A study by MCI found that most professionals believe that over 50 percent of meeting time is wasted. More than 90 percent admit to daydreaming in meetings, 73 percent have brought other work, and 39 percent have fallen asleep. You might think that there would be fewer meetings. However, in the survey 46 percent said they attended more meetings than a year ago.
Meetings cost time and money. Many meetings end with no results or outcome. How can you be sure you are using your time and money effectively? The answer: with proper training.
Even MBA graduates have never had a course in how to plan, organize, and present an effective meeting. That is the subject of this new book which will teach the proper skills and training to get great results with every meeting, every time! You will learn the checklists for planning your meeting, setting the agenda, strategic planning, how the physical setting can be improved, how to properly open a meeting, handling difficult people and maintaining control, how to assess and evaluate your meetings, and the correct method to end a meeting. Good meetings don’t just happen, they are planned and created.
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“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ~ Ernest Hemingway You have the power to change your life, that power is within today. Tomorrow never comes and yesterday is already in the history books, so it’s time to live in the moment, live in today. What you choose to do with your time, energy and focus is going to shape your future. Nobody else cares as much as you do about your life, so start investing in it today. What You Will Learn • How to tap into the power of your inner child • Ways you can grow up & develop yourself • What you can do about difficult people • Making the most of your time • Tools for happiness • And more!
Are you or your family member looking for ways to be successful? Looking for a quick guide to learn how to be more successful? Find out what the most successful people don’t like to do but they do anyway and how you could learn from them to be more successful in every aspect of your life. In “How to Be Successful: 21 Things the Most Successful People Don’t Like To Do, But They Do Them Anyway “, you’ll not only uncover things that most successful people don’t like to do, but they do them anyway to help them to more successful but also to apply them to help you be more successful in financial freedom, better relationships and better overall health…etc.
Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan: A Pro Shares a Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Plan that Gets Results by Hal Shelton will open your eyes to insider tips, hints, and techniques for creating a winning business plan. Nearly 50 percent of new businesses fail within five years. A well thought-out business plan can dramatically turn the odds in your favor. With this easy-to-follow guide, you will: • Discover why you need a business plan and the best style for you • Receive step-by-step guidance for creating each section of your plan • Write your plan as you go using worksheets in every chapter (link to www.score.org/secrets_business_plan) • Get proven strategies for obtaining bank loans and attracting investors • Spend less time writing your plan and more time setting up your business • Learn how to create a business plan for a nonprofit Are you planning to start a business, grow an existing business, or start a nonprofit? Wherever you are in your journey, you have a need to develop the knowledge and plans to guide you to a successful business operation. While this learning and planning process takes many forms, shapes, and levels of intensity, it is all considered part of the business planning process. If you are in any of the above stages with your business, this book is written for you. It is for entrepreneurs who are thinking of starting a small business or nonprofit, and for small business owners who want to grow an existing business or solve an operating problem. This book will also help if you are looking for assurance that you are headed in the right direction, seeking help with a section of your business plan that you do not understand, feeling that a section of your business plan is not robust enough and want pointers, or wanting to learn where and how to apply for funding. Entrepreneurs should always surround themselves with mentors and advisors, so you will also find ideas on where to find these valuable resources. The Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan is packed with actionable advice and real-life examples from Shelton’s experience as a senior executive, SCORE small business mentor, and angel investor.
How to Be a More Successful Language Learner incorporates the latest thinking about learner strategies and language learning. Language learners and teachers alike discover the psychological, linguistic, and practical aspects of the successful acquisition of a new language.
A unique team of authors — Douglas B. Sosnik, a strategist in the Clinton White House; Matthew J. Dowd, a strategist for President Bush’s two campaigns who has recently broken publicly with the president over the direction of the administration; and award-winning political journalist Ron Fournier — took their exclusive insiders’ knowledge far outside Washington’s Beltway in search of keys to winning leadership.
At a certain level of wealth, money makes
parenting harder, not easier. Raised Healthy,
Wealthy & Wise breaks new ground in the field of
raising children amid wealth by hearing from
the success stories: real-life children raised
with wealth now grown into happy, healthy,
and productive adults. Nationally recognized
wealth advisor Coventry Edwards-Pitt draws
on her many years of professional experience
to interview successful heirs and uncover what
works-and what doesn’t-in raising wealthy
children to lead fulfilling and productive lives.
While there is a lot of advice out there for
affluent parents, this is the first book that allows
us to hear directly from children who survived
the gauntlet of being raised with wealth and
emerged happy, healthy, and productive on the
other side. Why do they think they have become
successful? What went right? And how? Readers
will find that these voices speak with a clarity that
will inspire parents faced with these challenges
to take the steps necessary to set their children
on the path toward health and happiness.
LEAD LIKE A WOMAN
“Rich with proven, practical knowledge and insights from highly successful women that you can put into action immediately to create your executive presence, be viewed as ‘leadership material,’ and maximize your opportunities.”
—Nina McLemore, Founder and CEO, Nina McLemore, Inc.; founder and former President, Liz Claiborne Accessories; former member Executive Committee, Liz Claiborne, Inc.
“A fabulously insightful and powerful book for women who aspire to business leadership. Relying on decades of experience and research, the authors reveal key insights and successful strategies, including practical how-to advice, to en¬able women to hone and enhance their inherent leadership strengths. The book provides women with a compelling and straightforward blueprint for accelerated business success! This is a must-read for women and for all mentors and coaches of women!”
—Richard Falcone, Chairman, Xperior-Consulting, Inc; former Chairman/CEO of Securus Technologies, Inc; and former AT&T Senior Vice President
“Sharon Hadary and Laura Henderson have written a book that will be a blueprint for success that will inspire women in business for years to come—and not a moment too soon, given women’s steadily expanding influence in business. The authors have combined personal insight, research-based knowledge, and real-life lessons in a thought-provoking guide that will benefit women just beginning their leadership journey and women at the pinnacle of their professions. How Women Lead is a celebration of the perspective and power of successful women. This book belongs in every leader’s personal library.”
—Maria Coyne, Executive Vice President, Consumer and Small Business Segment Head, KeyBank; member Executive Council, KeyCorp
IT’S A NEW WORLD FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP.
Did you know that:
. . . companies with more women in high-level positions report better financial performance than those with fewer women at these levels?
. . . 40% of all privately held businesses are owned by women?
. . . more than half of all professional and managerial positions are held by women?
. . . the number of women earning $100,000 or more has grown at a faster pace than it has for men in the United States?
. . . 6.3% of the top earners in the For¬tune 500 companies are women?
Women are moving into leadership roles in business, government, and the military, and they’re gaining positions of increasing stature and higher salaries. BUT . . . women’s upward movement is not matching the rate of their movement into professional and managerial positions.
It is time to own your destiny. Gain the confidence and know-how you need to navigate it all. Your roadmap to achieving your aspirations, How Women Lead provides hard-won wisdom from women who have reached truly impressive heights in their careers.
Written by two women’s leadership experts who are themselves successful leaders, How Women Lead gives women the information they need to become high-potential leaders but don’t get in business school: how to build a career on their own terms, gain the critical business management skills needed to advance, and advocate successfully for themselves.
Whether you’re already in the leadership pipeline, contemplating your next career move, or are working to empower women in business, the lessons of How Women Lead will show you the sky’s the limit when you combine women’s leadership strengths with sound business acumen.
The explosive growth of the coffee shops across the country has been phenomenal in the past 20 years, expanding from 500 businesses to more than 20,000 today. Few people realize coffee is the largest food import to the United States. There is money to be made on those beans! Coffee shops make up the FASTEST GROWING part of the restaurant business, checking in with a 7% annual growth rate. World coffee production is estimated at 110 – 120 million bags per year. Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day, or equivalent to 146,000,000,000 (146 Billion) cups of coffee per year; making the United States the LEADING CONSUMER of coffee in the world. Here is the step-by-step manual you need to cash in on this highly profitable segment of the food service industry. The revised 2nd edition of How to Open a Financially Successful Coffee, Espresso & Tea Shop is an updated, comprehensive, and detailed study of the business side of the specialty coffee and beverage business. This superb manual should be studied by anyone investigating the opportunities of opening a coffee café, tea shop, or coffee kiosk. If you enjoy meeting people and love coffee, this may be the perfect business for you, but keep in mind that although specialty coffee retail looks easy, as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need including sample business forms, leases, and contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; sample menus; coffee drink recipes; inventory lists; sample floor plans, diagrams, and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, time-saving tools of the trade that no coffee entrepreneur should be without. The author provides detailed instructions and examples to help you find a location that will bring success. Learn how to draw up a winning business plan, how to buy and sell a coffee shop, profitable menu planning, successful kitchen and beverage management, equipment layout and planning, food safety, and HACCP. Find out how to set up computer systems to save time and money, hire and keep a qualified professional staff, manage and train employees, and generate high profile public relations and publicity. Discover sales and marketing techniques, low-cost internal marketing ideas, how to keep bringing customers back, and low- and no-cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales. In this book you will learn the basics of everything you need to know about running your business, including accounting and bookkeeping procedures, auditing, IRS tip reporting requirements, basic cost-control systems, successful budgeting and profit planning development, pricing formulas, and legal concerns, as well as thousands of valuable tips and useful guidelines. The manual delivers literally hundreds of innovative ways demonstrated to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Shut down waste, reduce costs, and increase profits. In addition, operators will appreciate this valuable resource and reference in their daily activities and as a source of ready-to-use forms, websites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can be easily applied to their operations. The Companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.