Monthly Archives: July 2011

Igniting a Social, Mobile, and Open Enterprise

July 27, 2011

Though some people seem still not to have noticed, business today is being driven by social networking ecosystems. In the last three years, social networking has rapidly accelerated beyond being merely a digital meeting place where people post pictures of their grandkids or provide regular updates about the temperature on their front porch. Social...

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Presentation Belly Flops – 10 Mistakes to Avoid

July 26, 2011

Considering how many things can go wrong with a presentation, you would think that people would leave nothing to chance. Surely it would be in a presenter’s best interest to ensure that the only possible disasters are ones that are out of their control. Sadly, though, far too many presenters create their own disasters,...

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High Impact Strategies for Managing Your Day

July 20, 2011
Super High Impact

“You’ve got to think about the big things while you are doing the small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction” – Alvin Toffler Nearly every executive, leader, manager and individual contributor is inundated with information, tasks, projects, deadlines and fire drills. They are bombarded by “administrivia,” distracted by...

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Presentations Quick Tip: Cheaters Sometimes Win

July 19, 2011

It is never a good idea to turn your back to your audience during a presentation, even when you are referring to the screen where your PowerPoint slides are being displayed. In those situations, do what accomplished stage actors and TV weathercasters do – cheat. In this context, “cheating” refers to orienting your posture...

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QOTW: How do you close?

July 18, 2011
always be closing

As we all learned from “Glenngary Glen Ross,” we need to “always be closing”.  Indeed, there is truth in that – every sales interaction has some kind of close to it.  Whether it’s getting a next meeting, or getting the contract, there is always some forward momentum. So our question of the week is:...

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The Impact of Energy on Productivity

July 14, 2011
energy drinks

Energy is vigor, get-up-and-go, or, to put it bluntly, “oomph.” We often refer to energy as if it were a physical element. Our energy “level” is high or low. Our “tank” is full, or we are “running on fumes.” Energy is the capacity to work, the force which, if we don’t have enough, pulls...

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Friday Fun: Lessons in Time Management

July 8, 2011

We’ve had quite a bit lately on the site about Time Management, so I thought I would share another view on the topic…

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Getting Technical about Presentations

July 7, 2011
Exceptional Presentations

Technical professionals are not generally known for their superior communication skills. They usually have little or no presentations training or experience. Technical professionals are at their best when they’re being, well, technical. So what happens when a technical professional is required to make an oral presentation? Confronted with the prospect of speaking before an...

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Is Everything Really Worth Doing?

July 6, 2011

We are all under tremendous pressure to get more done in less time these days. Corporate clients, as well as individual customers, are increasingly seeking help by enrolling in time management training in hopes that there is some secret technique or magic bullet – maybe some kind of space/time multiplexor that would expand the...

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QOTW: How do you stay productive after a long weekend?

July 5, 2011

Coming off of a three-day weekend here in the States, we face a shorter work week.  Some people love it (shorter week) – Some people hate it (same amount of work in a shorter week).  How do you adjust your schedule and get your stuff done?

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