Dr. Bill Haney’s Communication Pointers

With Business Professor Dr. Bill Haney

The term business communication comes close to being redundant, because in order to maintain a successful business you must practice compelling communication–from top to bottom, internally and externally, today and tomorrow.

Dr. Bill Haney, Professor of Business Administration at Brenau University, gave important business communication guidelines as my guest in “The Communication Corner,” the hour-long interview show I host weekly for WBCX, 89.1 FM, “The Voice of Brenau.” The program airs Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. ET, and appears as a re-broadcast Thursdays at 6:00 a.m.

During our high-energy conversation, Dr. Haney spoke about these topics, among others:

*”Brenau Business Briefs,” the program he hosts for WBCX
*Communication skills required for success in management
*Profile of today’s typical college student
*How higher education has become genuinely international
*How technology has helped instructors make learning more interesting and memorable
*Why business etiquette is essential for leadership roles
*Value of learning foreign languages
*How U.S. higher education compares to that of other countries

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His e-mail address: mailto:whaney@brenau.edu

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How to Make a Sizzling First Impression!

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SIZZLING FIRST IMPRESSIONS

. . . are what we dream about making.

Fact is, we dream that practically every day, when we are–

*Making the first sales call to a prospect
*Attending Business After Hours at the Chamber of Commerce
*Enjoying a first date with someone we consider highly attractive
*Interviewing for a job (as thousands of people will do now for
the first time in years)
*Speaking to a prestigious group, known for its strong
networking potential
*Meeting a bank officer to apply for a loan
*Requesting a contribution to our favorite charity
*Talking with an unhappy customer we didn’t know previously
*Welcoming a new patient to our medical office
*Meeting the parents of a child we teach

My guess is that you could name many other situations
when you want to make a sizzling first impression.

That’s right. . .not average, not warm, not sort of hot. . .
SIZZLING!

Those of you who have read my newsletter for awhile know
that I’ve written about this vital topic before.

Also, I talk about the power of first impressions with my
professional colleagues. Recently, here’s how my
conversation went with Terry Brock, renowned marketing
and technology expert, based in Orlando, FL.

“You know,” Terry said, “what you say about making a
sizzling first impression has incredible potential for
helping people succeed in their personal and business
lives. So I have an idea.”

“What’s that?” I asked.

“Well, let’s record your thoughts in an audio interview.
Plenty of professional people would benefit by listening–
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“You’re right, Terry. With audio I could share my ‘sizzling’
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“What’s the next step, then, Terry?”

“Bill, I will interview you, and the audio we produce
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Once you listen to “sizzling”–probably a number of times,
as Terry Brock suggests–you will:

*remember names with accuracy that you didn’t think possible
*rearrange your office seating to create a friendlier space
*speak with a professional’s skill, yet conversationally
*adjust your style when the stranger prefers another style
*grasp the underlying value of “business casual”
*mind your manners, moreso than previously
*reduce the risk of offending someone with humor
*become a champion listener
*become more sensitive to touch and other nonverbal actions

One more comment about Terry Brock, M.B.A., my interviewer.
You will enjoy his questions and insights. Terry started his
career as a radio broadcaster, so interviewing is nothing
new to him. As the widely syndicated author of the
“Success Today” column, he has spoken, directed seminars,
and provided coaching in 25 countries. For more information,
visit his Web site:
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Bill Lampton, Ph.D.
“The Complete Communicator”
“Learn More. . .Earn More!”
http://www.championshipcommunication.com
drbill@championshipcommunication.com
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