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Are You Someone Who Can Move the Needle or Are You Just Talk?

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As an entrepreneur I meet a lot of very interesting people day to day, and I have come across two distinct types of people -> those who actually move the needle, and those that just talk.

People who just talk – These are people who when you are in a conversation with them usually (and usually without you asking) say something like, “oh, I know so and so”, or “I can help with that”, and when it comes down to it -> there is no action, and typically excuses. I know there were times when I have been guilty of that, especially when I was younger, to appear more credible in conversation, or whatever the reason was. But then I realized that it actually makes you look like a douche when you can’t deliver. Anybody can talk. What is the point of you saying something if there is nothing behind it?

People who move the needle – These are people who in the same conversation might say the same thing, and within minutes or hours of meeting will actually act on what they said, and see it through. You can recognize these people right away, and you will always be drawn to them, because they put their money where there mouth is.

People always remember who is just talk and who can move the needle, and they will file it away in their mental file cabinet. Evaluate your conversations and figure out which kind of person you are. Can you move the needle from A to B, or are you just talk?

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Written by Sid Shah

April 16, 2011 at 1:12 am

Posted in Business, People

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  1. […] ask people either — if they see value in you, they will want to help you.  And if you can move the needle (a must read post by Sid Shah) for others, you should! Mentoring and advising your friends and […]

  2. […] (at least that’s what Klout says), my social profile doesn’t capture the people who really move the needle for me. You see, most connections on social networks provide me with intangible benefits – […]

    Measuring Tangible Klout.

    September 29, 2011 at 7:01 am

  3. […] only connected via social networks; if they see your, they will want to help you.  And if you can move the needle (a must read post by Sid Shah) for others, you should! Mentoring and advising your friends and […]


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