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What A Great Boss Looks Like

July 17, 2008

Well….this picture was not taken at work, but Maria Luisa is a fantastic boss. It has nothing to do with her being beautiful or chic.

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Edit Down Your Presentation to What Your Audience Needs

June 21, 2008

This “Fish Story” comes from Garr Reynolds’ Presentation Zen, a book you must read if you make presentations. There is a link to his web site on the left.

Here is the story:

When Vijay opened his store, he put up a sign that said, “We Sell Fresh Fish Here.” His father stopped by and said that the word “We” suggests a emphasis on the seller rather than the customer, and is really not needed. So the sign was changed to “Fresh Fish Sold Here.”

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Men and Women process language differently

June 12, 2008

This post is by Dr. Cindy Brown, “The Relationship Strategist.”

One of the things I have learned that is most interesting to me is the difference in how men and women process language, speak and listen differently.

While women process words, language instantly and think and process out-loud as they are rapidly talking (and maybe multi-tasking too), men tend to process feelings, words and language in their heads and more carefully choose their words instinctively in their heads first before they open their mouth to speak, as if their life depends on it.

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The 7 Habits of Very Boring People

June 1, 2008

Taking a trip on the lighter side of life, Mixonian offers the following tips for those who are interested:

1. Realize that in each situation, you are the victim. Look for dramatic effect to enhance how poor and pitiful you are. No matter what happens, it’s someone else’s fault. They really are out to get you, so be careful.

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Make a New Friend

May 19, 2008

Today I met a new friend, and I think you’d like him as well. We can’t talk to him because he died in 1975, but he left us some interesting thoughts. Arnold Toynbee (1889 – 1975) was an English historian and philosopher. Here are some quotes I found at http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/:

— It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.

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