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Jean Kelley

The Top Meeting Pet Peeves that Plague Organizations

By Jean Kelley Tell most business people that there’s another meeting on their agenda, and you’ll likely see them shake their head, roll their eyes, and mumble something under their breath.  That’s because nearly all meetings succumb to a few pet peeves – those annoying meeting happenings that derail the meeting’s purpose, waste time, and […]

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Patricia Fripp

Three Techniques for Better Storytelling

By Patricia Fripp Everybody loves a good story. No matter what our culture, we grow up knowing that hearing a story is somehow a reward. Stories are how we learn values and our family’s legacy.  When we go to school we discover that stories are a way to make history come alive. In business we […]

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Marti MacGibbon

Winning with Laughter

By Marti MacGibbon Jenny, a manager in a large manufacturing firm, is required to deliver several presentations per month. She feels confident about putting together the speaking points, which cover technical material, but feels that she is “inflicting” a boring lecture on her listeners, since the material is so dry. She worries that the important […]

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Patricia Fripp

Speaking at Service Clubs: Boost Your Business

By Patricia Fripp Are you looking for an inexpensive way to promote your business? Have you ever wondered what a higher visibility in your community could do to increase business? Have you ever listened to a speaker at a service club and thought, “I could do better than that!” You can! Brenda was a successful […]