Newsletter Category: 2014-2015 Newsletters

2015 June Newsletter

So I was at the Miss America Pageant watching my daughter and minding my own business, when I became an involuntary participant in a social science experiment. The TV producers of the show were looking to add some light-hearted humor, […]

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2015 May Newsletter

After listening to Sarah Robinson’s talk at our last SME meeting, I’ve been spending some time observing various corporate cultures in action:
1-      A sales promotion for customers was given at two companies. The first company promotion was short-staffed, other company […]

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2015 April Newsletter

I knew I was hooked on Scott’s presentation on connecting generations, when he asked if anyone was a Boomer and I raised my fist- turns out that fist pumping is a common trait of Baby Boomers. So I had some […]

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2015 March Newsletter

How many times have I been sucked into a Ron Popiel infomercial?  I’ll be flipping through the channels, and there he is, demonstrating some new gizmo, while an enraptured audience claps joyously in appreciation.  I’ll hear the price and think […]

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2015 February Newsletter

Our last speaker, Mike Hourigan used this quote at our last meeting on change. I love this quote for three reasons
              1-because it shows how important adapting to change is…and has been!
              2-Francis Bacon was a contemporary of William Shakespeare […]

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2015 January Newsletter

I’m doing a little poll among people I meet: Do you say the year is “Two-Thousand-Fifteen” or “Twenty-Fifteen”?-
I never knew anyone who said, “Twenty-oh-One”, when we switched Millenniums, so I kept saying “Two Thousand and _____”. And now I find […]

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2014 December Newsletter

“You cannot not have an experience with a client”- Lou Carbone
I never leave a SME function without something to think about.  To be honest, I sometimes read someone’s title or business card and roll my eyes.  Have you ever read […]

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2014 November Newsletter

“He was the best speaker I ever saw.”
The things people said about Scott Carbonara were amazing. I don’t recall seeing so many positive comments about any other speaker we have had. I still have a scrap of paper from the […]

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2014 SME October Newsletter

“You don’t want to be that guy.”
If you were at our meeting in September, you remember the story that Mike Michalowicz shared about his life as a struggling business owner. Even though he was young at the time, a mentor […]

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2014 September Newsletter

That is a line from my favorite movie, where the main character has to face a choice- does he crawl through a hole he dug by hand and smash his way into a sewer pipe on the off chance that […]

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