Six Great Life Investments

By Lawrence Girard

There are many kinds of investments. We are used to thinking of investing in property, stocks or building a business. Sometimes we forget that there are other important investments to be made. Here are six ways to invest in you life that will help you to be wealthy no matter the size of your bank account.1.Invest your time in the people you love. If you are too busy to spend time with your fam

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The Business of Your Life: How to keep your life from running in the red.

By Lawrence Girard

Anyone in business can tell you that you have to stay on top of everything. If you take your eye off the ball of your cash flow or your inventory, things can get out of hand pretty quickly. Stop paying attention to the people that you work with or the customers that you serve, and the balance sheet of a profitable enterprise can swiftly head from the accountant approved color of black to the

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Talent Tips Newsletter

By Burke Allen

How to Increase the Effectiveness of Your Media Email PitchesIm really looking forward to coming to Anaheim August 1st, to spend time with a group of motivated authors at The Publishing Seminar. This will be a full day packed with actionable information that you can take home and implement right away to kick start your career as an author. My part of the day will focus on showing atten

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See Yourself as Others See You

By Tom Hofbauer

Back in another lifetime, I was sitting in an overly hot auditorium listening to a medical professional talk for 90 minutes about the great strides being made in pharmacology. Let me rephrase that - I was listening to a medical professional um and ah and you know her way through 90 stultifyingly dull minutes of glaucoma medication talk at an ophthalmology

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Count Your Blessings

By Madeline Frank

Mother's Day is fast approaching and I am thankful for a wonderful caring mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and Aunt -in-law. Do you give thanks for your blessings? Every year we have special days to remind us to give thanks. We should give thanks every day for our blessings.My Momma, Romayne Leader Frank arranged her law classes so she would be home when my older brother and I got home from

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How to Keep Your Mind Sharp On a Shoestring Budget

By Madeline Frank

On summer vacation, when I was 15 years old, my family and I traveled to the Catskill Mountains in New York to stay at a the Commodore Hotel. One day while improvising on my violin with another teenage guest on guitar in the Lobby of the hotel, an older gentleman, around 70 years old, dressed in fishing clothes and a fishing cap, sat down and listened to us play. He sat there smiling at us as if h

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Maintain Audience Contact...Cut the Ropes From Your Notes

By The Figure Of Speech

YOU may work hard on your speeches. You may have material that is informative and helpful. It may be logical and your delivery may be fluent. But if you are having trouble keeping your audience focused because their minds seem to be wandering, how effective is your presentation? If they seem to be having difficulty focusing on what you say fully, how can you change this?Perhaps it would help

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Leadership Is for the Courageous

By Pat Heydlauff

Leadership has always taken a certain amount of courage whether a company is still operating in the industrial era of the Iron Age philosophy or more recently the Silver Age where information and technology abound. Today, you need the courage of the Lion, the flexibility of the Tin Man, the knowledge of the Scarecrow and the determination of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz along with the wisdom

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Focus, the Productivity Solution

By Pat Heydlauff

Multi-tasking, maintaining or increasing productivity and peak performance demands are at an all-time high. The result, stress and anxiety are also at an all-time high. Today's economic demands and their undesirable side effects are the same whether you are in accounting, marketing, manufacturing, the healthcare sector or retail. Maintaining and increasing productivity and performance are usua

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Engagement Connecting Focus, Productivity and Profitability

By Pat Heydlauff

Engagement is all about focusing the power of leadership and the workforce on the productivity and profitability of your organization. This holds true for profit centered organizations and non-profit membership driven associations. An engaged focused workforce is key to a successful business roadmap for sustainable productivity and profitability. There is a next generation for creating the eng

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