For people who are ardent shoppers and deal-finders, there is nothing black about the day after Thanksgiving in the United States (and unfortunately now the actual day of Thanksgiving itself) that feels black. After all, that is the time when bargain-hunters will line up for hours in advance in order to get first crack at various deals in their favorite stores. I have a relative (who shall forever remain nameless) whose strategy for a favorite store that is open all night, is to arrive at … [Read more...] about Why Do We Call It BLACK Friday?
It's amazing what goodies lurk in my article and report collection. Just when I was feeling overwhelmed and not coming up with a topic to write about this week, I found a gem in my file drawer. That's where I keep a file folder labeled Article Ideas, especially for a day like today, when no handy idea pops into my brain to share with you. What I found is a column that I hadn't looked at in years; and by happy coincidence, it deals with the topic of overwhelm. Written by former … [Read more...] about Another Cure for Overwhelm – Practice the 3 Ds
That's what I'm doing for 5 successive Wednesdays, from November 8 to December 6, 2017. Tune in to the show at 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT at the following URL: http://www.allbusinessmediafm.com/studio1 You can ask me your question live, in real time. If you don't get on the air with me right away, you may get a call from the station inviting you to call in live to ask your question during a subsequent show. You can find the first show I did on this station … [Read more...] about Living Life Dangerously on Live Call-in Radio
Have you ever sat through a speech that was so boring that you either fell asleep, or spent the time catching up on your email? Would you like to know how to avoid doing the same painful thing to the people who are listening to you? An obvious requirement is to create an interesting presentation. However, you can ruin the best speech in the world by delivering it in a boring manner. One of the best ways to spark up any presentation is to use what is called vocal variety. That sounds … [Read more...] about Take Your Voice from Dull to Dazzling
What fun being interviewed by Dr. Gayle Carson for her SOBRadio Show about public speaking issues, how to handle nerves before a talk, and all sorts of other topics. Actually, when I met Gayle at the JVX event, she told me that SOB really stands for Spunky Old Broad. All I can say is, You rock, Gayle! As I had promised, below are the links to listen to both parts of the show. The topic you may find particularly useful is my system for handling yourself with calm authority when you get a … [Read more...] about Here Are My Interviews on SOB (Spunky Open Brave) Radio
I had really thought that I had shared all of my thoughts with you about getting back in charge of your business and your life. I wrote about what I thought were the 3 key strategies for getting out of overwhelm and into happy productivity. Do a Brain Dump by writing down absolutely every little and big task in one gargantuan list. Go through my Two-Part Priority Assessment System to clarify what jobs take top priority as well as which ones you do well. And the piece that I thought … [Read more...] about Does Your Business Run You? Yet One More Tip to Get Back in Charge