Communication Tool for Creating Family Rules
After one of my communications workshops at the Florida Recreation and Parks Association, Barbie Van Camp, CTRS, CPRP, from St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation approached me with a great tool for creating family rules. She learned it from working with the Girl Scouts, and it’s a simple way to improve communication between family members and provide a structure to help families function better. (more…)
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
September Reading Recommendation
What motivates us?
For many years, it’s been thought and taught that in order to motivate people and mold their habits, one should punish undesired behavior, and reward desired behavior. This “carrot and stick” approach to management is based on the idea that humans are fundamentally extrinsically motivated. (more…)
2 Billion Under 20: August Reading Recommendation
At the National Speakers Convention this year, I had the pleasure of seeing Jared Kleinert speak about his newly released book “2 Billion Under 20.” Along with co-author Stacey Ferreira, Jared’s power-packed book highlights the successful journeys of 75 influential, world-changing, entrepreneurial millennials. These individuals are doing and will continue to do incredible things. These young innovators know how to set and get goals. (more…)
How to Write Effective Email Subject Lines
Do people read and respond to your emails?
According to AtTask, U.S. employees of large-sized companies (1000 employees or more) spend about 14 percent of their workweek on email. With such a large amount of our time devoted to sending electronic messages, it’s important that we learn all we can about how to email effectively and efficiently. Creating powerful subject lines is one important skill. (more…)
Receiving Negative Feedback: Separating the Message from the Messenger
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every time someone wanted to give you feedback, they did so in a perfect way? They had perfect timing, the perfect tone of voice and perfect wording so that you would immediately know what to do and how to do it. Here imagine yourself singing, “Communications Kumbaya” while everyone holds hands. Well good luck! (more…)