“The Canoga Park • West Hills Chamber is pleased to welcome all participants to the 29th Annual Memorial Day Parade. This year we bring all the tradition along with some new ideas to make the parade safe and fun as we remember those that gave their lives for our freedom.”
A mobile patriotic show! The Parade welcomes businesses, Chambers of Commerce, Neighborhood Councils, and Community Organizations, to enter a float. If you are a business think about reaching out to a non-profit group and sponsoring their float!
Brings a parade to life! Bands or choral groups may either march or ride. Help us with the music and reach out to your school, church, military and community organizations with bands. The music, whether vocal or instrumental, must be patriotic and consistent with the USA parade theme.
Our pride is shown with every participant. People, young and old, marching or riding in the parade, all are a fitting tribute to the families who have sacrificed their loss for our freedom! Groups will have an opportunity to do a short performance during pre-planned parade stops along the parade route.
After completing my keynote presentation at a conference last week, I stayed to listen to the next speaker on the agenda who discussed the importance of being present in the moment, living in today, rather than contemplating the future or ruminating on the past. She mentioned several times that today is all we’ve really got. I realized that this mindset is also as appropriate to our business lives as it is to our personal ones.
By the time she had finished her talk I thought about how I could translate her suggestions into a business environment when I talk to my program participants about taking action (executing) or competing successfully or leading effectively.
I came up with these 10 “today” business actions.
• Take action on at least two promises TODAY.
• Learn something new TODAY.
• Compliment an employee on something they have done well today, TODAY.
• Be positive, encouraging, motivating and patient all day TODAY
• Call two or three prospective clients TODAY.
• Call an old client to tell them you are thinking about them TODAY.
• Solve a problem you were informed about TODAY.
• Put in an extra18 minutes of productive work TODAY.
• Treat your co-workers with respect and dignity TODAY.
• Refresh, re-think, meditate for 10 minutes TODAY.
There are many, many more “today” actions we can take depending on our situation. I would be interested to hear yours.
“Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”
Recent research on women at work indicate they want relationships, corporate social responsibility and flexibility.
If they were considering taking a position with a new company:
— Randstad/Ipsos Public Affairs
This survey was commisioned by Twitter to determin if SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses) benefit from being followed on Twitter. Findings include:
Followers drive sales and recommendations.
Followers feel an emotional connection to SMBs.
Followers want to be in the know and offer feedback.
Marketing with Twitter helps you reach more customers.
— Twitter/Market Probe International
QuickBites by Sam Geist
Sam Geist lectures, facilitates workshops and conducts training seminars on sales & marketing, the changing marketplace, leadership, differentiation, customer service and staff motivation. His three books, “Why Should Someone Do Business With You… Rather Than Someone Else?” “Would You Work for You?” and “Execute… or Be Executed” are available in bookstores everywhere, published by Addington & Wentworth Inc.