Turn Off Your Technology for Better Conversations

Turn off tech

Have you ever been talking with someone who is looking at their technology more than they are making eye contact with you?

Surfing on their laptop? Or answering email? Tapping away on their phone?

It does’t make you feel good. Nor does it make for a good conversation.

For more effective communication, you need to turn off the distractions while you are talking.

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10 Ways the Apple Watch Will Save You Time

Save Time With Apple Watch

Monday, I wrote about my initial impressions with the Apple Watch. (Read them here.)

As the launch quickly approaches, there are still many questions about its use and features.

The big question on my mind is, “Will the Apple Watch be a true timesaver? Or just another shiny gadget that interrupts our lives?”

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My 8 Initial Apple Watch Impressions

Apple Watch on Wrist

On Friday, I was lucky enough to have the first appointment at a Phoenix Apple Store to try on the new Apple Watch.

I have been looking forward to the Apple Watch release since its announcement last fall. Yet, even this close to launch, much remains to be seen about the device’s use and functionality.

Read on, for my initial impressions from a hands on with the Apple Watch.

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5 Tips to Keep Focus on Your BIG Goal

Focus on Your BIG Goal

You have a BIG goal. One that represents your hopes and dreams. A goal that defines you and your passion.

Internally, you think of it constantly. Yet, taking action never seems to happen. You put off your BIG goal, until you doubt if you will ever do it.

What’s keeping you from getting to it?

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Why You Shouldn’t Accept Lateness in Your Business

Don_t Accept lateness

I recently attended a business training for 45 people.

I arrived 15 minutes early to the classroom and to my surprise… no one was there. My calendar confirmed that I was at the right location, but not a one of the other attendees or an instructor was present.

It wasn’t until about 2 minutes to the start of the class that someone showed up to start turning on the lights.

When did late become the new normal?

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Instead of a Meeting, Have a Conversation

Instead of a meeting have a conversation

Something urgent has come up!

Oh, there is a problem to be addressed.

Perhaps, there is a decision to be made.

Quick, schedule a meeting!!!

Is this the standard reaction at your organization?

When an issue needs attention, do you reach out to the appropriate individual to address it? Or do you immediately knee-jerk and schedule a group meeting?

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