Happiness is part of your bottom line equation
Years ago when I offered self-esteem training for teens and their parents, we did muscle testing to show the connection between what you were thinking and your physical strength. When someone felt good and thought about things that made them happy, their arms were strong.…Read More
Once we have so many years under our belts, it’s easy to think that we have the answers. This is especially true if you have the role of subject matter expert. Maybe you’re the accountant, the lawyer, the CEO, or the instructor.…Read More
3 Ways to Cool It
We likely have said, done, or emailed something in anger that we wished we hadn’t. We are human. But there are ways to help us all cool it when the conversation gets hot.
No one makes us feel angry, sad, frustrated, or anything.…Read More
Part 1 – Start with a Goal
Sometimes I am asked to adult education-ify existing staff training – usually it’s a series of lectures masquerading as training.
Creating effective staff training with measure results starts at the beginning of development.
Start with the end in mind – a measurable goal.…Read More
Take the High Road
A few years ago, there was a work situation with high drama that caused a lot of meetings, stressful conversations, and grief.
I did my best to take the high road as project manager and respectfully work things through with the people involved.…Read More
3 Simple Ways to Ensure People Will Read Your Email
Email is a tool that you either love or hate. But either way, it isn’t going away any time soon. In fact, studies show we spend 17 hours per week reading or sending email at work.
You need to make sure your emails are being read so you have the info you need to be productive at work.…Read More
How to Stop Giving Advice and Start Helping
Do you ever feel the urge to give people advice? Even when they don’t ask for it? I… um… ahem…no… ahhh… I never do that. (insert photo of my nose growing like Pinocchio).…Read More
Or Are You Not listening?
Last week Natasha and Paul of Natasha’s Wedding and Events spoke to my students at the New Brunswick Community College. Natasha’s company offers a full service boutique specializing in wedding and event planning.
With more than 200 weddings per year, Natasha knows a thing or two about working with lots of different people in stressful situations.…Read More
Technology is Great… When You Know How to Use It
Don’t turn people off when you present. These annoying habits will distract people. Build slides that help instead of hurt your message.
Here are three unfortunately common mistakes and how to fix them…
1 Speaking Notes on the SlidesRead More
What the audience is thinking: I can read.…
Or They Won’t Read Your Report
Your Executive Summary is arguably the most important section of a document. It gives the reader a quick view of the report, proposal, or strategy.
In fact, the Executive Summary is your elevator pitch.
People often start with the Executive Summary, so you have to catch their interest quickly.…Read More