Word of Mouth – Your Reputation Matters

Some of you who have attended my "Knocking Down Silos" seminars know that I ask you to write down what you want people to say about you when you are not in the room. In reality, you are writing your own epitaph.

Last week, I was in Vancouver presenting to the Canadian Society of Association Executives and talked about this concept. Tamera Olsen of MBABC related the poignant story of her mother-in-law who is adamant that her tombstone will NOT read: "I kept a clean house."
I thought that was terrific, then Angela Hold of CUFABC chipped in. The inscription Angela wants on her tombstone?

"If you can read this…you're not crying hard enough."


About Dave Howlett

Dave is founder and managing director of Real Human Being Inc. After a 25-year career that included naval officer, commercial diver, scuba instructor and sales executive in the medical device, defense and insurance industries, Dave discovered the RHB 3-gear philosophy. His entertaining and inspiring RHB seminars have left thousands of people inspired and determined to “do the right thing” for themselves, their companies and their kids.

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