Category Archives: Quickies

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 »

International Again!

Several months ago, I indicated that I had become a resource for an international business publication. My colleagues at ‘Ignites-Asia’ included some interview comments in their feature piece about how to tell your boss you’re overworked.

They interviewed me again last month, this time for an article entitled ‘Mars vs. Venus: bridging the gender communications gap at work.’ I’ll run some excerpts from that interview next month.

So … hello world!

Presentation Humor

My long-time business chum and engaged reader Jim ‘the biggest name in PR’ Tabaczynski offers these ’36 Obvious signs that you just threw your presentation together’ for your amusement.

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Thanks Tabbo …

Dealing with Angry Customers

Of utmost importance is having a well-defined policy in place that senior management participated in creating and signed off on and that everyone who touches customers understands, embraces and follows consistently. Periodic re-training or review can be helpful. Components of that policy should include: Read More »

Improving Office Productivity

In response to a reporter’s recent question about how to improve small business office productivity, I offered these five strategies to consider: Read More »

Get Them at Hi’

One of the most powerful phrases you can utter at work is also very simple – ‘Is this a good time for a …?Read More »

Score with Holiday Cards

Recently, Carol Roth, nationally known PR and Marketing expert, published my contribution to her ‘4th Quarter Business Marketing Tips’ blog as item #14: Read More »