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When to Say NO!
When is it a good thing to say no to a request?
Balance in one's life is perhaps the most important goal for busy people. They can take on many more projects that most others. They also have the ability to say no if they feel they cannot do a good enough job based on their own criteria. They will often say no if the potential project falls outside their scope of expertise. Saying no does not mean they will not help you find someone else to take on the project. Often busy people know a lot of others who would enjoy becoming involved. Have you ever wished you had not taken on a volunteer position because you find it has become tedious and is taking too much of your time? I am sure all of us have been in that position at one time or another. It often happens that we do not know how to say no, or if we do say no we are not forceful enough to make sure it is understood that we cannot take on the project.
So how do you get around projects that will be too much for you to do, such as becoming the head of a committee that will provide special services to a group? Often you can take on the leadership role and delegate most of the work to the committee members. Although you will still have to devote some time, and you will get recognition, you will only be the leader of the working team. For example, you take on the task of being the head of the social committee and have the committee plan the events and then delegate each event to one of the committee members which you simply oversee.
The important part to remember when volunteering for an organization is to go into it with your eyes open. You cannot expect to be successful with a group if you do not have the time to go the extra mile. Remember that strong business relationships are built over time. It takes a great deal of time to gain credibility and to make inroads within a group, and finally to receive the desired leads from the group.
Bette Daoust, Ph.D. has been networking with others since leaving high school years ago. Realizing that no one really cared about what she did in life unless she had someone to tell and excite. She decided to find the best ways to get people's attention, be creative in how she presented herself and products, getting people to know who she was, and being visible all the time. Her friends and colleagues have often dubbed her the "Networking Queen". Blueprint for Networking Success: 150 ways to promote yourself is the first in this series. Blueprint for Branding Yourself: Another 150 ways to promote yourself is planned for release in 2005. For more information visit http://www.BlueprintBooks.com
Never Burn a Bridge
Why should you always maintain a good report with a business even when you are parting ways?It is human nature to get mad and then rant and rave about what is not going well at work. Many of us spend time gossiping and socializing with the main topic of what the problems are and who is responsible.
How to become a Career Coach for Profit
A career coach could be simply defined your job seeking partner. A career coach could be a career management coach, who helps you in managing your career or a career marketing coach, who helps you build contacts, posts your resumes, tries to find the best jobs for you and helps you secure the best jobs.
Leveraging Business Relationships for more Profits
When should you leverage the relationship?Leveraging sometimes brings a negative connotation to the mix. It does not have to be that way.
Find Your Niche & Follow It - Part 1
In this series of articles I'm going to show you how to find out if there's a hungry crowd for your information product BEFORE you write a single word.Mark Twain once said: "Find out where the people are going and get there first".
Justice In Action
During the 1980 presidential campaign, candidate Ronald Reagan vowed, if elected, to appoint the first woman to the United States Supreme Court. Six months after his inauguration, President Reagan kept his promise - nominating a member of the Arizona Court of Appeals.
How to Avoid the Most Common Reasons for Small Business Failure
The life cycle of the typical small business is short and painful. It starts out with a dream and ends with a whimper.
Alliances: Drawing The Line
How far can you go based on your relationship with an alliance partner?The imaginary line you draw in the sand will let you know when an alliance is getting close to failing. I would suggest setting the line a little higher than the disaster point.
The Triple A Way to Spark Your Companys Profits
Winning small and home based businesses today must continually shake things up to stay in the game. Whether it's adding new marketing twists on existing products and services or anticipating customer wants with compatible new items you can add to your product mix, hatching new ideas and concepts is vital to a profitable company.
11 Things Small Business Owners Can Learn From Punxsutawney Phil
1. Look Over Your Shoulder - Of course, Punxsutawney Phil has to look over his to search for his shadow.
Forming a Corporation - Investors
You've come up with the best idea since sliced bread, figured out a business name and formed a corporation. There is, however, one small problem.
Collect that Debt - Your Business Depends on it
The efficiency of debt collection is the difference between a business that will succeed and a business that closes up.If you do not have control of your debt collection then you will eventually fail.
FTC Adding to the Franchise Rule
Last summer the FTC put forth a report and then asked for comments on modifications of the franchise rule. There has been no real significant changes since the 1970's, but lots of opinions and case law along the way.
How to Start an Office Support Service
Office support services can range from basic data entry to a fully-staffed office handling all the details of a client's business.An office support service company can start very small, offering only a limited selection of services and expanding as you gain the capacity to do so.
Starting an Aircraft Washing Service
To wash an airplane there are many items you will need to keep in mind. The first is safety while working on the tarmac of an airfield.
Boy oh Boy, The Obstructions and Obstacles
The bad things starts with the letter 'O'?.like Obstacles, Obstruction, Obscene?.
Shortcuts Will Kill Your Business
Think of your business as a living, breathing, organism. It requires you to give it a large portion of your time and effort in order for it to grow and flourish.
Do I Have to Do EVERYTHING Myself?!
The air in my client's office nearly crackled with her irritation. A scheduling snafu had left a client without important services.
Direct Mail - For Small Businesses
We hear a lot of talk about junk mail nowadays. Many people will tell you that they dump it straight in the trash.
Is Your Success Predetermined?
Your on-line success is based on your efforts and yours alone. Sure there are many tools that help you, but it is still you.
Choosing a Truck Wash Location in Nevada, Case Study
There are several well-known truck washes in the Great State of Nevada. Truckers need to get their truck washes as they travel West into California after coming off the mountains thru the weather, which dirties their trucks.
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