Category Archives: Business

Broadway here we come

“Who killed the business?” didn’t make the cover of Variety on Saturday morning, but we definitely should have. To put it in the words of co-producer Dr. Loren Murfield, “This has been an exhilarating experience. I loved how everyone made … Continue reading

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Interactive Workshop: Back by popular demand

SMARTstart Business Incubator invited me to return on Thursday, October 15, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. to noon, for an Interactive Workshop: How to Close More Business in Less Time. This fast-paced workshop helps business owners develop and define specific strategies … Continue reading

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“Who Killed The Business?” Mystery Theatre Comes To The Centre Club

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Was it the owner’s spendthrift son, the lazy salesman, the bookkeeper who knows all and tells all, the not-so-innocent foreman, or one of the other so-called valued and indispensable employees that killed the business? That’s what dinner … Continue reading

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Who Killed The Business?

Every now and then a project comes along that takes me far afield of my customary activities. Here it is: As a member of  the business committee of Tampa’s Centre Club, we looked for a program that would not only … Continue reading

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I’m sorry

On a recent trip, my wife and I stopped at a name-brand hotel in Virginia – our hotel of choice on most road trips simply because things are always just right. In other words, they’re consistent from location to location. … Continue reading

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Watch the lowest common denominator

I’m old enough to remember when we had only black and white television. There was no cable. We could watch three stations if the rabbit ears (the antenna) that sat on top of the TV were positioned just right. I … Continue reading

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Reinvention

The dictionary defines reinvent as “to make major changes or improvements to (something), to present (something) in a different or new way.” People reinvent themselves all the time, often without consciously being aware they’re doing so. Something stirs them and they … Continue reading

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Marketing, sales, and emotional intelligence

I’ll be the special guest of Dr. Hank Clemons, Founder and CEO for the Society of Emotional Intelligence. Our topic is Marketing, Sales, and Emotional Intelligence.  Join us on Thursday, July 24 at 7:15 p.m.  Click this link to listen … Continue reading

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How do you see others? How do they see you?

There’s an old story (call it an urban legend) of a man walking into a Mercedes dealership one afternoon. He’s dressed in old, torn blue jeans, a flannel shirt in dire need of retirement, and work boots. He’s definitely in … Continue reading

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For startups and younger businesses

Join me as I outline the 5 critical mistakes startup businesses make that zap short-term success and hinder long-term prosperity, and how to avoid them at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Fairfield Inn & Suites, Tarpon Springs, Florida. Sponsored by … Continue reading

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