For most people, a call or visit from the media can be a stress-filled experience. When I coach spokespeople from different organizations, I try to cover all the possible scenarios – from the mundane to the tragic – that would interest traditional and social media. It’s the best way to build confidence. That said, here are my five “hit list” items for what not to do or share during a media interview.

Decision Making is the fourth area that contributes to emotional intelligence. This is about how we use the information our emotions provide to make decisions.

These competencies make up the Decision Making area of the model:

  • Problem Solving
  • Reality Testing
  • Impulse Control

Let’s finish examining the third competency under the Decision Making Composite and discuss Impulse Control – the ability to resist or delay an impulse, drive, or temptation to act.

Have you ever waited in line to pay for your groceries, seen a chocolate bar and without thinking, bought it? Well, that was you reacting on an impulse.

Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Skype, LinkedIn, Google+, Reddit, Yelp … and the list goes on.
Have we forgotten how to have a real conversation? We are so ‘connected’, we are disconnected.

I understand that technology is a part of our lives but there are way too many people who ‘live’ in front of their monitors and phones with low or no live interaction. Is this you?

I just wonder if our relationships would benefit from hearing each other’s voices, meeting face to face and actually being present every now and again?

Women are great networkers. While I often experience this at networking events in the city, it’s really when I go on international trade missions that I see just how impressive our BC women business owners are. Attending the dual trade mission to Atlanta (Women in Business Summit) and Orlando (WBENC) this past June was a prime example.The energy and excitement of being surrounded by top-notch talented entrepreneurs was inspiring.

Have you thought of having a business newsletter but wondered if it would be worth your time and effort?  After all, small business owners have so much to do already… Is it worth it to add yet another item to your “To Do” list?  We think so.  

Here are five great reasons to consider a business newsletter: