Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Top Three Tuesday

Give me your top three places you love to vacation.


1. Indiana - seems lame but there really is no place like home.

2. New Orleans, actually make that the French Quarter with a drink in my hand people watching.

3. I'd like to say Florence or Paris, but I've only been once. So I'll go with some place on the water - I am not particular, or in a particular hurry to get back to the water since putting on a swimsuit seems far from relaxing these days.

Man, I want a vacation!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Top Three Tuesday

What are your top three favorite ice cream flavors?


Chocolate Chip (old school chocolate chip, not chocolate chip cookie dough)

Extreme Moose Tracks (Kroger Private Selection)

Strawberry (preferably with chunks of real strawberries)
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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Small Message, Big Impact

I just finished reading Small Message, Big Impact by Terri Sjodin

I was interested in this book because it's about how to put the power of the elevator speech effect to work for you. You know the elevator speech - the three minute spiel to sell yourself, your services, your ideas, etc. The elevator speech makes me uncomfortable because selling anything makes me uncomfortable.

While I was interested in the book it took me a while to actually pick it up and start reading. I didn't have to read far into the book to realize I should have picked it up right away.

This book is full of valuable information and helpful tools, whether you are developing an elevator speech or a longer presentation. I can count at least three missed opportunities where I could have benefited from the information in this book the week before I started reading this book. From the basic of how to have structured a presentation I gave down to how to determine the amount of time spent of each area of the presentation to how to define my intention when presenting an idea to my boss for buy-in.

Good for anyone in sales, anyone who presents, and more importantly anyone who is not comfortable with either of those situations.

The day after

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Top Three Tuesday

My top three movies (at this time) are....

You've Got Mail, Beautiful Girls, and Torch Song Trilogy

Now tell me what movies make your top three list.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Warrior Dash

Next Saturday at 8:00am Lolly and I will be running the Warrior Dash in North Georgia with a dear friend and her daughter.

There's been no prep and I don't like to get dirty but I do believe I am mentally tough. I hope I am not proven wrong...

Monday, May 2, 2011

Good Riddance

Something tells me that there weren't any virgins waiting on him...

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