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Smile & Move

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58GRiEj4OHg

It’s time to get over ourselves and Smile & Move.

We need to wake up, be thankful and approachable. We need to complain less and smile more. We need to exceed expectations and have a sense of urgency in our efforts for others (and be more resourceful & resilient). This is where happiness and great results come from.

Smile & Move is your reminder to happily serve… a simple (and fun) way to remind ourselves and others of the core fundamentals we all know lead to better relationships, work, and results.

Source:

Smile & Move: A Reminder to Happily Serve. (2009, August 10). YouTube. Retrieved June 29, 2010, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58GRiEj4OHg

Now is the Moment to Seize your Opportunity

Author: Luke Johnson, Financial Times

Published: May 5, 2010

The hour is always darkest before dawn. I have a gut feeling that now might just be a great time to take the plunge. There is plenty of negative news about deficits and double-dip recession. But technology and global markets are creating real advantages for anyone tempted to give it a go. And a new concern will not be weighed down with the legacy issues like property and pension obligations that are holding back incumbent players. Among my reasons why now is the time:

* The internet has made it easier to experiment than in the past. Building an online presence costs less than it ever did. I just redesigned my website for less than £2,000 in a few weeks. With that you can reach the whole world. Yes, the web is crowded, but there are billions of consumers connected to it who might see your ads or buy your products. And if your idea fails, too bad – shut the project down and try another; it is cheaper and quicker to discover what works than at any time in history.

* The corporate life seems less appealing . Jobs for life have gone; occupational pensions have gone; and who wants to slog away in a suffocating hierarchy their whole career? The freedom and satisfaction of self-employment are hard to beat. Of course there are risks – but then you might get sacked anyway if you work for someone else. Starting a company gives you the chance to achieve independence and self-determination – and if it succeeds, you really will get the rewards of your efforts.

* The world needs entrepreneurs more than ever. New jobs and wealth creation spring principally from new companies. I predict governments will do more to encourage entrepreneurs in years to come – from lower taxes to a reduced regime of bureaucracy. Every policymaker I speak to understands that only private enterprise can tackle unemployment and generate the tax we need to deal with our problems.

* There is more advice and support than ever before. Books, online, agencies, magazines – you name it, there are hundreds of places to go to find ideas, recruit staff, secure premises, source IT, deal with legal and accounting issues and so forth. There are more clubs and networks – more ways to access funding, find partners and reach customers. There are many more role models and mentors around than when I started out in the 1980s.

* It is easier to freelance and subcontract than before. Virtual businesses are common. Almost everything can be outsourced – manufacture, R&D, fulfilment, logistics, administration, IT – you name it. And providing these services offers endless niche markets.

* There is talent galore looking to join in a new venture. Now is a wonderful time to recruit able staff. Big business and the state are shedding personnel – people will be more willing to throw in their lot with an emerging company than during the good times.

* Premises and plants are plentiful. Rents are lower, machines are in surplus – there is more choice than there has been for years in terms of premises and equipment.

* Redundancy should be a beginning, not an end. Thousands do seize the day when they lose their job – and while not all find it a pushover, for many it allows them to pursue their dream and follow their passion.

* Part-time is a way to get going. When I worked for others, I moonlighted for several years, participating in various schemes at weekends, evenings and during holidays. It gave me experience, confidence and helped generate capital – so I was better prepared when I left employment for good after a few years.

I recently became chairman of the Advisory Board of Fast Track, which ranks Britain’s fastest growing companies. There I am endlessly impressed by the vision and energy displayed by the founders of so many of the companies surveyed. They know it is worth it.

No one believes starting something from scratch is a breeze. But as Samuel Johnson said: “He that labours in any great or laudable undertaking has his fatigues first supported by hope and afterward rewarded by joy.”

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Source:

Johnson, Luke. “Now is the Moment to Seize Your Opportunity.” Financial Times. N.p., 5 May 2010. Web. 5 May 2010. <www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3f720290-57dd-11df-855b-00144feab49a.html>.

Experts on Call

Since 1989, Company of Experts, Inc., has sought out the most qualified Coaches, Consultants, Facilitators and Trainers within their specialized subject field. Each person has a strong commitment to the theory and practice of their subject area bringing a balance of education, consulting and on-the-job experience to bring unique real-world richness to our training.

With Experts on Call (EOC) located throughout the World, we can provide training and consulting on-site at a reasonable rate. Each Expert on Call strives to create a learning environment that is open, respectful and focused to ensure that you will have practical and relevant experience to immediately use when you return to work.

Ways to connect with clients

Connecting with new clients is complex. Experts on Call share branding and name recognition to build new and enhanced connections with clients and other consultants world-wide. This is an important social network that combines professional identities with enhanced brand capacity.

Leverage your membership as an Expert on Call by:

  • Designing your Expert on Call profile to indicate you’re taking new clients and serious about your business.
  • Your picture can create an instant connection with potential clients. Make sure your photo shows you in a professional, positive light. You will need a web ready picture to upload onto your webpage on the Company of Experts site.
  • Create a 140-character resume, a concise summary describing your skills, what you’re interested in so that a client will want to find out more. Clients and others will be able to connect directly to your email address for more information or to click onto your Expert on Call webpage for more.
  • Create a more detailed two paragraph summary. This will be next to your picture on your Expert on Call webpage. You will be able to post your full resume/vita onto your portfolio here
  • Consider creating a short video highlighting your skills or showing you at your best to add to your portfolio
  • Have your written books, articles, designed workshops that you would like to share? You will be able to post those on your portfolio or sell in the store
  • Connect with other Experts on Call – those you share an interest with and those you’d like to work with.
  • Help us by writing new material for the Company of Experts webpage. Follow us on social media, participate in twitter chats
  • Participate in virtual meetings
  • Attend the virtual Conference (fall of each year)
  • Attend the live Conference (Spring of each year)
  • Offer free and low cost workshops to other Experts on Call – build your expertise and enhance your relationships
  • Volunteer to serve on working groups

Expert on Call Membership Requirements:

The requirements for Expert on Call Membership simple and straight-forward. Membership requirements if the Business or Professional Member:

  1. Support and continually work to embody the business values of the Company of Experts (refer to the values listed below).
  2. Conduct business in a fair, legal and ethical manner.
  3. Is current with its membership dues (refer to the information under the “Dues” tab above).

Membership Approval

All applications for Expert on Call Membership are subject to approval by the EOC Review Committee. If Membership is not accepted fees paid (minus the evaluation review fee will be refunded).

 

Building Teams

Designed For:

Team BuildingEveryone who works for a living-no matter what the organization or industry-education, law, banking, tech corporations, this workshop is ideal for everyone including managers and executives.

Why:

Successful Teams don’t just Happen.Supervisors, managers and co-workers work under pressure and deadlines. Employee morale and productivity are important for everyone to work in. In this time of our changing corporate and employment environment developing high quality and high output teams are more crucial than ever.

Outcomes:

  • Apply the concepts of group dynamics (task, process or method, and relationship) in a team environment
  • Assess your strengths in building a team
  • Assess your personal orientation toward trust as a team leader
  • Understand the dimensions of trust orientation
  • Lead teams through the five stages of group development (Tuckman)
  • Apply and teach others what you’ve learned

Materials Required:

This workshop may require books, materials, online assessments, or the use of proprietary software which typically will be included in the cost of the workshop.

Customize Your Training:

Company of Experts, Inc. delivers its workshops in a variety of ways: on-site, hybrid, or online; providing users with the option to decide which learning method works best for their organization and/or individual.

To learn more about the location, price, availability, or to register for this workshop, please email Kathy at Kathy@CompanyofExperts.net

Space is limited, guarantee yourself a spot today!

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Become anExpert On Call

 

Company of Experts.net is looking for Consultants, Facilitators, Keynoters, and Trainers who are an EXPERT.

Since 1989, Company of Experts.net has been serving clients in corporations and businesses, education, government and non-profits including individuals seeking training, coaching, skill development, assessment and planning expertise, as well as keynote speakers.

Become an Expert on CallWe encourage individuals and organizations to become the leaders of their dream – their vision. Viewing the individual and organization as a living treasure to be nourished by providing tools, skills and expertise for learning, growth and change. Our role is to provide the support, expertise and guidance to each client to achieve their goals while maximizing their ROI.

To support our diverse client base, we actively seek out Experts on Call that are adventurous, results oriented and learning centered. We are looking for trainers, coaches, facilitators and organizational development professionals with experience serving a wide range of clients and organizations. Providing innovative quality programs and exceptional service to our clients is the foundation of our company.

We are looking for Experts on Call who share our vision of creating a legacy for the future that we can be proud of today. Our Experts on Call are Independent Consultants that are genuinely interested in people and organizations, who strive to improve themselves and value learning and sharing.

If you have proven expertise in your field and outstanding references, with a depth of knowledge, skills and education to meet our client needs, You might be the Expert we are looking for!

If you are an Expert looking to join an organization that values people – Please submit an online application; your detailed resúme detailing your work experience, education, consulting, keynoting and training experience; and three current professional recommendations (include phone number and email contact information).

We look forward to meeting you!