12 Most Overlooked Pitch Strategies

By Chris Westfall

1. Know your contentKnowledge shows competence; competence breeds confidence. Everyone in the room wants to know, Why You? Why This? Why Now? Understand your business model and convey that understanding to erase any doubts in the room.2. Show some salesmanshipWhats your unique value proposition? How is the world better, if you write the pilot, build the prototype, or re

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Do you supervise someone who "rains" on everyone's parade?...exhausts everyone with negativity?...resists every new idea?

By Pamela Straker

Managers should address people who rob the energy of their coworkers.Many managers fail to confront, supervise, and/or possibly fire this person because of all of the time and energy they feel this will take. After all, documentation of supervision leading to discharging employees does require effort. One way of approaching this difficult situation is to assess how much time this person is r

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Alternatives to Stuffing Or Drowning Stress

By Dianne Sikel

Climbing Out of the WellLearn about new approaches to treating addictions. By Nataliya Schetchikova, PhDReleasing Emotions:According to Dianne Sikel, a life coach practicing in Arizona, another technique that helps some addicts deal with negative feelings and stay true to their goals is a worksheet (available at www.thework.com) developed by Byron Katie, a best-selling author and coa

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#1 Reason Why Potential Customers are NOT Signing Up for Your Email List?

By Kevin Conway

You may remember Mr. TooManyHats, a busy man who suffers subscriber fatigue. His wife, Mrs. TooManyHats, has the same problem. She has so many emails, she doesnt know what to do. About 20 times a day they get an email offering some free webinar or report if they just Register. Ah, no problem its free, right? But, when he gets this, he changes his mind American Marketing Associati

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Financial Wellness

By Christine Moriarty

Back to BasicsThe economy. The gas prices. The food prices. Every where we turn we are reminded that costs are rising. Salaries and wages are not rising to match our increasing financial needs. What to do? Get Back to Basics. Years ago there was a big push in the federal government to zero based budgeting. This is still a standard in the accounting world on how to create spending

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Restyle, Don't Retire

By Christine Moriarty

Restyle Dont RetireAre you letting numbers dictate your life: Wondering how much you will need to retire? And if you should retire at 65 or wait until later? Or are you in the mindset I will never be able to retire. You are stuck in the retirement rut. Retirement is an old and out dated concept. Todays retirement mindset often stems from the number 65

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What to Do When Life Throws You a Curve Ball

By Lynn Robinson

For every failure, theres an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay CosmeticsI give Trust Your Intuition seminars around the world. One of the questions Im asked most frequently is How do you know whether its your fear speaking or your intuition

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Intuitive Idea Generator

By Lynn Robinson

"The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away." Linus Pauling, winner of Nobel Prizes in both peace and chemistry.What do you do when you need an idea and you need it quick? Hire a consultant? Delegate? Panic? No to all of those! You have within you a creative genius ready to help you at a moments notice. You just need a few suggestions to help

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Take Care of Yourself...Slow Down

By Lynn Robinson

What comes to your mind when you think of taking care of yourself? Pause a moment and really think about it Is it a long vacation by the beach? Endless massages? A full month at a restorative spa? Perhaps you imagine you can do that when you retire. Most of us think of taking time out of our lives in order to really nurture ourselves. But what would your life look and fe

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Should I or Shouldn't I? Your Intuition Has the Answers!

By Lynn Robinson

So there you are with all the evidence spread out before you. Youre comfortable with what you see, and youre comfortable with your view from your corner office overlooking some prime Manhattan real estate. Or maybe its your view from the corner of your home where your daughter, now gone to college, once slept. The rooms an office now, and shes dependi

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