I want it now!

In some ways, we have all come to expect instant information. But expecting the actual product or service right away? That’s the new normal.

We can illustrate this with search data. Mobile searches related to “same-day shipping” have grown over 120% since 2015 as people are no longer willing to wait even a few days for their order to arrive. We can also see that searches for “same-day shipping” peak first thing in the morning. – Google

Brand new Speaker Bootcamp

Most people are good at communicating but when they get on the stage or in front of the room, they get uncomfortable. Is that you?

On November 10th, I am offering a Speakers Bootcamp for anyone who does presentations in Corporate America.  It will be held in Bellevue, Washington. Want to know more – send me an email to ivy@hthts.com or visit http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=kspstibab&oeidk=a07efkfiwiaab500479



We each get to choose our friends. We don’t get to choose our family. I choose these qualities, in no particular order, with my friends:

Interesting, Reliable, Honest, Caring, Interested, Authentic, Curious, Ambitious, Compassionate, Observant, Progressive, Aware, Empathetic, and Knowledgable.

What’s on your list?


Looking for information on your topics of interest?

You have got to visit this website!  answerthepublic.com  You go to the site and can type in the information you are looking for and you will get back the most incredible information in a mind mapping layout.  Then you can click on the words and it will take you deeper into the information.  It is like a Knowledge Management system to some extent.  Type in words of interest like Help Desk, Autism, Dogs, etc.  Let me know how you like this resource.

Be the leader of the pack: Tip to refresh your knowledge for speeches, books, Blogs

Customer Experience is the LMS I am creating.  To get some fresh material I took on a couple of short part-time jobs where I could get the really great material.  One job I am doing is only 4 days.  You can see how you might do this too.  The job for 4 days is as an Event Manager for the graduation classes in June.  I have already done 1 night and the customer experience content was invaluable.  I did a few weeks at Macy’s for a holiday sale too.  This offered incredible value for gathering customer service material.

Summary: Consider taking a short part-time job to get fresh or current material for your book, speech, blog, social media, etc.  It is a lot of fun AND educational.  Be a leader of the content area for your expertise by learning fresh material.