Spotlight: Social Anxiety

by Terry Gault If you avoid social situations due to anxiety, you may have Social Anxiety Disorder.   Read on – this is a useful article by the Chicago Tribune. It’s natural to feel some nervousness in certain social situations, such as talking in front of others, confronting a problem with someone or being among strangers. But social anxiety disorder goes beyond this, causing an excessive anxiety or fear of activities and situations in which...

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The Henderson Group has a new Partner Page!

The Henderson Group has a new Partner Page!  Our featured partner this month is LSA Global, a business training & consulting firm founded in 1995 on the principle that training “by itself” will not drive tangible change or business results. Here is an article from their most recent newsletter … Are You Chasing the Wrong Sales Pipeline Strategy? A high-quality prospect is more than 40 times more likely to buy than a cold-called prospect. Furthermore,...

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Urban Dictionary: Christmas Crashing

December 27: Christmas Crashing Used to describe the after-effect of Christmas, or the Holidays in general: 12 Days of Hanukkah/Christmas, etc. is usually a busy time, very exciting, and enjoyable. By the end of the celebrations (The night of Christmas Day/Dec. 26th) you feel exhausted and overwhelmed. People are usually groggy, lethargic, and almost depressed from exhaustion. I love Christmas. But all the celebrating, visiting with family, and celebrating…I’m Christmas Crashing Joe 1: What are...

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Tim Ferriss: 7 Great Principles for Dealing with Haters

Dealing with negativity online can be tough, which was why Mashable was all ears when Tim Ferriss, author of The Four Hour Work Week, took the stage at The Next Web ‘10 event in Amsterdam to discuss how to learn to love haters. Mashable caught up with Ferriss backstage at the event to find out more about his seven principles for dealing with haters. It doesn’t matter how many people don’t get it. What matters...

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The Impact of Public Speaking on Top Sales Performance

by Chuck Kuglen If you can get more comfortable speaking, your authenticity comes out and your sales “performance” becomes more like a dialogue where you are really just trying to understand and connect.  Oddly, sales can go up because you put your client (the audience) more at ease with how you can help them. Good public speakers get into the imagination of their audience. They get the audience to think big-“expanding” a potential sale. When...

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Complete Communicator Workshop, March 11-12, 2010

  Once a quarter The Henderson Group holds a “By Invitation Only” Complete Communicator workshop in San Francisco, led by our VP of Services, Terry Gault.  The next one is scheduled for March 11-12, 2010. Our work has to be experienced to truly understand its value.  We use these workshops as a way to introduce our work experientially to new prospective clients.  For more information, contact Chuck Kuglen.

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Tis the Season for Public Speaking

by Terry Gault If your holiday social calendar includes group gatherings, you may find yourself confronted with an opportunity to say something to the group. For example, on Thanksgiving, we have a family tradition of saying aloud what we’re thankful for.  More on that shortly. If you want to be effective in communicating your thoughts here are 5 simple guidelines: Speak from the heart.  Nothing is more important in public speaking than authenticity.  What’s important...

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When Going Green Means Going REALLY FAST!

by Terry Gault My wife, Robin, asked me, “What do you want to do for your 50th birthday?”  I figured, “Hey – this is my 50th.  It’s a milestone number.  I am going to go for it and ask for what I really want.” “I want to drive a Tesla.” I have been a fan essentially since the car was first announced.  I have read about it in Wired (which I read religiously), Business 2.0...

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L.A. Presentation Conference Puts the Audience in Charge

Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend the PresentationCampLA, but heard about it from Lisa Braithwaite and wanted to alert our readers to this opportunity.  Check it out! Looking to keep your skills sharp for job hunting or career advancement?  PresentationCampLA is a grassroots, do-it-yourself event that aims to help individuals better present themselves and their ideas. On Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., participants will gather at BlankSpaces in Los Angeles for...

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Google Wave is coming…

Google Wave is a real-time communication platform. It combines aspects of email, instant messaging, wikis, web chat, social networking, and project management to build one elegant, in-browser communication client. You can bring a group of friends or business partners together to discuss how your day has been or share files.  Google Wave: A Complete Guide Google Wave has a lot of innovative features, but here are just a few: – Real-time: In most instances, you...

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