Jim’s Journal: Is What Everyone Else Doing for You?

October 31, 2013 in Jim's Journal

How often have you heard someone say, “Well everyone else is doing it?”  I don’t know about you, but that statement doesn’t move me.  It certainly doesn’t inspire me.  And
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Jim’s Journal: Trick or Treat?

October 31, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Halloween is synonymous with candy, witches, goblins, ghosts and costumes.  People dress up to take their children trick or treating, to attend parties and to have a frivolous time.  Things
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Jim’s Journal: How Bad Do You Want It?

October 30, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Are you willing to get up when everyone else is rolling over? Are you willing to go through “it” to get to “it?” Are you willing to say you’re sorry
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Jim’s Journal: Shake it Up!

October 29, 2013 in Jim's Journal

I’m on planes all of the time.  I probably have enough frequent flier miles to be upgraded to the cockpit. Oftentimes when I’m sitting on the plane I’m reminded of what
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Jim’s Journal: Where’s My Car?

October 28, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Have you ever returned to the parking lot and could not find your car?  Whether it was returning from a flight, leaving a stadium after a game or heading to your
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Jim’s Journal: Still Got Your Foot on the Emergency Brake?

October 23, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Have you ever gotten into your car, started it up, drove a little way and wondered why it seemed to be hesitating?  If you were lucky you quickly discovered the reason
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Jim’s Journal: Do They Feel You?

October 21, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Unless you speak in a whisper, monotone or mumble, in all likelihood your audience members don’t have a problem hearing you during your presentation.  Even if projection is not one
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Jim’s Journal: What’s Up with YAC?

October 21, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Hall of Fame NFL football coach and former broadcaster, John Madden, coined the term “YAC” (Yards After the Catch).  He believed that the best receivers were the ones who were
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Jim’s Journal: Get with the PROgram

October 17, 2013 in Jim's Journal

You name the sport – football, basketball, hockey, baseball, etc. – before the season starts the players go to, and go through, some sort of training camp.  Many of the
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Jim’s Journal: Small Talk, Really!!!

October 17, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Many trainers, like myself, who lead workshops on presentation skills, focus on getting our learners to eliminate filler words. Here’s a quick list: Um       Like      So OK       Ah        You know
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