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All is not lost! Some good words from clients

All is not lost! Some good words from clients

Dear reader: you are not alone in your current concerns. I have been hearing the word “scary” from more new clients than ever before. But all is not lost! No really. Here are some recent comments from my clients that may make you go aahh:…

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Coaching: “I laughed, I cried.”

Coaching: “I laughed, I cried.”

When I start working with a new coaching client I send them a questionnaire to answer before our first session. It gets the juices flowing and helps us to hit the ground running. The questions are pretty challenging – designed to make you think. A…

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How I know this economic mess is all going to work out okay

How I know this economic mess is all going to work out okay

So here is why I feel really good about the way things are going to turn out. It’s because of what I hear every day from my amazing clients (you know who you are – I applaud you!). If their commitment to a successful business…

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Where do sales come from?

Where do sales come from?

Several clients have told me that they have lost faith in their sales people: that they haven’t produced anything for them recently and they are wondering whether to keep them.Sales people are not just magic wands that you wave and suddenly wonderful things happen. They…

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Bailout Schmailout. Opportunity knocks.

Bailout Schmailout. Opportunity knocks.

While the fetal position does have its appeal right now, I am suggesting that you set aside just an hour a day for that simple comfort and use the rest of the day more productively. This is an unprecedented season of opportunities. Look at how…

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Dear Sparkings: Should I use Facebook for my business?

Dear Sparkings: Should I use Facebook for my business?

What do you think? Write down all the gigs you got from it. Write down all the gigs you are going to get from it. Okay that’s a start. If you are looking at little photos of your potential partners and customers – and you…

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Goals – and sticking with the plan

Goals – and sticking with the plan

Here is a nice note I got from a client after we had worked together. It underscores the value of setting goals and then “staying the course.” (Shame that expression has become so tarnished of late) In answer to my question: Q. How well did…

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Improv techniques help creative people communicate their ideas better

Improv techniques help creative people communicate their ideas better

Creative people are notoriously not-so-good at presenting their ideas. Pitches, conference calls, presentations, talking to clients – these are not their favorite things to do. But without successful communication their ideas have a hard time getting off the drawing board. April Jaffe and Michael Pollock…

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Clients and the Creative Process

Clients and the Creative Process

Thanks to Paul Cappelli for bringing this must-see video to our attention. What if there were no STOP signs and a major corporation was charged with creating one… Click here to see: The Creative Process

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Carissa – onward to the Oscars?

Carissa – onward to the Oscars?

“Carissa” was one of four short films selected out of 116 for the International Documentary Association’s DOCUWEEK . Carissa is a moving and informative film by David Sauvage about child prostitution and homelessness that we were able to help get made. It will have theatrical…

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