Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Book Reviews

Have you read Tom Sanders Love is the Killer App yet?

It's a must read, I listened to his book on a CD and wrote about 6 pages of ideas down. I got so excited that I was buzzing for a week. The FUZZIES are back!

Tom talks about Evangelizing your business, you must add value to it and everyone else around you. Be a Love Cat!

How do people FEEL in your presence? Biz loves gets all the attention. We are starved for attention yet, advertisers hit us up 27x times before we pay attention. That's because we are starved for personal attention.

Show Compassion - how much do you care? Consider listening more, feeling more, caring more. Lead your knowledge and network.

Biz Love is: Love Cat Success
Be an outstanding brand as a person. Be Powerful!
Be liked and trusted
Differentiation is a premium value
Compassion is memorable and productive

There is alot more in the book. Visit www.tomsanders.com

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Tom Peters quoted this in Re-imagine, is another read.

The Seven Lively Smarts
Diversity isn't just a good idea, it's a definitely attributes to the human spirit. Harvard Profession Howard Gardner has developed the concept of MI or Multiple Intelligences. There are 7 formal measurable varieties of intelligences.
1. Logical - math
2. Linguistic
3. Spatial
4. Musical
5. Kinethetic
6. Interpersonal
7. Intrapersonal
each variety has an unique value in terms of framing the world. The problem with educational efforts and hiring companies only focusing on logical-math is perhaps with linguistic- math and emotional education sneaking in the side door, thus we end up discarding 5 out of the 7 varieties. The result is: Multiple Stupidities!

Saturday, November 12, 2005

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Networking Workshop

Highly qualified customers are seeking you out and they have the buying power to do business with you. Do they know who you are?

It’s all about who knows you!


Networking is the life blood of our business. Knowing how to network and promote yourself is vital in getting business, a Job, or other opportunities.

Learn how not to leave your money on the table!

This networking workshop you will learn simple tools to be more effective and successful at networking.

Learn how to make networking more fun, enjoyable and successful. This session is for anyone who is in sales, Marketing, or looking for a job.

• Learn how you can be more memorable
• What are the three 12 second rules?
• Learn what the top 4 values that you can use in your U.P.S.
• How to write new scripts in getting what you want


Mari-Lyn has been Coaching SME’s Businesses since 1994 in the areas of Business Development, Marketing, Networking, Branding and Sales. Co-author of Build Your own Business, B.Y.O.B. It’s a owners manual in planning and developing your business. She considers herself a Connector. (you want to have Connectors on your team)

RSVP your seat in this powerful session, you won’t want to miss it! Come experience the Big “O.”

Cost: $20.00
Where: Royal Glenora Club River Valley Road
Date: November 28, 2005
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Contact: Toll Free: 1-866-667-0166 or E-mail: kindnessinc@myway.com

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

It's all about who knows you!

This topic came about as my very good friend Bette Daoust Ph.D. Dr. Know she is going by now, owner of BluePrintBooks.com has written a series of business topics to assist business owners. The first one is 150 ways to Promote Yourself.

What can do to improve on to be more memorable? As the saying goes “It’s about you knows you?”

Just this past weekend I went through all my business cards – cleaned everything out. You would be amazed how many I threw out. Yes I know them, but how many of those contacts know me? Or took the time to keep in touch?

There were a few I kept as at one time or another we have helped each other along the path of entrepreneurship or our journey together in business.

So, who knows you? What do you do to keep in touch with people?

Last week, I also make the point in meeting with people where we have met at a networking function or an introduction and are just meeting for the 1st time for a coffee; a one on one. I like doing this just to find out more of what the other person does, who they are outside of work and it helps me to keep an eye out for a contact, a referral or support that I can offer them along my travels.

I hope with what I have shared with you, will help you think about being more memorable. My question is to you: What do you do to be more memorable to other people and to your colleagues.

One gal whose story really touched me was Wendy McClelland, she has now started a new company called Think Without Boundaries. Take a moment and go to her site: www.thinkwithoutboundaries.com

Until next time, take care of each other. Pay something kind forward.

Mari-lyn