NSA Conn http://feed.informer.com/digests/DEFH2VSYX4/feeder NSA Conn Respective post owners and feed distributors Fri, 06 Jan 2017 02:40:16 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ How to Read a Newsletter or Blog http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2018/02/how-to-read-newsletter-or-blog.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:4c1fa943-58ed-c6dd-c72b-4f34bf022e54 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:31:08 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="MsoNormal" style="background: white; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Io8WhD0kIM0/Wo4vYcw3UrI/AAAAAAAACFM/Bd8LNQ2T3pArZXsCc_-iNf1tNHxZi_3oACLcBGAs/s1600/Purchased%2BTips%2BFotolia_133837501_S.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="566" data-original-width="848" height="133" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Io8WhD0kIM0/Wo4vYcw3UrI/AAAAAAAACFM/Bd8LNQ2T3pArZXsCc_-iNf1tNHxZi_3oACLcBGAs/s200/Purchased%2BTips%2BFotolia_133837501_S.jpg" width="200" /></a><span style="color: #222222; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">Yes, you know how to READ the words in a newsletter article or blog.&nbsp; What I'm talking about is the ability to read it so you learn something from it that you can apply to improve your skills or your life.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background: white; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background: white; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #222222; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">These tips apply to any newsletter, blog post or other content.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background: white; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><ol start="1" style="margin-top: 0in;" type="1"><li class="MsoNormal" style="background: white; color: #222222; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in; vertical-align: middle;"><b><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">Reading takes time<o:p></o:p></span></b></li></ol><div class="MsoNormal" style="background: white; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #222222; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">You may skim or browse the newsletter when it hits your inbox, but then as more email comes in, it gets pushed to the bottom. If you're not going to have the time to read it fully now, put it in a "to read later" folder.&nbsp; Then actually have a time scheduled to go through this folder, when you can focus.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background: white; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><ol start="2" style="margin-top: 0in;" type="1"><li class="MsoNormal" style="background: white; color: #222222; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; vertical-align: middle;"><b><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">Make the connection<o:p></o:p></span></b></li></ol><div class="MsoNormal" style="background: white; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #222222; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">As you're reading, try to make the connection between the topic and how it relates to something you are doing, have done in the past or will be doing in the future.&nbsp; You might take notes or mark the information that most resonates with you.&nbsp; The more you make the connection, the more the information will stick with you.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background: white; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><ol start="3" style="margin-top: 0in;" type="1"><li class="MsoNormal" style="background: white; color: #222222; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3; tab-stops: list .5in; vertical-align: middle;"><b><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">Plan how you will use the information<o:p></o:p></span></b></li></ol><div class="MsoNormal" style="background: white; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #222222; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">Think about how you will implement or try out the idea, strategy or tip from the article.&nbsp; For example, if the article covers how to practice a presentation, &nbsp;then how will you&nbsp; apply that to your next presentation? Perhaps you can add a note to one of your slides now to remember it, or write a reminder on a real or virtual sticky note.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background: white; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><ol start="4" style="margin-top: 0in;" type="1"><li class="MsoNormal" style="background: white; color: #222222; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo4; tab-stops: list .5in; vertical-align: middle;"><b><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">Share<o:p></o:p></span></b></li></ol><div class="MsoNormal" style="background: white; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #222222; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">To &nbsp;help you truly master the subject, try explaining and teaching it to someone else. Is there anyone you know who could benefit from reading this article? If so, send it on to them and offer to discuss it.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background: white; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background: white; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="color: #222222; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">The next time you see this blog post or any newsletter appear in your inbox or social media feed, try out these tips, so you can change it from more than just a quick, nice-to-read article to a valuable part of your learning and skill development.<o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/Ak_RHazmj0M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> blog communication communication skills leadership Learning management newsletter success Gilda Bonanno 5 Quick Tips to Avoid Rambling When Presenting http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2018/02/5-quick-tips-to-avoid-rambling-when.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:68a9b091-bbd5-e159-172f-4dae770b3379 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:35 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="485" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/tfZYNZihv9cj54" style="border-width: 1px; border: 1px solid #ccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"> </iframe> <br /><strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/GildaBonanno/5-quick-tips-to-avoid-rambling-when-presenting" target="_blank" title="5 Quick Tips to Avoid Rambling When Presenting">5 Quick Tips to Avoid Rambling When Presenting</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/GildaBonanno" target="_blank">Gilda Bonanno</a>&nbsp;on SlideShare</strong><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.slideshare.net/GildaBonanno/5-quick-tips-to-avoid-rambling-when-presenting">http://www.slideshare.net/GildaBonanno/5-quick-tips-to-avoid-rambling-when-presenting</a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/yPO7jC-V5fU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> audience business presentation communication skills confidence presentation skills public speaking Gilda Bonanno Gilda to Present "Leadership Presence" at Manhattanville College http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2018/02/gilda-to-present-leadership-presence-at.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:5b49314d-7272-9432-ad56-100903f9c6d9 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 02:32:15 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div><b><span style="color: blue; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Manattanville College Professional Development Workshop Series</span></b></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>Developing Leadership Presence with Confidence, Competence and</b> <b>Composure</b></span></div><div><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HWA9dAaHK8o/WnpknANLLwI/AAAAAAAACE0/XdgNDh5fELAMoTvWQzpxIWpykA2uf8e4wCEwYBhgL/s1600/Leadership%2Bpresence.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="226" data-original-width="400" height="112" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HWA9dAaHK8o/WnpknANLLwI/AAAAAAAACE0/XdgNDh5fELAMoTvWQzpxIWpykA2uf8e4wCEwYBhgL/s200/Leadership%2Bpresence.png" width="200" /></a><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Date: March 10 (Saturday)</span></b></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm</span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Provides 3.75 recertification hours</span></div><div><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Instructor: Gilda Bonanno</span></b></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">To be successful as a leader, you must know what you're talking about, come across as credible, demonstrate confidence without being perceived as cocky and maintain your self-control, especially under pressure. Whether you are managing change, dealing with people issues or setting strategic direction, you have a greater chance of achieving your goals if you can calmly and confidently tap into your knowledge and expertise.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">As a result of attending the workshop, you will be better able to:</span></div><div><ul style="text-align: left;"><li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Communicate like a leader and be authentic, engaging and focused</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Prevent your non-verbal communication from undermining your message</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Demonstrate your expertise and establish credibility</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Discover how to react quickly and effectively to the unexpected</span></li></ul></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Target Audience: Individuals in or who aspire to leadership positions in corporate, academic, government, non-profit and entrepreneurial organizations.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">This program is valid for 3.75 PDC’s toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">To register, visit&nbsp;<a href="https://www.mville.edu/content/developing-leadership-presence">https://www.mville.edu/content/developing-leadership-presence</a></span></div><div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Manhattanville College community and alumni please enter your coupon discount code when you checkout.</span></div></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">About the Instructor</span></b></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Gilda Bonanno is a speaker, trainer and coach who helps you transform your communication and leadership skills so you can have more confidence, influence and success. Gilda has delivered thousands of in-person programs, her YouTube channel has received over 1 million views and her digital newsletter has reached subscribers in over 45 countries since 2008.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Gilda has a proven track record of partnering for results with people in a variety of industries and at all organizational levels, from C-level executives to sales teams to frontline managers.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Her real-world work experience in corporate, academic, government, nonprofit and entrepreneurial environments gives her a keen understanding of the challenges facing organizations. Gilda achieves results for her clients by combining this experience with her business background, her onstage performance experience and a conviction that with the right training and practice, anyone can become a more effective communicator and leader.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Gilda holds a master’s degree from Fordham University and an Advanced Business Certificate in Management from the University of Connecticut School of Business. Website: <a href="http://www.gildabonanno.com./">www.gildabonanno.com.</a></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><div><br /></div></div></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/3RsGLzsMhQ8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> body language communication skills executive performance executive presence leadership Manhattanville non-verbal communication success workshop Gilda Bonanno Have a Message When You Network http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2018/02/have-message-when-you-network.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:d23aa2c1-daca-5a3a-07d4-d91b0b97cda6 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:00:48 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><h2><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Once you’ve decided to attend a networking event, an important part of your planning before you attend is to prepare your message.</span></h2><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">What is a message?&nbsp; The one thing that you want to share with people that you're going to meet.&nbsp; </span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-N1SCPRwoMZg/Wm-8ju9kFQI/AAAAAAAACEQ/kn1ntEZ67IAr2KhwocsxHDoPJtDYWXvhwCLcBGAs/s1600/handshake3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="321" data-original-width="482" height="133" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-N1SCPRwoMZg/Wm-8ju9kFQI/AAAAAAAACEQ/kn1ntEZ67IAr2KhwocsxHDoPJtDYWXvhwCLcBGAs/s200/handshake3.jpg" width="200" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">I prefer the term “message” to the commonly-used phrase “elevator speech,” because message is a little more focused and succinct. </span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Your message not only includes who are you, but also is customized to the particular situation and focused on what you have to offer in this context. </span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">We're complex people, with a lot of facets to our personalities.&nbsp; We have our home lives, our work lives, our families, our community, our interests, etc. <b>When you go to an event, you need to be clear about your purpose in attending and what part of your life and background you will share with people at this particular event.</b> </span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">For example, if you're at an event sponsored by an organization you volunteer for, you may be talking about the work you do for that organization.&nbsp; If you’re at your daughter’s school event, your message may include more about her and your involvement with the school.&nbsp; </span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Or, if you are currently in a job, but you're looking for a new job, do you want to share that with people at the networking event? If so, how are you going to say that?&nbsp; If you just “wing it” in the moment and blurt it out, it may not come out the way you want it to come out. It may sound very negative or unflattering about your current company.&nbsp; <b><o:p></o:p></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>You also need to customize your message for the kind of people you’re likely to meet.&nbsp; </b>For example, if I'm going to a networking event where there will be many entrepreneurs, my message when I introduce myself includes the fact that I have my own business. In the course of the conversation, I can certainly discuss other parts of my background, but I start off with something that is relevant and understandable in this context. </span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The next time you go to a networking event, take some time to prepare and practice your message, so you can communicate relevant information about yourself, customized for this particular audience. Ultimately, having a clear, concise message helps the people you meet understand more about you so you can build a connection. </span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/pWstlW3ILLA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> audience communication skills introduction networking practice schmooze Gilda Bonanno Overcoming 3 Feedback Myths – Let’s Use Systems Thinking Instead http://www.wallyhauck.com/overcoming-3-feedback-myths-lets-use-systems-thinking-instead/ Wally Hauck urn:uuid:0c65e81f-28fc-d531-6954-025355e01b6d Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:28:27 +0000 A myth is a false belief used to explain natural phenomenon. We tend to hold onto our myths for years and we often continue to use language which is consistent with the myth even after veracity of the myth has been put to bed. Myths can be fun and useful.  They can also be damaging.  [&#8230;] <p>A myth is a false belief used to explain natural phenomenon. We tend to hold onto our myths for years and we often continue to use language which is consistent with the myth even after veracity of the myth has been put to bed.</p> <p>Myths can be fun and useful.  They can also be damaging.  Myths about how to communicate feedback to people can be damaging to employee engagement, can increase turnover, reduce productivity, and damage quality.  We need to dispel these false beliefs &#8230;<a href="http://c-suitenetworkadvisors.com/overcoming-3-feedback-myths-lets-use-systems-thinking-instead/">READ MORE</a></p> Uncategorized Wally Hauck BUILD TO CRUMBLE http://blog.jeanbaur.com/?p=519 Jean's Blog urn:uuid:ed350a8f-07e6-9dcf-18b6-ad42d080f640 Sun, 04 Feb 2018 19:12:12 +0000 Here is a beautiful illustration of a human pyramid, and having spent a cold, winter&#8217;s afternoon with my three oldest grandchildren (ages 7, 9 &#38; 11), I had the clever idea that we could build a pyramid. I, of course, was on the bottom, and as I felt their bony knees digging into my back, [&#8230;] <p><a href="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/HUMAN-PYRAMID.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-520"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-520" src="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/HUMAN-PYRAMID.jpg" alt="HUMAN PYRAMID" width="288" height="240" /></a></p> <p>Here is a beautiful illustration of a human pyramid, and having spent a cold, winter&#8217;s afternoon with my three oldest grandchildren (ages 7, 9 &amp; 11), I had the clever idea that we could build a pyramid. I, of course, was on the bottom, and as I felt their bony knees digging into my back, I held my breath, not wanting to be the one who brought the youngest child crashing down from the top. The parents were out and I had images of rushing one or more of them to the ER for stitches. We did not stand up. This was an on all fours pyramid and a wobbly one at that.</p> <p>We tried different variations&#8211;two of us forming the base, then one, and the smallest again on top. No matter what we did we laughed so hard that the structure shook and collapsed. The dog thought it was a game and licked as many faces as he could reach. There is a certain kind of joy in destruction. I&#8217;m sure that&#8217;s why people like to watch buildings implode.</p> <p>Build to crumble. Make something that can&#8217;t last. Fall down with it. Roll on the floor like a kid. Or a dog. Mess up. I haven&#8217;t had so much fun in ages, and no one was hurt in the making of this memory.</p> <p>(Image courtesy of Adobe Images)</p> Burnout Jean Jean Public Speaking Body Language Mistakes: Gestures, Movement, Posture & Facial Expressions http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2018/02/public-speaking-body-language-mistakes.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:d81ce126-5fc5-880e-b19e-5adbf71b803d Sat, 03 Feb 2018 13:00:34 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Non-verbal communication, or body language, is an important part of public speaking.&nbsp; Your body language includes your posture, movement, gestures, facial expressions, eye contact and voice.&nbsp; At the very least, your body language should not distract the audience and with a little practice, it can help you convey confidence and help the audience see your message more clearly.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="vertical-align: middle;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Here are the most common gesture, movement, posture and facial expression mistakes: &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left: 0in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left: 0in;"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">GESTURE MISTAKES</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ie0Lb0rfIuA/Wm-6LDjm-cI/AAAAAAAACEE/pELgwkRJXHEHZvu4CsIyxnBbXaaORAlGQCLcBGAs/s1600/Purchased%2BNon%2BVerbals%2BiStock_000007084738XSmall.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="408" data-original-width="294" height="200" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ie0Lb0rfIuA/Wm-6LDjm-cI/AAAAAAAACEE/pELgwkRJXHEHZvu4CsIyxnBbXaaORAlGQCLcBGAs/s200/Purchased%2BNon%2BVerbals%2BiStock_000007084738XSmall.jpg" width="143" /></a></b></div><b> <o:p></o:p></b><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l4 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -.25in; vertical-align: middle;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-family: Symbol; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol;">·<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Not using gestures at all.</span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">&nbsp; If you keep your hands locked at your sides, you will look nervous and your presentation will lack the visual element to accompany and enhance your words. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: -51.75pt; vertical-align: middle;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3; text-indent: -.25in; vertical-align: middle;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-family: Symbol; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol;">·<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Keeping your hand in your pockets.</span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">&nbsp; This position leads down the slippery slope to slouching and a sloppier posture.&nbsp; And you also may unconsciously start playing with the keys or change in your pocket (yes, I've seen – and heard – it happen!).<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left: -.25in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3; text-indent: -.25in; vertical-align: middle;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-family: Symbol; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol;">·<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Fidgeting with your hands.</span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">&nbsp; Be aware of what your hands are doing, such as "washing" each other, grasping each other tightly, fiddling with your watch or jewelry, etc.&nbsp; One of my public speaking coaching clients rolled and unrolled his shirt sleeves while he presented (we solved that problem by having him wear short sleeves).&nbsp; If you must hold something, such as your notes or the PowerPoint remote, be conscious of how you are holding it.&nbsp; Too often the item becomes something for you to play with unconsciously, or in the cause of notes, a crutch that prevents you from looking at the audience.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="vertical-align: middle;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo5; text-indent: -.25in; vertical-align: middle;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-family: Symbol; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol;">·<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Holding your hands behind your back.</span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">&nbsp; This gesture usually resembles that of a child reciting a poem at a school assembly. When not gesturing, your hands should be in the "neutral position," hanging loosely at your sides.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="vertical-align: middle;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3; text-indent: -.25in; vertical-align: middle;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-family: Symbol; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol;">·<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Pointing at the audience.</span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">&nbsp; Yes, your mother was right – it's not polite to point.&nbsp; Try an open-handed gesture instead. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left: 0in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3; text-indent: -.25in; vertical-align: middle;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-family: Symbol; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol;">·<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Folding your arms across your chest.</span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Even if you are only doing this because you feel cold, this gesture will most likely be interpreted as your closing yourself off from the audience. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoListParagraph"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3; text-indent: -.25in;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-family: Symbol; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol;">·<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Gripping the podium</span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">. This gesture is usually accompanied by the "deer in the headlights" look. &nbsp;If you're using a podium, place your hands lightly on the top of it or in a relaxed hold on the edges.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoListParagraph"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l4 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -.25in; vertical-align: middle;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-family: Symbol; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol;">·<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Using stilted gestures.</span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">&nbsp; Your gestures should be natural and flow smoothly rather than looking forced or robotic. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; vertical-align: middle;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l4 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -.25in; vertical-align: middle;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-family: Symbol; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol;">·<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Using overly rehearsed gestures.</span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">&nbsp; I once saw a speaker fall to his knees during his speech, which was unnecessary and struck the audience as melodramatic and insincere. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoListParagraph"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">MOVEMENT MISTAKES<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo2; text-indent: -.25in; vertical-align: middle;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-family: Symbol; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol;">·<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Moving without purpose.</span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">&nbsp; Most of the time you should stand confidently in one place rather than pacing back and forth or walking aimlessly.&nbsp; If you do need to move, it should have a purpose.&nbsp; For example, walk confidently to the front of the room before you begin speaking and walk with purpose to the flipchart or to the computer.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; vertical-align: middle;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo2; text-indent: -.25in; vertical-align: middle;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-family: Symbol; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol;">·<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Shifting from your weight from one foot to the other.</span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">&nbsp; Many people do this unconsciously and sometimes because their feet hurt (hint: wear comfortable shoes!).&nbsp; Instead, stand with your feet firmly planted on the floor, with your weight equally distributed on both feet.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoListParagraph"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo2; text-indent: -.25in; vertical-align: middle;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-family: Symbol; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol;">·<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Hiding behind a desk, podium or flipchart.</span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">&nbsp; If the room configuration is set up so you are partially obscured behind something, then you have to rely more heavily on your voice and facial expressions to convey meaning.&nbsp; If you are nervous and feel exposed when there's nothing between you and the audience, practice, practice, practice – in front of the mirror, on video, in front of a friendly group of colleagues.&nbsp; If you must stand behind something, do so with assurance and not as if you are shrinking from the audience. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="vertical-align: middle;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">POSTURE MISTAKES<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo2; text-indent: -.25in; vertical-align: middle;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-family: Symbol; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol;">·<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Standing too stiffly.</span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">&nbsp; Yes, you should stand up straight but it should be natural, not like you are frozen at attention.&nbsp; Keep your shoulders back and hold your head up so you can make eye contact.&nbsp; This posture conveys confidence and helps you breathe more fully. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; vertical-align: middle;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo2; text-indent: -.25in; vertical-align: middle;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-family: Symbol; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol;">·<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Slouching and keeping your head down.&nbsp; </span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Not only does it prevent you from looking at the audience, but it also conveys nervousness and makes it harder for the audience to hear you. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="vertical-align: middle;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="vertical-align: middle;"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">FACIAL EXPRESSION MISTAKES<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo4; text-indent: -.25in; vertical-align: middle;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-family: Symbol; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol;">·<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Not smiling, ever.</span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;"> Unless you are delivering horrible news, it is appropriate for you to smile, even in a business setting.&nbsp; Smiling will relax you and, in turn, relax the audience.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="vertical-align: middle;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo4; text-indent: -.25in; vertical-align: middle;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-family: Symbol; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol;">·<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Smiling too much, especially when delivering bad news.</span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;"> &nbsp;&nbsp;You may be smiling or even giggling because you are very nervous, but it undermines the seriousness of your message and your sincerity.&nbsp; If you smile broadly or giggle while announcing mass layoffs, for example, your audience will interpret it as a sign of your lack of concern.<o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">If you eliminate these body language mistakes from your presentation, you'll come across as more confident and sincere and you'll be able to communicate more effectively.&nbsp; Your body language will reinforce your message to the audience rather than distract from it.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/Pb08MNiBk44" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> body language communication skills eye contact gestures non-verbal communication non-verbals presentation skills public speaking Gilda Bonanno Gilda coached our presenters to be amazing http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2018/01/gilda-coached-our-presenters-to-be.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:8878af28-d3d0-4f18-cab0-9dfac705af39 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 19:55:00 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt; margin: 0in;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bazPgafJiHs/WaRnbQicz5I/AAAAAAAAB5k/J-BgTIrgvfQxyUw5hlc4xiNjdoivHVwIwCLcBGAs/s1600/Samantha%2BVanSchoick.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1067" data-original-width="1600" height="133" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bazPgafJiHs/WaRnbQicz5I/AAAAAAAAB5k/J-BgTIrgvfQxyUw5hlc4xiNjdoivHVwIwCLcBGAs/s200/Samantha%2BVanSchoick.jpg" width="200" /></a><span style="font-size: 11pt;">"Thank you Gilda for your expert coaching of our presenters who delivered their SMPS CT MAX Talks at our TED-style program focused on the Architecture/Engineering/Construction industry. </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-weight: bold;">Your presentation skills coaching sessions helped all our presenters develop a strategic message, organize their content and be ready to deliver their talks on a big stage, in front of a large audience and on camera.</span><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> After working with you, they did an amazing job and were more confident, concise, focused and engaging!"</span></div><br /><div style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt; margin: 0in;">&nbsp; -Samanatha VanSchoick, Marketing &amp; Business Development Manager, Corporation for Independent Living and Nichole Peterson, Director of Marketing, Flow Tech Inc.; Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) CT Chapter Board of Directors</div><div style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt; margin: 0in;"><a href="http://www.gildabonanno.com/Pages/contactus.aspx" target="_blank">Contact Gilda</a> to find out how she can help you be an amazing presenter</div></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/ZMQFr2wnrJk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> audience coaching confidence presentation skills public speaking SMPS testimonial Gilda Bonanno Public Speaking Tips From Chef Bobby Flay http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2018/01/public-speaking-tips-from-chef-bobby.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:5fc36cfc-3899-38ba-3c6d-849b3abf5e2a Wed, 31 Jan 2018 02:30:05 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">I enjoy watching the TV cooking competition, <i>The Next Food Network Star,&nbsp;</i>and one of the hosts is&nbsp;celebrity chef Bobby Flay<i>.&nbsp; </i>The winning chef gets his or her own cooking show on the Food Network.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-G295VPV0rXY/Wm6I86gRzTI/AAAAAAAACDk/xcTStJ5MScEGatf1r7hvvia4HGI5mciHgCLcBGAs/s1600/Purchased%2BCheesecake%2B%25C2%25A9Mara%2BZemgaliete%2B-%2BFotolia.com%2B46362234_S.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="597" data-original-width="804" height="148" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-G295VPV0rXY/Wm6I86gRzTI/AAAAAAAACDk/xcTStJ5MScEGatf1r7hvvia4HGI5mciHgCLcBGAs/s200/Purchased%2BCheesecake%2B%25C2%25A9Mara%2BZemgaliete%2B-%2BFotolia.com%2B46362234_S.jpg" width="200" /></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">The show offers lesson not just about cooking, but also about presentation skills because the winning chef has to be a good cook and effective and engaging on camera.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">For example, in one episode, the contestants had a limited amount of time to cook an entrée and then two minutes on camera to demonstrate it in front of a panel of famous TV chefs.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Here are 4 lessons learned from the contestants during their two minutes presenting on camera that can also apply to your presentations:<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -.25in;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Arial;">1.<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></b><!--[endif]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Don't Forget the Introduction<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">One chef forgot to give the one-sentence introduction of his name, his food show theme and what he was going to demonstrate.&nbsp; When you start your presentation, don't forget to clearly and concisely introduce your overall message – also known as the point of your presentation.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -.25in;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Arial;">2.<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></b><!--[endif]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Time Matters<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Another chef underestimated how much time it would take to describe each ingredient, so he ran out of time to finish his demonstration.&nbsp; Sometimes, less is more; it would be better to say less about each ingredient, or each point in your presentation, than run out of time at the end.&nbsp; (And how do you know how long it will take to present? Practice and time yourself!)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing"><br /></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -.25in;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Arial;">3.<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></b><!--[endif]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Remember Your Main Purpose <o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">One of the contestants was very nervous about the presentation and spent so much time talking about himself and describing his dish that he forgot to cook something, prompting Bobby Flay to comment, "You didn't cook anything, dude!"&nbsp; When you present, remember your purpose and what your audience expects – and don't disappoint them. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing"><br /></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -.25in;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Arial;">4.<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></b><!--[endif]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Non-Verbals Matter<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">The judges criticized a few of the chefs for their lack of energy, demonstrated by limited eye contact, no smiling and no vocal variety.&nbsp; In any presentation, it is not enough to have the technical information correct, you also have to engage the hearts of your audience and connect with them.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Even though your in-person audience doesn't have a remote control to change the channel the way a television audience does, your audience can and will tune you out if you fail to engage them.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing"><br /></div><div class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">The next time you have to give a presentation, remember the lessons from Chef Bobby Flay and give your audience something to savor and remember. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/ygadX2-fuaw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> audience Bobby Flay business communication skills confidence Food Network introduction practice presentation presentation skills public speaking self-confidence time limit Gilda Bonanno Know Your Audience Before You Present - Worksheet http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2018/01/know-your-audience-before-you-present.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:3de293c5-8a2a-6902-7687-8d6b04dac079 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 12:00:34 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jJyy-V1wgkk/Wm6E_MteBlI/AAAAAAAACDQ/i80J3YDO1zwzZIc6kJUHD_DLzebykMySgCLcBGAs/s1600/Audience%2Banalysis%2Bworksheet.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="950" data-original-width="1313" height="288" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jJyy-V1wgkk/Wm6E_MteBlI/AAAAAAAACDQ/i80J3YDO1zwzZIc6kJUHD_DLzebykMySgCLcBGAs/s400/Audience%2Banalysis%2Bworksheet.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-indent: -0.38in;">Number of people in the audience:</span><br /><div style="direction: ltr; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0.38in; margin-top: 7.68pt; text-indent: -0.38in; unicode-bidi: embed; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="direction: ltr; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0.38in; margin-top: 7.68pt; text-indent: -0.38in; unicode-bidi: embed; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">What do you know about them?</span></div><div style="direction: ltr; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0.38in; margin-top: 7.68pt; text-indent: -0.38in; unicode-bidi: embed; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div style="direction: ltr; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0.38in; margin-top: 7.68pt; text-indent: -0.38in; unicode-bidi: embed; vertical-align: baseline;"></div><div style="direction: ltr; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0.38in; margin-top: 7.68pt; text-indent: -0.38in; unicode-bidi: embed; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="direction: ltr; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0.38in; margin-top: 7.68pt; text-indent: -0.38in; unicode-bidi: embed; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Keywords that are important to this audience:</span></div><div style="direction: ltr; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0.38in; margin-top: 7.68pt; text-indent: -0.38in; unicode-bidi: embed; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="direction: ltr; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0.38in; margin-top: 7.68pt; text-indent: -0.38in; unicode-bidi: embed; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Possible audience questions:</span></div><div style="direction: ltr; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0.38in; margin-top: 7.68pt; text-indent: -0.38in; unicode-bidi: embed; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/c6CIiskV5a0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> audience business presentation communication skills presentation presentation skills public speaking questions Gilda Bonanno Gilda's articles featured on SMPS CT blog http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2018/01/gildas-articles-featured-on-smps-ct-blog.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:b95b7324-e0b8-f52e-5da4-94d47b20552f Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:30:26 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">I'm excited that my articles are now being featured on the <b>Society for Marketing Professional Services - CT chapter blog.&nbsp;</b></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Here is a link to the first article, <i><b>Public Speaking Fear? Drown Out That Negative Voice in Your Head&nbsp;</b></i></span><a href="http://smpsct.org/blog/PublicSpeaking"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">http://smpsct.org/blog/PublicSpeaking</span></a></span></div><br /></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/rb2bw11Bf3g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> blog bold presentation skills communication skills confidence fear presentation skills public speaking self-confidence SMPS Gilda Bonanno Gilda kept everyone engaged http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2018/01/gilda-kept-everyone-engaged.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:ea5900e9-79b1-9c7e-45f7-8f36374ddeda Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:30:21 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="color: #212121; font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt; margin: 0in;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WSpWfThdYBA/Wm5qtwwQ1qI/AAAAAAAACDA/qMb3AnNg8n0I9iChD6Uaf63gKdf9aKkygCLcBGAs/s1600/Sharon%2BPomeroy.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="450" data-original-width="450" height="200" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WSpWfThdYBA/Wm5qtwwQ1qI/AAAAAAAACDA/qMb3AnNg8n0I9iChD6Uaf63gKdf9aKkygCLcBGAs/s200/Sharon%2BPomeroy.jpg" width="200" /></a>"We kicked off our program year with a Networking Skills Workshop. &nbsp;Gilda delivered an outstanding presentation to an audience that represented a variety of experience levels.&nbsp; <span style="font-weight: bold;">She kept everyone engaged by interspersing interactive sessions at appropriate intervals, giving us an opportunity to put techniques to the test.</span>&nbsp; </div><div style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="color: #212121; font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt; margin: 0in;">Gilda’s humor was infectious and her sociability makes her especially relatable.&nbsp; <span style="font-weight: bold;">Our post-program survey results revealed that we’d set the bar high and that this was a worthwhile program.</span>&nbsp; Gilda’s networking advice is easy to apply and will definitely be added to everyone’s professional toolbox."</div><br /><div style="color: #212121; font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt; margin: 0in;"><i><b>Sharon Pomeroy, Connecticut Chapter President, Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS); Marketing Director, Caldwell &amp; Walsh Building Construction, Inc.</b></i></div></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/kwd2KWKaycU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> networking schmooze SMPS speaker testimonial Training Gilda Bonanno How to Be a Feedback Hero/Heroine: 5 Key Elements http://www.wallyhauck.com/how-to-be-a-feedback-heroheroine-5-key-elements/ Wally Hauck urn:uuid:cee12d31-2fe2-c274-3cb9-2884864e571f Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:13:01 +0000 What is a hero? It is a person admired for their courage and their outstanding achievements.  It’s someone who fights through their fear and accepts a challenge to achieve a worthy goal(s). We are a bit obsessed with heroes in the USA.  According to IMDB.com (Internet Movie Database) there have been 86 superhero movies in [&#8230;] <p>What is a hero? It is a person admired for their courage and their outstanding achievements.  It’s someone who fights through their fear and accepts a challenge to achieve a worthy goal(s).</p> <p>We are a bit obsessed with heroes in the USA.  According to IMDB.com (Internet Movie Database) there have been 86 superhero movies in the past 40 years (1978 to present day).</p> <p>In the workplace the manager is often seen as a hero. He/she is an all knowing being who solves problems faster than a speeding bullet.  Seeing our managers as heroes is unfortunate.  They are not superhuman.  However, it is useful to see a courageous leader serve others by providing effective feedback because that skill provides individuals with development opportunities and leads to employee engagement&#8230;<a href="http://members.c-suitenetwork.com/blogpost/1615525/293610/How-to-Be-a-Feedback-Hero-Heroine-5-Key-Elements">READ MORE</a></p> Uncategorized Wally Hauck WAITING http://blog.jeanbaur.com/?p=514 Jean's Blog urn:uuid:389dece2-f7ba-2b9e-d543-b623a7e63e4a Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:04:06 +0000 Henry and Rudy waiting by the door, watching the geese in the field. I don&#8217;t  know about you, but I&#8217;m terrible at waiting. I don&#8217;t like to do it, whether stuck behind a car that has suddenly stopped for no reason, or in line at a restaurant. It makes me twitchy. But I recently heard [&#8230;] <p><a href="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/IMG_1061-1.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-516"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-516" src="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/IMG_1061-1-300x225.jpg" alt="IMG_1061 (1)" width="300" height="225" srcset="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/IMG_1061-1-300x225.jpg 300w, http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/IMG_1061-1.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p> <p>Henry and Rudy waiting by the door, watching the geese in the field.</p> <p>I don&#8217;t  know about you, but I&#8217;m terrible at waiting. I don&#8217;t like to do it, whether stuck behind a car that has suddenly stopped for no reason, or in line at a restaurant. It makes me twitchy. But I recently heard a sermon about emptiness&#8211;really about how we have to tolerate &#8220;no&#8221; before we can get to a &#8220;yes&#8221;, and that helped me look at waiting a little differently. (And by the way, Henry and Rudy are really good at this.)</p> <p>Emptiness is scary. It can make us feel alone, useless, uncertain. But the sermon I heard helped me see it&#8217;s also a creative time&#8211;a time of possibilities. It&#8217;s time when we can reflect, pause, breathe, and let go. It forces us to be present, and like meditation, gives us the gift of the here and now.</p> <p>That&#8217;s my goal for the New Year. To wait, consider, take my time, see what happens.</p> Burnout Jean job search Jean Apple Has a “Bad Spot” That Damaged Trust http://www.wallyhauck.com/apple-has-a-bad-spot-that-damaged-trust/ Wally Hauck urn:uuid:f765cbd4-e14d-8af6-c123-4a0f58c55f31 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:49:07 +0000 We in the USA are so fortunate when we grocery shop. Our grocery stores have excellent quality and amazing selection.  Thank you “capitalism”.  Choice and a combination of competition and cooperation (capitalism) have provided this.  So, when we choose fruit, we can afford to be picky. If we want apples, we can afford to choose [&#8230;] <p>We in the USA are so fortunate when we grocery shop. Our grocery stores have excellent quality and amazing selection.  Thank you “capitalism”.  Choice and a combination of competition and cooperation (capitalism) have provided this.  So, when we choose fruit, we can afford to be picky. If we want apples, we can afford to choose only “perfect” apples.  There is no reason to choose an apple with a bad spot, correct?</p> <p>Apple just created their own bad spot and it caused me to pause and ask if perhaps I should pick a different “apple”.  They purposely slowed the iPhone processing on the older phones.  That decision alone is not the reason for my concern.  I am concerned because they didn’t communicate.  They didn’t ask.  They just did it and they damaged my trust in them.  I saw a bad spot&#8230;  <a href="http://grtwork.com/blog/how-to-really-overcome-a-bully-before-negotiating/">READ MORE</a></p> Uncategorized Wally Hauck Make 2018 the year of better presentation skills! http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2018/01/make-2018-year-of-better-presentation.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:7ec43db1-bfc7-ae5e-031f-c528fa050300 Mon, 08 Jan 2018 01:10:04 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Make this the year you commit to improving your presentation skills so you can increase your confidence, influence and success.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Stop hiding in meetings and hoping that you don't get asked to give a presentation.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Stop experiencing nerves, anxiety or fear when facing an audience.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Stop worrying that your presentation will be boring or too long or not as impactful as you'd like - and know it can and should be.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Overcome this obstacle to your career development and add "successful presenter" to your professional brand.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">If you're ready to finally get serious about taking your skills to the next level and letting your voice be heard,&nbsp;I'm here to work with you and help you achieve your goals. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>I have limited openings in my Executive Presentation Skills Mastery Mentoring Program.&nbsp; &nbsp;</b>We can work in-person or virtually via phone or video. &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Presentation skills coaching and mentoring is for everyone who gives presentations,&nbsp;regardless of whether you are an&nbsp;executive or entrepreneur&nbsp;in corporate, non-profit, academia or government.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">I have worked with people from all backgrounds, including CEOs, sales executives, entrepreneurs, doctors and authors. My clients have learned to master all aspects of presentation skills, from speaking with confidence to handling questions to engaging the audience.&nbsp;&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">To find out more or to apply, email me at <a href="mailto:info@gildabonanno.com">info@gildabonanno.com</a> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dULrJvLBdOs/Wkg4f-0LdWI/AAAAAAAACCU/E4BVL7YM5-E5PZxdE-w0dHVhkMVVYelCgCLcBGAs/s1600/Joe%2BOrt%2B2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><img border="0" data-original-height="400" data-original-width="400" height="200" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dULrJvLBdOs/Wkg4f-0LdWI/AAAAAAAACCU/E4BVL7YM5-E5PZxdE-w0dHVhkMVVYelCgCLcBGAs/s200/Joe%2BOrt%2B2.jpg" width="200" /></span></a><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>What Gilda's Clients Say</b><b><o:p></o:p></b></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><b><span style="color: #00008e;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">With Gilda, you will see results<o:p></o:p></span></span></b></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">"Gilda was a great resource in developing my presentation skills.<b>She simplifies things so that they can easily be remembered and implemented</b>. Not only that, she is an absolute pleasure to work with.&nbsp;<b>If you are looking for an organized, honest coach, look no further. You will see results!"</b><o:p></o:p><b></b></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><span style="color: #0000aa;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Joe Ort, Sales Operations Manager<o:p></o:p></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><b><span style="color: #00008e;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Gilda helped me step up my game<o:p></o:p></span></span></b></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">"After just a few sessions together, Gilda pointed me in the right direction.&nbsp;<b>She uncovered some bad habits and replaced them with new and effective ones that today are helping me to convert prospect in to clients</b>. Gilda has helped me to organize my thoughts and plan out my presentations so that I am better prepared and more confident.&nbsp;<b>I am grateful to Gilda and for the help she has given me to become a more effective salesperson."</b><o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #0000aa;">Judith Giangoia, Private Banker/Vice President, Wells Fargo Private Bank, New York</span>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><b><span style="color: #00008e;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></b></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><b><span style="color: #00008e;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">After working with Gilda, I know how to design and deliver a presentation<o:p></o:p></span></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background: white; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AxgDOmirff8/Wkg4gwCxxjI/AAAAAAAACCY/CJtD7cm8WuMs5BiIifNIR7Pgdk-5CfW3ACLcBGAs/s1600/Angela%2BWhitford.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><img border="0" data-original-height="136" data-original-width="136" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AxgDOmirff8/Wkg4gwCxxjI/AAAAAAAACCY/CJtD7cm8WuMs5BiIifNIR7Pgdk-5CfW3ACLcBGAs/s1600/Angela%2BWhitford.jpg" /></span></a><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">“As a seasoned executive, I have given many presentations but I knew I needed help in refining my message to make it more strategic and delivering it with confidence.&nbsp;&nbsp;<b>Gilda walked me through a clear, easy-to-follow process for creating and practicing a presentation.&nbsp;</b></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="background: white; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">After working with Gilda,<b>&nbsp;I know how to design and confidently deliver a presentation that connects with the audience and communicates my message</b>,&nbsp;whether I am speaking at award presentations, soliciting contributions from corporate donors or providing education to my team.&nbsp; I highly recommend her."<span style="color: #0000aa;"><o:p></o:p></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><span style="color: #0000aa;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">-Angela Whitford, Executive Director, Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County<o:p></o:p></span></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><i>Gilda Bonanno's blog<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gildabonanno.blogspot.com/">www.gildabonanno.blogspot.com</a></i><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0in;"> </div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/KPi2U15xiN8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> business coaching communication skills mentoring presentation skills public speaking success testimonial Gilda Bonanno Attempting Fairness Isn’t Fair – The Difference Between Policy and Process http://www.wallyhauck.com/attempting-fairness-isnt-fair-the-difference-between-policy-and-process/ Wally Hauck urn:uuid:23dee0a3-1083-2027-7fe5-0f916633de63 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:46:39 +0000 Treating all employees fairly with a specific policy sounds important, reasonable, and necessary.  Fairness is important, correct?  All managers should work to achieve it. Correct?  Unfortunately, the concept of fairness is vague at best and misleading plus harmful to employee engagement at worst.  Being fair depends on interpretation.  Interpretation of a situation can create too [&#8230;] <p>Treating all employees fairly with a specific policy sounds important, reasonable, and necessary.  Fairness is important, correct?  All managers should work to achieve it. Correct?  Unfortunately, the concept of fairness is vague at best and misleading plus harmful to employee engagement at worst.  Being fair depends on interpretation.  Interpretation of a situation can create too much variation.  Any attempt to be fair with all employees using policy alone will create unintended negative consequences&#8230;<a href="http://grtwork.com/blog/attempting-fairness-isnt-fair-the-difference-between-policy-and-process/">READ MORE</a></p> Uncategorized Wally Hauck Importance vs. Urgency http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2018/01/importance-vs-urgency.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:87f25115-ad2d-d313-858e-d512a3ad287c Wed, 03 Jan 2018 02:27:59 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xs5G4AUCJp0/WiSympk0WgI/AAAAAAAACAs/r1r1i0Rlj30wh3ffSQDUuUubdiTx12UqQCLcBGAs/s1600/VJ%2BQuote%2Bimportant%2Bvs%2Burgent.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="462" data-original-width="650" height="283" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xs5G4AUCJp0/WiSympk0WgI/AAAAAAAACAs/r1r1i0Rlj30wh3ffSQDUuUubdiTx12UqQCLcBGAs/s400/VJ%2BQuote%2Bimportant%2Bvs%2Burgent.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/3FMqgy5NaYU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> business motivation quotes success Gilda Bonanno ATD 1/25 Meeting: How HR & Marketing are Reinventing Talent Management http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2017/12/atd-125-meeting-how-hr-marketing-are.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:3f9ca58d-ce36-b60b-1172-d99fbf10a7f0 Sun, 31 Dec 2017 14:00:25 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div align="center" style="background-color: white;"><span style="color: #ff6600; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><b>Association for Talent Development - CT Chapter Meeting</b></span></div><div align="center" style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="color: #ff6600; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Thursday, January 25, 2018 -&nbsp;</span></strong><strong style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #ff6600; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Breakfast Meeting - 7:30AM to 9:45AM</span></strong></div><div align="center" style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><br /></span></strong></div><div align="center" style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">How HR and Marketing are Re-inventing&nbsp;</span></strong><strong style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Talent Management</span></strong></span></div><div align="center" style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong><em><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">With Guest Speaker Anna Tavis,&nbsp;</span></em></strong><strong style="text-align: left;"><em><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">NYU Professor and Senior Editor at</span></em></strong></span></div><div align="center" style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><em><u><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: large;">HRPS People+Strategy Journal</span></u></em></strong></div><div align="center" style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><em><u><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><br /></span></u></em></strong></div><div align="center" style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong><em><u><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 27px;"><img alt="" border="0" height="121" src="https://atdscc.org/resources/Pictures/tavis%20best%20size.JPG" title="" width="181" /></span></u></em></strong></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">We will usher in the New Year by having our first breakfast meeting in recent memory.&nbsp; So who better to kick off this new initiative than Anna A. Tavis, Ph.D, an expert on changes in the workplace?</span>&nbsp;</div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><br /></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">An accomplished scholar, author, and speaker, Dr. Tavis has fascinating insights into the future of work.&nbsp; In her most recent article published on LinkedIn, she writes, “Work is not just a paycheck; it’s part of who we intrinsically are.” &nbsp;She notes that Marketing first figured out that “People don’t buy products, they buy better versions of themselves,” quoting&nbsp;<em>User Onboard</em>&nbsp;guru Samuel Hulick.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;"><br /></span></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Applying this concept to the workplace, she writes, “People do not join companies, they seek to become better versions of themselves.”&nbsp; As a result, “the next generation of companies are focusing their employment brands on new employee experience above all else.”</span>&nbsp;</div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;"><br /></span></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">For companies to be competitive, Talent Development professionals must develop and execute innovative and business-driven talent strategies focused on this “employee experience.” They must lead the way for companies to hire the best, develop the best, and keep them engaged.</span>&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">As Dr. Tavis states, “I am convinced that the future of the HR function will be decided at the critical intersections between data, technology, brand, and marketing.”&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Dr. Tavis will guide us as we explore these challenges and help us gain cutting-edge insights we can apply to any workplace.</span></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;"><br /></span></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Key concepts that Dr. Tavis will address include:</span>&nbsp;</div><ul style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><li><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">The closing gap between employees and consumers (the "inner" and "outer" lives of an organization).</span></li></ul><ul style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><li><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">The importance of&nbsp;<em>Employee Experience</em>&nbsp;and what we can learn from<em>Customer Experience.</em>&nbsp;</span></li></ul><ul style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><li><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">How HR and Marketing are converging as a result; collaborating and adapting practices across traditional functional boundaries.</span></li></ul><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Start your year and week in a thought-provoking way by joining this innovative ATD SCC&nbsp;<u>breakfast</u>&nbsp;meeting!</span></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;"><br /></span></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Speaker Biography:</span></strong><strong style="font-size: 0.8em;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;</span></strong></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Anna A. Tavis, Ph.D</span></strong>&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">is the Academic Director&nbsp;<span style="color: #222222;">and Associate Professor of Human Capital Management at NYU, senior lecturer at Latin American Business School, Senior Fellow with The Conference Board, and an Executive Director for the Innovation Radar Network with Executive Networks.</span></span>&nbsp;</div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><br /></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">She is a Senior Editor of&nbsp;<strong><em>People+Strategy Journal</em></strong>&nbsp;a publication of HRPS, SHRM’s Executive network. She is an author and keynote speaker, a former Board member of HRPS and an advisor to mature and start up organizations. Her latest article, “The Performance Management Revolution,”&nbsp;appeared in the<strong><em>Harvard Business Review</em></strong>&nbsp;in October 2016 and</span>&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">made&nbsp;<strong><em>HBR’s 2018 Must Reads</em></strong>list.</span>&nbsp;</div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><br /></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Dr. Tavis has published extensively on issues of the changing workplace in the US, India, Latin America and Asia Pacific. She is also an executive consultant to mature and emerging organizations.&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="color: #222222;">Prior to joining the NYU fa</span></span><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">culty, Dr. Tavis navigated a diverse global career in business, consulting and academia.</span></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;"><br /></span></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">In business, Dr. Tavis was Head of Motorola’s EMEA OD function based in the UK, Nokia’s Global Head of Talent Management based in Helsinki, Chief Learning Officer with United Technologies Corp based in Hartford, CT and Global Head of Talent and Organizational Development with AIG Investments based in NYC.&nbsp; Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, she got her Doctorate from Princeton University and Executive MBA from the University of South Carolina.</span></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong><span style="color: #f26522; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 24px;">EVENT DETAILS:</span></strong></div><div align="center" style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Date: &nbsp;Thursday, January 25th, 2018</span></strong></div><div align="center" style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Time:&nbsp;7:30AM&nbsp;Networking/Registration/Continental Breakfast;&nbsp;</span></strong></div><div align="center" style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">8:15AM Program</span></strong></div><div align="center" style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong><u><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Early-Bird Registrations through Tuesday, January 23<sup><span style="font-size: 8px;">rd</span></sup>, midnight:</span></u></strong></div><div align="center" style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">$28 Chapter Members;&nbsp;$40&nbsp;Non-members; &nbsp;</span></strong></div><div align="center" style="background-color: white; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">$25 In-Transition; $20&nbsp;Students</span></strong></div><div align="center" style="background-color: white;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 15px;"><b><a href="https://atdscc.org/event-2766958">https://atdscc.org/event-2766958</a></b></span></span></div><div><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;"><br /></span></strong></div></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/1WJhLv_YUso" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Anna Tavis ASTD ASTD-SCC atd meeting Norwalk SHRM talent Training Gilda Bonanno After working with Gilda, I know how to design and deliver a presentation http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2017/12/after-working-with-gilda-i-know-how-to.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:44233918-4afd-cdc3-2aa3-00b00c5b9bb6 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:50:03 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="font-family: Calibri; margin: 0in;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-D2L9QmeDdN4/WaRmY7wUeSI/AAAAAAAAB5c/n9qTRxYhlGA2etQ694mLzZHZ3acAt2kpwCLcBGAs/s1600/Angela%2BWhitford.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; font-size: 11pt; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="136" data-original-width="136" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-D2L9QmeDdN4/WaRmY7wUeSI/AAAAAAAAB5c/n9qTRxYhlGA2etQ694mLzZHZ3acAt2kpwCLcBGAs/s1600/Angela%2BWhitford.jpg" /></a><span style="font-size: 14.6667px;">"</span><span style="font-size: 12pt;">As a seasoned executive, I have given many presentations but I knew I needed help in refining my message to make it more strategic and delivering it with confidence.</span><span style="font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-weight: bold;">Gilda walked me through a clear, easy-to-follow process for creating and practicing a presentation.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 12.0pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 12.0pt; margin: 0in;">After working with Gilda,<span style="font-weight: bold;"> I know how to design and confidently deliver a presentation that connects with the audience and communicates my message,</span> whether I am speaking at award presentations, soliciting contributions from corporate donors or providing education to my team.&nbsp; I highly recommend her."</div><div style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 12.0pt; margin: 0in;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">-Angela Whitford, Executive Director, Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County</span></div><div style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 12.0pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 12.0pt; margin: 0in;"><a href="http://www.gildabonanno.com/Pages/contactus.aspx" target="_blank">Contact Gilda </a>to find out how she can help you improve your presentation skills and boost your executive presence</div></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/O9osUAb7t1c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> audience CEO coaching confidence executive presence practice presentation skills public speaking self-confidence testimonial Gilda Bonanno 4 Insights to Manage Emotions for Life Success http://www.wallyhauck.com/4-insights-to-manage-emotions-for-life-success/ Wally Hauck urn:uuid:0c56382d-f0b0-4f4a-5ec7-6af3b042d759 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 21:36:39 +0000 As an employee engagement consultant, I am often called into help an organization resolve very complex conflicts.  The relationships have been damaged and emotions are high.  In my experience, the level of emotional intelligence of the involved parties plays a significant role in 100% of these situations.  I can safely claim that higher levels of [&#8230;] <p>As an employee engagement consultant, I am often called into help an organization resolve very complex conflicts.  The relationships have been damaged and emotions are high.  In my experience, the level of emotional intelligence of the involved parties plays a significant role in 100% of these situations.  I can safely claim that higher levels of emotional intelligence can prevent these complex conflicts from escalating and damaging the relationships.</p> <p>Daniel Goleman, the author of Emotional Intelligence once said, <em>“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand…no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.”   </em>&#8230;<a href="http://members.c-suitenetwork.com/blogpost/1615525/292044/4-Insights-to-Manage-Emotions-for-Life-Success">READ MORE</a></p> Uncategorized Wally Hauck BEAUTY FOR THE SHORTEST DAY OF THE YEAR http://blog.jeanbaur.com/?p=510 Jean's Blog urn:uuid:988e48be-1780-3c14-d17a-b32ecfcd0e79 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:01:49 +0000 My best and oldest friend, Nancy, makes these elegant ikebanas. They are a form of meditation and invite us to contemplation. Wishing all of you a good holiday and some moments of quiet to help you prepare for the New Year. <p><a href="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/IMG_2328.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-511"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-511" src="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/IMG_2328-224x300.jpg" alt="IMG_2328" width="224" height="300" srcset="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/IMG_2328-224x300.jpg 224w, http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/IMG_2328.jpg 478w" sizes="(max-width: 224px) 100vw, 224px" /></a></p> <p>My best and oldest friend, Nancy, makes these elegant ikebanas. They are a form of meditation and invite us to contemplation. Wishing all of you a good holiday and some moments of quiet to help you prepare for the New Year.</p> Burnout Jean Jean Happiness http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2017/12/happiness.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:3bb87a4b-333a-8094-7104-dfab286049b4 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:30:22 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><h1 class="m_-1176104756032717285first" style="background-color: white; color: #00587f; font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, Times, serif; font-size: 24px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"></h1><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-J3fb3Sa5ZA0/WgNbEWsU_GI/AAAAAAAACAE/z0680_10ewcqdZx4Ne8CiOYT9jYfCgprACLcBGAs/s1600/George%2BSand%2Bquote.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="649" data-original-width="650" height="319" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-J3fb3Sa5ZA0/WgNbEWsU_GI/AAAAAAAACAE/z0680_10ewcqdZx4Ne8CiOYT9jYfCgprACLcBGAs/s320/George%2BSand%2Bquote.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div>Thanks to Gretchen Rubin, author of <i>The Happiness Project,</i> for bringing my attention to this quote&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://gretchenrubin.com/books/the-happiness-project/about-the-book/">https://gretchenrubin.com/books/the-happiness-project/about-the-book/</a></div></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/9inydEBimCs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> comfort zone George Sand Gretchen Rubin happiness quotes Gilda Bonanno 3 Reasons Why Soft Skills are No Longer “The Redheaded Step Child” http://www.wallyhauck.com/3-reasons-why-soft-skills-are-no-longer-the-redheaded-step-child/ Wally Hauck urn:uuid:9cfd97f3-6f63-e62e-01e8-116bf8ff0221 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:05:58 +0000 Soft skills are those personal attributes, attitudes, and communication methods that enable people to have high quality interpersonal interactions.  Soft skills have been the “red-headed step child” of the C-Suite leaders for a long time.  They have been dismissed and/or ignored because they were thought to be unimportant or even unnecessary to get results and [&#8230;] <p>Soft skills are those personal attributes, attitudes, and communication methods that enable people to have high quality interpersonal interactions.  Soft skills have been the “red-headed step child” of the C-Suite leaders for a long time.  They have been dismissed and/or ignored because they were thought to be unimportant or even unnecessary to get results and getting results is what the C-Suite wants.</p> <p>Soft skills are needed more than ever. Our “redheaded step child” must be fully welcomed into the family!  There are three specific reasons why everyone, especially leaders, must develop their soft skills&#8230;<a href="https://members.c-suitenetwork.com/mpage/newsPost/?postId=3543">READ MORE</a></p> Uncategorized Wally Hauck How to Network at Holiday Parties - article http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2017/12/how-to-network-at-holiday-parties.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:1c6a0951-f21f-8d22-d3ae-329033cb9657 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:00:36 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">'Tis the season for holiday parties! Whether you're looking for a job or looking to make contacts in your field, holiday parties are a great way to build your professional network.&nbsp; And networking is really just another form of communication - so here are five guidelines for how to communicate/network successfully at holiday parties:<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -.25in;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">1.<span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--></b><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Have a Plan</b><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Before you decide to attend an event, focus on your purpose for attending.&nbsp; Is there anyone in particular that you'd like to meet, or information that you are looking to gather? Will you share with people that you are in the market for a new job, or are looking for new clients? Having a plan will make it easier for you to focus your attention and make it more likely that you will be successful. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -.25in;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">2.<span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--></b><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Listen</b><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Good networkers listen more than they talk.&nbsp; Resist the urge to dominate the conversation with tales of your professional prowess or your favorite (and lengthy) holiday anecdote.&nbsp; Ask open-ended questions; these questions often begin with "how" or "what" and require more than a "yes/no" answer.&nbsp; And then actually listen to the answers.&nbsp; Demonstrate that you are listening by your non-verbal communications, for example, by making eye contact.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -.25in;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">3.<span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--></b><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Everything in Moderation</b>&nbsp; &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Whether it's sponsored by your company or the local professional association, a holiday party is not the place to sample all the free booze you can swallow or stuff yourself with the free shrimp.&nbsp; You are there to meet and greet people and you can do that best when you are sober and focused on people, not the bar or buffet table.&nbsp; In fact, I recommend that you have a snack before you go to the party so you're not starving (which helps if you're dieting, too).<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -.25in;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">4.<span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--></b><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Be Confident</b><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">If you hate networking and are uncomfortable schmoozing with people, recognize that many others feel just as uncomfortable as you do.&nbsp; Reach out to them and they'll be grateful – and you may just make a great professional connection!&nbsp; Another way to network confidently is to "tag team" the event with a colleague.&nbsp; You both attend and each of you talks about the other person's accomplishments.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">For example, I attended an awards event with a colleague who had won an award the previous year – it was far easier for me to introduce her and say, "Have you met Lisa? She won last year's award," than for her to say, "Hi, I'm Lisa and I won last year's award."&nbsp; If you do tag team, be careful not to spend all your time just talking to your tag team partner or people you already know well, which defeats the purpose of networking. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; text-indent: -.25in;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><b><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">5.<span style="font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;; font-size: 7pt; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Follow Up<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: .25in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">If you meet someone interesting, make a decision to follow up within a few days with a quick call or email.&nbsp; It can be as simple as an email or LinkedIn invitation that references your conversation, such as, "I enjoyed meeting you at the Chamber of Commerce party yesterday and discussing our children's college search process." Unless you schedule time in your calendar for following up with your contacts, you will have a stack of business cards on your desk that will only collect dust. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot; , &quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">If you follow these five holiday networking tips, you'll be able to communicate effectively and build your professional network.&nbsp; And having a strong network will be useful no matter what the future brings.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/s5Kgd8gnTuk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> business communication skills holidays networking parties presentation skills schmooze success Gilda Bonanno Trust Is Essential for the Health of an Organization – Part 4 http://www.wallyhauck.com/trust-is-essential-for-the-health-of-an-organization-part-4/ Wally Hauck urn:uuid:17564b3d-5b2e-a05c-a2ee-b08b738044b9 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:27:23 +0000 This final blog in a four-part series about trust is important because every C-Suite leader needs to accept responsibility for creating environment that makes it safe to tell the truth and safe to trust. Managing the variation in trust within an organization must be everyone’s responsibility but the C-Suite leader needs to make it possible. [&#8230;] <p>This final blog in a four-part series about trust is important because every C-Suite leader needs to accept responsibility for creating environment that makes it safe to tell the truth and safe to trust. Managing the variation in trust within an organization must be everyone’s responsibility but the C-Suite leader needs to make it possible. And, I am very sorry to say many are not.</p> <p>It’s still too easy for C-Suite leaders to blame their people for results that don’t meet expectations and/or budget.  What is the C-Suite leadership contribution to the poor results? If trust is less than optimal, that leader needs to withhold any blame&#8230;.<a href="http://members.c-suitenetwork.com/blogpost/1615525/291179/Trust-Is-Essential-for-the-Health-of-an-Organization--Part-4">READ MORE</a></p> Uncategorized Wally Hauck Vivaldi Gloria Concert 12/17 in Darien, CT http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2017/12/vivaldi-gloria-concert-1217-in-darien-ct.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:f39cc379-6ad5-fd43-ec7d-d3dd037d329a Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:43:07 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-D1FdvAqWu90/WiqyykTeMgI/AAAAAAAACBI/PYS8XQy-c-cUf7b7MzH78b900OdksLTTQCLcBGAs/s1600/More%2BMusic%2BVIVALDI%2B17%2BDec%2B3PM%2B%25282%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1600" data-original-width="1237" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-D1FdvAqWu90/WiqyykTeMgI/AAAAAAAACBI/PYS8XQy-c-cUf7b7MzH78b900OdksLTTQCLcBGAs/s400/More%2BMusic%2BVIVALDI%2B17%2BDec%2B3PM%2B%25282%2529.jpg" width="306" /></a></div><br /></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/OzqHWsfJFzM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> choir concert Darien Vivaldi Gilda Bonanno Alisyn Camerota, CNN Co-Anchor, to speak in Stamford Dec 12 http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2017/12/alisyn-camerota-cnn-co-anchor-to-speak.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:af31ed37-a21b-69b2-58c3-a240afba1668 Sat, 09 Dec 2017 15:38:20 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fOTE2u_29bc/WiqxlP5UjpI/AAAAAAAACBE/vrJ5Bh8IxwQo5I1vlmiecUdPOaBdop0wACLcBGAs/s1600/Alisyn%2BCamerota%2Bevent%2B%25282%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="761" data-original-width="466" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fOTE2u_29bc/WiqxlP5UjpI/AAAAAAAACBE/vrJ5Bh8IxwQo5I1vlmiecUdPOaBdop0wACLcBGAs/s640/Alisyn%2BCamerota%2Bevent%2B%25282%2529.jpg" width="388" /></a></div><br /></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/w2NPYeqFfmY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Alisyn Camerota author book book writing networking NOIAW wbdc women Gilda Bonanno Video - How to Network at Holiday Parties http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2017/12/video-how-to-network-at-holiday-parties.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:09b6306d-21ad-ad18-1a0c-4a830bdf7dd2 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 02:32:23 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><iframe width="320" height="266" class="YOUTUBE-iframe-video" data-thumbnail-src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/j8NdH3Wdrcs/0.jpg" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/j8NdH3Wdrcs?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div><br /></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/P6iIDjwGNbk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> audience business business presentation communication introduction networking schmooze success video Gilda Bonanno AFFIRMATION http://blog.jeanbaur.com/?p=504 Jean's Blog urn:uuid:7fa74cb2-9261-2672-2840-18792e47a310 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:03:30 +0000 That&#8217;s no easy thing, is it? Believing we are enough just as we are. With what we have. Without someone else telling us how wonderful we are. Here&#8217;s what made me think of this. I had an incredible fall. I was asked to speak to diverse groups, from an insurance association to library groups to [&#8230;] <p><a href="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Enough.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-505"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-505" src="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Enough-300x200.jpg" alt="Enough" width="300" height="200" srcset="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Enough-300x200.jpg 300w, http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Enough.jpg 360w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p> <p>That&#8217;s no easy thing, is it? Believing we are enough just as we are. With what we have. Without someone else telling us how wonderful we are. Here&#8217;s what made me think of this.</p> <p>I had an incredible fall. I was asked to speak to diverse groups, from an insurance association to library groups to assisted living professionals. Topics included stopping burnout, presentation skills, lessons from an unlikely therapy dog, and included a workshop on customer service. Then I got to go back to my college and give a presentation for English Majors:  &#8220;What You Have, Where It Will Take You.&#8221;</p> <p>I was preparing, researching, creating PowerPoint presentations, rehearsing and finally getting myself to the conferences and giving the talks.  It was exciting and exhausting. I was running on super drive. And then, the engagements stopped and my phone was silent, and I told myself that this was good&#8211;that I needed to recover. (In the middle of all this I caught a virus and lost my voice&#8211;just to add to the drama.)</p> <p>But after a few weeks, I was hungry for affirmation. I wanted someone to call me up and ask me to speak. I wanted to fill my calendar. I wanted someone from the outside to do the work I needed to do on the inside. That made me stop. As a flaming extrovert I like noise and excitement and affirmation, but I also know I can&#8217;t depend on it. So in this busy holiday season, in this time when the afternoons are dark by 4PM, when it&#8217;s getting colder, I&#8217;m watching, waiting, seeing what happens if I don&#8217;t need all that busyness.</p> <p>My new dog, Rudy (a puppy nine months old), has the right idea. Stretch out on the couch. Take it easy. Enjoy walks in the brisk air. Pay attention. And he too likes to be told, &#8220;Good dog,&#8221; but I think he knows it even when the house is quiet and all you can hear is the cat snoring.</p> <p>(Top image courtesy of Adobe Images.)</p> <p><a href="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/IMG_1154.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-507"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-507" src="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/IMG_1154-300x225.jpg" alt="IMG_1154" width="300" height="225" srcset="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/IMG_1154-300x225.jpg 300w, http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/IMG_1154.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p> Burnout Jean job search Jean Trust Is Essential for the Health of an Organization – Part 3 http://www.wallyhauck.com/trust-is-essential-for-the-health-of-an-organization-part-3/ Wally Hauck urn:uuid:efd57da0-c26e-0f31-30c7-df254d5faa3c Thu, 30 Nov 2017 23:18:12 +0000 We have seen organizations achieve incredible success with leaders who exhibit questionable behaviors.  There are numerous stories about the petulance of Steve Jobs.  Some days he was ‘good Steve’ and other days ‘bad Steve’.  Steve Jobs was well known for exaggerated emotional outbursts laced with profanity. Yet still, Apple has been amazingly successful and, as [&#8230;] <p>We have seen organizations achieve incredible success with leaders who exhibit questionable behaviors.  There are numerous stories about the petulance of Steve Jobs.  Some days he was ‘good Steve’ and other days ‘bad Steve’.  Steve Jobs was well known for exaggerated emotional outbursts laced with profanity. Yet still, Apple has been amazingly successful and, as of this writing, is the most valuable company in the Fortune 500 (capitalization).</p> <p>How does one explain the valuation when the leader(s) can behave so poorly?  <a href="http://c-suitenetworkadvisors.com/trust-essential-health-organization-part-3/">READ MORE</a></p> Uncategorized Wally Hauck Gilda is entertaining, inspiring & motivating http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2017/11/gilda-is-entertaining-inspiring.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:f0e889cf-7720-cbb6-7391-edee6d4374cc Thu, 30 Nov 2017 19:45:12 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="margin: 0in;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UViwKUioRpk/WaRl11Y0ZgI/AAAAAAAAB5U/n_qzZjxdfnYpMrHfl0EN99tymZpb0TAKACLcBGAs/s1600/James%2BCantey.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="321" data-original-width="321" height="200" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UViwKUioRpk/WaRl11Y0ZgI/AAAAAAAAB5U/n_qzZjxdfnYpMrHfl0EN99tymZpb0TAKACLcBGAs/s200/James%2BCantey.jpg" width="200" /></a><span style="font-family: inherit;">"Just wanted to Thank you for speaking to our management and sales team. You tied in a lot of ideas and made then real and quietly energized our team. One of our team leaders said to me afterwards, <b>"</b></span><span style="font-family: inherit;"><b>Gilda is a very dynamic person and her presentation was not just entertaining, it was inspiring and motivating."</b></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">TPS group looks forward to carrying this into the future and we look to working with you and our sales people to refine their presentation skills."</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">-&nbsp;James P. Cantey, ASA,&nbsp;President,&nbsp;TPS Group - The Pension Service, Inc.</span></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span></div><div style="margin: 0in;">Find out more about Gilda's speaking services here:&nbsp;</div><a href="http://www.gildabonanno.com/Pages/speaking.aspx">http://www.gildabonanno.com/Pages/speaking.aspx</a><br /><div style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/B7SHjAylGOs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Jim Cantey Keynote speaker management motivational speaker presentation skills public speaking sales Gilda Bonanno Trust is Essential for the Health of an Organization – Part 2 http://www.wallyhauck.com/trust-is-essential-for-the-health-of-an-organization-part-2/ Wally Hauck urn:uuid:72ed2cad-ab00-8db7-70f4-a6fb65cbc166 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 18:46:35 +0000 In a recent blog I promised to expand and clarify how a leader can, and must, predictably manage the variation in trust to produce desired results.  Therefore, the purpose of this 4-part series of blogs is to clarify why trust is so important, define and appreciate a definition for trust, to clarify the most effective [&#8230;] <p>In a recent blog I promised to expand and clarify how a leader can, and must, predictably manage the variation in trust to produce desired results.  Therefore, the purpose of this 4-part series of blogs is to clarify why trust is so important, define and appreciate a definition for trust, to clarify the most effective way to think about trust, and to provide a framework for a predictable method for building and maintaining trust.  It needs to be predictable.</p> <p>Leadership theory is so challenging because it’s paradoxical. We want control, but we don’t want micro-management.  We want freedom to act, but we must avoid chaos.  What is the best way of thinking about the world (about people and problems) that will enable us to manage the variation in trust and deal with the complexity and the paradox?  The answer is ‘systems thinking.’  <a href="http://members.c-suitenetwork.com/blogpost/1615525/290268/Trust-is-Essential-for-the-Health-of-an-Organization--Part-2">READ MORE</a></p> Uncategorized Wally Hauck Trust Is Essential for the Health of an Organization – Part 1 http://www.wallyhauck.com/trust-is-essential-for-the-health-of-an-organization-part-1/ Wally Hauck urn:uuid:8ac64d07-96f1-0ac0-1326-f3664adab3bc Mon, 27 Nov 2017 18:40:41 +0000 The health of an organization is directly dependent upon the level of trust between employees, management and customers.  Results cannot be predicted when the health of an organization is threatened. Therefore, results depend on the level of trust.  Exceptional leaders recognize all this and will work hard to build and maintain trust.  In my experience [&#8230;] <p dir="ltr">The health of an organization is directly dependent upon the level of trust between employees, management and customers.  Results cannot be predicted when the health of an organization is threatened. Therefore, results depend on the level of trust.  Exceptional leaders recognize all this and will work hard to build and maintain trust.  In my experience however, they are often frustrated with their efforts to build trust.  This is often because their theory of trust is incomplete, and therefore their methods of building and maintaining trust are often ineffective or prove to be short lived.</p> <p dir="ltr">More and more CEO’s are becoming convinced that the soft skills of building and maintain trust is at least as important as technical skills for individual and organizational success.  What should be our strategy to build trust?</p> <p><a href="http://c-suitenetworkadvisors.com/trust-essential-health-organization-part-1/">READ MORE</a></p> Uncategorized Wally Hauck Women's Business Development Council 20th Anniversary Gala - More Photos http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2017/11/womens-business-development-council_26.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:74500c3f-7f6a-e61a-58c4-d2f7f60a809a Sun, 26 Nov 2017 19:03:10 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="margin: 0in;">Here are more photos from the&nbsp;Women's Business Development Council's 20th Anniversary Gala celebration at the Greenwich Hyatt on October 20.&nbsp;&nbsp;I was honored to serve as Emcee and Event Producer for the fourth straight year.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: calibri; margin: 0in;"><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iXI8dGVbY-M/WgNWj1APfYI/AAAAAAAAB_0/Ss1FQcEjle0OlTVIXiObo8W2QSdkZdIswCLcBGAs/s1600/Gilda%2Bon%2Bstage%2B6%2BW32A8030.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1067" data-original-width="1600" height="213" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iXI8dGVbY-M/WgNWj1APfYI/AAAAAAAAB_0/Ss1FQcEjle0OlTVIXiObo8W2QSdkZdIswCLcBGAs/s320/Gilda%2Bon%2Bstage%2B6%2BW32A8030.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">The beautiful red jacket I'm wearing is courtesy of&nbsp; WBDC Woman With Impact Honoree Dara Lamb, CEO and Designer, DARA LAMB Custom Clothing</span></td></tr></tbody></table><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mOmlgokXnkI/WgNW48u37pI/AAAAAAAAB_4/2iRnajB_hiw-vba_-AQyZq4sYRixs3cXgCLcBGAs/s1600/Table%2Bsetting%2BW32A7535.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1067" data-original-width="1600" height="213" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mOmlgokXnkI/WgNW48u37pI/AAAAAAAAB_4/2iRnajB_hiw-vba_-AQyZq4sYRixs3cXgCLcBGAs/s320/Table%2Bsetting%2BW32A7535.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">The sold-out crowd of over 700 including elected officials, corporate professionals, entrepreneurs and stakeholders who came together to support WBDC in its mission to train and educate women entrepreneurs.&nbsp;</span></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3HqDc62zheQ/WgNRnh38HXI/AAAAAAAAB_c/mRikct_V_ZECsG7YL7iZ4T9t9moFcZDTwCLcBGAs/s1600/Flavia%2B%2526%2BCamilla%2BW32A7587.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1600" data-original-width="1067" height="320" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3HqDc62zheQ/WgNRnh38HXI/AAAAAAAAB_c/mRikct_V_ZECsG7YL7iZ4T9t9moFcZDTwCLcBGAs/s320/Flavia%2B%2526%2BCamilla%2BW32A7587.jpg" width="213" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">WBDC Clients Flavia Naslausky and Camilla Gazal, Co-Presidents of Zaniac, were honored with the Deb Ziegler Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence</span></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gfcD3ejw9Qc/WgNRvoG4fHI/AAAAAAAAB_g/LS5v7qFNbO455tLQrLFpjqf4VrJr3v1NwCLcBGAs/s1600/Congressman%2BHimes%2BW32A8123.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1067" data-original-width="1600" height="213" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gfcD3ejw9Qc/WgNRvoG4fHI/AAAAAAAAB_g/LS5v7qFNbO455tLQrLFpjqf4VrJr3v1NwCLcBGAs/s320/Congressman%2BHimes%2BW32A8123.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Honorable Jim Himes, U.S. Congressman, offering remarks</span></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_MPOQfO_6Dc/WgNRys30_EI/AAAAAAAAB_k/e92hZ5RlgbgBKy4ifZPuGzXhU3pNfPv2gCLcBGAs/s1600/W32A7832avivamallerphotography.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1067" data-original-width="1600" height="213" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_MPOQfO_6Dc/WgNRys30_EI/AAAAAAAAB_k/e92hZ5RlgbgBKy4ifZPuGzXhU3pNfPv2gCLcBGAs/s320/W32A7832avivamallerphotography.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">Fran Pastore, WBDC CEO and Founder, with Patricia Russo, Executive Director of the Women's Campaign School at Yale, and one of the first members of the WBDC Board of Directors</span></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hYqiG1g5uHo/WgNR1_N4IrI/AAAAAAAAB_o/Y0BbhXifxSQIpFuwY4te4EJwL489NV5zACLcBGAs/s1600/W32A8196avivamallerphotography.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1067" data-original-width="1600" height="213" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hYqiG1g5uHo/WgNR1_N4IrI/AAAAAAAAB_o/Y0BbhXifxSQIpFuwY4te4EJwL489NV5zACLcBGAs/s320/W32A8196avivamallerphotography.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">WBDC Client Neena Perez (Grace Farms Executive Chef and Owner, The Kiddie Kitchen) talks about the importance of the training she received at WBDC</span></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="font-size: 11pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><div style="font-size: 11pt; margin: 0in;">To find out more about WBDC, please visit&nbsp;<a href="https://ctwbdc.org/">https://ctwbdc.org/</a></div><div style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt; margin: 0in;"><br /></div><br /><div style="font-size: 11pt; margin: 0in;">Photos courtesy of Aviva Maller Photography</div></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/Z9Q2cb6rs6g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> anniversary carla harris Dara Lamb entrepreneur Fran Pastore Linda McMahon Morgan Stanley Pitney Bowes wbdc women Women's Business Development Council Gilda Bonanno Women's Business Development Council 20th Anniversary Gala - Photos http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2017/11/womens-business-development-council.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:f4ab9970-6141-f035-d122-30c5b3230411 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:30:07 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; text-align: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EMlJgBphznA/Wf5gn5czW6I/AAAAAAAAB_A/xPrkQNBLAjof5MiOi9NtwtmtGMuYJQ0pACLcBGAs/s1600/Gilda%2Bon%2Bstage%2B3%2BW32A8012.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1600" data-original-width="1067" height="320" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EMlJgBphznA/Wf5gn5czW6I/AAAAAAAAB_A/xPrkQNBLAjof5MiOi9NtwtmtGMuYJQ0pACLcBGAs/s320/Gilda%2Bon%2Bstage%2B3%2BW32A8012.jpg" width="213" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">The beautiful red jacket is <br />courtesy of DARA LAMB</td></tr></tbody></table>I was honored to serve as Emcee and Event Producer for the Women's Business Development Council's 20th Anniversary Gala celebration at the Greenwich Hyatt on October 20.<br /><br /><div></div><div>The sold-out crowd of over 700 including elected officials, corporate professionals, entrepreneurs and stakeholders who came together to support WBDC in its mission to train and educate women entrepreneurs.&nbsp;</div><div><br /><br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0C0IsmX0SN0/Wf5eshZlPTI/AAAAAAAAB-Y/3UI137pp9so0ICivMbJOiCra-TVizrlzgCLcBGAs/s1600/Fran%252C%2BAdministrator%2B%2526%2BHonorees%2BW32A7913.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1067" data-original-width="1600" height="213" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0C0IsmX0SN0/Wf5eshZlPTI/AAAAAAAAB-Y/3UI137pp9so0ICivMbJOiCra-TVizrlzgCLcBGAs/s320/Fran%252C%2BAdministrator%2B%2526%2BHonorees%2BW32A7913.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">Woman With Impact Honoree Dara Lamb, CEO and Designer, DARA LAMB Custom Clothing<br />Woman With Impact Honoree Abby Kohnstamm, Executive Vice President &amp; Chief Marketing Officer, Pitney Bowes<br />The Honorable Linda McMahon, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration<br />Fran Pastore, WBDC CEO and Founder<br />Woman With Impact Honoree Carla Harris, Vice Chairman of Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley and Chair, National Women's Business Council</span></td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rxOVkZIWkg0/Wf5gNNCIRwI/AAAAAAAAB-s/8xGAyQE9X-gBplhiNliUFw82bXwBAhyHwCLcBGAs/s1600/Carla%2BHarris%2Bon%2Bstage%2BW32A8400.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1067" data-original-width="1600" height="213" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rxOVkZIWkg0/Wf5gNNCIRwI/AAAAAAAAB-s/8xGAyQE9X-gBplhiNliUFw82bXwBAhyHwCLcBGAs/s320/Carla%2BHarris%2Bon%2Bstage%2BW32A8400.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">Carla Harris wowed the crowd with her wisdom, energy and even singing!</span></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-G6L7Wy8ybVk/Wf5etjMtfnI/AAAAAAAAB-c/CU5sTjRNs5sqUT-Lg3aqZGBzo1zDTOF_gCLcBGAs/s1600/Gilda%2B%2526%2BAdministrator%2BLinda%2BMcMahon%2B2%2BW32A7962.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1067" data-original-width="1600" height="213" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-G6L7Wy8ybVk/Wf5etjMtfnI/AAAAAAAAB-c/CU5sTjRNs5sqUT-Lg3aqZGBzo1zDTOF_gCLcBGAs/s320/Gilda%2B%2526%2BAdministrator%2BLinda%2BMcMahon%2B2%2BW32A7962.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">Sharing a light moment with U.S. Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon</span></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Z0Lrq68C6Xw/Wf5gWKHgCgI/AAAAAAAAB-0/BSdwH-aSyX4YsKui_lvTYMO65GRLy4tCACLcBGAs/s1600/Senator%2BBlumenathal%2BW32A8224.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1067" data-original-width="1600" height="213" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Z0Lrq68C6Xw/Wf5gWKHgCgI/AAAAAAAAB-0/BSdwH-aSyX4YsKui_lvTYMO65GRLy4tCACLcBGAs/s320/Senator%2BBlumenathal%2BW32A8224.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Honorable Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Senator, offering remarks</span></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4UX2RuhXMQo/Wf5jlXknxgI/AAAAAAAAB_M/qGwt4FsX8Dgp9G54j0P6B2ReoSa2B9xSACLcBGAs/s1600/W32A8549avivamallerphotography.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1067" data-original-width="1600" height="213" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4UX2RuhXMQo/Wf5jlXknxgI/AAAAAAAAB_M/qGwt4FsX8Dgp9G54j0P6B2ReoSa2B9xSACLcBGAs/s320/W32A8549avivamallerphotography.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">A tribute to 20 of WBDC's clients representing 20 years of supporting women-owned businesses.<br />They were surprised by the presentation of a free, round-trip airline ticket for each of them, courtesy of event Impact Sponsor Southwest Airlines!</span></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><br />To find out more about WBDC, please visit&nbsp;<a href="https://ctwbdc.org/">https://ctwbdc.org/</a><br /><br />Photos courtesy of Aviva Maller Photography<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div></div></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/a2ewbLCJws4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> carla harris Dara Lamb entrepreneur Fran Pastore Greenwich Linda McMahon Morgan Stanley NWBC Pitney Bowes Richard Blumenthal Southwest Airlines wbdc Women's Business Development Council women. emcee Gilda Bonanno STARS AND A CRESCENT MOON http://blog.jeanbaur.com/?p=500 Jean's Blog urn:uuid:26cc2c46-9ae8-3aee-bd82-34ed92b312f1 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:42:06 +0000 As we approach the holiday season, I thought a little poetry might be a good gift. A way to pause, breathe, slow down. Here are a few lines from Rumi, the 13th century Persian poet, translated by Coleman Barks. This is the last stanza of a poem titled &#8220;A Bowl.&#8221; &#8220;The universe and the light [&#8230;] <p><a href="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/stars.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-501"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-501" src="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/stars-300x160.jpg" alt="stars" width="300" height="160" srcset="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/stars-300x160.jpg 300w, http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/stars.jpg 451w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p> <p>As we approach the holiday season, I thought a little poetry might be a good gift. A way to pause, breathe, slow down. Here are a few lines from Rumi, the 13th century Persian poet, translated by Coleman Barks. This is the last stanza of a poem titled &#8220;A Bowl.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;The universe and the light of the stars come through me.</p> <p>I am the crescent moon put up</p> <p>over the gate to the festival.&#8221;</p> <p>(Image courtesy of Adobe images)</p> Burnout Jean Jean Nature-Inspired Signs to Give When Presenting http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2017/11/nature-inspired-signs-to-give-when.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:6be895e3-01a6-17f9-ad07-5d5267fea58f Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:30:57 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Here in the northeastern part of the United States, autumn has arrived and winter is not too far behind.&nbsp; How do I know?&nbsp; The leaves have turned from green to gold and red, there is frost on the grass in the morning and the days are getting shorter. Nature gives clues that signal the end of one season and the coming of the next.&nbsp; These signs tell me what to expect and they help me get ready to rake the leaves, pull out my winter coat and set the clocks back.&nbsp;</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eLukeFg_hdE/Wf5aNDovezI/AAAAAAAAB-A/-BNXt6I-fa89Oyl1Lc9BGRQB2wHiPsuzwCLcBGAs/s1600/leaves%2B3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="902" data-original-width="774" height="200" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eLukeFg_hdE/Wf5aNDovezI/AAAAAAAAB-A/-BNXt6I-fa89Oyl1Lc9BGRQB2wHiPsuzwCLcBGAs/s200/leaves%2B3.jpg" width="171" /></a></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">When you present, you can be like Nature – and give your audience signs as to what's coming next.&nbsp; When you set your audience's expectations, it allows them to follow your message more easily.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Introduction<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><ul style="margin-top: 0in;" type="disc"><li class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">In your introduction, share your message – what is the point of what you're going to say and why is it important to them? If you're clear about you want them to get out of your presentation, it's easier for them to focus on hearing that message.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">It may help to remind the audience how long you will speak.&nbsp; For example, you can say, "in the next 10 minutes, I will share…" or " as we work together over the next hour…"&nbsp; That clue helps them to calibrate their time, especially if there is a full schedule of presenters. <o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Be clear in your organization.&nbsp; Try to group your material into a few sections to make it easier to follow.&nbsp; For example, tell the audience if you're going to cover three case studies or four reasons or five steps.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></li></ul><div class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Transitions <o:p></o:p></span></b></div><ul style="margin-top: 0in;" type="disc"><li class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Make it clear how one section of your presentation is related to the next.&nbsp; Give the audience clues: are you continuing in the same theme, presenting the opposite point of view, focusing on a different company or talking about a different time period? <o:p></o:p></span></li></ul><div class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">The End is Near<o:p></o:p></span></b></div><ul style="margin-top: 0in;" type="disc"><li class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">Give the audience a sign that you're nearing your conclusion.&nbsp; For example, "the third and final reason you should consider Jimmy's Jammies for all your pajama needs is… " or "the last story that I'd like to share with you about the bride and groom is…"&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></li></ul><div class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Don't Tease <o:p></o:p></span></b></div><ul style="margin-top: 0in;" type="disc"><li class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12.0pt;">If you give a sign that you're almost done, for example, by saying "in conclusion…," don't go on for another 20 minutes.&nbsp; The audience will get restless and may stop listening.</span></li></ul><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">If you act like Nature and give your audience signs and clues when you speak, it will be easier for them to&nbsp;follow your presentation and make sense of it.&nbsp; And setting their expectations will help them understand and retain your message.&nbsp;&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/rNKb9U3nhX8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> audience business communication skills confidence introduction pitch presentation presentation presentation skills public speaking success Gilda Bonanno Stop Being a Bad Manager http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2017/11/stop-being-bad-manager.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:5492e5b7-6018-9a1f-ef2a-fead4b62a4e9 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:00:11 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">Presentation by Gilda Bonanno <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="485" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/fbTTIGJu2uBNba" style="border-width: 1px; border: 1px solid #ccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"> </iframe> <br /><div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="https://www.slideshare.net/GildaBonanno/stop-being-a-bad-manager" target="_blank" title="Stop Being a Bad Manager">Stop Being a Bad Manager</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/GildaBonanno" target="_blank">Gilda Bonanno</a></strong> </div><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><br /><span style="background-color: white; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Want to avoid these problems and instead, become a better manager?</span><strong style="background-color: white; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="color: blue; font-size: 12pt;">My Mastering Management Communication Mentoring Program covers everything from having coaching conversations with employees and delegating work to t</span><span style="color: blue; font-size: 12pt;">alking with senior executives and giving feedback to your team.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong><br /><div style="background-color: white; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp;</span></div><div style="background-color: white; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><div><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The program is for&nbsp;</span><span face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">new or experienced managers who want to manage and&nbsp;</span>communicate<span style="font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp;with ease and achieve results with less wasted time and effort.&nbsp;<strong>You'll learn&nbsp;</strong></span></span><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>management&nbsp;</strong></span><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>best practices and insights from my experience working with managers on f</strong></span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>our continents</strong>, from Chicago to Shanghai and Rio to Rome.</span></div><div style="font-size: 12pt;"><br /></div><div style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong><a href="mailto:gilda@gildabonanno.com" shape="rect" style="color: blue;" target="_blank">Email me</a></strong>&nbsp;for an application or to find out more.&nbsp;</div></span></div></div></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/F8g9iVcFkx0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> business communication skills confidence management PowerPoint presentation slides SlideShare success Gilda Bonanno ATD Hot Topic Round Table 11/13 in Norwalk http://gildabonanno.blogspot.com/2017/11/atd-hot-topic-round-table-1113-in.html Gilda Bonanno's blog urn:uuid:82d7c995-1a8a-e1f9-cb26-462e42a2068e Tue, 07 Nov 2017 04:25:06 +0000 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" id="m_5237104515895914354content_LETTER.BLOCK1" style="background-color: white; color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; width: 100%px;"><tbody><tr><td align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" style="color: black; margin: 0px;" valign="bottom"><img alt="ATD SCC Logo" border="0" class="m_5237104515895914354cc-image-resize CToWUd" height="63" hspace="5" name="m_5237104515895914354_ACCOUNT.IMAGE.123" src="https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/7xOz5pohPW4kSbeqwDKcbi-RJBfJgkaUNFSIFojIHflAeG8YhUtSRYOlbnto_L553BRTCWAobsptDqnV6iYKNTBOU1xmQZ13NDlTy9TxN6fisxF4-8VWgXwthhi7FtZBfSkiedrxzZLUHUM=s0-d-e1-ft#http://files.constantcontact.com/015cfd09001/ac45b59c-f2a2-4e7a-9792-e0a34c39506c.jpg" vspace="5" width="275" /><br /><br /><b><span style="font-size: small;"><br />Monday, November 13, 2017<br />ATD - SCC's Perenially Popular<br />Hot Topic Round Table Discussions<br />5:45- 8 PM Norwalk Inn, Norwalk CT</span></b></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" class="m_5237104515895914354RightColWidth" style="color: #222222; 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margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><div style="line-height: normal;"><div align="justify"><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; vertical-align: baseline;"><div style="line-height: normal; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><div align="left"><div style="font-size: 11pt;"><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;">Join us for an interactive forum to learn about trends in workplace learning and performance, as well as to share best practices:</span></div><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 14.5pt;"><strong>Influencing<img border="0" class="CToWUd" height="34" hspace="5" name="m_5237104515895914354_ACCOUNT.IMAGE.231" src="https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/McAI9Q38-OC6NEzgf7YCiETvyKOMoEFWwGmijWiFKCKx8W9a8YAJ6KVN3vkQA0BBkRXjfMy9gFIpToebgg6ZEg_4bEx4CaScrzxSoXwkhBrgmTW-4ZGU9e8A0LvwQD75mgqI0qjJrCIPYt0=s0-d-e1-ft#http://files.constantcontact.com/015cfd09001/01575313-9983-40a7-ae65-eb03a79aa5e4.jpg" vspace="5" width="92" />&nbsp;</strong></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 14.5pt;"><strong>&nbsp;- Steve Gardiner</strong></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;"><br /></span></div><div><a href="https://ci3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/0hH7vusvGpKHBav9OEP2HsYsSRvrQTWRnuS3hgy1XyV655FNOQSvkC1xFaJ3eqjcUeOhak_-F4GYOxxxxaqDLTHXbdsEppJQP8_PEUrCsyhUtTgz9CTIu9pUbBJRZsyj8ebUwKBeR9GXf80=s0-d-e1-ft#http://files.constantcontact.com/015cfd09001/82250530-3bd3-4f5c-a649-ab0aab27b038.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" class="CToWUd" height="108" hspace="5" name="m_5237104515895914354_ACCOUNT.IMAGE.226" src="https://ci3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/0hH7vusvGpKHBav9OEP2HsYsSRvrQTWRnuS3hgy1XyV655FNOQSvkC1xFaJ3eqjcUeOhak_-F4GYOxxxxaqDLTHXbdsEppJQP8_PEUrCsyhUtTgz9CTIu9pUbBJRZsyj8ebUwKBeR9GXf80=s0-d-e1-ft#http://files.constantcontact.com/015cfd09001/82250530-3bd3-4f5c-a649-ab0aab27b038.jpg" style="cursor: move;" vspace="5" width="108" /></a><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;">Join Steve Gardiner in a fast-paced look at the art of Influencing Up, Down and Sideways.&nbsp; Discover the tips of: Preaching in the Rain, Peddling Pancakes Door to Door, Shooting for the Moon, Star Wars Strategies, and A Card from Hallmark.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;"><strong><br /></strong></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;"><strong>Bio:</strong></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;">&nbsp;<em><b>Steve Gardiner is President of Gardiner Associates, which specializes in conflict resolution, building collaborative relationships, and "rapid coaching," among other leadership skills. Steve is former Head of Learning and Development at International Paper and Purdue Pharma.</b></em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 14.5pt;"><strong><br /></strong></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 14.5pt;"><strong>Good Intentions Don't Make Good Assessments - Donna Horrigan</strong></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;">There's no shortage of assessments designed to grow self-awareness and ultimately improve performance. And while well-intentioned, these same assessments may also be limiting your capacity to learn, grow and develop. &nbsp;Join our interactive session&nbsp;to learn about Lumina Spark's approach and how it might help you in your personal and professional development.&nbsp; Bring your smart phone to experience Lumina Splash App in real time.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;"><strong><br /></strong></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;"><strong>Bio:&nbsp;</strong></span><em><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;">Donna Horrigan is Vice President of Client Solutions for Lumina Learning, a talent development company that uses research-based, next-generation psychometrics. Prior to joining Lumina this year, Donna managed client services for Fortune 1000 clients in the Northeast for other talent development companies.</span></b></em></div><div><em><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;"><br /></span></b></em></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 14.5pt;"><strong>Team Coaching Techniques - Gavin Pommernelle</strong></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;">Are your team development activities feeling stale or ineffective? Have you considered team coaching and understand the difference between team coaching and team building? Gavin Pommernelle will discuss a few of the&nbsp;techniques he has used successfully in coaching teams, followed by a group sharing of methodologies they have found to be effective.&nbsp; Areas to be explored include emotional awareness of other team members, the setting of clear expectations amongst team members, and the use of conflict resolution techniques to deflect conflict.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;"><strong><br /></strong></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;"><strong>Bio:</strong></span><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;">&nbsp;<em><b>Gavin Pommernelle is an executive coach with extensive global leadership experience. Notable accomplishments include facilitating a leadership team that added 70% business value through coaching, personal performance and team dynamics; and increasing employee engagement scores by more than 15 index points through leadership coaching and talent strategies.</b></em>&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 14.5pt;"><strong><br /></strong></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 14.5pt;"><strong>&nbsp;"Tell Me Something I Don't Know" - Julienne B. Ryan</strong></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;">Learn about the power of story-telling for leaders! Julienne Ryan will take you through an interactive storytelling exercise guaranteed to have you thinking, smiling, and communicating.&nbsp; You will leave with valuable insights about personal and intellectual strengths that you can use in your professional life and techniques you can share in your organization.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;"><strong><br /></strong></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;"><strong>Bio</strong></span><em><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;">: Founder of J. Ryan Partners,</span></b></em><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;">&nbsp;<em><b>Julienne Ryan is a story connector, speaker, trainer and coach.&nbsp; She utilizes stories and humor as learning tools and works with individuals and teams to develop their unique talents and strengths. Her methods allow clients to see themselves in new ways so they can become more productive, improve communications, and enhance knowledge transfer and collaboration.</b></em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;"><em><b><br /></b></em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 14.5pt;"><strong>Virtual Reality, Learning and xAPI - Hugh Seaton</strong></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;">Join Hugh Seaton as he takes a soup-to-nuts approach to Virtual Reality in Learning. We'll review VR's virtues, how it can be used, and what is going on in the marketplace today. In addition, a new analytics standard, Experience API, is gaining in popularity, and we'll explore what that means for L &amp; D professionals. And of course, we'll have VR experiences ready for attendees.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;"><strong><br /></strong></span></div><div><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;"><strong>Bio</strong></span><em><b><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9.5pt;">: Hugh Seaton is a board member of&nbsp;<span class="il">ATD</span>&nbsp;SCC and CEO of Aquinas, a next-generation learning software platform that provides learning reinforcement solutions. Hugh is organizer of the NYVRExpo and multiple NYC &amp; CT VR and xAPI meet-ups, as well as a frequent speaker on eLearning topics. Hugh has been an adjunct professor at NYU &amp; Sacred Heart University, advertising &amp; marketing executive, and technology enthusiast.</span></b></em></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></span></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr><tr><td align="left" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" class="m_5237104515895914354MainBG" colspan="1" rowspan="1" style="background-color: white; margin: 0px;" valign="top" width="100%"><table border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" class="m_5237104515895914354BlockMargin" id="m_5237104515895914354content_LETTER.BLOCK12" style="margin-bottom: 5px; width: 100%px;"><tbody><tr><td align="left" colspan="1" rowspan="1" style="color: #323232; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; margin: 0px;"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="background-attachment: initial; background-clip: initial; background-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial; width: 100%px;"><tbody><tr><td colspan="1" rowspan="1" style="background: orange; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt; margin: 0px; padding: 3.75pt; width: 410.444px;" width="99%"></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table><div><div align="center" style="background-color: white; color: #323232; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.6667px; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align: center;"><div align="center" style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Date:&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong style="font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;<div style="display: inline !important;"><strong><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_511966109" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Monday, November 13th, 2017</span></span></strong></div></strong></strong></div><div align="center" style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong>Time:&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_511966110" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">5:45 PM</span></span>&nbsp;Networking/Registration;&nbsp;</strong></div><div align="left" style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_511966111" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">6:15 PM</span></span>&nbsp;Dinner and Program</strong></div><div align="left" style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong><strong><div align="center" style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><strong>Registrations starts at&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_511966112" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">5:45 PM</span></span></strong></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><strong><br /></strong></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><strong><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_511966113" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">5:45 to 6:15 PM</span></span>&nbsp;"Heavy" Hors d'oeuvres, Pasta Station,&nbsp;</strong></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><strong>Cash Bar followed by Program</strong></span></div></strong></strong></div><div align="center" style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div><div align="center" style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Early-Bird Registrations through Friday, November 10th:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div><div align="center" style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><strong><strong>$35 Chapter Members;&nbsp;$50&nbsp;Non-members; &nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;<strong>$25 In-Transition; $20&nbsp;Students</strong></strong></div><div align="center" style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><strong><br /></strong></div><div align="center" style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>After&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_511966115" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Friday</span></span>,&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_511966116" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">midnight</span></span>,&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_511966117" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">November 10th</span></span>, for Regular Registrations and Walk-ins:&nbsp;&nbsp;$45&nbsp;Member;&nbsp;$65&nbsp;<wbr></wbr>Non-member; $35 In-Transition; &nbsp;$20 Students</strong></div></div><div align="center" style="background-color: white; color: #323232; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.6667px; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><br /></strong></span></div><div align="left" style="background-color: white; color: #323232; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.6667px; margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><div align="center" style="color: #ff6600; font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; text-decoration-line: underline;"><b>Bring a&nbsp;</b></span><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; text-decoration-line: underline;"><b>Corporate Practitioner Guest</b></span><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; text-decoration-line: underline;"><b>!!!</b></span></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 16.1px;"><br /></span></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="line-height: 15.3333px;">Members are welcome to bring one free guest per event, an&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration-line: underline;">internal</span>&nbsp;Corporate HR practitioner only, if the guest has not yet attended a regular speaker event free within the past year.</span></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="line-height: 15.3333px;"><br /></span></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="line-height: 15.3333px;"><strong style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13.3333px; text-align: center;">Meeting Location:&nbsp;Norwalk Inn and Conference&nbsp;Center,&nbsp;<a href="https://maps.google.com/?q=99%C2%A0East+Avenue,+Norwalk,+CT&amp;entry=gmail&amp;source=g" style="color: #1155cc;">99</a>&nbsp;<a href="https://maps.google.com/?q=99%C2%A0East+Avenue,+Norwalk,+CT&amp;entry=gmail&amp;source=g" style="color: #1155cc;">East Avenue, Norwalk, CT</a></strong></span></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="line-height: 15.3333px;"><br /></span></div><div style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="line-height: 15.3333px;">For more info or to register, visit <a href="https://atdscc.org/event-2693629">https://atdscc.org/event-2693629</a></span></div></strong></span></div></div></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GildaBonannosBlog/~4/4XtSOH4yGz8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> ASTD ASTD-SCC atd coaching communication skills Influence Learning meeting Norwalk Training Gilda Bonanno SHARE THE DISH http://blog.jeanbaur.com/?p=496 Jean's Blog urn:uuid:d94e04d6-2d4b-949a-bfdc-757fd98d58fa Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:27:29 +0000 It&#8217;s taken five months, but at last, all three of our pets are getting along beautifully. Henry the cat&#8211;who thinks he&#8217;s a dog&#8211;was fine with the new puppy, Rudy&#8211;the black lab mix. But Bella, my wonderful therapy dog who is now going on 11, was not at all sure this was a good idea. She [&#8230;] <p><a href="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3040-1.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-497"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-497" src="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3040-1-300x225.jpg" alt="IMG_3040 (1)" width="300" height="225" srcset="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3040-1-300x225.jpg 300w, http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3040-1.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p> <p>It&#8217;s taken five months, but at last, all three of our pets are getting along beautifully. Henry the cat&#8211;who thinks he&#8217;s a dog&#8211;was fine with the new puppy, Rudy&#8211;the black lab mix. But Bella, my wonderful therapy dog who is now going on 11, was not at all sure this was a good idea. She was territorial. Upset. And we saw a lot of snarling. But now, she plays with Rudy, still has senior privileges, and has discovered that it&#8217;s kind of fun to have another dog in the house.</p> <p>This got me thinking about office politics and change. Yesterday I was speaking with the head of sales at one of my publishers, and after 26 years she&#8217;s had two bosses in the past month and her company is being acquired. I tried to lighten her mood by suggesting she read the book I wrote that they published: &#8220;The Essential Job Interview Handbook.&#8221; She laughed, but I could hear sadness and shock that the world she had been part of for so long, was coming to an end.</p> <p>We can read statistics about the number of jobs and careers we&#8217;re all likely to have, but that doesn&#8217;t lessen the hurt. You&#8217;ve built something, been part of something, and now it&#8217;s gone. Chances are you aren&#8217;t the only one affected. And you know people who have gone through this before at other companies. Like my wonderful cat and two dogs, share the dish. Help each other. Acknowledge that this is a rough time, but take one small action every day to move forward. That could be updating your resume, making a networking call, or starting a list of organizations that interest you.</p> <p>Today I&#8217;m flying to Chicago to give a talk at my college:  &#8220;The English Major:  What You Have, Where It Could Take You.&#8221; Like my message to the students, remember that you have choices, that few careers follow a straight line, and that you&#8217;ll be surprised by what comes next as long as you put in the effort. Share the dish.</p> Jean Jean WHAT DO LIBRARY WORKERS AND ASSISTED LIVING PROFESSIONALS HAVE IN COMMON? http://blog.jeanbaur.com/?p=492 Jean's Blog urn:uuid:ca782d77-93e9-4aee-9a7f-ab664a3e062e Sun, 22 Oct 2017 22:08:57 +0000 Sometimes we learn things from proximity. In the past few weeks I&#8217;ve been on the road&#8211;out to Lancaster, PA for a wonderful conference of the Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association with my dog, Bella, and then back in Connecticut for a session on customer service for library professionals. As I was thinking about it, the two [&#8230;] <p>Sometimes we learn things from proximity. In the past few weeks I&#8217;ve been on the road&#8211;out to Lancaster, PA for a wonderful conference of the Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association with my dog, Bella, and then back in Connecticut for a session on customer service for library professionals. As I was thinking about it, the two have a lot in common.</p> <p>Here&#8217;s the easy similarities: both categories involve non-stop requests at work, both deal with deep issues that affect our communities such as poverty, disabilities, aging, etc., and of course both are at the heart of our communities.</p> <p>Here are a few things from each session that might be helpful to everyone.</p> <ul> <li>Nonverbal support is powerful (this is one of the many reasons why therapy dogs are so effective)</li> <li>Information opens doors</li> <li>You can&#8217;t fake patience or kindness</li> <li>You must take good care of yourself if you&#8217;re going to be effective in caring for others</li> <li>&#8220;No&#8221; is a wonderful word&#8211;just be careful how you say it</li> <li><a href="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HUMOR.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-493"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-493" src="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HUMOR-300x200.jpg" alt="HUMOR" width="300" height="200" srcset="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HUMOR-300x200.jpg 300w, http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HUMOR.jpg 360w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></li> <li>Humor is really important, too. There&#8217;s something about these two dogs that cracks me up!</li> <li>Take advantage of your co-workers. They may be better at something that you&#8217;re struggling with. Team up and learn from each other.</li> <li>Use mini-breaks to refresh yourself and regain perspective.</li> </ul> <p>It was a long ride home after the conference in Lancaster. Bella didn&#8217;t mind&#8211;she slept for the six hours. It&#8217;s a tough job being a dog!</p> Jean Jean WONDERFUL LOMA CONFERENCE http://blog.jeanbaur.com/?p=487 Jean's Blog urn:uuid:d22215f7-6d24-d6e4-cf7c-a485e2ef6a29 Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:10:08 +0000 How bad could it be? San Diego, the Del Coronado hotel, and an international group of life insurance professionals. Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of speaking to this group on two topics:  How to Stop Burnout, and Presentation Skills. As I stood on the stage in the Crown Room&#8211;underneath an impressive crown&#8211;I felt [&#8230;] <p><a href="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/IMG_1074-1.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-489"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-489" src="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/IMG_1074-1-300x225.jpg" alt="IMG_1074 (1)" width="300" height="225" srcset="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/IMG_1074-1-300x225.jpg 300w, http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/IMG_1074-1.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p> <p>How bad could it be? San Diego, the Del Coronado hotel, and an international group of life insurance professionals. Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of speaking to this group on two topics:  How to Stop Burnout, and Presentation Skills. As I stood on the stage in the Crown Room&#8211;underneath an impressive crown&#8211;I felt so lucky to be there and grateful for what I learned from this audience.</p> <p>Some of the issues that were leading to burnout included:  trouble sleeping, feeling tired and sometimes afraid, losing weight, feeling overwhelmed and lacking in confidence. As we went through strategies to lessen burnout, individuals choose to exercise, keep a sense of humor, listen to music, learn how to turn work off, and to team up with others so that they weren&#8217;t facing work challenges alone.</p> <p>For the afternoon breakout session, &#8220;Stand Out Every Time You Talk&#8221;, we practiced solid eye contact, and how gestures make your ideas come alive. Everyone had a chance to see themselves using gestures to describe, differentiate and emphasize key points. We talked about how to run an effective Q&amp;A session, and what to do if the audience tunes out or is distracted.</p> <p>Lastly, it was a magical place. I had never given much thought or attention to palm trees, but I fell in love with their variety, elegance, and delicate fronds dancing in the wind. The place itself&#8211;with flowers everywhere&#8211;was an amazing burnout buster. I hope everyone went home energized and ready to use their new connections and knowledge to have their best year ever.</p> Burnout Jean Jean LESSONS FROM A RIVER http://blog.jeanbaur.com/?p=480 Jean's Blog urn:uuid:d2e491f4-2707-3512-4734-beb06fff2209 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:54:20 +0000 Lucky me, I got to go on a Viking River Cruise up the Danube River, starting in Budapest and ending in Passau, Germany. What amazed me was how the river affected everything. First thing in the morning I&#8217;d open my curtains and see it flowing by. We ate breakfast looking at the gray-green water swirling [&#8230;] <p><a href="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Jean-Linz.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-482"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-482" src="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Jean-Linz-300x225.jpg" alt="Jean, Linz" width="300" height="225" srcset="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Jean-Linz-300x225.jpg 300w, http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Jean-Linz.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a> <a href="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Budapest.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-483"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-483" src="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Budapest-300x225.jpg" alt="Budapest" width="300" height="225" srcset="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Budapest-300x225.jpg 300w, http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Budapest.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p> <p>Lucky me, I got to go on a Viking River Cruise up the Danube River, starting in Budapest and ending in Passau, Germany. What amazed me was how the river affected everything. First thing in the morning I&#8217;d open my curtains and see it flowing by. We ate breakfast looking at the gray-green water swirling around us (sorry, but the Danube isn&#8217;t blue) and at the other ships going by. We got off the boat and did walking and bus tours, but then, happily came back to our boat. And at night, as I was falling asleep, I could feel the force of the river as we cruised.</p> <p>One night I had trouble sleeping so I got up and opened the curtains. I gasped as I was faced with total blackness. My poor husband thought I&#8217;d hurt myself, but when I burst out laughing he realized I was okay. We were in a lock and were so close to the walls, I could touch them. And then, as if by magic, in the morning, we were at a new  port.</p> <p>It was always there. It sustained busy boat traffic and was lined by parks, forests, old churches and castles in the surrounding hills. It never stopped moving but invited me to stillness. I loved being up on the top deck, just watching. As it rushed by on its way to the Black Sea, its simple lesson was be here now. Discover. Enjoy.</p> Jean Jean “NOT MY CIRCUS, NOT MY MONKEY” http://blog.jeanbaur.com/?p=476 Jean's Blog urn:uuid:f769fb04-cd40-bbd6-7209-bc12db1bc6f6 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:33:18 +0000 Maybe you&#8217;ve heard this wonderful Polish expression before, but I just came upon on and love it! It is the best advice for those of us who like to solve problems. Who are compassionate. Okay, even maybe a little bossy. Every time I say it aloud, I laugh, which we all know is the best [&#8230;] <p><a href="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/not-my-circus.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-477"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-477" src="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/not-my-circus-300x191.jpg" alt="not my circus" width="300" height="191" srcset="http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/not-my-circus-300x191.jpg 300w, http://jeanbaur.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/not-my-circus.jpg 636w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p> <p>Maybe you&#8217;ve heard this wonderful Polish expression before, but I just came upon on and love it! It is the best advice for those of us who like to solve problems. Who are compassionate. Okay, even maybe a little bossy. Every time I say it aloud, I laugh, which we all know is the best medicine. But the great thing about this phrase is that it helps me step back and make a choice&#8211;get involved, not get involved? It helps me remember that I&#8217;m not running things. It puts me in my right place. And if I were going to get a tattoo, which I&#8217;m not, I would have these words imprinted on my arm, or running up my leg. If I were a composer, I&#8217;d turn it into a song. So, being just me, I&#8217;ll share it with you.  I hope <del></del> it makes you giggle and helps you through your day.</p> Jean Jean Should I roll my credit card debt into my home loan? http://aboveallelse.org/should-i-roll-my-credit-card-debt-into-my-home-loan/ Above All Else urn:uuid:d98ad278-e2fe-8830-e12d-1dabfe88ef9d Mon, 21 Nov 2016 02:16:03 +0000 It is normally not a good idea to roll credit card debt into your mortgage for several reasons. Lets look at the positive reasons and negative reasons to be better able to evaluate this. Positive Reasons To Roll Credit Card Debt Into Your Mortgage Interest may become tax deductible saving you money Your mortgage interest [&#8230;] <p><strong>It is normally not a good idea to roll credit card debt into your mortgage for several reasons. Lets look at the positive reasons and negative reasons to be better able to evaluate this.</strong></p> <p><u>Positive Reasons To Roll Credit Card Debt Into Your Mortgage</u></p> <ol> <li>Interest may become tax deductible saving you money</li> </ol> <ol> <li>Your mortgage interest rate may be lower than your credit car interest rate which may save you money</li> </ol> <ol> <li>The monthly payment can be lower than paying for the credit card and the mortgage separately</li> </ol> <p><u>Negative Reasons To Roll Credit Card Debt Into Your Mortgage</u></p> <ol> <li>Many people find that once they roll the debt from their credit cards into their mortgage (or into other debt options), their credit card debt goes right back up again leaving them with the higher mortgage payment and a credit card payment, making their budget even more difficult to manage than had they not rolled it.</li> </ol> <ol> <li>Credit card debt typically does not have a &#8220;life&#8221; as long as a mortgage. For example your credit card debt may take you three-five years to pay off. If you roll it into your mortgage you have now spread it out over a 25-30 year mortgage. When you add up the total interest you will end up paying, it is normally a lot more than had you left the debt on the card.</li> </ol> <ol> <li>The amount you save in taxes will normally be a lot less than the total cost of the mortgage interest debt over the 25-30 years.</li> <li>Learning to manage your spending is critical. If you have credit card debt it is because you are spending more than you can afford. Make a decision to not use your credit card unless it is needed for a real emergency. Taking control of your spending can do a lot more for you than rolling your debt into your mortgage.</li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>©2016 Nancy Butler All rights reserved</p> Money Management and Insurance Success in Life credit card debt debt early money lessons lower debt money management mortgage balance nbutler What does a small business owner need to know about recruiting their first employees? http://aboveallelse.org/what-does-a-small-business-owner-need-to-know-about-recruiting-their-first-employees/ Above All Else urn:uuid:fdadcd9d-2bec-78ce-e2a3-667cc62c4678 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 02:04:53 +0000 Many business owners wait to hire help until they feel they can afford to do so, which for many is far too long. If you hire the right person, he or she will more than pay for himself or herself in a very short period, which will free you up to do the things that [&#8230;] <p>Many business owners wait to hire help until they feel they can afford to do so, which for many is far too long. If you hire the right person, he or she will more than pay for himself or herself in a very short period, which will free you up to do the things that bring more money into the business. As the business owner, your time is best spent bringing in business and managing the company, enabling the business to become more profitable. All other tasks should be completed by others who may not only be better at it, but can also do it at a lower cost to the business.</p> <p>Also remember that you get what you pay for. Hiring low cost staff can also be a mistake. Take the time to hire the right person. If necessary, hire an employment agency to help assure you hire the right person for the job at an appropriate rate of pay.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>©2016 Nancy Butler All rights reserved</p> Success in Business Systems, Strategies and Solutions entrepreneurs first employee hiring small bnusiness staff management staffing nbutler Keeping Business Costs In Line With Profitability http://aboveallelse.org/keeping-business-costs-in-line-with-profitability/ Above All Else urn:uuid:3e3ec9e8-299a-0ea2-73da-53ff59110af4 Sat, 18 Jun 2016 01:08:28 +0000 I used to feel that every client deserves the same level of service regardless of the amount of income they provide to my business. That is, until there weren&#8217;t enough hours in the day to do that. To provide the same level of service to all clients, it reached a point where I realized I [&#8230;] <p><em></em>I used to feel that every client deserves the same level of service regardless of the amount of income they provide to my business. That is, until there weren&#8217;t enough hours in the day to do that. To provide the same level of service to all clients, it reached a point where I realized I had to either spend more time at work and less with my family.</p> <p>Or, hire more staff, which meant less income for my family. I wasn&#8217;t willing to do either.</p> <p>The level of service you provide and therefore the amount you spend should coincide with profitability to your company. With the current economic situation as it is, taking a closer look at the cost to service your customers and assuring it is properly aligned can improve the company’s bottom line and help to anchor your best clients to you and your business.</p> <p>It is normally more cost effective to keep existing clients than it is to obtain new ones. I coach many small business owners to code their customers or clients based on profitability to their business. The people that are providing the greatest income to the business, deserve the best service. Going above and beyond for them will also help to better assure they stay with you. For example, your “C” clients (<u>not</u> the best clients) may receive an <u>annual</u> newsletter and holiday card signed by everyone at the business. Your “B” clients receive a <u>quarterly</u> newsletter, holiday card signed by everyone at the business and a <u>semi-annual</u> phone call to check in and see if they have any questions and how you can further be of assistance. Your “A” clients (the best clients) would receive a <u>monthly</u> newsletter, holiday gift and card signed by everyone at the company and a <u>quarterly</u> phone call to check in and see if they have any questions and how you can further be of assistance.</p> <p>This is just an example. And of course you will need to set a plan that is appropriate for the type of business you have.</p> <p>The correct level of customer service for every client can be one key to the success of your business and provide the balance you need to more efficiently manage your time and resources while maximizing your bottom line.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>©2016 Nancy Butler  All rights reserved</strong></p> Success in Business Systems, Strategies and Solutions business profitiability client service Profitability nbutler How can you stop yourself from going into to your nest egg constantly? http://aboveallelse.org/how-can-you-stop-yourself-from-going-into-to-your-nest-egg-constantly/ Above All Else urn:uuid:ab3e51b8-5f32-da99-4b95-63125952143d Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00:58:41 +0000 The answer is your mind set.  How you think about money greatly affects your potential for long term financial success.  When working with clients that had a hard time building and maintaining their cash reserve I would explain it to them like this. My definition of a “nest egg” or “cash reserve” is money that [&#8230;] <p><strong>T</strong>he answer is your mind set.  How you think about money greatly affects your potential for long term financial success.  When working with clients that had a hard time building and maintaining their cash reserve I would explain it to them like this.</p> <p>My definition of a “nest egg” or “cash reserve” is money that is set aside and is added to monthly so that it continues to grow until it is needed for an emergency.  First you need to agree on what an emergency is that gives you permission to withdraw from this account.  An emergency may be, basic food in your mouth, basic clothes on your back, reasonable transportation, etc.  An emergency is <u>not</u> a family vacation, buying because of a great sale, more clothes when you already have the necessities, etc.</p> <p>If an emergency came up today and you needed, for example a new roof on your home, where would you get the money from to fix it?  The answer always seems to be, I wouldn’t have a choice.  I have to have a roof so if I didn’t have the cash I would need to take out a loan and get the roof fixed.  My next question is, where will the monthly money come from to make the payment on that loan, since you are not able to put money away and keep it there now, that means that you are now living on the income you have?  The answer usually is, I don’t have a choice, I would have to cut back on what I could so that I can make the payments needed to be able to have a roof on my home.</p> <p>Really think about this scenario.  If you can cut back when an emergency arises because “you have no other option”, why wouldn’t you just cut back now so instead of having to go into debt and pay interest on a loan that you cannot afford, you can be your own “bank”.  If you know you can do it if you were forced to, odds are you can do it now if you really want to.  The problem is your priorities may not be in order.</p> <p>Here’s how I suggest you handle this.  With every dollar that goes through your hands there are three places it needs to go, not necessarily in equal thirds, but in three places.</p> <p>#1  Pay your bills &#8211; or you may not have your freedom for long.</p> <p>#2  spend some – if you save it all ‘till later and don’t live to enjoy it, what good</p> <p>would that be?</p> <p>#3 save some – to cover the larger ticket items that the weekly paycheck won’t</p> <p>cover and so that someday you won’t have to work anymore.</p> <p>The problem with many people today is that we do pay our bills, which is a good thing, but we spend some and save what’s left, and that is backwards.  You should be saving first and then spend what’s left.  Having a long term vision for your future rather than living for today is also a critical factor for success.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>©2016 Nancy Butler  All rights reserved</strong></p> Money Management and Insurance Success in Life money money management saving money nbutler Effective time management can bring you success in business. And lack of it, can break you. http://aboveallelse.org/effective-time-management-can-bring-you-success-in-business-and-lack-of-it-can-break-you-2/ Above All Else urn:uuid:cddfcc8e-f72d-b572-0bed-6d3da3bfc0d1 Sat, 02 Apr 2016 01:52:49 +0000 With everything a business owner has to accomplish in a day to keep the business going, we can find it difficult to find any time to work on the business.  Scheduling time into every week to step away from the running of the business and spend the time to work on the strategies and changes [&#8230;] <p>With everything a business owner has to accomplish in a day to keep the business going, we can find it difficult to find any time to work <strong><u>on</u></strong> the business.  Scheduling time into every week to step away from the running of the business and spend the time to work on the strategies and changes that need to take place to take the business “to the next level” is critical.  By setting specific time each week aside and having an agenda ready, you can make the changes needed in your business to ensure success. If you are always “putting out fires” you can find you do not have the time to figure out how to keep the fire from igniting in the first place.  One way to help ensure the needed time is available is to have a “model week” and stick to it. You are the one to decide which calls you will take, when you can be interrupted, when you will be in and out of the office and how you will manage your time. Effective time management can bring you success in business. And lack of it, can break you.</p> <p><strong>©2016 Nancy Butler  All rights reserved</strong></p> Real Estate Success in Business Systems, Strategies and Solutions business business management success in business time management nbutler