manners

Manners Matter: Thank You for Reading and You’re Welcome for These Good Ideas

Trying times often ferret out who’s got their manners screwed to them tightly, and who is just being buffeted by the winds of chance. Don’t let the recession sour your outlook so much so that your good manners slip. On the contrary, with some of your newly-found extra time, how about improving your manners… WRITE A THANK YOU NOTE! That’s right…a good, old-fashioned, hand-written thank you note. TO WHOM DO YOU WRITE IT? How about ANYONE! A new client, an old client, a special vendor, a prospect, a business associate, a boss, an employee, your mailman, your great aunt, whomever!…

book

Water, Water Everywhere, Not A Drop To Drink

So, here you are, stuck in the middle of a recession. You don’t know when it will end, and you feel like it has already been forever. You worry. You complain. You stress over it. You toss and turn at night. What can you do? READ A BOOK! In the midst of all of this turmoil, you are veritably surrounded by thousands of books that can help you not only survive, but get stronger! Don’t waste precious energy fretting…DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! There are many authors and many topics dealing with this business downturn. How about picking one up? Business…

attitude

Transform a Positive Attitude into Job Security

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.  ~Winston Churchill Churchill got it right for sure! Think back on some of your best customer service experiences. Now, think back on some of the worst. What was the common denominator?   You guessed it…ATTITUDE!   There are many, many ways to demonstrate a good attitude at work. According to Bob Rosner and Sherrie Campbell, some ideas include: Showing appreciation to your coworkers…say thanks effusively, give praise when the opportunity presents itself, offer help when possible Communicating with your coworkers effectively…always be enthusiastic and clear in expressing your requests and questions, make sure…