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Revisiting Two Classic Books: Think and Grow Rich and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Revisiting Two Classic Books: Think and Grow Rich and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill has been called the “”Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature.”” It was the first book to boldly ask, “”What makes a winner?”” Originally published in the 1940’s, Think and Grow Rich continues to be one of the most popular books today on the power of our thoughts to manifest our reality.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra are powerful principles you can use to fulfill your deepest desires with effortless joy. When you put them into practice, you’ll realize that you can manifest whatever you’ve been dreaming about.

In this interactive and interactive program, attendees will learn how to apply the wisdom from these classic books to better take control of their thoughts and lives today to create the future that they desire.

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Original broadcast September 17, 2020 

Biography ~ Andrew Sanderbeck
Andrew Sanderbeck has experienced life as a commercial disc jockey, retail manager, corporate training manager and an adjunct professor. Today, he thrives as an introverted entrepreneur, spouse, parent and grandparent who loves animals, people, books, music, spiritual conversation, quiet time and travel. (The order varies from day to day)

People tell Andrew that they love his inspirational online publication, The Friday News Minute – which like Andrew, does not go out every Friday.

Creating a Drama Free Workplace Through Focused Team Development

Creating a Drama Free Workplace Through Focused Team Development

 

Whether you are a newly developing group or tight-knit team who has worked together for several years, there is always the potential for unintended and unwanted drama. Even those who prefer not to contribute can be tempted into conversation that can quickly turn into complaining or gossip.
In this session we will explore the four stage of team development and how to avoid the pitfalls of tempting drama, such as gossip in the workplace.

Attendees will learn:
• The four stages of team development and how to work through each
• Steps to function as a Team of Individuals
• Strategies to avoid the temptation of contributing to drama in the workplace

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Original broadcast September 15, 2020 

Biography ~ Dana Bomba
Dana Bomba is a Branch Manager with the Chesterfield County Public Library near Richmond, Virginia. Her primary focuses are daily operations, staff development, and outreach initiatives. The area of her job she enjoys the most is staff development as she helps her team realize their full potential in an encouraging and empowering way.

Change Your Thinking…Change Your Life. But How?

Change Your Thinking…Change Your Life. But How?

 

As the CO-VID 19 crisis has shown us once again, situations appearing to be out of our control have a huge impact on our lives and well-being. And while the crisis may seem to be out of our control, how we handle the circumstances of the crisis is something that we can choose.

“In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.” ― Albert Einstein

In this interactive and informative program we explore how our thoughts affect our behaviors and actions and what we can do harness the power of our thoughts for outcomes that we want in our lives.

Specifically, we will explore:

• The Great Principle
• How Believing is Seeing
• The Laws of Substitution and Habit
• Four Techniques that You Can Immediately Use to Change your Thinking
• How to Create Your Definite Major Purpose

“We discover our greatness when we find ourselves in a situation bigger than we are and we manage to grow and become bigger than the situation.” ― Luigina Sgarro

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Original l broadcast September 8, 2020 

Biography ~ Andrew Sanderbeck
Andrew has experienced life as a commercial disc jockey, retail manager, corporate training manager and an adjunct professor. Today, he thrives as an introverted entrepreneur, spouse, parent and grandparent who loves animals, people, books, music, spiritual conversation, quiet time and travel. (The order varies from day to day)

People tell Andrew that they love his inspirational online publication, The Friday News Minute – which like Andrew, does not go out every Friday.

The Basics of Business Grammar You Needed to Know Yesterday

The Basics of Business Grammar You Needed to Know Yesterday

 

Challenge: Have you ever wondered whether a point of grammar or diction is correct? When should you use I, me, or myself? Is that comma after me in the previous sentence acceptable? What’s the difference between I will work and I will be working? Which is right: James’ or James’s job? Do parentheses or dashes work here? While we rely only on hearing to catch the meaning of a speaker, we need rules for writing. Knowing standards of grammar is important because business writing is visual and permanent. Our writing at work stands in for us when we are not present and reflects the quality of our thinking.

Solution: Business Grammar is a quick-paced webinar that examines grammatical standards in relevant business contexts to provide practical tips for choosing the correct sentence, smoother phrase, and better word. From a framework that acknowledges the ever-changing contributions of technology and globalism to Standard English, you will gain insights into grammar and apply them right away to enhance your writing style and increase your writing comfort level.

Scope: This webinar includes the following learning points:

• Grammar Guidelines – The right-wrong issues of sentence structure and phrasing
• Diction Dictums – The standards of word choice and exceptions to the rules
• Punctuation Pointers – The most frequently committed errors in punctuation
Learning Objectives: Attending this webinar will enable you to:
• Detect the most frequent sentence problems.
• Use tricky pronouns and adjectives correctly.
• Identify the differences among verb tenses.
• Learn rules for punctuation and mechanics.

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Original broadcast September 3, 2020 

Biography ~ Philip Vassallo
Philip Vassallo, Ed.D., has designed, delivered, and supervised communication training programs for more than 20,000 executive,
managerial, supervisory, administrative, and technical professionals internationally over the past three decades. He is the author of the books How to Write Fast Under Pressure, The Art of E-mail Writing, and The Art of On-the-Job Writing. He has edited major reports for the US government, City of New York, and the corporate world. He also writes the blog Words on the Line, which offers practical tips for developing writers. Dr. Vassallo holds a doctorate in educational theory and has taught internationally, recently as a faculty member of the Beijing International MBA program.

Self-Care and Increasing Productivity While Avoiding Burnout

Self-Care and Increasing Productivity While Avoiding Burnout

 

 

Increasing demands from our public for various library services can create an environment for burnout as a result of heavy workloads. While some stressors are unavoidable, prolonged exposure to stress can cause detachment, pessimism, and a loss of enjoyment in the public library profession.

In this interactive and informative session, Nicole will explore how to identify and overcome stressors while retaining optimal levels of efficiency during the workday.

• Identify signals of physical, behavioral, and emotional barriers that leads to burnout
• Understand methods to mitigate stressors caused by public service demands
• Learn how to retain optimal levels of efficiency and effectiveness at work by adopting self-care techniques in your workday

Original broadcast July 21, 2020 

Biography ~ Alan Ly
Alan Ly is the Technology Librarian at the Salt Lake City Public Library. He manages the Creative Lab, a multimedia makerspace, and specializes in makerspace technologies and software. In his spare time, he likes to paint models and 3D print.

Building CQ: Understanding Cultural Intelligence

Building CQ: Understanding Cultural Intelligence

 

You’ve heard of IQ and EQ, but what about CQ? Cultural Intelligence (CQ) refers to our ability to function effectively across national, ethnic, and even organizational cultural boundaries.

Cultural Intelligence involves four interdependent skills:
Knowledge
Motivation
Interpretation
Behavior

Cultural Intelligence building is a life-long journey, and all can improve their CQ over time. In a world of culture clashes, any effort towards cultural intelligence will make an immediate and effective impact.
This webinar introduces concepts and actions which shape our personal cultural competencies. Through interactive content, our conversation will change our perceptions and actions in ways which encourage and nurture.

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

• Define CQ and explain the four skills which form the cultural intelligence framework
• Identify the impact that holding different values from the majority culture can have on a person’s
experiences and respond effectively to that knowledge
• Determine next steps in their own CQ journey

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Original broadcast July 7, 2020 

Biography ~ Marla Ehlers
Trained by CQ expert Dr. Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim, Marla Ehlers has facilitated multiple workshops for a variety of learners. Marla most recently presented on cultural intelligence for PLA, ULC, and the California Library Association, and has spoken on a variety of other topics at state and national conferences. With 25 years in libraries and a background in teaching, library administration, and children’s services, Marla is currently leading her own consulting firm.

The Neuroscience of Making

The Neuroscience of Making

 

Making and Makerspaces been growing in popularity in schools and libraries over the last few years. Opportunities for student-driven exploration and tinkering seem intuitively appealing to many teachers and librarians, and it turns out there are very good reasons why.

This interactive and informative session with Conn McQuinn will explore the neuroscience behind why Making is so engaging, and the important benefits it can provide to students and library users in our busy and over-scheduled world.

Original broadcast June 9. 2020 

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Biography ~ Conn McQuinn
Conn McQuinn has spent forty years working in both informal and formal educational settings. He has had the privilege of working for two great institutions, starting his career at Pacific Science Center in Seattle for fifteen years, and then twenty-five years at Puget Sound Educational Service District in Renton, Washington. At Pacific Science Center he directed the nation’s largest traveling science education program, and at PSESD managed numerous projects and workshops on a broad range of topics, including science education, educational technology, robotics, and project-based learning, with much of the last ten years focused on neuroscience in learning.

He was worked with thousands of teachers and administrators from districts throughout Washington State and beyond and presented at conferences across the country. He has a Master’s Degree in Science Education and is the author of sixteen children’s activity books covering a range of seemingly random topics.

Programming and Modeling: Bringing Entrepreneurs into the Library with LinkedIn

Programming and Modeling: Bringing Entrepreneurs into the Library with LinkedIn

With more than 27 million small business and more than 50 million entrepreneurs in the United States (http://infomory.com/numbers/number-of-entrepreneurs-in-us/) there is a huge opportunity for your library to serve this growing and education hungry population with LinkedIn, the pre-eminent social media for businesses and business marketing.

This informative and interactive webinar will walk you through ideas and suggestions on programming for entrepreneurs to draw them into your library, and will share proven practices that model LinkedIn marketing techniques to make your library’s LinkedIn page stand out.

As a result of this program attendees will:

· Discover marketing techniques using LinkedIn company pages and librarians personal LinkedIn pages to be a model for entrepreneurs and small business to follow and learn from
· Discuss topics for seminars that entrepreneurs and small businesses can use to grow their businesses
· Learn about the elements of a “LinkedIn Kit” your library can make available to entrepreneurs and small business

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Original broadcast May 28. 2020 


Biography ~ Katherine Burik

At The Interview Doctor, Katherine Burik brings her extensive background in human resources and finding jobs herself to help candidates and companies create an effective recruitment search process to find the job or candidates they love. Katherine has published white papers and three books on job search as part of The Job Seeker Manifesto, including: The Job Search Marketing Plan: Declare to the World How You Will Find Your Next Job, Resumes 3.0: Tools to find your next job, and Tell Me About Yourself: Secrets to Successful Job Interviews. A fourth book targeting company talent acquisition, Talent Search Marketing Plan, is in the works.

Communicate Smarter and Better

Communicate Smarter and Better

 

Speaking is one of the first things people learn to do. But learning to speak does not equate learning how to communicate, which can have a serious affect on individual careers and success. Communication is arguably one of the most important business skills, no matter what the industry is and even more critical when your role involves dealing with customers. Have you ever heard the saying, “It’s not what you say, but how you say it”?
Whether eliminating misunderstandings or encouraging a peaceful work environment, efficient communication with those around you will allow you to get work done quickly, professionally AND with better results. Although everyone communicates differently, this program will give some pointers on how to improve your skills and increase your chances for success!

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Original broadcast May 21, 2020

Biography ~ Tonya Snider
Tonya is the founder and CEO of tenBiz, Inc. She oversees the marketing and strategic development aspects of the firm, while also working directly with clients. She specializes in business strategy, marketing and project management and helps companies grow, streamline and make significant improvements to their bottom line. Before becoming a full-time entrepreneur, Tonya trained and consulted hundreds of businesses in the economic development sector, was a commercial lender and developed entrepreneurship curricula and trainings for a state-wide non-profit organization.

Tonya is also a part-time professor of Business Management at Western Carolina University. She has worked directly in the non-profit, for-profit and education sectors and has a passion for “all things business” and helping people reach their goals.

 

The Difference Between Discussion, Debate and Dialogue and How to Use It to Build Healthy Workplaces

The Difference Between Discussion, Debate and Dialogue and How to Use It to Build Healthy Workplaces

 

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but there are healthy limits to how far staff (co-workers and bosses) can take their opinions.  All too often, we forget to encourage a healthy dialogue and turn the conversation into a debate of one idea or belief versus another. Taken to the extreme, one or more staff members can dominate the discussion, hoping to gain support from the majority.

In this informative and interactive program, participants will learn the key differences between discussion, debate and dialogue and will be given time to reflect on the behaviors seen in their workplaces and the effects of those behaviors. Finally, we will look at techniques that all staff members can use to create healthier communication patterns in their workplaces to build connection, flexibility and cohesiveness.

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Original broadcast April 16, 2020 

Biography ~ Andrew Sanderbeck
Andrew has been developing and conducting training seminars and web-based programs for libraries and library organizations for more than fifteen years. He has presented Web-based, On-line, and Face-to-Face sessions on Management and Leadership, Customer Service and Communication Skills in the U.S. and numerous countries around the world. He is the author of two books and over 50 webinars.