Articles by month: July 2017

How to be the Perfect Wedding Guest

How to be the Perfect Wedding Guest
in Time & Life Management

Having previously been part of the wedding industry, I have seen the havoc certain wedding guests unwittingly create for soon-to-be-wed couples and their families. As wedding season is upon us, I hope addressing some of the common problems might help prevent them from actually occurring.

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Preparing for the Big Day

Preparing for the Big Day
in Time & Life Management

Last week’s article discussed how to respond to a wedding invitation and how to generally be respectful of the families that are planning this special event. So, now that you are attending, here are some tips on planning ahead for attending this wedding day.

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At the Ceremony and Reception

At the Ceremony and Reception
in Time & Life Management

This is the final article in this series, and it is about how guests should behave at the event itself. There are a few dos and don'ts for both the ceremony and reception that you should know about before you show up.

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Scheduling Appointments

Scheduling Appointments
in Time & Life Management

All of us who schedule any sort of appointment in their life could learn from this information, and if you have a business this may be of even more use to you.

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Three Weddings and a Funeral

Three Weddings and a Funeral
in Time & Life Management

I just finished a three-part series on weddings or, more specifically, being a wedding guest. This week, I am addressing a completely different topic: funerals. Hence, the title for this column.

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Negativity Is Nonproductive

in Time & Life Management

I recently finished a class in improvisational acting at SBCC and learned some wonderful lessons about life and behavior that I thought I would share while on my pedestal, known as my column, this week.

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Unplug and Recharge

in Time & Life Management

I’ve been speaking with friends and family members who have taken the opportunity this summer to unplug their lives from all of their electronic communication systems for a little while. This should be done not just for an hour or two or while at the movies, but for a solid weekend or even several days.

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Where Do We Keep That?

in Organizing

Sometimes when I coach a company they have a challenge with the right hand not talking to the left hand-i.e., there is no set method for how something should be done. Often times, things are done differently by different people, and the lack of consistency can cause havoc with production both in the business or even at home.

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First Day of School

in Time & Life Management

It’s been a few years since I have been directly involved with getting my own children ready for the first day of school, as they are older now, yet the memories are quite vivid. Actually, my daughter started this school year as a teacher for the first time, so a very different experience. It was fascinating to hear all that goes on from the teacher’s perspective for a change.

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School Changes

in Time & Life Management

Starting at a new school by moving from elementary to junior high or from junior high to high school can be anxiety ridden due to the changes and differences that are inherent at the new environment. The biggest changes are generally from elementary to junior high and again from high school to college, as the schedule is quite a bit different.

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