I have to tell you, I could get used to this “expert” status thing. So fun to join my friend Carol Roth on The Noon Show on Chicago’s WGN radio today.
Carol and I talked about interviewing best practices and answered some tough questions from callers, including how to respond to the weakness question and how to position yourself if you were fired from your previous job. No softballs here!
Please enjoy You have the job interview…now what?
You never realize how much you have accomplished until you stop, take a deep breath, and look back. I had no idea what I was going to put in the newsletter this month and then when I reviewed the past few weeks, I have been really busy!
I always include information that you can use and get great value from in my newsletter. Please enjoy March Updates – Springing ahead and how to be more productive.
On Valentine’s Day I wrote a post that was, in a sense, a love note to my business.
When I thought about it, I actually have taken a lot of the lessons I learned from tango and used them in my business.
Please enjoy What Tango Dancing Taught Me About Small Business.
It’s who you know. It always has been. Relationships are THE critical part of business success, and in today’s overly connected world, they’ve never been more important. Book smarts and business sense won’t cut it. If you suck at relationships, you can’t achieve your goals or true potential.
So there’s no better time than now to raise the bar on your relationship-building skills.
Take 60 minutes to learn:
- How to develop strong, meaningful business relationships that last
- How NOT to start a conversation…or better ways to start conversations than “So, what do you do?”
- How to turn on the connection – and how not to turn it off
- How you can sustain relationships in person and virtually
- How you can reach out and grow business relationships on social media
- How social media can deepen your business relationships (but no poking)
- Why collaboration is the cherry on top
- Why you need to get past the scarcity mindset
My latest post on Carol Roth’s blog is a whimsical one in which I was able to share my love of both dancing tango and running a small business.
I really have learned a lot of lessons from tango that have helped me manage my business. I think you will enjoy What Tango Dancing Taught Me About Small Business.
We posted this on Valentine’s Day and several people pointed out that many of the lessons carry over nicely to relationships. Continue reading
Who doesn’t need to squeeze more productive time out of their day? Please join us for a lunch and learn session at OfficeSlice in Sherman Oaks on how to be more productive. This will be a lively and interactive discussion that will give you actionable tips that you can use immediately. We will cover:
- How to find more time in your day
- How to prioritize and do the right things
- How to get going when your get-up-and-go got up and went
- How to manage overwhelm
Our guest speaker will be Catherine Morgan, founder of Point A to Point B Transitions Inc. Catherine coaches entrepreneurs and small business owners helping them to create clarity and confidence, find focus, and move forward. Continue reading
My latest post on the TDS company blog is about apps that really help you as a small business owner.
I share some of my favorite no-cost apps that I couldn’t run my business without in Hey, you! Get on that Cloud: Apps for Small Business.
Finding someone or some group to hold you accountable might be the best thing you can do for yourself. It is too easy to believe your own excuses for not getting something done. It is too easy for life to get in the way of you achieving your goals.
In the Best Year Ever! teleclass series we were all in different businesses and yet the issues we were facing were the same. We were able to learn from and support each other.
Making a decision and committing to actions to a group does dramatically increase the odds that you will actually do what you said you were going to do. Here is one example:
First day of my commitment for Best Year Ever was Wednesday, Jan. 17th. I did my 90 minutes of job-hunting, including finishing the cover letter to <company> (that had begun in draft form more then 10 days earlier, and lay dormant) and CV and sent off (among other tasks). Friday afternoon Jan 19th, the office manager called and booked me for a phone screen for a Community Manager position. It took ONE day to get active, and THREE days to get results… the first of many, I hope.
Today I was interviewed on Chicago’s WGN radio by The Noon Show host Carol Roth. We discussed thriving during unemployment, and I shared some of my best tips for staying sane through career transition.
You can listen to the 10-minute segment here.
Off the Cliff – Is There a Net? Getting Your Business Started
Please join us for a lively discussion about how you can get past your blocks and actually START your business.
Catherine Morgan, the founder of Point A to Point B Transitions Inc., will be our presenter. In addition to being a business coach to consultants through her company, Catherine works with Carol Roth, the New York Times bestselling author of The Entrepreneur Equation, and manages Carol’s award-winning blog, Business Unplugged™.
You will learn some techniques for:
- Getting past fear – how to identify what is stopping your progress, and how to work through it
- Stepping into your power – how to reclaim your skills and expertise, and embrace being a business owner
- Surviving the emotional rollercoaster – how to spend less time in “the dips” and more time being happy and productive
- Connecting with others to support yourself and your business – why some of the connections you should make might surprise you
This will be a fun and interactive presentation suitable for anyone looking to start a business – or any existing business owner needing an energy boost. Continue reading