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Does it really matter what it looks like?

You bet it does. It's not a big leap to say visuals are "where it's at" today. The popularity of images, graphics and videos can't be denied, but is there any science behind their power to make connections, to make marketing success, to create measurable financial...

Clooney: an image made in heaven.

Last night George Clooney, in apparent authenticity at its finest during his acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes, further cemented his stellar image as one of the good guys. Watch it and weep, for what happened in less than...

Smart business: Outsource more in 2015

In today's newspaper, Ed Rappuhn, a SCORE mentor, offers five areas of focus for a great year of business in 2015. Each area is a gem within itself, and warrants further thought and study. But the one that really struck me this morning is this...

Good communication requires planning ahead…and then hard work.

We all talk about and read about what it takes to effectively communicate, and we have an ever-growing array of tools at our fingertips to use today. But one thing is a historical constant: It takes early planning to even have a decent chance to be...

Do blogs really make a difference?

Besides giving the writer a voice, that is? Don't we know enough already about what's for dinner or how cute your kids and grand kids are? Ah, but what if blogs really work? What if they actually accomplish something for business or politics? What if they...

How to be fully present in this moment.

" First things first." [caption id="attachment_218" align="alignright" width="230"] Stay in the present moment.[/caption] Sounds pretty obvious, doesn't it? Real simple. Even intuitive. Who's going to argue? You do whatever is first, first, and then you go on to the next thing on your list. Easy peasy. Then why...

The absolute power of focus.

Here is my promise to you: If you will focus on something in your business, you will get results. This is one of core beliefs. I know this. For sure. If we will focus on one business goal or objective, and we will spend time on...

Note the photos on this brand new Website…part of my own story.

Welcome to my new Web site!  Why did I wait so long to pull the trigger?  The whole process has been seamless, thankfully. Right now, I'm participating in a professional coaching group, and just the process of that has propelled me forward to work on my...