Jim’s Journal: Your Name is Written All Over It!

October 7, 2013 in Jim's Journal

I travel way too much!  I can probably give the airplane safety instructions better than most flight attendants.  Nevertheless, one of my favorite aspects of traveling (save, getting upgraded to first class and visiting beautiful
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Jim’s Journal: Don’t Be Predictable

September 16, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Last week I taught my High Impact Business Presentations class for the Rutgers University Executive MBA Program students.  I started my presentation standing in the back on the room.  As
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Jim’s Journal: Have You Stopped Learning?

August 28, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Legendary Hall of Fame and former U.C.L.A. basketball coach John Wooden once said, “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”  That quote is still fitting for
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Jim’s Journal: The Learning Elevator Goes Up and Down

August 14, 2013 in Jim's Journal

During your next workshop, meeting or presentation, remember to speak to your learners’ head AND to their heart.  The learning elevator goes up and down!  Speaking to their head suggests
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Jim’s Journal: Still Afraid of the Dark?

August 7, 2013 in Jim's Journal

I was working late one night when I heard a noise outside.  I looked out my office window but didn’t see anything.  Well, I didn’t see anything alarming or out
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My Night At The 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards Show

February 3, 2013 in Jim's Journal

JIM’S JOURNAL SPECIAL EDITION: AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING AT THE AWARDS SHOW Darn! Somebody woke me up! The week is over and I’m back home. It’s cold in Philly. And I was
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LA Day 7: Runways & Red Carpets Amp Up the Excitement

February 1, 2013 in Jim's Journal

JIM’S JOURNAL SPECIAL EDITION: ONE NIGHT TO GO AND THE HEAT IS ON WITH A FASHION SHOW AND GALA RECEPTION Yesterday was bittersweet. One unfortunate thing about travel is that when
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DAY 6 IN LA: Dream Week Continues With CAA Screening Party

January 31, 2013 in Jim's Journal

JIM’S JOURNAL SPECIAL EDITION: JIM GETS BACK TO “DREAM WEEK” IN LOS ANGELES FOR A PRIVATE MOVIE SCREENING AT THE CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY Can you say sweeeeeeeet? That’s the word
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DAY 5 IN CALIFORNIA: Our Best Is Yet To Come!

January 30, 2013 in Jim's Journal

JIM’S JOURNAL SPECIAL EDITION: JIM & MARENA REPORT LIVE FROM DAY 5 IN CALIFORNIA FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARDS I beat my 5:00 am wake-up call this morning. Yes, that meant
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LA DAY 4: When You Do What You Love Magical Things Happen

January 29, 2013 in Jim's Journal

JIM’S JOURNAL SPECIAL EDITION: IT’S A WRAP ON DAY 4 IN CALIFORNIA FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARDS I believe it was 1995. I was working for the Vanguard Financial Group
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