6 Powerful Words to Help Compose a Killer Reply

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professional networking tipBy no means am I taking credit for this tip. I learned it from Jim Westerfield, five star luxury home real estate professional at Royal Shell Real Estate.

Jim probably learned it from someone else. No matter, I felt compelled to share it with you.

When someone asks you for suggestions, input, here is a best practice response called


The Rule of 3


Step 1: Say, “I am thinking of 3 things.”


Step 2: Proceed to provide those 3 things in a concise manner.


By first making the statement  “I am thinking of 3 things,”
you accomplish 3 things:


1)Buys your brain time to think and organize thoughts

2)Shows your preparedness (even if you’re not)

3)Limiting to 3 doesn’t overwhelm the other person

Seems so simple yet it can create a powerful impression in the eyes of the asker.

Plus by sticking to three things it creates a predictable end point to your response so the asker never feels like they got themselves into a long drawn out conversation.


Try it next time someone asks you for a suggestion.



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Randy Mitchelson, APR
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
iPartnerMedia, Inc. - #goipm

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Lottie Kendall
Pacific Union International - San Francisco, CA
Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley

Hi Randy - the power of 3 -- a great tip to take into the new year. Thanks! 

May 2017 continue to be successful and happy for you.

Dec 31, 2016 09:16 AM #1
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Very interesting. That is a great strategy, I've never heard that before. 

Dec 31, 2016 09:40 AM #2
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Unless you have a Gov. Rick Perry moment and can't remember that third very important point !

Jan 02, 2017 06:28 AM #3
Randy Mitchelson, APR
iPartnerMedia.com #goipm & Homeland Heroes Home Loans - Bonita Springs, FL
First Impressions are made at First Click

Very cute Michael J. Perry . We all have those senior moments from time to time.

Glad I could help you learn a new tool Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner 

Happy New Year Lottie Kendall - thanks for checking in.

Jan 02, 2017 07:08 AM #4
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