E- Zine - June 2005


Do you know the Rules of the Game? CEOs entrepreneurs, business leaders, college students, salespeople, customer service reps - are you tired of being the shrinking violet hiding in the corner – not meeting people, not developing essential relationships, losing sales, contracts, business – because you’re afraid you’ll mess up by doing or saying the wrong thing? Show up in the world with blooming confidence as you put your best foot forward with knowledge and skills you learn in the Professional Development Series coming to Edmond, OK in June.

Business Protocol     6:30 – 8:00 pm     June 14, 2005
Techno-Etiquette     6:30 – 8:00 pm     June 21, 2005
Bus. & Social Entertaining     6:30 – 8:00 pm     June 28, 2005
Four-course Dining Tutorial     6:30 – 8:00 pm     July 5, 2005
Interviewing Dos & Don’ts     6:30 – 8:00 pm     July 26, 2005
Afternoon Tea & Etiquette     2:00 – 3:30 pm     July 12, 2005

For the little ones ages 7 – 10. Give them the gift of good manners.
Mad Hatter Tea Party     12:00 – 1:30 pm     July 19, 2005

Register by calling the City of Edmond Parks & Recreation Department at 405-359-4630. Enrollment is limited so enroll now to learn the Rules of the Game of Life - so you can show up in the world with your best foot forward.

Tips to Outclass Your Competition – Be a Business Card Pro

When you meet someone for the first time, it’s the connection you make that helps them remember you. To make that connection, put them in the spotlight and listen to what they have to say. Another way to remember someone is with business cards. They are the handshake you leave behind, so don’t leave home without them. Follow these simple business card rules so people will keep your card because they “want” to stay in contact with you.
  • Don’t force your business card on anyone – it’s rude and appears pushy.
  • Keep up to date business cards with you at all times in an easy to reach place.
  • A junior executive never asks a senior executive for their card. If they ask you, then you can exchange cards.
  • Hand your business card to the receptionist to help introduce yourself.
  • Have adequate white space for handwritten information to be added.
  • Use your business card on your briefcase, luggage, or as a nametag.
  • Give your business card face up.
  • Look at a business card when receiving one.
  • If doing international business, print the card in your language on one side and their language on the other side. Present it to them in their language.
  • Get a cardholder with two pockets – one for your cards and one for theirs, or keep your business cards in your left pocket and place their cards in your right pocket.
To strengthen your communication style and people skills, and make the best impression you can, visit http://www.protocolplus.net/seminar/outclass.html

The Coach’s Corner – What is your biggest fear?

Have you ever stayed in a situation because of fear? Many of us use fear as a place to stay comfortably and seductively stuck. It’s easy to stay stuck. To let go and move on takes courage and strength. It’s a scary place to feel the pain of failure, judgment, embarrassment, rejection – or the big one - the fear of the “unknown.”

A Positive Minute shares some other perspectives about failure:
  • When it looks like I have failed I ask, “Lord, what are you trying to tell me?”
  • Failure doesn’t mean I have accomplished nothing. It does mean I have learned something!
  • Failure doesn’t mean I don’t have it. It does mean I have to do something in a different way.
  • Failure doesn’t mean I’ve wasted my life. It does mean I have an excuse to start over again!
  • Courage isn’t feeling free from fear; courage is facing fears you feel!
Coaching questions:
  • What do I really, really want to change?
  • What is the regret if I do not try?
  • Why do I want that change?
  • What will it mean to me if I make that change?
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” ~ Mark Twain

I invite you to step into the great unknowing and face your fears of change? As your coach, we can relish the “I don’t know” together and explore, dream, and discover. Call today for your no-obligation, coaching session. This 30-minute confidential session will give you the experience of coaching. To schedule your session, call 405-341-3216.

Quotes of the Month

"No matter what the title on your business card, you can cross it off and write “Problem Solver"
         --- Brian Tracy

"The point of power is always in the present moment"
         --- Louise L. Hay

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