In previous blog posts, I have stated my firm belief that good grammar is good business; and that bad grammar detracts from your authority and expert status. However, it is not only bad grammar that can trip us up. Incorrect word usage can have the same deleterious effect on our … [Read more...] about Insure? Ensure? Not Sure?
The New Year always seems to signal a chance to pause in our busy lives and take stock of how the last year has gone, and how we would like to make this year better. Making the year better, of course, is what making New Year's resolutions is all about. And, as most of us know to our chagrin, … [Read more...] about Are These the Right Questions?
Fear of talking on the phone can cause your profit prospects to dissolve right before your eyes. It prevents you from building the types of relationships that can result in long-term benefits to your bottom line. So what is a person to do to move beyond fear of talking on the phone to a place of … [Read more...] about Does Your Business Phone Weigh 1000 Pounds?
No matter how well crafted a speech or any other type of message may be, and no matter how good you may be at handling speaking jitters, effective presentation skills are absolutely key to gaining and retaining the eager attention of the person or people to whom you are speaking. This advice … [Read more...] about Effective Presentation Skills for Fun and Profit
Walking into a room filled with strangers and near-strangers, and expecting oneself to carry on effective business building conversations, is not most people's idea of a fun time. And yet that type of business networking is precisely what business people often need to do in order to meet those … [Read more...] about Network with Ease Using These 3 Business Networking Tips
One of the things that is so exhilarating about life is that there is always something interesting and intriguing to learn. And since I am under absolutely no illusion that I am the source of all knowledge and wisdom, I am always on the look-out for something valuable to share with you. For … [Read more...] about Are You Hiding Instead of Serving?