Monthly Archives: February 2012

26 Ways to Make Meetings More Fun (…and productive)

by Charlie Hawkins Looking for ways to bring new life and energy to your meetings? Turn “dull and dreaded” to “energizing and effective” with these tips. 1. Keep It Moving Change some aspect of your meeting about every twenty minutes: … Continue reading

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How to Organize Your Files With Cross Referencing

To be honest, I’m not a big fan of cross-referenced file systems. Specifically, I’m not a fan of systems which require you to keep a secondary index of things you’ve already filed. Whether in a card system, a notebook or … Continue reading

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3 Elements of Effective Business Email

Have you ever received an e-mail message saying something like this: “I need the first quarter sales reports” or have you sent such a message? There’s no greeting, no thank you, no signature, nothing to make the message look professional. … Continue reading

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10 Questions to Kick Start a Daily Journal Entry

Journal writing is a good way to document events in your life. Time passes quickly and thoughts evaporate are lost unless written down. A journal entry can remind you of something you thought today, months from now. Looking at a … Continue reading

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10 Quick and Easy Ways to Say Thank You

The woman who looks after children’s programs at our church gives out a thank you treat every week to her helpers. It’s usually a candy attached to a slip of paper, with a punny note. For example, she tapes a Hershey’s … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Slow Down

UPDATE: March 2020 The effects of COVID-19/coronavirus are forcing people to change the pace of their lives: self-isolation, quarantine, working from home, schools closed, and more. This is a post I wrote eight-years ago and their some good pointers as … Continue reading

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