Website content – use proper words and grammar

February 3, 2017 by 1 comment

As someone who does web content, I see some business and personal websites where something isn't right.

Either: 1) someone in the business without a good grasp of English wrote the content themselves or: 2) they got the lowest bidder with the same or lower quality English to write something ...

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How to … Tips on using Humidiifers

December 30, 2016 by Leave a comment

In keeping with my attempt to provide what I hope is interesting and/or useful information in my blogs ...

With winter weather, our homes tend to have drier air inside.

Dry air can lead to respiratory discomfort and even medical problems.  Static electricity increases, so you get that undesirable or even ...

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10 Steps to a great Spotlight speech

November 2, 2016 by 1 comment

I recently presented suggestions for how to give a 60 second or 1 minute self-introduction speech to some group - whether business people or some other.

I mentioned that there are at least three different types of introductory marketing speeches: - a Spotlight / Focus / Center of Attention - ...

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Steps to a great 60 second self-introduction speech

August 31, 2016 by Leave a comment

Many Chambers of Commerce and other business associations around the country have groups which help other members market products and/or services.  The most common name I've seen for these is "Lead Groups".  They are basically networking groups intended to generate leads for the members.

The meetings of these groups ...

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If you build it, they will come

July 31, 2016 by Leave a comment

In the movie "Field of Dreams", Ray Kinsella is walking through a cornfield when he hears a voice say: "If you build it, he will come."

This line from the script has apparently been misquoted or changed to be: "If you build it, they will come."

The movie used the ...

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How to fire an unsatisfactory employee

June 30, 2016 by Leave a comment

It's one of the most difficult things to do in running your business

(This is a long post, but a good procedure I've learned through real life and research.)

As the Owner, President, or Manager of a small company, you have many responsibilities. Your primary responsibilities are to maintain and ...

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Diesel prices – a point of curiosity

June 11, 2016 by Leave a comment

I'm kind of a news junky, so I try to pay attention, but ...

Has the media missed reporting on something?  Or did I just miss the report on the news and across the internet?

There's one thing I noticed recently.  Diesel fuel prices are lower than regular gasoline.

Diesel ...

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New Marketing Mantra: Position

June 2, 2016 by Leave a comment

You've heard the statement many times that the key elements in business are Location, Location, Location.  That one word is called out three times for emphasis and because each use covers a different area.

In real estate, where it's thought the term originated, it means a quality neighborhood, nearby shopping, ...

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Vapors

March 29, 2016 by Leave a comment

Originally published on Blogspot Sunday, January 31, 2016

Something simple, intriguing, beautiful, and relaxing (better when looked at in a larger window)

Maybe we should all take some time out of our busy schedules just to quietly observe nature a little more.

When the sun rises on a cold morning ...

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Do animals have feelings?

March 28, 2016 by Leave a comment

Originally published on Blogspot Saturday, December 26, 2015

A Ted talk I discovered recently reminded me of this concept. You might want to check it out. Ted talk

I've always felt that they do. They have consciousness - maybe with less breadth or depth or the ability to express it ...

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