5 Reasons People Don’t Take You Seriously

Do you ever feel invisible sometimes? Like your opinion doesn’t matter or what you have to say goes largely ignored?

If your head is nodding yes, I think you’ll really appreciate today’s episode of MarieTV. And honestly…

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Even if you feel pretty darn good about your communication skills, there’s always a next level. I mean, I communicate for a living and I’m always catching little habits and patterns to change.

In today’s show, learn five reasons why you and your ideas might not be taken seriously and easy fixes that’ll make a lasting difference.

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Two Words To ‘Win’ Any Argument, Fast

I’m happy to be back in New York after spending a few weeks in Paris and Morocco.

Now the vast majority of my trips in recent years have been work related — speaking, conferences, seminars. You know, productive stuff.

While I love all kinds of travel, I have to say that being completely off from work the past few weeks has been massively healing for my mind, body and soul.

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It was also deeply nourishing to spend extended, almost non-stop quality time with Josh. He’s someone I cherish and absolutely adore experiencing the world with.

98% of the time, we get along like gangbusters. But, like any couple, we get on each other’s nerves, too. You should have seen the fiery little exchange we had in Paris getting lost during my relentless hunt for the perfect croissant!

Conflict isn’t fun for anyone, but it is a natural part of life. The better we can get at dealing with it, the easier life becomes.

In today’s episode of MarieTV, you’ll learn two magical words to help you ‘win’ almost any argument, fast.

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If You Confuse People, You Lose People: 4 Steps To Simplify Any Message

Do you ever struggle to clearly communicate your message?

Whether you’re pitching yourself to get press, a new project, a new client, or a new job — being concise and compelling is vital.

But when you’re multipassionate, or just have a lot of valuable things to say, effectively selling yourself in just a few words can feel near impossible.

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But here’s the hard truth.

You only have seconds to get a producer, client, customer or boss’s attention — and keep it.

And in order to do that, you’ve got to simplify your message. If you’ve ever tried, you know this is no easy task.

Never fear — MarieTV is here!

And today, my guest has spent over 20 years producing television for big names like Oprah Winfrey and Anderson Cooper. Translation? She knows the dos and don’ts of clear communication.

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How To Be More Powerful, Charismatic and Persuasive In 3 Seconds

I just got back from a week in Santa Barbara with Team Forleo.

The fireplace kept us cozy and the shining sun was fuel for my soul. While California is gorgeous this time of year, the best part was just spending quality time with people I love.

Each woman brought so much heart, bravery, vulnerability, strength and focus to each day — it was truly awe inspiring.

Now during these retreats we make big decisions. And we don’t always start out (or end) on the same page.

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But getting to the best and wisest path to move ahead often requires respectful but spirited debates.

We do our best to make sure that everyone has a chance to speak up and be heard — which is no easy task with a loudmouth like me around :).

Since you’re likely spending more time than usual with family and friends during the holidays (where there might be some loudmouths like me!!)…

I wanted to give you a simple yet genius technique that will help you be more powerful, charismatic and persuasive — in just 3 seconds flat. Bam!

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How To Be Direct With Your Business Partner or Friend

I just wrapped up a three day visit with my parents here in Los Angeles — we had sooo many laughs and good times.

One of the things I appreciate most about my mom, in particular, is how painfully direct she is.

“I don’t want to go on rides.” “I want that clam chowder — now.” “This show is boring. Let’s go.”

There’s no upset or drama. Just the simple truth of how she feels about any particular subject, in real time.

She’s a living demonstration of the phrase “give it to me straight.” While you may not always like what she has to say, you always know exactly where she stands.

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. - Isaac Newton Click To Tweet

Saying what you mean, directly and plainly, isn’t a skill that comes naturally for many of us.

Especially when it comes to having delicate conversations that involve both business and friendship.

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