A guide to effective networking

Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing and sharing a basic guide on Effective Networking that was developed by Steve Royal of Royal Associates. His company provides a unique problem-solving process called “Prioritized Problem Resolution (PPR).”  As experts in problem solving, the organization provides the process to the people who are experts in what they do. Together, problems are resolved in a way that they will...

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Safe: At Home

The notion of becoming safe – what does it mean to you? Does it involve being at home? Not just physically at home, think about emotionally being at home….with yourself. While I was climbing the corporate ladder, I always thought I was at home, but I was not. I was more caught up in the excitement of the moment or striving to do what the company or my boss wanted. My life revolved around my work. I had very few outside...

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My 10 website pet peeves and ways to improve your online presence

I look at a lot of websites every week. There are a number of reasons I go to someone’s website -I might be getting ready to meet someone in person, have a conversation by phone or I am researching a company for my new AssessmentRatings.com website. Regardless of the reason, there are a number of things I notice that tell me something about the person or business and how they treat their brand. Your web presence is a direct...

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Language that sells
Oct14

Language that sells

You may have the greatest new product or service in the world, but if you can’t get buyers’ attention and communicate in their language, you will struggle with accelerating new product development. Here are four levels that your marketing and sales must follow to effectively capture customers’ attention and lead them through the buying process. 1. Strong Benefit Research shows that multiple benefits weaken the...

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Project delays test perseverance and commitment

Lately, I have been challenged by a problem. The trouble with it is that it is something I really want to do and I keep running into roadblocks. When is the last time you faced something that seemed to be impossible to conquer? Do you find that you doubt yourself? In the past, my motto has been to go with the path of least resistance. Roadblocks might be telling you to move on. The energy you expend making something work that is...

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Four questions new consultants ask
Jul30

Four questions new consultants ask

Being a consultant is one option that many people consider when going through job changes. They reason, if I can’t find a job, I might as well get some pick up work until the right job comes along. It is usually about this time that someone wants to sit down and find out more before they jump into the cesspool. The questions are almost always the same – here are a couple of them. Hopefully, you can benefit from them and...

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