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Update from Eileen
I got caught empty handed. Nada. Nothing. Zippo. It’s almost the end of August and I have done nothing for the August ezine.
Gulp. How did that happen? (Have you ever suddenly been taken aback to realize the deadline had passed and you had produced nothing? Surely I am not the only one!)
I have great excuses: a long-dreamed for visit of one week with my dear friend Marilyn at her house on one of the many lakes in Michigan. An art class that had me create a wonderful glass medallion for my yard. Or could it be that counting the bunnies on my early morning runs or spying my red shoulder hawk in the back yard made me forget obligations? Or maybe catching up with my youngest grandson, now graduated from Berkeley and grab a rare meal before he heads off to his first BIG job in the Bay area.
I think we can just call this summer time. Perhaps, as I look back, it was productive in JUST the way summer should be: learning, exploring, and loving. Perhaps I have been living the question poet Mary Oliver asked: “What will you do with your one wild precious life? What is your answer????"
Talk Ain’t Cheap. It’s Priceless! Connecting In a Disconnected World
There is an ancient and immutable truth: The ability to sell, explain, persuade, motivate, and lead others is our most important skill. Making things happen still requires the ability to make people like you, respect you, listen to you, and want to connect to you. And by connect, I mean connect personally, not digitally. The human connection will always, always outrank the digital connection as a get-ahead skill." Karl Albrecht.
Communication and conversation are the softest of skills and thus the hardest to get right. In this provocative and inspirational program, explore the five key areas that bring “talk” alive. Learn the value of ‘Orange Batons’ and ‘Little Davids’. Learn how to Improvise to maximize. Discover the value of scripting for a corrective conversation, and so much more.
I Forgot About August
Life Is Just a Chair Of Bowlies—And Sometimes There Are Pits!
Consider this a program for thriving in change. This is a program for the why me, if only, what if, where to, how come, and what now of life?
It’s a lot of words which underscores the very dilemma of living in a sped-up world. Underlying it all, however, is the constant belief that life can be a joyful journey. It is a journey that if we open ourselves to the possibilities and the pain, it becomes a marvelous adventure.
FUNNIES…And Then Some
It was all so different before everything changed.
A day without sunshine is like a day in Seattle.
It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.
It's not hard to meet expenses. They're everywhere.
Caution: I drive like you do.
Must Read Book!
The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker
Whether bringing together a team, holding a board meeting, or serving up dinner for dozens of friends, author Parker clearly advises why gatherings work and why they don’t. As someone who has facilitated numerous management groups, I only wish I had read this book earlier. I believe the outcome and engagement in those gatherings would have been stronger and produced even better outcomes.
It's an easy read but keep a highlighter in hand. You’ll find much to highlight!
My neighbor and I split the the cost of this. We like it for many reasons: the cover illustrator is brilliant. The articles are snippets from different publications- often with different views. There are very little ads. Think of this as a NEWSWEEK on steroids but without all the hype. Covers national and international news, OpEd pieces, arts, literature, movies and more.
Lead-HER-Ship: A Four-Part Series for Speaking up, Speaking Out, and Being Heard
Despite their competence and capabilities, a sense of hesitation often hinders many women from speaking out and stepping confidently into the domain of corporate leadership. This reluctance not only deprives organizations of diverse perspectives but also limits the potential for innovative ideas and sustainable growth. Encouraging and supporting women to overcome this reluctance is not just an essential step towards achieving gender parity, but also a means to harness the full spectrum of talent and expertise available. This four-part article intends to help anyone who wants to speak up but hesitate to do so.
If you are looking for a unique keynote speaker in resiliency, a facilitator for executive retreats, a speech coach or an emcee/moderator, then you want to work with Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE. Eileen has spoken for audiences as large as 15,000 and facilitated groups as small as 18! She is the author of seven books and other products that you can find in her online store. The British Research firm of Global Gurus ranked her #4 among the top 30 communication gurus worldwide. Why not hire Eileen for your next event?
This is the 6th year in a row that I have been ranked in the top 5 in communication. Global Gurus surveys some 26,000 business professionals to determine rankings plus professionals also vote.