RACE Through 2023 Part 2: Are These Fresh? Jan 12, 2023

In last week’s blog, Race Through 2023 Part 1, I shared my intentions to stop racing around in 2023. It makes us robotic, grouchy, and dull.  In 2023 I also intend to further UNPACK how my inherent racism IMPACTS my day to day interactions, even down to the level of how it shows up...

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RACE Through 2023 Part 1: Res(t)istance Jan 04, 2023

This double entendre explains pretty well where my head is here at the start of 2023.  

RACE from the standpoint of realizing we are always racing around, always busy, resting only to work harder and more, executing to do lists we can never complete, play dates, blind dates, zoom dates,...

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Leave the Resting Listening Face Behind: Be a CAP Nov 30, 2022

Typically we dish out advice on how to be a better presenter, networker, and overall communicator.  But not today.  Today we are focused on all of you, audience members, who sit through numerous presentations each week, month, and year.   It can be a lot, we get it, but if you can...

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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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