Category Archives: Quickies

Hindle Gets Presentations

Last month’s BookShelf entry author, Tom Hindle, offered a simple and fast refresher of 101 tips for creating and delivering presentations. He really gets it, as this sampling indicates:

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Another Workplace Writing ‘Power Pointer’

Based on reader reaction and input, looks like this new section is a hit and you want more of it. Remembering that your effective workplace writing should pass the ‘7-C Test’ – is is Clear, Conversational, Concise, Consistent, Credible, Compelling and Correct, here’s a Power Pointer for ‘Conversational’. Read More »

Smile Through the Pain

One simple way to deal with Presentation Anxiety is to Smile Through the Pain. My good friend Jim Smith, the Executive Happiness Coach here in Cleveland knows a lot about how smiles can impact your happiness. And his current blog discusses the Power of Smiles – https://mail.aol.com/webmail-std/en-us/suite. Read More »

I Don’t Get It – ‘No Problem’

I don’t get why so many people respond to ‘Thank you.’ with ‘No Problem.’ today. Read More »

Smile Through the Pain

One simple way to deal with Presentation Anxiety is to Smile Through the Pain. My good friend Jim Smith, the Executive Happiness Coach here in Cleveland knows a lot about how smiles can impact your happiness. And his current blog discusses the Power of Smiles – https://mail.aol.com/webmail-std/en-us/suite. Read More »

‘Uncommon Courtesy’

A reader recently asked for some simple tips to network with more courtesy and to avoid coming off like a ‘slug’ at networking events. My comments.

Networking with ‘Uncommon Courtesy’ is both simple and easy and can clearly differentiate you from everyone else: Read More »

Customer-Centric Communication

People have different preferences about how they communicate. Some people would rather talk than write. Others would rather write than talk. Yet others have very high response rate to text. No surprises there! Read More »

I Don’t Get It!

Let’s start off 2016 with a new Quickie series of Mini-Rants called ‘I Don’t Get It!’

 
How often has this happened to you? You ask someone at a networking event where their business is located and hear ‘Cleveland Ohio’. Technically correct, but why the need to remind us what state Cleveland is in? Kind of a waste of time. I don’t get it! Read More »

Leadership Rules

In his engaging fable on leadership, Chris Widener weaves his story around his four Rules of Leadership, then expands on them in his summary:

Widener’s Four Rules of Leadership
1.  You get what you Expect.
2.  You get what you Model.
3.  You get what you Reward.
4.  You get what you Work For.

‘Leadership Rules – how to become the leader you want to be.’, Gildan Media Corp, 2011,

Your Own Words

A regular reader enjoyed the ‘End Strong’ feature piece last month and it prompted him to ask a question. ‘Do you have an opinion on opening or closing a presentation with quotes from other people? I heard long ago that you want the audience’s first and last impressions to be of your own words, not those of someone else.’ Read More »

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