Archive for March, 2010

I am across this article which proves a great point. By using “because“, you drastically boost your odds of getting what you want. You can bother people all you want with your best words; but to really influence people, they want the real reasons why you want what you want. Unfortunately, they will see right through you if you’re lying. So why does the word “because” work.

Here are some business examples to get you on the right path:

  • “I want to meet with you because I feel I can boost your sales.”
  • “I want to interview you because I admire your passion for your business.”
  • “I want to negotiate the price further because my business’s sales have hit a quarterly slump.”
  • “I want you to finish the work by tomorrow because I’ll need to pitch it to the Boss.”

Here are some dating examples to get what you want:

  • “I want to date you because I feel we have a lot of things in common.”
  • “I want you to pay for dinner because I have no money.”
  • “I want you to drive because I can’t afford gas.”

Target your words for the results that you want. Clear communication requires clarity within yourself before you can be clear with anyone else. Remember to use the word “because” next time you really want something.

Five Star Painting takes its business very seriously. Our commitment to Five Star quality and customer service is the cornerstone of our business. Innovation in delivering on our commitment is encouraged, to the point of creating a training facility for painters to assure their skills are up to our standards. We also like to have fun so when someone suggested we try painting a room with a paintball gun we chuckled, and then decided to video tape it. We hope you send in some suggestions on how to “properly“ paint a room. We will be filming the best ideas and posting them on our website for your entertainment. Click here to submit your suggestion.

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