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Tip #2 To Becoming A Powerful Active Listener

Today’s post is part 2 of a three part series on active listening written by Patrick Ewers, an executive coach and founder of Mindmaven. Read up on his tip #1, in case you missed it.

Tip #2: Show them that you’re listening.

If you want to show a person that you’re truly listening to them, you have to keep your mind focused on the responses you’re getting. Be able to make it a game to truly understand what the person is actually saying.

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3 Tips to Become The Best Listener

Today’s post is part 1 of a three part series on active listening written by our friend, Patrick Ewers. Check out Tip #2 here and tip #3 here. Patrick is an executive coach and founder of Mindmaven. You can find him on Twitter @PatrickEwers.

One of the biggest technology-driven problems I see in this society is that our minds are evolving in a way that makes them trained to be exceptionally receptive to interruptions and distracting signals. Our brains become proficient in changing the subject, adjusting what we’re looking at or how we’re perceiving something simply because we hear a notification sound on our phone.

The scary part is that it doesn’t take very long for your brain to make this switch. Very often, in just five seconds we can lose interest in one thing and move onto the next. Disruptions are so prevalent, that you might not even notice it happening. With all of these interruptions, it becomes a real challenge to rewire your brain to hold its focus on one topic.

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3 Photo Tips That Show The Best Of You

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, make sure yours counts. 

One of the best ways to draw someone into your page is with a great photo. Your photo should show off your personality and ideally gives someone a snapshot of who you are, or even what you stand for.

We’ve rounded up our top 3 photo tips for a photo that stands out and draws people into your story.

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Maximize Your Page: Tips For Writers

Our community is full of great writers.

At about.me, we want your page to showcase your work and highlight what matters most to you. Your page supports embedding both your Medium profile and your blog so your most recent posts will appear on your page. Additionally, feel free to link to where your writing lives online, whether that’s in a book on Amazon or on a website.

Today we’re featuring 4 writers in our community who use their pages to point people to their work.

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The Upgrade Your Twitter Profile Needs

You are more than your Tweets.

We’re excited to help you get eyes on what’s most important to you. Whether that’s your photography portfolio, latest track on SoundCloud, or a list of your professional skills, we want to give you the tools to point people in the right direction.

One of the best ways to do so is adding your page link to your Twitter bio.

Every day, more community members are experiencing the benefits of adding their page to their Twitter bios. Having a page link in your Twitter bio gives your followers the chance to learn more about you, follow you on other social media, or check out what matters most to you.

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Is Your Reputation Hurting You Behind Your Back?

A great opportunity could be passing you by. To determine if it is, answer these three questions:

  1. Will you send an email today?
  2. Will you meet someone new this week?
  3. Will you use social media this week?

If your answer to any of these is yes, this post is for you. These questions all revolve around your personal brand. Your personal brand is essentially your reputation. What people say about you. We want to ensure that they’re saying great things.

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Make Every Email Count

On average, a single person receives 121 emails per day.*

Think about your inbox for a second. How many of your emails are left unread and unanswered each day? Why do you respond to some emails and not to others?

At about.me we want to help you get smarter about the emails you send. Your emails should always get clicked on and should inspire people to check out your page.

Whether you’re introducing two friends, scheduling an informal meetup or coffee date, promoting your music, or sending a weekly newsletter, you want the person you’re writing to remember you. This can be a challenge when you don’t have a ton of space to work with. An email signature, though, makes great use of a valuable piece of digital real estate that’s 100% yours.

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