Tell Someone How Much They Mean to You

January 27, 2020
Executive Coaching

You know how you feel when you open up your iPad and someone has liked one of your LinkedIn posts.


You know how you feel when you’re wearing a new cologne and someone tells you how great it smells.


You know what it feels like to have a team member tell you how much they appreciate working at your organization.


You know what it feels like to get a call from a customer just to say they appreciate you.


You know how you feel when your children tell you they understand a point you’ve been telling them over the years.


You know what it feels like when a grandchild tells you how much they love you.



  1. How many times did you take time to “like” something someone says or does?
  2. How many team members have you approached to tell them specifically what you like about how they do what they do?
  3. When is the last time you picked up some flowers for a loved one?
  4. What did you do to surprise and delight someone in your life recently?
  5. When is the last time you started out the meeting by telling everyone they are the ones that make your team as great as it is?
  6. How many “thank you” notes (e-mails don’t count) did you send out this week to a customer, prospect, vendor, community member or spouse/partner of someone who works in your organization?
  7. When is the last time you called someone into your office just to tell them something great you appreciate about them— and NOT bring up any other assignments or subjects. You just wanted them to remember that moment.

If you answered “no” more than “yes” to these questions, there’s still time this week to get things moving in the right direction.


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Dan Chiodo

Passion. Charisma. Results. It’s those values and a desire to see others achieve them for themselves that led Dan to found iMPACT Training & Development, a firm which offers training to guide individuals into a higher level of performance through executive coaching, motivational speaking, staff training and organizational development.


As a Certified Mastermind Executive Coach, Dan teaches courses in leadership development, communication, sales, customer service and time management, with a focus on hands-on learning strategies.


Dan’s experience and interest in time management led to writing his book PerfectTIMING which is available on his website, as well as, Barnes & Noble and other books stores.


Dan also serves as the Senior Associate to Dr. Bill Wallisch, founder of MAIN Point, which is a communications firm that specializes in strategic communication skills for organizations worldwide. Clients include astronauts and cosmonauts of NASA, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, General Mills and the White House. MAINPoint also prepares well-known personalities for appearances on national television programs, such as Today, Nightline, Good Morning America and Meet the Press.


Dan spent a great part of his career in the communications field, having served more than ten years as the President & Publisher of the Joplin (MO) Globe, which is one of the largest newspapers in Community Newspaper Holding’s (CNHI) groups of newspapers in the U.S.

Prior to that, Dan held several management positions with Ottaway Newspapers, the community newspaper division of Dow Jones, Inc. He has also worked at communications companies in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri.


Dan graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He also attended the American Press Institute, Reston, Va., the management studies program at Kellogg University, Chicago, Ill., and Leaderpoint Management Development Institute, Overland Park, Ks. He also taught at the Bloomsburg Journalism Institute, Bloomsburg, Penn., and at Ashland Community College, Ashland, Ky. Dan was an instructor for the Xerox Professional Selling Skills program and administrated it for several Ottaway newspapers.


Dan’s assignments have taken him to countries such as Mexico, Panama, Australia, the UK and Dubai. He has also taught in the U.S. for companies such as General Mills, Nestle, Medtronic, Knutson Construction, the State of Missouri and Freeman Health System hospitals.


Dan is also on the John Maxwell Team of instructors and coaches, working with John to offer his courses throughout the country.

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