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Overcoming “No”

The path to success in influencing people involves clearing some hurdles on the way. Sometimes, you have to jump pretty high, too. It can be a shock if you haven’t done it before. If you have to influence someone, whether

Posted in Behaviors, Communication, Determination, Influencing, Language, Managing Relationships, Objections, Sales, Text Messages

Man with Blood on his Hands Speaks on Camera in London

See the thoughts, feelings and motivations behind this man’s words. We suspect that we’ve identified the chink in his mental armor. Just minutes after a pedestrian was hacked to death in a random terrorist attack in Woolwich, South London, a

Posted in Behaviors, Certainty, Crime, Determination, Emotions, Terrorism

Honey, I’m Not Letting You Go

Barbara Johnson’s first words to Gina DeJesus Police Officer Barbara Johnson was interviewed after the traumatic rescue of Amanda Berry and her daughter, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight. Sometimes overwhelmed by emotion, Officer Johnson told the story of the girls’

Posted in Determination, Inspiration, Strength, Women

Angelina Jolie: Brave, Dignified, Inspirational

When Angelina Jolie told the world she’d had a double mastectomy to reduce the risk of contracting breast cancer, the world stopped and drew breath. She wrote about her reasons and experiences in a New York Times’ Op-Ed piece that

Posted in Celebrities, Certainty, Determination, Emotions, Health, Inspiration, Strength, Taking personal control, Women

Gina DeJesus has an Inspiring Mother

It’s been reported that when Nancy Ruiz was told her daughter, Gina DeJesus, was alive and had been freed, she immediately wanted vengeance. But, by the time she was able to be interviewed in public, another powerful motivation had surged

Posted in Certainty, Determination, Inspiration, Mothers, Strength

Is David Moyes the Right Man to Manage Man United?

Sir Alex Ferguson’s replacement, David Moyes is stepping into very big shoes. To see if he’s the right man for the job you could look at his record or at his coaching style. You could look at his picture or

Posted in Career, Commitment, Determination, Sport

Gen Y Career Break Through

Gen Y is headed for brilliant careers, if they get a few things straight. Learn about the rights and wrongs of Gen Y at work. If Gen Y gets this right, the world will open to Gen Y’s genius. Gen

Posted in Baby Boomers, Behaviors, Career, Commitment, Communication, Determination, Gen X, Gen Y, Taking personal control, Work Relationships

Tracy Grimshaw: being unafraid

Tracy Grimshaw has just interviewed Ellen DeGeneres for A Current Affair on the Nine Network in Australia. It was frank, funny and fascinating. She has interviewed many famous people: so many that she has become famous herself. You see, there

Posted in Bullying, Celebrities, Determination, Emotions, Living, Strength, Success, Taking personal control, Verbal Abuse

Where There’s a Wills … There’s a Kate

When people are interviewed, their language is influenced by their circumstances. So, there is absolutely no surprise that both William and Catherine would have certain characteristics in their natural speech during interviews. You could predict them before they opened their

Posted in Certainty, Compatibility, Couples, Determination, Marriage

David & Victoria Beckham: Made for Each Other

We did what we always do. Put all the text of recent published interviews through DeepWord. A couple of seconds later, it provides its insights into what people are thinking and feeling … and lots more besides. David Beckham is