Category Archives: Quickies

Does Your Voice Message Suck?

How often does this happen to you? When calling a business or colleague, you hear ‘Your call is being forwarded to an automated voice messaging system … 475 338-0298 is not available … ‘ Read More »

The Big 5 ‘Start Up’ Questions

A reporter recently asked what entrepreneurs should ask themselves before beginning a start-up. I suggested they answer these ‘Big 5’ questions:

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Avoid Self-Intros

 I regularly encourage my executive presentation clients to avoid self-introductions whenever they can. The audience is influenced most by what they hear first and if that is the speakers talking about themselves, it can establish the wrong tone. 

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The Best of ‘MYB”

Each month, COSE (Cleveland’s Council of Smaller Enterprises) creates a list of the most popular and best articles for its weekly eLetter, ‘Mind Your Business’, based on hits and reader comments.

My marketing piece – ‘What if Your Business IS the Best Choice’? was on that short list for October – my third time for such a distinction.

Thanks COSE readers …

 

Network with 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.
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Make the Most of Learning Events

Savvy business leaders treat workshops, seminars and conferences as valuable resources that come with a huge cost of time and money. So, as with any business resource, make sure you use Learning Events effectively and efficiently: Read More »

How to give your boss feedback

You give your boss feedback in the same way and for the same reasons as he or she should be giving you feedback – to reinforce improvements and enhance performance. Read More »

Where do you network?

A reader new to NE OH asked for suggestions about good places to network. My response …

Some people say you can and should network anywhere and everywhere, but I suggest some places are better than others.  Where you go to network is a function of the kinds of people you’re trying to meet, which is a function of what your specific networking objectives are. And your objective are all about the kind of information you’re seeking to help you run your business or do your job better, faster, easier or cheaper. Read More »

Thanks Again Carol Roth!

Regular readers may recall that I regularly contribute content to several of Carol Roth’s popular e-publications. She’s a nationally known PR and Entrepreneurship expert, speaker and author … and apparently a big fan of my work. And many of her posts are picked up by other major medial outlets.  Read More »

Hiring Good People

I recently responded to a blogger about hiring good people. Here’s a summary of our conversation: Read More »