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Affluent Magazine Jan / Feb 2012

Jan / Feb 2012

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Persuading Step-by-Step

by Joseph Sommerville, Ph.D.

Persuading Step-by-Step People often forget persuasion is a process rather than an event. Prospects aren’t unconvinced one moment and suddenly committed the next because you’ve discovered the verbal “magic bullet.” Moving people to action involves a gradual and sequential approach. You’ll be much more effective persuading prospects to take action when you implement the principle of “psychological progression.” This organizing principle divides a presentation into discrete steps designed to move listeners toward a desired outcome.  Each step serves a specific purpose in the process of persuasion by creating the desired mental state in the minds of the audience. Here are the five steps, along with example messaging for each. Read More

Herbie’s Hints: Wisdom from a Dad to a Daughter

by Leslie G. Ungar

Herbie’s Hints: Wisdom from a Dad to a Daughter My Dad was Herbert L. Ungar. That “L” was very important to him. I wrote Herbie’s Hints in honor of my Dad and the one-sentence chunks of wisdom he doled out through-out his lifetime. These hints also recognize my Mom, who was the only person who ever called my Dad “Herbie”. I am grateful for the 52 years I was able to receive these hints directly from him. Each Herbie’s Hint has a phrase or a philosophy he taught me. My Dad was a man of few words. He liked clarity, simple clarity. Every hint has concise helpful information from Herbie’s perspective. Each ‘Herbie’s Hints’ concludes with a question for you. The question is to challenge you to figure out how to apply the tip to your life and then benefit from each hint. Read More

Nutrition 2011: The Trends & The Truth!

by Susan Burke March

Nutrition 2011: The Trends & The Truth! In 2011 Americans had more options to choose healthy foods than ever!  Some top trends were spotted—some healthy, and some hype. The Un-Diet: Everything in Moderation. Trendy: Last year the trend was away from “dieting” to “eating in moderation”.  Moderation formerly meant “occasionally”, which can be a set-up for failure.  The kinds of foods you eat daily (your diet) gives you balance. Read More

An Awakened American

by Dino Laudati

An Awakened American As Americans, we’ve reached a point in our Country’s history where we find ourselves playing the blame game. One side blames the other, and vice versa, without anyone on either side getting to know the facts. A story always has three sides - yours, mine and the truth. Obviously, these days opinions have come to have more value than facts. It is because of this that we don’t act as friendly Americans anymore, but rather as enemies. Read More

Uproot Bullying by Planting the Seeds of Children’s Unique Leadership

by Debra J. Slover

Uproot Bullying by Planting the Seeds of Children’s Unique Leadership Children are born to reach a unique destiny. Each child deserves to be nurtured and empowered to achieve their full potential. Yet, the environment in which children grow and learn is not always fertile ground for them to flourish and there is a prolific weed in our societal garden which will stunt their growth. Read More

Turtle Island: Paradise Found

by Madison Freeman

Turtle Island: Paradise Found Turtle Island, the exclusive Fijian island is dubbed in luxury travel guides like Condé Nast Traveler as “hyper-romantic,” as it caters mainly to a couples only clientele (more than 50 percent of guests are honeymooners). Perhaps it is the island’s ability to offer the perfect blend of luxury and privacy that has attracted a plethora of celebrity names including Charlize Theron, Dennis Quaid, Ringo Starr, and Rob Lowe. Read More

Summer Lodge: One of England's Finest Country House Hotels

by Madison Freeman

Summer Lodge: One of England's Finest Country House Hotels  If you have been nostalgic for the charming days of old, a time of narrow winding lanes and ivy-clad cottages, a time when the entire community consisted of not much more than a church, a post-office, and an Inn, your search is over. The delightful town of Evershot, in County Dorset, is the spot for you. And if you are looking for the most amazing dining experience on the English Channel coast, then you most certainly want to stay in Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, located in this idyllic village. Read More

The Old Government House: Traditional Charm and Unrivalled Service

by Madison Freeman

The Old Government House: Traditional Charm and Unrivalled Service When thinking about your dream destinations, the Channel Islands may not be the first place that pops into your mind, but once you’ve been there, I guarantee it will be at the top of your list for a return vacation. Guernsey is the most well-known of the islands, made even more so recently due to the popularity of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and the place to stay on this stunning British island is The Old Government House Hotel and Spa. Read More

Valentine Beauty

by Mary Jo Matsumoto

Valentine Beauty The magical season of romance is upon us and I’m excited to share the best of luxury beauty with you!Soothing, romantic, sparkling, the Rosa Mundi candle is designed to celebrate the multiple aromas of the rose in its natural state as it blossoms over time. To make this candle an exceptional gift, the white lacquered glass is in the famous oval shape, but on this occasion is enveloped in an armful of pale pink roses with velvety petals and delicate foliage traced in black ink. It will look delightful in your lounge, bedroom or bathroom! Read More

Socially Savvy

by Joy Weaver

Socially Savvy How can I be socially savvy? Can anyone have class or good manners? These are frequently asked questions. The answer is: It’s a matter of the heart and common sense. When the two come together something wonderful happens. The rules of etiquette are learned, and good manners come from the heart. Read More
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