Taming the Scheduling Beast - Miss Communication Nov 17, 2022

These tips are for Outlook Desktop and Mobile App users.  I tried to find something similar for Gmail and Microsoft 365 but no go.  If you know of anything, please share.

Scheduling with people inside your organization is, for the most part, tame.  You can see their schedule,...

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Reframing Networking: 3 Tips to Go From Intimidating to Fun (Yes, Fun) Nov 10, 2022

With some guided reframing and a little bit of practice, a group of ~150 physicians went from feeling like networking is intimidating to feeling like networking is fun.   Our AI Coaches illustrated to this group of reluctant networkers how to reframe networking by:

  • turning it into a...
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Public Speaking AF - 3 Strategies to Engage Your Audience Oct 20, 2022

The 3 Strategies: 

  1. Audience First (AF) - what’s the “#1 Thing” the audience wants and needs?
  2. For your “#1 Thing” - provide supporting data, stories, audience participation and visual to drive it home 
  3. Say It Out Loud - whether written or spoken, say the...
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Ain't Miss Behavin' - 5 Tips for Excellent Networking Etiquette Oct 11, 2022

I love networking. Please note, that is not said with a tone of sarcasm. I really do love spending time connecting with people to learning how I can help them, how they might be able to help me and most of all being exposed to various perspectives on life, business and this crazy world...

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Stroke of Luck or Was It Planning? networking ron Sep 28, 2022

Although there is water, water everywhere I am parched and I motion to my paddler for a sip of hydration.  You see, at 6:50am on 9/11/22 I launched from Satanka Cove to swim the 10K length of Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins, CO.  It’s the furthest distance I have ever swam...

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Loose & Weak Networking - Say What! Sep 22, 2022

Not too long ago a client told me about a book that had ‘changed his life’, specifically when it came to networking and business development. This particular client is an incredibly astute, well read attorney and so I immediately bought the book with hopes that it would change my life...

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Don't Let iPhone Notes' Simplicity Fool You ~ Miss Communication Sep 14, 2022

I have used iPhone Notes for years.  Since my phone is always with me (for better or worse) it’s a quick and easy place to jot down brilliant ideas, create to dos on the fly, and to ensure you remember everything you need at the hardware store for your DIY projects.   But...

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Bye Bye Business Cards ~ Tips and Tricks from Miss Communication Aug 24, 2022

I believe in the not too distant future Business Cards will join the ranks of the land line, the fax machine and the cassette tape in the annals of history.   We really don’t need them anymore.  There are so many tech savvy options available that don’t cost anything or...

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What I Learned from Being an Emcee/Race Announcer Aug 11, 2022

I love and quite frequently use the Shakespearian saying “all of life is a stage”. This past weekend was the Littleton Twilight Criterium, which is race 8 out of 10 in the American Criterium Cup.  This event is covered by Outside TV and provided me the opportunity to take a...

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Drag and Drop Reminder Easter Egg ~ Miss Communication Jul 28, 2022

I live and die by my Outlook calendar.  And because the Outlook Desktop App has made it so easy for me to simply drag and drop emails on the calendar icon to create reminders, I never miss a follow up, a meet up, or a pay up.  Check out the video to see how this works. What I love as...

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What Do a 5K and a Speaking Opportunity Have in Common? Jul 07, 2022

Check out the video links at the end of the blog to see Keith's first and fourth telling of his 2022 Toastmasters International Speech Contest speech to see the difference practice makes.

I have always had a passion for competition and it’s not because I love to win, I mean I do, but...

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Take Pride In Your Communication Jun 23, 2022

When you take PRIDE in your communication, the people you are trying to reach will take notice. Sometimes it's hard not to get into the same old routine, to think oh, it's just another email, document, spreadsheet and not put in some extra effort in zhushing it up a bit. Well Google has made...

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