Start with a Great Smile

Business advice from Eric Fisher


Mother Theresa said, "A smile is the greatest gift of all." Simply smiling at people makes them feel happy and good about life. It diffuses any nervousness they might have. Sometimes, you have to pretend clients are like kindergarteners on their first day of school. A smile will make them feel more at ease—instantly.

One recent study of happiness revealed that people who smile often have a better outlook on life. People who smile are happier then the ones who don't. Chronic "Smilers" actually live longer than people who don't.

There's a solid science behind these revelations. The physiology of smiling sends a positive message to the brain, which releases serotonin and healthy enzymes, which make you feel better. That makes a smile the cheapest drug you can get.

So start smiling now, even if you don't feel like it. Smile every change you get. It's a very important part of making your culture outstanding.


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By the way, smiles are contagious. If you smile, others will smile back at you.

First thing tomorrow, make your guest feel welcome with a warm, genuine smile. You'll see how it sets the stage for an exceptional experience—for both of you!

Eric Fisher



Published in Business

Prosper U Founder, Eric Fisher was the recepient of the Jerry Gordon Salon Business Leadership Award. The award was presented to him at the 2018 CC President’s VIP Reception during the America's Beauty Show in Chicago, Illinois. Read more in this Modern Salon article.

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How you relate to people has everything to do with building good relationships with your clients. In fact, the emotional connection you create with your guests is just as important as your technical skills. The ability to build that human connection is critical to your success.

Here's 3 ways you create that emotional connection with your clients:
1. Give your client your undivided attention. Look them in the eye, smile, listen and nod your head in agreement.
2. Be enthusiastic. Your mood can affect your client's ability to connect with you.
3. Be caring and kind. Give your client a warm welcome and a fond farewell. Treat them like they're your long lost friend.

Your goal is to be likeable. People want to spend time and do business with people that they like and connect with.

Eric Fisher
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Published in Business
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 00:00

Happy Holidays from Prosper U

Balancing Beauty with Business

by Eric Fisher

Happy Holidays

Thank you,

Eric Fisher

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Published in Inspiration Blog
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 00:00

We recorded this just for you!

Balancing Beauty with Business

by Eric Fisher

Did you miss the Create Award-Winning Photoshoots webinar on Monday? We've got you covered! We recorded it. This means you have the option to watch the webinar whenever it fits best into your schedule.


Session work is just one option out of many that your students could choose upon graduation. Everything from the makeup to the lighting has an impact on how successful a photoshoot will be. 

In this webinar, I share tips and tricks for creating a successful photoshoot experience for both your school and students. Click the link below to watch the recording today!

Watch the recording

Thank you,
Eric Fisher
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Published in Inspiration Blog
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 00:00

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We hope this best business practice will help you grow your school. If you are interested in learning more best practices and becoming a Prosper U school, join us for a VIP Visit at our LIVE LAB - Eric Fisher Academy. Contact us today at 316.425.5245.Thank you,
Eric Fisher
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Published in Inspiration Blog

Balancing Beauty with Business

by Eric Fisher

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Enjoy today's collection of articles from around the web!

[TED TALK] Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
by Angela Lee Duckworth

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success. Watch the Ted Talk here.How to Make Instagram Stories Like a Pro
by Sofia Bernazzani
These days, social media is all about documentation. Where you go, what you eat and drink, who you see, and what's most memorable: These are the typical fodder of Instagram Stories -- seconds-long glimpses of people's lives, shared on Instagram for only 24 hours. You might know the basics of sharing Instagram Stories, but there are hidden tools within the app that can make the photos and videos you share more creative and more engaging. Read more here.
8 Apps to Help You Remember People's Names 
by John Boitnott
 Over the course of a day, you might meet a dozen people who could help you grow your business—but will you remember their names the next time you see them? These 8 apps can help you recall the important details. Read more here.NAHA Tips Video
by Professional Beauty Association
Watch and read helpful tips that will make your entry for the North American Hairstyling Awards a success! Watch the video here.  

Top Tips for Leveraging Holiday Gift Certificate Sales
by Ivan Zoot

Gift certificates are a great way to leverage the holiday season. Gift certificates are sales today and butts in seats tomorrow… and especially in the coming months after the holiday rush.  They can be some insurance against slower times. Here are my top five tips for leveraging gift certificate salesRead more here.
This Barbershop on Wheels Gives Free Haircuts to the Homeless
by Huffpost Video

Australian barbers Teresa Reed and Danielle Hannah hope to give at least 1,000 haircuts by the end of the year. Watch the video here.      

Thank you,
Eric Fisher   
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Published in Inspiration Blog
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

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Balancing Beauty with Business

by Eric Fisher

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Learn More 11Nov 28Nov 30If the dates and times listed do not work with your schedule, we would be happy to set up a time that works better. Just give us a call at 316.425.5245 or email us at what people are saying about Prosper U here!Thank you,
Eric Fisher
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Published in Inspiration Blog
Monday, 16 October 2017 00:00

Style With Knowledge Video Bundle

Style With Knowledge by Eric Fisher.

Tool: Curling Iron.

Published in Video Bundles
Friday, 27 January 2017 00:00

Webinar with special guest Carol Woodard


Alfred Mercier said, “What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” Humans now have shorter attention spans than goldfish. This has an effect on the way your students learn. They can take in information instantaneously, but they lose interest just as fast.

With mixed generations in the classroom you need to engage every type of learner throughout your presentation. Learn what it takes to connect with different generations, learning styles and more in this webinar with Eric Fisher and special guest Carol Woodard with Change is the New Black.

Find out how to make your presentations powerful during this insightful webinar on Monday, February 6th at 10am (cst). Click the white box below to reserve your spot today!


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