Mach Six With Your Hair On Fire

By Dave Sheffield

Do you ever feel like you are constantly running like a hamster in a wheel? Whether you are in business and are constantly trying to find new clients, a parent who is feverishly racing your kids to every activity under the sun, or maybe a business owner who will work on your marketing and branding when you “have the time”; you may be on a fast track to burnout! Ask any meeting planner or au

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Three Steps to Selling GREEN by Chris Westfall

By Chris Westfall

When it comes to getting consumers to invest in green initiatives, marketing strategies are heavy on “green” and light on “initiative.” According to the Consumer Electronics Association (www.ce.org), 60 percent of consumers want to make “green” purchases, 72 percent say they want energy-efficient homes, and 70 percent are concerned about their energy costs. Yet as few as 7 percent o

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Top 10 Business School Recognizes Chris Westfall with Teaching Award

By Chris Westfall

FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE   CHRIS  WESTFALL  Shares  Corporate  Experience  with  SMU  Cox  Students   Dallas,  TX/USA  â£  January  21,  2011   Chris  Westfall  presented  a  seminar  titled  High  Performance  Team  Leadership  on  Wednesday,  January   19,  2011  â£â£â£â£â£â£â£â£â£â£â£â£â£â£â£â£

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12 Most Common Presentation Mistakes

By Chris Westfall

I’m on a mission to help people avoid the 12most common presentation mistakes. If you have to give a speech, whether elevator, PowerPoint, or impromptu, remember to avoid these 12 pitfalls: 1. Failure to prepare Unless you are Robin Williams, it’s a good idea to think through your material. Williams was famous for not following the script during his early days in TV, and why should he? He

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12 Most Overlooked Pitch Strategies

By Chris Westfall

1. Know your content Knowledge 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 salesmanship What’s your unique value proposition? How is the world better, if you write the pilot, build the prototype, or receive the don

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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 Well Learn about new approaches to treating addictions. By Nataliya Schetchikova, PhD Releasing 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 doesn’t 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 Association (A

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Financial Wellness

By Christine Moriarty

Back to Basics The 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 Don’t Retire Are 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. Today’s retirement mindset often stems from the number 65 which was the full re

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