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
Here’s How You Create Change
Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution? Become a more effective manager. Become a better listener. Lose 20 pounds. Those are tall orders.
Have you kept those resolutions all year?
By mid-February, most of the New Year’s resolutions are usually gathering dust, and all you have is the guilt of not succeeding.…Read More
So Be Authentic
In the past year, I have lost over a foot of hair and let my lovely locks grow au naturel.
Why am I writing about my short, silver hair?
Because people are talking about me anyway so I may as well do as I like.…Read More
Mental Health and Business
This morning our Business Mastermind group met to have a conversation about something that even we as good friends avoid. Mental Health.
We don’t want to be seen as weak or broken. We sweep it under the rug and try to power through it – whether it’s addiction to food, drugs, gambling, or shopping, anxiety and depression, or bipolar disorder.…Read More
What’s your next big scary step?
This week nearly 50 engineering, human resources, training, sales, and other professionals from all over the world graduated from the MBA program at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John.
I am proud to have played a small part in their development as one of their instructors.
These MBA graduates came from Armenia, Jamaica, Jordan, Taiwan, Nigeria, Vietnam, and more.…Read More
You’re Not a Superhero
Remember I told you about moving into a new office last month? When the movers left, I headed to the university to teach a class.
Wham! A young woman rear-ended my car in traffic. (Spoiler alert: I’ll be fine.)
I checked on the other driver and then made the usual phone calls – police, the university to say I’d be late, my physiotherapist Denise for an appointment, and hubby.…Read More
Teamwork is Key
Last month I moved into a new office at 89 Canterbury Street. If you’re like me, packing, lifting furniture, and unpacking isn’t up there on your list of favourite things to do. But I was extremely grateful for the strong arms, careful movements, and communication skills of the gentlemen from Lawrence and Sons.…Read More
Try 100 Days of Happy
Some days happy takes more effort than others. Right?
I was scrolling through my Facebook memories a few months ago and saw two years ago where I had started 100 Days of Happy. I had been inspired by a friend’s gratitude posts, so each day for 100 Days I had shared something that made me happy that day.…Read More