Mandie Crawford Articles
Communicating Your Message - Your Info-mercial
Fear of making a fool of oneself. Many people fear public speaking because they are afraid of making a fool of themselves. This is also irrational, but a possibility they truly fear. This often comes from a lack of self confidence, or from not knowing what to say, or how to say it. They may also fear that their voice will crack, that their appearance my not be up to par, or that they may forget what it is they have to say.
Say Good-bye to Paper Clutter
We are bombarded daily with information of all kinds. Some of it we want to remember, some of it we need to know. I recently read that the New York Times Sunday Edition is in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest newspaper in the world. On an average Sunday, there is more information in that newspaper than the average person in the 18th century saw in a lifetime.
Don’t take 'No!' for an answer
Recently I had the opportunity to interview a woman who is an electrician. She became an electrician because no one told her should could not or should not do it. In fact her parents were very supportive of her career path. ‘No’ was not in her vocabulary.
Ta-Daa! Presenting You!
Finding just the right words that address the prospective client’s problem takes thought and learning to say it so that it comes naturally takes practice. However sometimes we are required to make presentations to more than one person at a time, and for some, that is a scenario they want to avoid at all costs.
Speaking of Prosperity.....
Over the past several months I have often written about the power of thoughts and words. How we think determines everything that we do. It is the beginning of what will come to pass. That is why it is so important to identify just what it is we think about and what we tell ourselves.
Today’s Mice Nibbling on Tomorrow’s Cheese
“You see, I told you so! I knew that would happen. You ran with that stick – and I was worried to death that you would fall and poke yourself – and look – it happened!”.
Are we there yet? (Becoming the Observer)
Become grateful for the progress you have made and know deep inside it will happen – it is just a matter of ‘when’.
Five things you can (right now) do to increase your sales and get you out of that rut!
What can you do to rev things up a little? Take a few moments to look at five different strategies you can implement that can get you out of that rut - and quickly! When you car is stuck you need tools to pull it out. The same goes with your business. And so I call these 5 tools or strategies my "Business Tow Truck!"
20-20 vision does not mean you can see clearly!
How often have we had things happen in our businesses - good and bad - that we just did not 'see' coming! This is where communication and strategy on all levels is important. Weekly meetings with staff to review issues that have arisen, problems and crisis that could be solved or avoided are integral to keeping a business moving forward.
Finding the time and place
Try to do get a few small jobs out of the way first- again your list gets shorter much faster and that is encouraging!
About the Author: Mandie Crawford
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Mandie Crawford is a marketing expert, business coach, trainer and motivational speaker who was recently awarded Calgary Business Woman of the Year for her contributions to the business community.
Mandie also has skills and expertise in providing high quality guidance in time management and system implementation for small a medium sized businesses. Her passion as a business and professional development coach is to helps women recognize their value and self worth.
She is the President of Roaring Women Ltd which is Canada's premier national business support group for women in business that focuses on connecting, promoting and educating women in business. In her goal to encourage and educate women in building business across the country, she launched and completed a 6 week coaching tour in partnership with Staple Business Depot in 2008 where she coached over 600 women in business.
Mandie is mother to four children and 3 stepchildren and one highly energetic chocolate lab! Ms Crawford is also a former award winning police officer with Halton Regional Police.
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