Attentionology Power Play – Pay Unexpected Compliments

Use Attentionology Power Plays to get what you want!

Use Attentionology Power Plays to get what you want!

It’s Barbara here, The Lovable Poet, a “wordsmith” ready to help you

What’s your goal?

Trying to “sell” kids on staying focused and on task in class?

Working to advance your career?

Strategizing to boost sales of a product or service in a field other than education?

Whatever you’re aiming to achieve, you need to catch and keep people’s attention! In a world full of distractions you need the benefit of extra tools and tricks to get and stay noticed.

Put today’s Attentionology Power Play to work for you…


In school? Start the day with this, “Class, I have a compliment to pay to you…” (complete this sentence, being sincere in your choice of words. Watch for happy faces, all eyes on you.)

In an office? Knock on the door (in-person, not electronically) of your boss or co-worker and ask if they have a minute. Tell her or him, “I just wanted to say that I’m really enjoying working with you” (only if your sentiment is sincere; work this “trick” with someone who deserves your praise). Watch his or her expression change from “What now!” to “Wow; thanks for that!” The door might stay open for a longer conversation that you’ve been wanting.

Keep my Attentionology Power Plays “in your pocket” every day!

BarbaraThe Lovable Poet

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Barbara Cleary has been serving as a resource to hundreds of educators for more than 25 years. An award-winning writer, producer, teacher, and trainer, Barbara’s focus is on offering easy, fun tools and tricks that support K-5 curricula and assist teachers with classroom management.
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