Think you can attract 300,000 readers to a single LinkedIn post? Here’s somebody who does it consistently — and shares his secrets with you

He shares his secrets about how he writes VERY popular LinkedIn articles.

I’ve been pretty lucky with a handful of my LinkedIn posts; but I have not yet achieved the level of success that Lionel Ham has achieved.  Not even close.  So I was pretty interested when he decided to share his secrets in his own LinkedIn Pulse article. Mr. Ham consistently gets hundreds of thousands of Continue Reading

Two mobile products that get thumbs up – PhotoFast and GoMobilePGH

PhotoFast & ParkMobilePGH can both ease your life

Still looking for products that help you daily?  I’ve been reviewing two of them that you’ll want to consider. PhotoFast plugs into your iPhone giving you a quick and easy way to offload your phone or protect your data locally GoMobilePGH is specific to people in Western PA who want to ease their trips into Continue Reading

What a great time for sales people! Here’s why…

The Customer Relationship Model for Sales

This is a great time for sales people.  As the weather gets nicer, making it easier for travel to your prospect meetings, it’s also a time to hone skills, as several of the most popular Dale Carnegie sales-related courses are offered in open-enrollment format.  So you can put yourself in a position to increase your Continue Reading

Star War Roles & eliminating “busy” – this week’s most interesting articles

Making leaders - cool articles this week

  Lots of good articles recently.  Here are a few hand selected that stand above the pack. What Roles Would “Star Wars” Characters Have in Meetings? Ever feel like you’re in an alien environment?  Does it sometimes seem you’re in a galaxy far, far away?  Then you’ll love this article from Connect Association about the Continue Reading

Updated W. PA schedule (5/15/16) of leadership, skills, and sales training from Dale Carnegie

Contact me to examine your personal, team or organization needs for leadership or team training & development

Here’s an updated list of Dale Carnegie Courses in Western PA available for open enrollment.  The best way to enroll is to  contact me so we can make sure you’re getting the biggest bang for your buck.  We can also take a look at your departmental team needs or entire organizations needs to determine whether a Continue Reading

ThingCHARGER – a unique twist on powering your devices

ThingCHARGER puts new spin on charging stations for portable devices

  Over the years, I’ve been presented with a lot of charging devices that have been positioned as innovative, and most of the time they’re not.  Occasionally I see one that does offer some advantages — and ThingCHARGER is one of the more interesting. ThingCHARGER is like a wall plate that you plug into your Continue Reading

Sharks, Emails, Innovation, Piracy & a few sentences from Warren Buffet — interesting recent articles

Marlon Brando drinks coffee at meetings in movies

Shark Tank – the real & not-so real aspects Ever wonder wether ABC’s Shark Tank is really what venture capital is all about?  From my experiences pitching investors, there are a lot of similarities.  I also know a few people who had the opportunity to pitch for funding on Shark Tank.  One got funded; the Continue Reading

Schedule of Dale Carnegie Previews & Workshops for Leadership, Sales & Interpersonal Skills Training

Great leadership workshops happening in Western PA

  There’s no time like the present to hone your skills to have greater impact on your organization, career and life.  At Dale Carnegie, we provide those skills in a way that helps you turn them into habits.  Better yet, we make it fun as we do it.  (Yes; adults can have fun too!) If Continue Reading

Why joining Dale Carnegie is perfect for me

Dale Carnegie Training - offered by JR Rodgers & Associates

      This year, I have the wonderful opportunity to hang up my shingle with Dale Carnegie Training.  It’s a thrill and an honor because the Dale Carnegie organization and its offerings have proven over time to be a significant contributor to many careers – even life changing for some (including for me). The Continue Reading

Microsofts Ups the Ante in Windows 10

Getting Windows 10 couldn't be easier

Microsoft is taking several pages out of Apple’s book of tricks for Windows 10 — and Windows users are likely to love them. Security leaps forward First, they’re leapfrogging Apple in security.  Not only does Windows 10 do fingerprint recognition to secure your devices; it also does facial recognition or retina scan.  That’s not retina Continue Reading