Watch Your Style of Waiting in Line

May 30, 2022
Executive Coaching

When you are lining up in a queue to purchase something or get waited on, do you tend to stand there in silence or do you speak to those around you?


There’s no right or wrong to this. It’s your call, but I thought I would mention the advantages to starting up a conversation.


Consider the Following about the Person Ahead or Behind You…

1. It may be someone from your home state— maybe even close to where you lived at some point in your life. You could have a great chat about what’s changed there now.


2. It could be someone who has the same hobby you do and you’ve been thinking about getting together with someone like that to learn even more.


3. It could be someone who has a really interesting perspective on life and you would love to have a future chat with them.  Sometimes we find new people we could strike up a relationship with.


4. Perhaps it’s someone who needs your help.  You may represent a profession that they are in need of working with.  


5. Speaking of relationships, if you are not presently in one, this may be the Mr. or Mrs. Right for you.


6. Maybe you just want to do something nice, so you pay it forward by paying for a cup of coffee for the person behind you just to brighten their day.


Now, think about all these things the next time you are in a line. Don’t be afraid to talk to someone in front or behind you. They will usually appreciate it.

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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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