Earlier this week, one of my public speaking clients mentioned to me that she would like to work on her “presence” before the audience as well as her actual presentation. I probed a bit deeper, asking her to describe exactly what it was she wanted to project; how was it that she wanted others to see her? She took a few minutes to ponder my question and then said, “I want to project quiet confidence when I’m delivering my speech or sales pitch.”
I decided to stimulate my client’s… Continue
Added by Ellen Dunnigan on December 31, 2009 at 3:24pm —
Swiss company with Indianapolis operations considers pullout
The Indianapolis operation of Roche Diagnostics Corp has likely seen healthier times. Despite unfettered growth internationally, where Roche has outpaced its competitors, its American operations have been troubled by diminished market share in diabetes related products.
Specifically, Roche’s Disetronic insulin pump sales have diminished greatly over the past 10 years. A 2001 U.S. market share of 20 percent had… Continue
Added by Andrew Gouty on December 31, 2009 at 12:20pm —
Wow! There was a lot to choose from last weekend at the cinema! We took a family vote, and all of the boys (age 10, 14 & 17) were united in wanting to see Avatar
. Science Fiction and Adventure movies are usually not my first choice, but anything that our whole family can enjoy together always makes the top of the list. I will admit to a moment of hesitation when I found out that Avatar
is close to three hours long…but the family had voted, and we were excited to see… Continue
Added by Marcia Clutter on December 31, 2009 at 9:42am —
I am about halfway through a new book called “The Big Leap” which is about conquering your “hidden fear” and “taking life to the next level”.
It is written by an executive coach by the name of Gay Hendricks who works with some of the nation’s top CEO’s and executive management teams.
It’s all about pushing yourself to the next level that he describes as your “Zone of Genius”.
Hendricks believes that very few of us are living in this zone.
He argues… Continue
Added by CJ McClanahan on December 31, 2009 at 9:16am —
People all over the world have special traditions for celebrating the arrival of the new year, and often celebrations include the idea of eating lucky foods, thought to bring happiness and prosperity in the year to come. Just which foods are lucky depends on where you are, but there are some traditions that are pretty widespread. Here are suggestions for lucky foods from around the world, but if you have a New Year's Food tradition that brings you luck, please share your link or recipe in the… Continue
Added by Rita Woll on December 30, 2009 at 6:17pm —
Recently I received a curious email, it was addressed to my dog Toto. Yes, you are reading correctly....MY DOG! I found it interesting that while I have never subscribed Toto to receive any mail of her own, she was receiving this highly personalized email with incentives for dog food and treats. Great design. Interesting information. Incentives that I might even use. They even had a picture of her breed, which I am sure is just by coincidence. While I am sure that Purina had very good… Continue
Added by Carissa Newton on December 30, 2009 at 5:24pm —
Added by Aaron Laramore on December 30, 2009 at 3:13pm —
Develop saving strategies to eliminate debt in 2010. Tips for the new year:
1. Avoid Debt--most importantly, think twice before adding debt. Pay off debt as quickly as possible.
2. Supplement Income or Cut Costs--Look for additional income
3. Pay off High Cost Debts--develop a debt elimination plan, learn the secret of debt "snowballing"
Source is one of my favorite sites: www.americasaves.org
Added by William L. Hammond on December 30, 2009 at 2:37pm —
Taliban fighters before they ever gave a damn about Taliban fighting… Continue
Added by Aaron Laramore on December 30, 2009 at 12:41pm —
The blog Naked Capitalism takes note
that on Christmas Eve, the Treasury Department announced it had... considerably increased its Freddie and Fannie safety net, by removing all limits on the amounts on offer (an increase from a ceiling of $400 billion) and simultaneously allowing the two GSEs to increase their balance sheets near term. Previously, they had been… Continue
Added by Aaron Laramore on December 30, 2009 at 12:40pm —
Thats the answer that Vladimir posits a question to in a post at Redstate
(the conservative blog that would swiftly ban me for this point of view...if they hadn't already). Vladimir asks a question that really should be examined by the GOP as a party and conservatives as a movement, namely why don't we make any headway with this issue with blacks? He points… Continue
Added by Aaron Laramore on December 30, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Every time that we mention the word “BUDGET”
to people, they seem to get a look on their face that makes them look like they just swallowed a lemon. It is good to realize that a budget is one of the best tools that you can have for your personal or business finances.
One of the biggest misconceptions that we see is people thinking that they are locked into what the budget dictates. This cannot be any further from the truth. A budget is merely creating a roadmap or plan… Continue
Added by David L Hillary Jr on December 30, 2009 at 11:30am —
I have not blogged in a long time, consider me apologetic. But consider me busy as well. In my journey as the General Manager of a hotel during this economy, I have had to grow and learn in ways I had not planned on. My mentality of business first, people later has changed to "When you put people first, then you are ready for business".
This tough economic year for the hotel had me perplexed as to how to get our hotel more full (and more profitable), in times where new hotels are… Continue
Added by Jill Woods on December 30, 2009 at 11:29am —
Many of you know I own and operate Anytime Fitness at 96th and Olio Road. However, you may not know I am also an attorney. In the fitness industry, this is our big season with weight loss being the number one resolution. I applaud anyone who is putting their health as a priority, but this year I am also thinking of something else people tend to put on the back burner - - - making a will.
It is a topic many people like to avoid because it is uncomfortable to think about. It is also… Continue
Added by Geoff Heisey on December 30, 2009 at 7:51am —
Added by Leah Barr on December 29, 2009 at 11:17pm —
So you are in business and working hard to build on what you have accomplished. Great job!
Are you monitoring your competition? You could have a problem! Some forget that the smaller businesses, you know the place where most business owners start, are competition. We tend to measure ourselves next to businesses of the same size or bigger. The smaller companies are the ones to watch out for. They bring new thoughts and originality to your industry. They are smaller and can react… Continue
Added by Johnnie Firari on December 29, 2009 at 10:47pm —
Hearts of Pearl is a new non-profit organization that was founded in July of 2009, is currently looking to hire a grant writer to research, write and submit grant applications for HOP. Any persons that are interested in gaining more experience or feel the desire to work with a new organization, please forward resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 7399 North Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46235, Attn: Crenia Rogers, Chief Executive Director.
Added by Crenia Rogers on December 29, 2009 at 4:30pm —
First in a series:
Jeff Eriks - Northwest Indiana Commercial Constractor
We'll be updating this series every week, who are we missing?
Added by Steve Dalton on December 29, 2009 at 3:10pm —
Looking for a Career in Real Estate?
Want to be a full time agent or earn a passive income without leaving your other job?
Our company is growing and we are looking for agents to join our unique team !!
· We offer Low to No monthly fees (Saving you Thousands of Dollars)
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· We are HUD… Continue
Added by J Darlene Freeman on December 29, 2009 at 1:33pm —
Well before your mind wanders in the wrong direction, Holga is a cheaply built plastic camera
with a crummy plastic lens - and the primary reason why many like it. No two cameras are the same which is a testament to the absolutely horrible quality control procedures if there are any to begin with.… Continue
Added by PK Koduri on December 29, 2009 at 10:30am —