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Beating the Odds

How to Make a Great Impression

Sports is like business in so many ways.

In both arenas, you must produce or lose. In both arenas, too many mistakes can doom your effort. And in both arenas, you can use the same kinds of tips to improve.

That’s why you can impress your coach, your boss — even a teacher — by using the tips in this article, “Five Steps to Get Your CEO to Notice You.”

Think of your coach/teacher as the CEO of a large company. On tryout day, he or she has a million things to think about. To stand out and to make an impression, you must do the same things you would do to beat the odds and rise from an entry-level position.

First on the list is to show commitment.

“Every boss wants people who are willing to put in the extra effort rather than deal with individuals who are looking to do the minimum needed to get by,” says the article by James Caan, CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw Ltd. “Make sure that every task given to you is done on time and to the standards expected and wherever possible beyond.”

To see other ways to impress your coach, check out the article. You’ll find that the same techniques that work in the business world will work everywhere in your life.


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