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09:41am May 8, 2014
Letting someone help you can be a good thing or a royal pain.
As a lifelong business owner, it was hard to let go of my attachment to how things got done. No control freak tendencies here. But I did it!
Here are the methods I used to quit micro-managing, so that others could actually help me.
Raise Your Income!posted
05:10am October 6, 2011
What you ‘think’ is what you get. We’ve all heard it. Yet few people know how to ‘profit’ from this principle.
Well except for approx. 10 million millionaires in the USA, and some powerful forward thinkers.
Here are some of my tips and techniques to raise your thoughts and income.
08:56am September 22, 2011
There is an art to making connections in the virtual business world. As the term implies, ‘Social Networking’ is about building relationships. And the best place to start the process is at the ‘invitation’ stage.
From personal experience, the ‘Accept’ ratio increases when a personalized message is included in requests to connect.
BUT, it’s important that the ‘personalized’ message doesn’t sound phony or like a template. So let me show you what to do and say instead.
Asking for Adviceposted
07:58am September 6, 2011
At age 21 I had my first business. I was young enough, and naive enough, to think that I knew everything. What a joke that was.
Within thirty days of hanging up the ‘OPEN FOR BUSINESS’ sign, I was almost out of business. To say that I was on a steep learning curve was an understatement. I quickly learned how to reach out and ask for advice, help, and support. Here are my techniques for asking for help, without appearing needy…
Clothes Selling Youposted
10:36am August 19, 2011
“Casual Fridays have morphed into ‘Happy Hour’ Fridays, which can send the message, I’d rather be anywhere but here”, says Kelly Machbitz. Kelly is a Certified Image Consultant and author of, Wear This, Not That! Stylish Solutions to Flatter Your Figure. Wow, she got my attention!
As a business expert, who coaches and speaks to entrepreneurs, business owners, and companies, I know that your personal image is as important as your brand. For many people their personal image is their brand. Take a look at some of those scary avatar photos on Social Networking sites!
As fast as my fingers could punch in the numbers, I called Kelly Machbitz. I wanted to find out some of the worst mistakes people make when dressing to do business. I also needed to know what entrepreneurs, consultants, and business people should be wearing to “seal the deal”, so to speak. Here’s what I discovered…
08:51am July 13, 2011
Okay we all know that networking is a powerful business building tool. Many people, including myself, get a lot of our new business via referrals. So why is it that so many “professionals” do such a crappy job of connecting with others? From what I have observed, most people don’t really know what to say or do to make powerful and meaningful connections.
To break through any obstacles, I interviewed Michael Hughes, the guru of networking. Here are his valuable opinions, pointers, and tips; all of which are in total alignment with my process on how to ethically OutSell Yourself.
Kelly: What is the biggest mistake people make when networking?
Michael: The biggest (and most common) mistake professionals make when networking is…
07:18pm May 25, 2010
Your fingers peel wrapping paper off the gift faster than snow melts in the spring. As you rip into the box, you tremble with anticipation. Then your heart stops. The gift is a homemade lime-green scarf-and-hat set. YUCK. Excitedly, your best friend asks, ‘So, do you like it?’
06:56pm May 25, 2010
The Situation The pressure is mounting at work and maybe even at home. Your ‘To Do’ list is overwhelming and you need help! Communication Action Tip Step One: Don’t use the word ‘Help’. Be aware that the word ‘help’ can make others nervous. It can imply neediness. People may fear that you want more than […]
02:29am May 20, 2010
Women buy brands. The days of simply selling a woman a product or service are over. Markets are far too crowded. To make a positive impact, today’s seller must develop a brand that’s meaningful to a woman. It’s the only way to stand out from the competition. It’s also the only way to gain access to the world’s largest buying market: women. [ – ]
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