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Public Speaking Skills Come in Handy

by Regina Clark - on Friday, August 31, 2018
Public Speaking Skills Come in Handy

I just returned from a few days in San Francisco. One of the highlights of my trip was visiting Alcatraz. I learned so much history. I'm always amazed at how much I don't know! As soon as we arrived a Park Ranger met us. He was funny, engaging, knowledgeable and a pleasure to listen to. His public speaking skills were awesome! During my vacation, I was constantly reminded how useful public speaking skills are. September is always a good time to refocus on our personal development. If improving your public speaking skills is part of your 2018 personal development plan, give me a call and we will schedule a training program or some individual coaching. The ten tips I cover during Presentation Skills Training include: 

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Making the Most of Your Diverse Workforce

by Regina Clark - on Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Making the Most of Your Diverse Workforce

Today's workforce is made up of five unique generations; Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y (Millennial) and Generation Z. According to the Department of Labor, Millennial will be the largest generation in the workforce by 2020. Thousands of Baby Boomers are retiring every day. Each generation has their preferred way of communicating, their own values, and their own rules for what is appropriate behavior at work. Traditionalists and Baby Boomers are very comfortable with chain of command thinking at work, Millennial not so much.  Last week during a management training program, a manager shared with me that one of his employees texted him to ask for a raise. Can you even imagine sending a text to your boss to ask for a raise? That sounded so strange to me, but I am a Baby Boomer, not a Millennial. Baby Boomers prefer face to face communication. I would have walked into to my bosses office and asked for a raise. Millennials prefer electronic communication.  

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Creating WOW Experiences

by Regina Clark - on Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Creating WOW Experiences

 

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Move Out of Your Comfort Zone to Soar

by Regina Clark - on Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Move Out of Your Comfort Zone to Soar

 
   

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Spoil Your Customers

by Regina Clark - on Friday, May 25, 2018
Spoil Your Customers

One of the reasons that it’s so easy to talk about the customer experience is because we are all customers. It doesn’t matter where you live, how much money you make, what kind of job you have, or what school you graduated from, we are all customers with unique experiences. Hopefully you have had more good experiences than bad ones. During my lifetime, I have had a few unbelievable, unforgettable customer experiences.  

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Fired, Now What?

by Regina Clark - on Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Fired, Now What?

It was four o’clock on a Friday afternoon in 1994. My boss called me into his office and fired me. It doesn’t really matter why I was fired - corporate Human Resource people like to talk about downsizing, restructuring and reallocating resources. All I knew was that I was fired, devastated, embarrassed and scared. I couldn’t believe that I was actually fired. I was scared because years earlier my husband lost his job and was unemployed for more than a year. Those were the most stressful months of my life; our credit was destroyed, our marriage was stressed, and the bill collectors never stopped calling. Thank God we both had lots of love for each other, college degrees, a healthy baby and a supportive family! I worked as a Training Manager at Macy’s at the time but my salary couldn’t cover our expenses. Eventually my husband decided to join the NYPD. His logic was that he could never be fired and the benefits were good. When you have a baby, insurance coverage is a priority. It’s hard to believe that thirty years have passed since my husband joined the NYPD. We both work to put food on the table, gas in the cars, pay our outrageous New York taxes, and provide for our family. It took us years to reestablish our credit but eventually we did, we worked hard, saved our pennies and bought a house.  

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The Power of We

by Regina Clark - on Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The Power of We

Most employers would love for their employees to behave as if they were part of a high-performance team. A team who shares the same goals, supports each other, resolves conflict in a timely manner and has each other's back. One of the easiest ways to be perceived as a team player instead of an individual contributor is to adjust your language. Instead of saying, I did this and I need that replace the I with we - we need this and we need that to complete the project on time. It’s such a small change that can have a huge impact.When I think of a high performance work team, a NASCAR pit crew comes to mind. Everyone in the pit crew has a specific job to perform using specific tools but no one job is more important than the other. The power of the team is that they function as we instead of me.
 

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Six Sigma Speaking

by Regina Clark - on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Six Sigma Speaking

  

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Think Like a Champion

by Regina Clark - on Thursday, February 22, 2018
Think Like a Champion

Every night I'm glued to the television watching another Olympic athlete fulfill their dream. Their passion and perseverance are so incredibly motivating especially for our children. Donna Weinbrecht, gold medalist and world champion mogul skier, is in the above photo with a group of children who were lucky enough to spend a day listening to and skiing with Donna. My son is wearing her Gold Medal, she was so wonderful spending time with the young skiers. We have an autographed photo of Donna on our refrigerator, it's a great reminder that anything is possible.
 

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Managing Made Easy

by Regina Clark - on Monday, January 29, 2018
Managing Made Easy

  

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