Six Tips for DIY Product Shots
When it comes to
product shots, take your time
and experiment. With digital
cameras, you never have to pay for
processing. So the prospect of
making a mistake shouldn't be
daunting -- or expensive. With some practice you can take satisfactory photos
that can be used in your marketing and promotion campaign.
The 6 W's of Writing Persuasive Proposals
Powerful strategies to develop a killer proposal.
The 6 Stages of Modern Career Development
Career experts say that people will
(not jobs) 5-7 times in a lifetime.
This being true,
career management is an important life
develop and cultivate.
Creating your vision for your business, career, & life.
Get clear, focused and specific then get results creating the career or business you want.
Make A Superb First Impression
You have 12 Seconds to make an excellent first impression. Learn how to do it now.
Coaching for Success
Coaching is perhaps the most effective method of increasing performance available to managers, team leaders, and colleagues.
If you wish to improve the skills of your employees, you must plan to observe them and provide them with feedback. If youíre like most supervisors or managers, you have limited time and are looking for employees to become proficient Ė and independent Ė faster.
Top 10 Ways to Coach Yourself to Total Success!
Coaching is about being your best. Itís about performance,
about ďstaying the courseĒ and, in the end, about creating and
living the life you really want.
Five Ways To Make Good Decisions In Life And Business
If you know how to make good decisions then you can write your life. You have accomplished a great deal more than a person who knows how to write books.
Accelerate Your Learning Curve for More Success and Less Stress
The faster you can learn new things, the more valuable you will be to your employer, and the more likely youíll be to advance in your career. It isnít an option these days.
Organization Tips - How to Get Things Done
Have you ever started your day with good intentions of completing a task or project only to find that by the end of the day you've hardly worked on it?
101: Nine Ways to Transform You From Mediocre to Magnificent
Regardless of the number of college credits or degrees you have, the truth is that much of your success is determined by your attitude. Education is worthwhile but a good attitude is priceless.
The world has become a complicated
place in which to live. A personal strategic plan can help you get
clarity and focus on your own preferred future. This article shows
you how to create your Personal Strategic Plan.
Prioritizing Your Day To Accomplish More
Prioritizing is a very important function of being organized.
It is another method that puts you in control of your work
responsibilities. In order to effectively prioritize, learn to
recognize the difference between the important, the urgent and
Quiet Time - The Greatest Technique of Time Management
Quiet time is a very effective tool in your workbox. By
committing to quiet time every day, you are being proactive,
and taking control of how to make the best use of your time,
which is a part of being organized.
Some Hints in Time Management
The key to effective time management is having
a PLAN. Once you have done that, communicate your plans to others involved
in your life (those nearest and dearest to you), or those people working with
you in business.
"I Have Nothing To Say!" Overcoming The Fear Of Writing
Many people are afraid to write. They
are overcome by thoughts and fears. If you are one of those, this article will help you overcome your Fear of writing.
The Elements of a Great Manager
An article describing four elements of great managers: selecting the right people, setting clear expectations, knowing your staff and developing your staff.
You've heard the phrase, "It's lonely at the top". When you are the
Chief Executive Officer of the company, who do you talk to about
really important issues? Running an enterprise should be
challenging, exciting, rewarding and fun. It doesn't have to be
lonely at the top.
What Kind of Boss Are You?
The ideal boss inspires their staff to achieve and produce exceptional results for the company every day. Sometimes when we look at the
don'ts, the do's become more obvious.
Does Having Integrity Make Us Too Nice To Be Effective Leaders
Integrity is not just about being honest and upright; self-awareness and empathy are two key elements of the integrity equation.
If we are always seen to be trustworthy and honest, people are much more willing to impart information to us, believe what we say and to work with us towards our goals.
How to Capture and Captivate Attention!
Our attention span on the Internet is enormously short. You only have a fraction of a second to capture a reader's attention. Unlike the different steps one must follow with a direct mail piece, your web page headline is the first thing they see.
How to be a Good Communicator - in Business and in Life
How to be a good communicator and how to make
the most of your relationships.
Top Ten Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills
Good listening skills take practice. Specific coaching may be necessary if you find you have communication issues with your boss, colleagues, subordinates, partners or personal relationships.
12 Ways to be a Confident Public Speaker
Speak from your heart. If you believe in what you say, than others need to hear it. All confident speakers fall in the P2 (passion plus persistence). Be sure your speech contains your most fundamental beliefs and comes from authenticity.
The Hawthorne Effect and Low, Lying Fruit
Compliment people who deserve it. Always
individualize the compliment with specifics. When the same
compliment is given repeatedly to several different people,
it rings false--even when it isn't.
Mysterious Mind-Twisting Psychological Copywriting Techniques!
Physiological techniques can be used to boost response,
generate more leads, and bring in a fast rush of profits. Some
killer techniques for using mind-twisting power on your prospects is covered in
The Magic of the Mind in Life and Business
you know you could use the power of your subconscious mind to help improve
How Do I Stick With It?
excited about a project in the beginning is one
thing, but about half way through that organizing
or exercising project, your will-power fails, and you begin
to wonder just what you were thinking.
But it doesn't have to be that way. You CAN stick
with it, and here are a few ideas that can help.
Tips for Relighting After Burnout: Energizing Self and Others
The current environment brings additional stress to our homes and offices. You all probably know some of the symptoms. Here are but a few. Check them off and then consider some actions.
An Overview of Spam
This paper looks at some elementary and common sense ways
of combating spam, both at the user level and admin
level. Here are some tips: Learn to recognize spam and get rid of it. Make sure that your email admin has set up DNS properly
and is not running an open relay (don't be part of the problem). Finally, never do business with a
"The Little Corporation Who Cried Wolf" Part 1
How do you keep your staff motivated when company officials make bad decisions? Well, itís really hard! It takes an incredible amount of dedication and hard work to pull it off. But it can be done.
"The Little Corporation Who Cried Wolf" Part 2
Your attitude and motivation level is absolutely critical to the success of your department re-energization plan. This plan just cannot work if you are anything less that 100% committed and motivated to make it happen. It's up to you to model your work ethic and attitude to your staff.
"The Little Corporation Who Cried Wolf" Part 3
Never lose sight of your goals for having a super-motivated, productive, happy staff - the envy of the company. Your boss will thank you because of the increased productivity and contribution to the bottom line.
Your spouse and kids will thank you because running a department like this does wonders to your stress level and quality of your personal life!!!
Conflict...A New Perspective
In todayís fast-paced and stressed-out society, conflict resolution is a critical issue. People donít always have the time or the tools to handle conflict.
7 Ways to Reach Success At Any Stage of Your Career
There are 7 levels of knowledge and skills that you need to
reach success at any stage of your career.
Networking for a Job: How to find the 80% of management jobs that are never advertised.
Most management jobs, as many as 80%,
are never advertised. They
are available through a process of
personal networking. This
consists of contacting everyone you
have ever known, have ever
met or have ever heard of, and using
the networking multiplier.
The Business of Being Creative
Creativity is within everyone. We are born with it. Those who choose to wake up & utilize it through balance, will climb to the top of the ladder & without burning out. This article is about locating the ladder & beginning the upward climb.
Power Work - Managing Emotions & Their Crayons
We've heard it said that those who manage
their emotions, manage their lives & get all the goodies. Sounds
great, but how do you do that? This article is about just that
Power Thinking - Choosing Goals with Subconscious Assistance
Those who work to super-define their goals
will most certainly achieve them & more, but before the super-
defining, one must choose a goal that truly fits before the
level of desire & motivators can be attached. This article
assists the reader through the goal-choosing maze.
Power Thinking Tools - Goal Tending
Want to break away from the pack? Then do
know that it's not enough to have a goal. Once a goal is
chosen, it must be detailed & groomed. That's what goal tending
is all about. This article takes the reader through this process
& on the way to experiencing the high level achievements that
come only from working in this precise way.
Mind Art - Designing New Habit Patterns
We talk about wanting to change negative-based
habitual thinking patterns, but how does one actually go about
doing that? This short article walks the reader through the
journey of what is possible in programming the mind for habit
Turning Off Performance Anxiety
Many fears inhabit the workplace & most individuals look to hide
these behind different "self-masks." These masks not only take
away from the ability to produce, but can lead the individual
down the problematic paths of life. This is a two part wake-up
article, providing actual tools for solving these multi-faceted
problems. Each separate article is written to stand on it's own.
of Your Own Way
Success or failure is not the result of any particular circumstance or situation, but rather it is dependant on what we choose to do, or not to do.
Gone are the days where your value as an employee or vendor was linked to your loyalty and seniority. Today, companies are in a constant state of reorganization in response to the rapidly changing demands of the market. In a sense, you are functioning like your own personal corporation. And that means that you have the same need to differentiate yourself and build demand for your services among your target markets.
Look at the Big Picture: Create a Master Plan for Your Life
No one wants to fail in life, but when we fail to plan our life, we
are setting ourselves up for failure, thus the saying "If you failed
to plan, then you plan to fail".
The Seven Steps to Abundance
Here are my thoughts and steps on how to to "design a
life"...instead of been blown about by the winds of life (like a
paper bag), or the currents, like a jelly-fish.
10 tips for writing good sales copy
Writing an ad? The tips below -- and the important warning that
follows -- will help you to get the very best response.
About 85% of the people working today donít like their jobs, where their career is heading, and canít figure out what to do about it! Maybe it is time to reexamine your life, where it is headed, and, what you can do about it!
Collaborations and Affiliations
Selecting the right colleagues and affiliates is a key success strategy for any career path. Whether you work for an organization or have created your own, the people with whom you partner impact your results as well as your fulfillment and reputation.
A Secret Motivational Weapon for Managers & Supervisors
Praise and recognition can result in employee job satisfaction far surpassing any costly benefit. Recognizing the achievements of your employees leads to the ultimate in job fulfillment and promotes powerful respect from subordinates.
How To Build Your Self-Confidence After a Layoff
Self-confidence and self-respect go hand-in-hand. So be willing
to do things that will help you gain and retain respect for yourself.
You must also be willing to respect others.
How To Guard Your Self-Esteem After a Layoff
Without a doubt, your self-esteem
takes a hit when you're laid off. The hidden message
seems to be that a company did not value you enough to keep
you. But it can go much deeper than even that.
How You Can Be A Creative Ad Writer
One of the areas we need to be creative in is our ad
writing. Ad writing is an applied skill, it is an art,
and it is a science. It doesn't happen over night,
ad writing takes a lot of practice, and a lot of
learning to do before you get good at it.
How to Harness the Real Power of the P.S.
A well written P.S. following your signature is your last chance to influence your prospect favorably and close the sale. If it isn't as strong as possible, these prospects may toss your letter aside or click to another website.
7 Simple Tips For Cultivating Unstoppable Confidence
Here are some tips for success and maintaining your confidence.
How to Organize a Successful & Profitable Teleclass
Teleclasses are a fun way to connect with other like-minded
people, learn a new skill and pick up some useful information.
Itís just like distant learning held over the telephone.
Time To Speak Up Part 1
Passivity is out; speaking up is no longer an optional skill. Successful people are both vocal and visible. Even if you've managed to avoid communication challenges to date, you will most likely not be able to cower in the back room much longer. Sitting quietly by the sidelines could put you at the top of the layoff list or place your business at risk.
Time To Speak Up! Part 2
Our discussion here will highlight developing your presentation and meeting skills. These two areas offer you a chance to demonstrate your leadership competence, organizational and project management abilities, and facilitation mastery.
To Speak Up! Part 3
there is nothing more boring than sitting through a meeting that is pointless or unfocused. It's a common time waster. Meetings are also very costly in terms of time and productivity. So if you're called upon to run a meeting, the first question you should ask yourself is, "Is this meeting really necessary or can I accomplish what needs to be done in a more efficient manner"?