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22 Ways to Improve Your People Skills By Mike Moore

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1. Develop an interest in people and become other oriented.
2. Know what people need and then try to meet those needs.
3. Ask about their family and be genuinely interested in their answer.
4. Find people doing something right and praise them generously.
5. Believe in the collective wisdom of the group.
6. Talk in terms of a person’s main interest….THEMSELVES.
7. Always look directly at the person you are speaking to.
8. Laugh at yourself. When you do you give people permission to laugh at themselves.
9. Start believing that people are your most valuable resource.
10.Always give credit, don’t take credit.
11.Care about the health and well being of people.
12. When you must correct another person always do so gently and in private.
13. Always give another person the benefit of the doubt.
14. Never treat people like numbers or things.
15. Learn and use their first names.
16. Never give the impression that you are too busy or rushed to care.
17. Never use sarcasm in conversation. It’s a low form of humor and can be hurtful.
18. Never try to make yourself look good by making someone else look bad.
19. Share cute, funny, clean stories with those you work with and invite them to do likewise.
20. Laugh and play together as a group. There is a bonding power in laughter and play.
21.When you do or say something hurtful always be big enough to apologize. ” I’m sorry ” is one of the most powerful phrases in any language
22. Smile. There is power in a smile and life is just too short not to.

These are from my manual, ” Up Your People Skills” (101 Ways to Become a People Person)
Mike Moore speaks and writes on Humor and Human Relationships.
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What Would We Do Without You? Staff Appreciation

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Transform Your Workplace and Your Life

” How to Turn Your Organization into One that People Want to Join and Never Want to Leave”

STOP!! and picture what your workplace would be like if all your employees felt appreciated, affirmed and encouraged!!!

If you had a dollar for every time you’ve heard employees say they didn’t feel appreciated or that they were just a NUMBER to those in Management you would be rich today.

As you listen to and participate in one of Mike’s seminars you will be amazed at how easy it is to change your workplace into an INTENSIVE CARING UNIT using Mike’s CHARM PRINCIPLE…

C. Communication
H. Humor
A. Attitude
R. Recognition
M. Mutual Respect

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Topics YOU MUST address to maximize profit and productivity

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What Would We Do Without You?
Staff Appreciation/ Employee Recognition
( Based on Mike’s popular manual
” How to Create a ” Thank God It’s Monday” Workplace”)

Show your staff you care about their well being and that you appreciate their hard work and commitment.

* Did you know that appreciation and praise are more powerful motivators than sex and money?

* Your staff will walk over a field of razor blades in their bare feet for you if they feel cared for and appreciated. MM

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* 65 Workplace Cartoons ( sent as individual ready to use jpeg files)
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* E-book “Up You People Skills” ( 101 Ways to Become a People Person)

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Call Mike to chat about having him speak at your next conference or event.
519 753 0702

Toxic workplace relationships and the stress they induce are a $300 billion dollar per year profit killer in North American workplaces.

 

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” I am so confident that I will meet your needs and expectations as a speaker that I will return 100 percent of our negotiated fee if I don’t.”

TESTIMONIALS

“We brought Mike in to speak to two very different groups: once for thirty people who all work in the same department, and then for a group of over 300 teachers from ESL programs in several communities across Ontario. It doesn’t seem to matter how many people you put in front of him — but Mike’s skill with the larger group was truly impressive.

It’s fascinating to watch someone keep 300 people mesmerized for over three hours. He was definitely the one in charge, but the audience felt like they were part of the presentation. It’s quite wonderful to sit and laugh for hours at a time … it’s later that you recognize just how profound Mike’s message is.”

Marta Lee

LINC Curriculum Facilitator
Centre for Education & Training
Mississauga, Ontario Canada

Dear Mike,
Thankyou so much for being the keynote speaker at the 19th Annual Umbrella Conference. Your address was very inspiring and we heard excellent comments about it. Here are a few:

* ” Mike was entertaining, insightful. His songs were fantastic and his ideas helpful”
* “An excellent presenter. I came away feeling good with some super ideas.”
* ” Would love my husband’s company to hear Mike.”
* ” Very motivational and uplifting. Great ideas to take back to work.”
* ” He was an awesome speaker.”
* “This workshop was hilarious. It didn’t just meet my expectations, but surpassed them.”
* ” Mike was great. He was funny and very informative.”

We hope that you will come back again.
Sincerely Donna Davis
Conference Co-ordinator ( Toronto, ON)
director@umbrelladaycare.com

Mike Moore is an international speaker and writer on staff appreciation,stress, motivation and workplace humor.

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A New Look at Workplace Safety

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“Health and Safety rules and regulations are vitally important but they are just the beginning.”

                                                  M. Moore

” Any leader without a sense of humour is like a grass-cutter at a cemetery; they have a lot of people under them paying absolutely NO attention.”

Thank God It’s Monday
(Humor in the Workplace)

“Humour makes Great things Happen.”

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Contents of ” Thank God It’s Monday” ( Humour,Attitude and Recognition in the Workplace)

* Why Humour in the Workplace
*  How to Develop a Happy and Healthy and Safe Workplace
*  How to Sharpen Your Own Sense of Humour
*  The Motivating  Power of Humour and Positive Attitude
*  How to Use Humour to Solve People Problems
*  Humour in Creative Problem Solving
*  Humour Oriented Leadership
*  Humour Oriented Management
*  How to Start of Humourt Program in Your Workplace
*  Humour as a Marketing Tool
*  How to Use Humour and Attitude to Reduce Stress and Avoid Burnout
*  How to Have Fun in the Workplace and Increase Productivity in the Process
*  The Social Benefits of Humour


A Sample from
“Thank God it’s Monday”

WHY HUMOUR, POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND RECOGNITION IN THE WORKPLACE

by Mike Moore
http://www.motivationalplus.com

1. Humour in the workplace reduces stress levels and stress is the number one problem confronting employees today.

2. Laughter,positive attitude and recognition boost morale while stress erodes staff morale and alienation. It is in the best interest of any business to invest in the happiness of its employees. Laughter is an effective barometer of just how happy your people are. When positive attitude and recognition are added to the mix great things happen that impact positively on both health and safety. When employees feel appreciated, they tend to have a more confident and positive attitude and are more focused when doing tasks that involve caution and attention.

3. Keeping things in perspective tends to boost morale and humor helps us keep things in perspective.

4. Workplace humour helps facilitate change. Change is inevitable and people who laugh well and often tend to be more flexible and adaptable.

5. Communication improves when humour is used appropriately. The timely use of humour can get a point across effectively and assists in the process of problem solving.

6. Laughter and humour in the workplace relieve boredom and increase creative energy.

7. Humour builds confidence. When we laugh at ourselves we are less rigid and more spontaneous. We tend to bounce back more quickly when negative things happen. Humour also makes us less fearful of making mistakes and more confident about overcoming setbacks.

8. Laughter and humour promote positive relationships. When you hear a funny story your first impulse is to tell someone and share the laughter. When laughter is shared a natural bonding takes place. So humour and laughter tend to promote a sense of team and co-operation.

9. Humour promotes happiness and joy. It’s good to be alive.

10. Quality relationships are measured by the amount of laughter present. When relationships are good, people laugh a lot. The same applies to businesses. When employees enjoy one another and laugh easily and often, we see performance improve and profits increase.

11. The humour I speak of here must never be based on laughing at someone, racism, sexism, put downs, sarcasm or ridicule. These forms of humour are destructive attempts at making one look good by making another look and feel badly. There is enough good humour to last a lifetime. Just look for it.

IMPORTANT…

When I refer to the positive role humour has on health and safety it is important to point out that I do not mean that humour and laughter should be present when people are doing dangerous tasks.  That would be irresponsible and distracting. I believe that humour bonds people to one another thus promoting a sense of focussed attention, team co-operation, and caring for the health and safety of those with whom they work ESPECIALLY on hazardous tasks.

THEY WHO LAUGH…………LAST.

This is an excerpt from  Mike’s latest e-book “Thank God It’s Monday”

(Humour in the Workplace)

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Humour in The Snow…(A true story)

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Humour in the Snow… by Mike Moore

Life does bring about changes in our lives often without us realizing it. Such was the case with Carol ( my wife) and I recently.

The snow had fallen over night to the tune of 8 to10 cm. Carol, ( a Timmins girl who loves the winter) suggested that we go out and make snow angels on the front lawn… like we used to. Being a husband who always wants to please his wife, I agreed.

There we were standing facing one another on the front lawn ready to fall backward into the freshly fallen snow…laughing our hearts out. We fell, waved our hands and feet and voila the angels appeared.

Now hear comes the revelation..WE COULDN’T GET UP. Our minds were youthful but something weird had happened to our bodies. We could not stand up. I had to crawl over to the lilac tree and hoist myself up by grabbing on to the trunk. Then I could help my wife.

The laughter was something to behold……side splitting!!

Lesson learned? When you are of a certain age never make snow angels at the same time. Do it individually so you can be available to help the other up after the angel appears. The important thing here is to never stop wanting to make snow angels even if the flesh is weaker than it used to be.

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18 FREE Workplace Cartoons

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These 18 FREE workplace cartoons by Canadian  Speaker/Humourist Mike Moore are designed  to help manage people more effectively using humor and recognition.

 

Great for staff memos, bulletin boards, newsletters, inservice, and staff-room fridge doors.

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Cartoon Sample  

 

Cartoon Collections ( Over 300 to Use)

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Why Use Cartoons ???

1.  Not only do cartoons get your message across but they also get and maintain audience attention.

2.  Cartoons keep people on your page longer and direct their attention to a specific item or offer.  They are also great at creating a sense of urgency.

3. They make you and your message stand out and in a world where we are exposed to hundreds of bland messages daily standing out is important.

4. Cartoons are fun and people are attracted to what’s fun.

5. We were all raised on cartoons and  still find them captivating.

6. People will remember you, your message, product and service because of your humorous ad.

7. Cartoons are effective marketing tools. They make both you and your product unique.

8. Cartoons entertain, inform and persuade in a gentle yet compelling manner.

9. Cartoons are great ice breakers at a meeting or conference. They relax the audience, lighten  the atmosphere, and make your reader/audience more receptive to you and your message.

10.  Cartoons deliver your message to your audience quickly.

Note: The New Yorker Magazine did a readership survey and found that the first thing their subscribers read was the cartoons.

If you want people to remember you and your message,product or service  include a few cartoons in your handouts, memos and your speeches/lessons.

 

300 original cartoons come as individual jpeg files. Great for presentations, memos, bulletin boards, fridge doors etc. Permission to use comes with every purchase.  More Information Here

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NOTE… If you would like to purchase a resale licence permitting to use any of my cartoons for both resale and/or promotion  visit Here to contact me for details.

 

The cartoons below  shows you that you can erase the original caption and replace it with your message. I use  PAINT photo edit but you can use any photo editing software.

Samples of what you receive.