What Makes a Successful Public Speaker? These 3 Key Points

Recently I had the pleasure of attending a networking luncheon hosted by my alma mater’s alumni association. While I always look forward to meeting fellow Flashes, I was particularly interested in hearing our city’s mayor speak. Mayor Horrigan was as good as I thought he would be, which made me think about what makes publicContinue reading “What Makes a Successful Public Speaker? These 3 Key Points”

4 Retro Ways to Connect with Modern Audiences

Everywhere we look lately, from entertainment to business, what’s old is new again. Well established franchises are selling out movie theaters, the toy aisle is straight out of the eighties and businesses everywhere are turning back the clock to stand out in this fast-paced, digital world. How can you go retro to connect with customers andContinue reading “4 Retro Ways to Connect with Modern Audiences”

Want Your Business to Flourish? Kill Your Sacred Cows

What’s holding your business back? Probably a sacred cow. A what?! You’ve heard them before — those magical sayings in the business world that savvy businessmen and women everywhere regard as sacred. The customer is always right.  √ Teams create the best solutions.  √ Always trust your research.  √ Here’s the problem with sacred cows: alwaysContinue reading “Want Your Business to Flourish? Kill Your Sacred Cows”

Awesome Marketing Concepts Your Small Business Shouldn’t Overlook

Marketing a new company can be tough. You don’t know the best ways of reaching your audience in the beginning, and discovering the best promotional ideas involves a process of trial and error. While the digital landscape is a hot property, traditional marketing vehicles can still work in today’s high-tech world. Business Cards As theContinue reading “Awesome Marketing Concepts Your Small Business Shouldn’t Overlook”

How To Improve Your Productivity With Mindfulness in the Workplace

There has been rapid growth in workplace mindfulness programs, and there are some compelling reasons why this is a good thing! “The enormous benefits of mindfulness at work are increasingly being recognized by employers as well as by employees. More mindfulness means more professional productivity and satisfaction, and less absenteeism, `presenteeism’ (where workers are physicallyContinue reading “How To Improve Your Productivity With Mindfulness in the Workplace”

It’s All About the Bling (Even in Business)

It really is all about the bling, even in business. Presentation, image, packaging… call it what you want. Time and time again, I’m reminded of this fact. Whether a client compliments my laptop bag (love Wenger Swiss Army!) or a prospect is impressed by a smartly packaged presentation, it matters. Yes, substance is important, butContinue reading “It’s All About the Bling (Even in Business)”

LinkedIn: Are You Connected?

All of your colleagues and fellow business professionals keep telling you to get on LinkedIn, but you’re not looking for a job. So what’s the point, right? Wrong. LinkedIn is the Rolodex of the 21st century and so much more: an organized way to store your professional contacts, an easy way to follow up withContinue reading “LinkedIn: Are You Connected?”