Manage Smarter 109 — Deborah Thomas-​Nininger: Creating Autopilot Habits

Deborah Thomas-Nininger on the Manage Smarter podcast from SalesFuel

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Deborah Thomas-​Nininger is the founder of DTN Productions International, a company that provides professional development training on all areas of international and domestic protocol specializing in reputation, etiquette and communication effectiveness. She is the author of the book "Reputation Management" and brings over twenty years of business etiquette, communication and self-​presentation expertise, rooted in behavioral science and successful human interaction. 

In this episode, Audrey, Lee and Deborah discuss:

  • What are Autopilot Habits?
  • Examples of specific habits you should develop this year to boost efficiency
  • How many days it takes to develop a habit (Hint: it's not 21)
  • What time of day the brain is at its lowest functioning level

"You should never be surprised by something that someone has said about you if you are managing your reputation."

– Deborah Thomas-Nininger

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Audrey Strong

Audrey Strong

Vice President of Communications at SalesFuel
Audrey Strong heads all external and internal communications for SalesFuel, including public relations — which she has directed since 2014. Prior to SalesFuel, she founded her own public relations firm and served years as an award-​winning journalist in television news. Audrey earned her degree in broadcast journalism from Ohio University.
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