Happiness,by the Dalai LamaRead The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey
I am getting older and need career advice for my age group.
I need help to avoid work-at-home scams. Read my
I need some other suggested reading to help me reinvent myself. Read Career Renegade, byJonathan FieldsRead Reinventing Yourself, bySteve Chandler
I need help with information about expected salaries. salary toolNew York Times Salary

I need help keeping track of my job search progress.
I need help researching companies for interviews.
I need help finding out about good places to work.



Top 10 Ways in Which Social Media Can Get You Fired!

According to Proofpoint, an Internet security firm, of companies with 1,000 or more employees, 17 percent report having issues with employees’ use of social media. Furthermore, 8 percent of those companies report having actually dismissed someone for their behavior on sites like Facebook and LinkedIn. Some other interesting findings from the study:

  • 15 percent have disciplined an employee for violating multimedia sharing / posting policies
  • 13 percent of US companies investigated an exposure event involving mobile or Web-based short message services
  • 17 percent disciplined an employee for violating blog or message board policies

So, how do you avoid getting fired when using social media? What are the things which will, most probably, get you fired? Here we go with another Thoughtpick fun-fact list with a point:

I have been doing a lot of research on social networking lately. This article does a nice job of pointing out the things you should be concerned about in your present job. However, remember these rules apply if you are looking for a new job as well. Be careful what you put on your social media sites, it could keep you from getting a job.