Author Archive | Scott Flood

Unique is nothing but unique

Think you’re unique? Great! Think you’re very unique? You’re not. That’s because there’s no such thing as being “very” unique, or “somewhat” unique, or “more” unique than the other folks. The word “unique” is powerful because it has one meaning. Something that’s unique is “singular” or “one of a kind.” Only one. No others. No […]

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Build confidence through demonstrations

Sales demonstrations may sound like a relic from the days when drummers peddled their wares from door to door, but the technique is as powerful as ever at convincing prospects of the value within what you offer. Back when the APL container ship line was trying to convince shippers of the many advantages of double-stack […]

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People don’t always see what you say

Years ago, a hospital decided to open a walk-in clinic to compete with local freestanding clinics. The hospital’s leadership team chose to call it an “ambulatory” clinic, because to medical folks, “ambulatory” means that an individual is capable of walking under his or her own power. Patients failed to show up, and the hospital didn’t […]

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I don’t see no elephant

It’s right there. Right over there. You have to see it! For criminy sakes, it’s an elephant! A huge elephant! Am I the only one who sees it? No, I’m the only one who’s willing to admit that it’s there. You’ve heard the “elephant in the room” expression, most often when the family is gathered […]

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More goofs and gaffes

A local magazine’s article about a coworking space included a number of amusing typos, but my favorite had to be when the author described the floorplan, noting “… comfortable booths and couches and desks with partisans to offer privacy.” Neither the writer nor the editor caught that one. Obviously, the author meant “partitions,” as in […]

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