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Absence Makes the Head to Wonder

“I haven’t seen my 4-H Agent at the Fair this week.  I’m pretty certain he does absolutely nothing!” I’m not quite sure what it is in human nature that makes us think the worst of others sometimes.   Whether it’s clients … Continue reading

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The Art of the Away Message

Ahhhh….’tis the season!  Now is the time of year when I send an email, I am instantly met by an onslaught of “away” messages.  To be fair, I never thought much about away messages until a particular message caught my … Continue reading

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Why No One Is Reading Your Emails

Email overload is a problem, no denying that fact.  However, what if WE are the ones causing the problem?  The sender of an email has great power; power to communicate a message clearly and concisely, or contrastingly power to confuse and complicate … Continue reading

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Presentations that Don’t Put People to Sleep

Great easy-to-understand infographic on creating effective presentations.  (Great for our 4-H’ers, but a perfect reminder for ourselves as well). For more technical help in the area of presentations, check out “Slideology” by Nancy Durante.

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Generations in the Workplace

In today’s TED Talk discussion group, Debbie shared with us: “Ted Radio Hour:  The Next Greatest Generation” http://blog.ted.com/2013/09/06/ted-radio-hour-the-next-greatest-generation/ While this podcast focused predominantly on the millennial generation, we are currently in a time in which we may be working with … Continue reading

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“My Invention That Made Peace with Lions”

In “The Magic of Speech Evaluation” author Andrii  Sedniev makes the case that if you were to evaluate speeches on a 0-100 point scale, an ideal scale might be: 25 points-  Sincerity 25 points- Passion and energy 25 points- Stories that connect … Continue reading

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Sending Better Email

Great infograph on sending better emails.  My favorite points: Use specific titles (as opposed to:  “read now”. When possible keep emails limited to three sentences. Don’t send emails about cats.  (Please.  Unless it is Pocket Cat.  Then I’ll read it.  … Continue reading

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