Monthly Archives: May 2011
Collaboration is a beautiful thing when you can bring all of the individual energies together and not be overpowered by the stronger collaborator. Never lose who you are in the mix and embrace what each contributor has to offer! Continue reading
Oprah is leaving next week and I am sad! She has been a huge part of my life especially during the time when I transitioned from being a retail business owner, to a professional speaker. I remember back in my early days of speaking, when I worked alone in my home office, anxiously waiting for 4:00 PM because that was when Oprah came on. I couldn’t afford a therapist back then, but she was there, always helping me get my head straight with her Cheryl Richardson type guests and her unique Oprah-wisdom. She always had the right things to say to move me into action and out of my funk. Continue reading
What I love the most about the book is Tina’s career advice which I found great for professional speakers and performers, like anytime you perform for an audience that isn’t there voluntarily it’s hard. She gives women a ton of advice which I loved, especially telling women to trust their instincts and just do your jobs the best way you know how not caring what others think! And if Gen Y reads this book they are going to discover that getting to 30 Rock included and still includes hard work, perseverance, and at times having to be the bossypants. Continue reading
Here are just a few things I have learned in the past few months from a Gen Y:
1. There’s a new world of communications out there- learn it, embrace it, and connect.
2. Stop talking and start listening. There are newer, quicker, better ways to do things.
3. Think green and stop printing out everything.
4. Spend money and invest in digital products like Go-to-Webinar, Camtasia, Prezi ,Screenr, and other cool tools…oh and you have to learn how to use them
5. Please don’t call and don’t waste your time leaving a message- text or connect through Facebook or Twitter
6. Give some ideas away but remember to value your time and charge accordingly. You will attract the people who value you and your message and let the others go.
7. Forget about pushing your ideas out there. Pushing is offensive and old-school. Today we are using social media to pull the audience to you. Start posting consistently.
8. This generation is not cynical- they love feedback, motivation, encouragement, and exciting projects AND they will put in the extra time if they are into it!
9. People want their information when they want it and where they want it…Make digital products (and we are.)
10. Respect your elders… Continue reading