“Help! Lorna help!” the voice screeched in my ear… “I’m suffering from information overload!” I held the phone at arm’s length from my ear and rolled my eyes to high heavens. You see, I recognized
If you are between the ages of 15 and 70 and you have not heard how important team-building is for any business, please step off the planet. If you are the owner of a small business with
I can always tell when you’re having a particular problem out there. One person or two, in a meeting somewhere, will ask me a certain question. Then, in a matter of days, in a classroom in a completely
Has this ever happened to you? You’re at an event minding your own business. Okay…maybe minding a few other people’s business as well. The last thing on your mind is a speech…far less, an impromptu speech.
“Build your confidence before you speak, girlfriend!” I warned quietly. “Go from around me with your public speaking BS!” Julia replied testily. Now, I want you to meet Julia. Of course that’s not her real
Business acumen…hmmm…what is this elusive concept? As I understand it, business acumen is: keenness and quickness in understanding and dealing with a “business situation” in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome. With business
“Good ideas are a dime a dozen…” My friend and mentor James used to tell me. “You just have to let them in!” he would end with a flourish and rush off to implement his next good idea.
I couldn’t believe my eyes. It seemed that every last shred of business etiquette had gone through the window. There was my latest client. Half empty glass in his right hand, his left hand on his hip and
At my recently held successful workshop “Public Speaking for Everyday Business People” when we were discussing fears around public speaking, one participant emphatically replied “the question period!” And I totally get that. Not being able to handle questions
Recently I was having dinner with my girlfriend from way back. And just when I was floating on the cloud that appeared right after the coconut cream pie, which was accompanied by a fine wine, she declared: “Don’t