Monthly Archives: January 2011

What Teenagers Fear Most

As is our occasional habit, my friend Richard and I gorged ourselves the other day at the all-you-can-eat sushi place. Richard is one of the world’s leading experts (no kidding) in peer mediation and conflict resolution among teenagers and as such, he’s had more conversations with more teenagers than anyone I’ve ever met (don’t ask, I don’t know why he likes it either). He told me about a workshop he ran recently in which he asked about 35, 10th and […] Click to read more…

 

E-Newsletter Field Trip: "Les Gore on Human Capital"

(View the newsletter here.) This issue’s E-Newsletter Field Trip – an astonishingly innovative concept in which readers (like you) submit their E-Newsletter for public viewing and (gentle) critique,* takes us to Newton, Massachusetts, home base for Les Gore and his company, Executive Search International. Here’s how Les describes his newsletter: “An executive recruiter with over 25 years of search, recruiting, career development and human capital experience, I write about how to ‘make your workplace work better’ by offering top ideas […] Click to read more…

 

Reptile Dysfunction

The other day, after hearing me describe how independent and self-assured my 11-year-old son Jonathan is, my friend Debbie asked whether I wish I had been more like him when I was his age. I said, “Are you kidding? I wish I were more like him now.” When I’m in the supermarket express lane, for example, I repeatedly count my items and check the sign overhead, to make sure I won’t get yelled at by the manager for being over […] Click to read more…

 

How to Price a Webinar (maybe)

I got an email from someone yesterday, wondering about the logic behind the pricing of my webinars. Here’s how it works… The live event is $117 ($99 if you get in on the earlybird price). It also includes an audio and video recording of the event. The recorded event, by itself, is $117 (there’s no earlybird price, since it’s prerecorded). He was surprised that the recording wasn’t less expensive than the live event. It’s a reasonable question. After all, if […] Click to read more…

 

Writers, Start Your Pencils

By Daphne Gray-Grant A former daily newspaper editor, Daphne Gray-Grant is a writing and editing coach and the author of the popular book 8½ Steps to Writing Faster, Better. She offers a brief and free weekly newsletter on her website. Subscribe by going to the Publication Coach. I’m not trendy. Take a look at my clothes – sheesh! The jackets still have shoulder-pads. Listen to my music – mostly Broadway tunes from the 1940s. Talk to my children – still […] Click to read more…