Sunday, May 18, 2008


It has been a week of learning and making decisions. Thanks to a wonderful marketing person, Shelly Fleming, I am moving to a new level in my collateral images. It was interesting to have a focus group and come up with words that describe me....fascinating. It seems yellow is a color that sort of represents me. Thus, I am pretty sure the new logo will have yellow in it some place.

I also took time to have lunch and coffee with different people. It is always so amazing how good I feel after meeting with people. There is so much to learn about others and I was blessed with attracting people last week with lots of positive energy....perfect.

This week brought lots of action regarding a "Leadership Training" that I am helping to design for the State of California. Art Lopez of California State Department of Rehabilitation in Fresno had a vision and it is terrific to have the opportunity to put some framework around it. He is pleased that the Fresno Behavior Mental Health Department is also taking a lead in developing the training for Managers and Supervisors which will involve Business Leaders and Community Partners.


This week I learned that I was not purchasing a cellphone. I was informed that I was purchasing a Mobile Device. Just got it today.....Blackberry Curve......I'll let you know my reaction to far so good.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

One of the joys of being a speaker is that you are often given registration to attend the full conference. This time it was the 2008 Portland Communicator's Conference that was sponsored by NW District of Public Relations Society of America and Oregon Columbia Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.

When I arrived, I received a great welcome from the committee. In fact, I am not sure I have ever experienced such a warm welcome from the sponsoring committee.....they did a great job of showing me where I needed to go and escorted me to breakfast. It was a pleasure presenting to them my seminar: "Communications in the Workplace--is it more than Intergenerational Issues?"

For two days I learned -- and learned what I didn't know. There were great presentations on the Internet, Mobile Devices (We don't call them cellphones any more) and found many speakers supporting me in my belief that we must get back to building relationships.

The Committee deserve a huge congratulations on developing a Conference that drew people from eight states and 16 Chapters.


In order to keep up-to-date it is important for you to keep reading and learning what is happening with the Internet. You don't have to know how to do it --- yet, you do need to know and understand what is happening in the high-tech world that has an impact on your business. There are 258 million mobile device users in the world.