Saturday, June 20, 2009

Start With "Yes!"

A couple of years ago, always when interviewed, the coach for the Swedish National Ice hockey team, started out every sentence on the negative, with the word "no"; even when he had something positive to say. You like to hear the word "yes", don't you? Guess what; so does everyone else, too. Always try to start out on the positive, particularly when you want to influence people. Start out with a "yes!"

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Urban Gavelin a native Swede with more than twenty five years of business experience. He has held positions as director of sales- marketing- and business development on Nordic, European and World Wide levels. Urban has lived and worked in Stockholm, London and New York, now works primarily with leadership development and sales training and is a credentialed coach. He has studied Executive Management at Lausanne Business School and Stockholm School of Economics.

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