Archive for August, 2010

Social Media Is Here To Stay – Are You?

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Everything we do today in the Social Media world is here literally forever…It’s the in-thing to do for every age; old,  young, and the in-betweeners!  There is the blog, the Facebook, the LinkedIn, the Twitter and every one of them goes to every person with a computer and a net connection.  Will what you say today have content and context tomorrow?

What we feel today – will we feel the same tomorrow? – Is the anger you feel today going to be the same anger you feel tomorrow?  We must remember that the person we yell at in print today is the same person you may want as a customer, a friend, a connection tomorrow.

How do we control what we say?  By thinking two and sometimes three times before we hit send – it is the same with Social Media that we have grown up with in the world of E-mail.  Think and think again.  We can’t take back what we’ve said.  We all demand more and more of our “world” and those in it…

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Professional – Polished – Positive The 3 New P’s

This gal, has great advice in her blog and I wanted to share some of it with you, my readers…Whether you’re on the phone for an interview, or you’re calling a prospective customer or any other number of reasons we use the phone to communicate, the following are essential to clear communications…

A quiet place where you have a good phone signal is essential.

Take notes that will allow you to ask the right questions when it is your turn to speak.

Have your information handy and that it matches what you have previously discussed with your caller.

Have your caller’s information handy – Lindsay recommends NOT shuffling paper around looking for something – the more organized you are, the better the “appearance” you will make on the call.

Here’s the “DON’T” – Don’t chew gum! But she recommends that you keep a glass of water nearby for when your throat gets dry.

A huge behavior that you can project with your voice is Enthusiasm, Clarity & Motivation. – If  you lack the skill required – get a friend or spouse or even a co-worker to work with you on this.  A flat voice with little to know change in presentation or reflection will not only leave you “flat”, but it will not provide your listener with the vision you truly want them to see in your words.

Always be considerate – don’t interrupt the person you’re speaking to and always answer their questions completely & directly – hemming/hawing about will never give a good visual for the caller.

Many of us will never get a second chance beyond that phone call – we have to present ourselves as Professional, Polished, Positive!

The Alphabet You Must Read Today!

A friend shared this with me today and it was exactly what I needed at exactly the right moment – I hope that it does the same for you!  Thank you Mary!

Although things are not perfect
Because of trial or pain
Continue in thanksgiving
Do not begin to blame
Even when the times are hard
Fierce winds are bound to blow
God is forever able
Hold on to what you know
Imagine life without His love
Joy would cease to be
Keep thanking Him for all the things
Love imparts to thee
Move out of “Camp Complaining”
No weapon that is known
On earth can yield the power
Praise can do alone
Quit looking at the future
Redeem the time at hand
Start every day with worship
To “thank” is a command
Until we see Him coming
Victorious in the sky
We’ll run the race with gratitude
Xalting God most high
Yes, there’ll be good times and yes some will be bad, but…
Zion waits in glory…where none are ever sad!

(Author Unknown)

Letter to self…What is your “Why”? What is your “Comfort Zone”?

We have a “why” we get up and out of bed each morning and go to work…whether it is:

  • We love those around us.
  • We want the best for those who depend on us.
  • We love what we do.
  • We want better for those around us.
  • We long to be independent of the restrictions placed on us by others. (Why or Comfort Zone?)
  • We love to be profitable & prosperous.
  • o Not for ourselves – but for others.
  • o To have that we might give more.
  • o To be able to enjoy the things God has given us.

These are all just a small piece of the why’s we have in our lives that define who we are and what we do each and every day.

Tell me your why! I really and truly want to know! I want to see beyond my limited vision to the possibilities that lie just beyond our comfort zone.

Do you have a “comfort zone”? – What is your fear of leaving and stretching beyond it? – I know what mine is – It’s the fear of getting up each morning without an 8-5 job to go to – no matter the cost!

I just read a quote on a friend’s Facebook page – it said, “If you don’t like what you have…quit doing what you did”. Gee whiz that rang so true for me!

I look forward to really hearing from you on this…It’s important and vital and so far beyond where we all are today! I know that from each other we gain insight, we gain strength, we gain power, we gain friendship, we gain true knowledge, we gain support, we gain more – to be more than we are today – to be all we can be to be all God has called us to be!

We are a very strong people – with tools and resources we didn’t have even 10 years ago – we can reach out and touch 100’s of 1000’s of people with just a few clicks of the mouse. Don’t be a person who lets others dictate what is important in your life…

You have a “Why”. – – – – You have a “Comfort Zone”. – – – Stretch, Reach, See the Possibilities…

Forever Yours,

CALLING ALL LADIES: Toxins IN Your Cosmetics

To me, this is utterly horrifying…I’m a woman who puts on makeup 7 days a week…again wondering why I’m not able to function at 150% like I need to right now in my life…

(July 22nd, 2010, posted by Michael O’Heaney

Surprise, surprise: the big cosmetics companies aren’t such big fans of the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 – legislation introduced yesterday to more strictly regulate their business, or of our new movie. The Personal Care Products Council went so far as to issue a statement calling Story of a “repugnant and absurd…shockumentary.”

There’s a good reason the cosmetics industry doesn’t like all the attention it’s getting: for years, they’ve been largely left alone to decide what’s safe to put in their products. You know, things like lead in lipstick. Neurotoxins in body spray. Carcinogens in baby wash.

Now that’s repugnant!

Yesterday, the industry front group released their own plan for “reforming” cosmetics industry regulation—basically a lame, watered-down version of the kinds of changes that would really help to make our products safer and healthier.

To learn more about the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010,, or check out Stacy’s blog to learn more about the industry press conference.

Now is a critical time to really turn up the volume on personal care product safety and to demand that Congress forces cosmetics companies to get the neurotoxins and carcinogens out of our personal care products.)

We must care what we use ON – IN – AROUND us – we have children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren, already here with us or yet to be born…What legacy will we leave our children?

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