conversation Archive

Watch Your Words

I’m just going to admit it: I’m swamped, along with the rest of the staff here at REALTOR® Magazine. The result is a growing stack of half-read books on my desk that I just haven’t had the chance to...
February 25, 2013

We Need to Talk

We all know a sales manager or two like Brad Hutchinson, the main character in Brian Souza’s new book. Seems like they always have three things: amazing numbers, endless confidence, and no clue how to manage people. But how...
August 6, 2012

Master ‘The Art of Conversation’

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine We need to talk. Those aren’t my words. It’s from Catherine Blyth’s recent book, The Art of Conversation: A Guided Tour of a Neglected Pleasure (Gotham Books, 2009). In fact, she starts...
March 1, 2011

Say It Right for Business and Career Success

Whether you’re trying to motivate a team, negotiate a contract, or make a sale, the conversations you have will either help you succeed or undermine your goals.  Communication expert and leadership coach Shawn Kent Hayashi has spent more than...

The It Factor: 5 Ways to Be More Likable (Reader’s Choice)

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey QUICK SKIM If you’re not one of those people who naturally oozes charisma, communications expert Mark Wiskup has good news: Being likeable is learnable. In his book, The It Factor: Be the One People Like,...

A Guide to Business Jargon

By Kelly Quigley, REALTOR® Magazine Green Weenies and Due Diligence: Insider Business Jargon—Raw, Serious and Sometimes Funny by Ron Sturgeon (Mike French Publishing, 2005) Buy this book from Amazon.com Ever been stumped by a phrase you heard on the...
December 2, 2005