Category Archives: Faves

Phil’s Faves – Vague

 I appreciate the positive feedback from readers that indicated periodically sharing key concepts from my training and coaching engagements is both useful and interesting. So, add this one to your ‘Best of Phil’ list.

Avoid vague words or references. Otherwise, you leave it up to your readers to define what you mean. And they may come up with a different definition than you would have.

And … true to my rant about always identifying the people you quote:

Phil Stella, 21st century entrepreneur, communication consultant & executive coach

 

Courteous Fave

I talk a lot about Uncommon Courtesy in my communication workshops. Here’s something you could have heard in one of the.

 Project uncommon courtesy with every outgoing phone call by saying these five magic words within the first 10 seconds – ‘Is this a good time?                         

And you can quote me –

Phil Stella, 21st century entrepreneur, communication consultant & executive coach

A Phil’s Fave About Phones

Here’s another example of an oft-heard concept from one of my Time Management workshops or presentations.  

 ‘Don’t keep saying the phone interrupts you. It doesn’t. You interrupt you when you decide to answer the phone. So … accept responsibility for your own counter-productive behavior.’                                        

(And … remembering my rant about always identifying the people you quote … )

Phil Stella, 21st century entrepreneur, communication consultant & executive coach

 

Phil’s Fave – on Time

Sounds like sharing often-heard concepts from my workshops and presentations is both useful and interesting for many of you. This Phil’s Fave is from a time management session –

‘If you paid yourself $100/hour, would you get your money’s worth from each task on your to do list? If not – dump it.’

(And … true to my rant about always identifying the people you quote …)

Phil Stella, 21st century entrepreneur, communication consultant & executive coach

Phil’s Feb. Faves

Another of my favorite … and often-repeated … concepts from my training and coaching engagements:

‘My short and simple definition of success – Do what you love,                love what you do and be good enough at it to support the life you’ve chosen.’

Use with my compliments and stay tuned for more ‘Phil’s Faves’ next month.

And, in case someone asks ‘Who’s that? –

A Phil’s Fave on Time

If you were in one of my Time Management workshops, you’d probably hear me say several times – 

Don’t say ‘I don’t have time‘, because you do have time. Instead say ‘I don’t want to spend the time.’You’re in charge of how you spend your time – no one else is.

Phil’s Feb. Faves

Another of my favorite … and often-repeated … concepts from my training and coaching engagements:

Perception is Reality’ with audiences. All they know is what they see and hear. If you look and sound like you’re comfortable, credible and competent, you are!’

Use with my compliments and stay tuned for more ‘Phil’s Faves’ next month.

And … true to my rant about always identifying the people you quote:

Phil Stella, 21st century entrepreneur, communication consultant & executive coach

Phil’s Faves – Worst Case Scenario

In my workshops and presentations, I often encourage people to be bold, take risks and try something new or different to improve their overall results.  Read More »

Phil’s Faves – the Power of the ‘Three Es’

If you’ve read my articles on presentation skills or attended a workshop, you probably heard me refer to the ‘Power of the Three Es’. Your audiences expect and deserve workplace presentations that are ‘Effective, Efficient and Engaging’, so don’t let them down. And remember the ‘fourth E’ so necessary to achieve those results – Effort.

Phil’s Faves – Success

 I often share my definition of success in workshops or presentations. So, you might hear me say –

  Do what you love … love what you do … and be good enough at it to support the life you’ve chosen.’