Sunday, April 26, 2009

Event: Women Presidents' Organization (WPO) Annual Conference in San Diego a Huge Hit

I just returned from our 12th Annual Conference in San Diego recharged and refreshed after listening in on a series of inspiring keynote speakers and workshop presenters. I will report out on all the "aha moments" later this week.

In the meantime, enjoy the photo taken at the back of the Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sound Advice: How To Make Hassle Free Conference Calls

We are excited about our upcoming conference in San Diego, as reported here (seventeen WPO Chicago members are attending). In between now and then, we are fearlessly putting to bed lots of client projects to ensure our time is well spent and totally focused at the conference. Sound like you too?

In getting things done, we discovered there are a couple of online tools we can't live without. Here are two where you can make hassle free online conference calls:


Scope them out and let us know what you think (we have no affiliation whatsoever).

See you soon in sunny San Diego!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Blog Post of Interest: Small Business Marketing Guide

If you are looking for solutions on how to get your direct marketing right, pay a visit to the Small Business Marketing Guide -- brought to you by HP -- where DIY (do-it-yourself) brand marketing strategies will help you grow your business.

Learn more here.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Blog Post of Interest: How To Adapt To Our New Economy

Change doesn't mean an about face for no good reason or doing more of the same: calling on more clients, joining more social networking platforms or working longer hours. That won't help.

Conditions have changed dramatically so that means you have to adapt and adapt fast and furiously.

How do you decide what to do or say in a constantly changing business terrain? According to Peter Bregman at, you must first ask yourself three questions:
  1. What's the situation? The outcome you want to achieve? The risks? The time pressures? The needs?

  2. Who else is involved? What are their strengths? Weaknesses? Values? Vulnerabilities? Needs?

  3. How can I help? What are your strengths? Weaknesses? Values? Vulnerabilities?
Now you are ready to decide what you will do or say.
Choose the response that leverages your strengths, meets people where they are, and is appropriate to the situation you're in.
Read the entire blog entry here.