Quotes from the Masters
On Communication/Persuasion

"Writing is the gold standard of communication. Learn to do it well and see more gold." -- Chris Widener  

"Speaking your mind is an awfully dangerous thing to do. Choose your words carefully." -– Rick Beneteau   

"Your first words set the tone. All encounters with customers and prospects are yours to control. What word and tone choices are you making?" -- Jeffrey Gitomer

"Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said." -- Jim Rohn  

"Never assume you understand.  Ask the questions." -– Brian Tracy  

"Your audience of 1 or 1,000 will forgive you anything except being boring. Being too predictable is boring." -– Patricia Fripp  

"Communication skills are the lifeblood of a successful life...if you plan on spending any time there..." -– Doug Firebaugh

"Learn to express, not impress." -- Jim Rohn  

"Accept complete responsibility both for understanding and for being understood." -– Brian Tracy  

"Communication is really all anyone ever gets paid for ultimately...and if you cannot effectively will PAY...not get paid..." -– Doug Firebaugh

"If you can stand up and speak eloquently with confidence, or at least stagger to your feet and say anything at all you will be head and shoulders above your competition." -– Patricia Fripp  

"Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment." -- Benjamin Franklin   

"Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know." -- Jim Rohn  

"No man would listen to you talk if he didn't know his turn was next." –- Ed Howe   

"Your audience will not remember what you say, but what they see in their minds.  Tell stories." -– Patricia Fripp 

Provided courtesy of  Jim Rohn International