Archive for the ‘Self Improvement’ Category

How Good is Your Plan?

At the end of May I began the Couch to 5K Running Plan, a plan to get you running in your first 5K in nine weeks.  This is a great example of what a good plan should be.

June 30, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Self Improvement  No Comments

Are you “The Vader?”

Are you the Vader?  Conference calls and webinars are a mainstream in business and non-profit worlds, and if you are not participating in them now, you will be.  Here ere are a few conference call etiquette tips.

June 29, 2010  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Communication, Self Improvement, Toastmasters, Training  No Comments

Enhance Your Business and Personal Brand – Get Online!

My brother-in-law recently just started out in real estate and is looking to (obviously) sell properties and get his business going.  If you are starting a business like he is, you should consider enhancing your business and personal brand by getting online.

June 21, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Marketing, Self Improvement, Technology  2 Comments

Know Thy Customer and Product

While shopping at the Westfield Brandon Shopping Center over the last couple of days, we had two instances where employees failed in their mission to service their customers.  These businesses violated two important rules when servicing their customers – know thy product and know thy customer.  <begin rant>

June 19, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Marketing, Self Improvement  No Comments

10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint Design

The book Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition by Jerry Weissman reminded me that in Corporate America and in most presentation arenas, we tend to let PowerPoint slides do our talking, both within our presentation and after it is said and done.  We can correct this by following […]

June 18, 2010  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Communication, Marketing, Self Improvement  3 Comments