“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” ~Sydney J. Harris
I am currently on vacation enjoying some much needed rest and relaxation. We hustle hard to bring you high-value content and at times a recharge is needed to ensure we continue to deliver helpful insights.
Postings will resume (twice a week) on 10/23/14. Until then, here is a list of some of our most popular posts from the last 2 years. (I am limiting my Internet access so don’t be offended if I don’t reply to a tweet, comment, or email.)
See you on the other side. Read more
Hello my name is Ryan, and I am a chronic over prepare-er. As with most things in life, no matter how much you prepare, practice, and rehearse things are bound to go array. What’s important is how we handle the set-back and what we learn from it. Perhaps you can learn from my recent presentation flop.
As a professional speaker, I speak a lot…naturally. Over the years (knock on wood) I’ve only had a few minor issues on stage such as bad microphones, dead presentation clickers, and spotty wifi that limited audience’s live polling. However, recently I ran into an issue that jeopardized my entire presentation. Read more
The Next Generation Catalyst Podcast episode #017!
In this episode of the Next Generation Catalyst Podcast, we interview Greg Hickman and discuss how small businesses can leverage mobile marketing to get your brand message delivered in 3 minutes.
In a video created by Hilton Worldwide, various social innovators and business leaders at this year’s Social Innovation Summit came together to answer the question: How is the Millennial generation changing companies as employees, consumers, and entrepreneurs? See their responses in the video below.
What stands out to me in this video are a few things…
- Millennials are significance seekers. They seek meaning in life, work, and brands. They will seek purpose and impact outside of government and the non-profit arena. Communicating the “why” behind teams and tasks has never been more important to attract and retain young employees and consumers.
There is one thing we can agree on: Millennials have been taught all their lives to make as little effort as possible yet to find and reach what they want when they want it in a way that suits them best. They have grown up with a rather natural ‘shortcut reflex’.
Older generations sometimes wrongfully mistake them for being idle. However, there is not one single reason why we should make a detour. Yet we do so every day, because we were taught it wrongly, because we have been conditioned differently. So we do it out of habit or because there are rules, trainings, and legislations which keep us from taking shortcuts. Read more