When Meetings Don´t Meet Expectations

Everyone who has ever worked in an office knows the pain: Unproductive meetings Meetings that go on for too long People don´t how up in time A former boss (bless his heart) once told me: A meeting should never last longer than one hour. If it lasts longer people are either repeating themselves are it is not a topic for one meeting. There is a lot of truth in that. The graphic below contains useful tips for small businesses on how to run effective meetings.

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Tactile Sense and Wellbeing

Living using all 5 senses  Even before people can hear or see, they can feel touches. For our mental and physical health, the tactile sense, touching plays an important role. Allowing closeness We use glasses to correct poor eyesight and hearing aids to correct poor hearing. Our senses are of crucial importance because they enable us to get an idea of our surroundings. The facial expression of our conversation partner, the smell of smoke in the house, the sirens of a police car – without our senses we would be defenseless and unprotected. How about touches? Emotional meaning of the tactile sense Other than in a sexual context we do not… Read More

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Mastering The Art Of Gratitude

Are you hearing and reading a lot about gratitude lately? How do you feel when you hear “be grateful”? Grateful for the small things in life, thankful for the chance for growth from painful experience – does hearing that irritate you sometimes? My mom has not been a good cook, to put it mildly. When I did not empty my plate, she used to say: “The people in the third world would be grateful for the food.” And how often did grown-ups tell you to say “thank you” when you were still a kid.  The Case Of Fake Gratitude I am convinced that manners are a great cultural technology and… Read More

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The Myth Of Multitasking

Why multitasking is not working You are on the phone with your client when you get the notification that your boss just sent a time-critical e-mail. You don’t want to keep your boss waiting, so you reply to his e-mail while you’re still in the conversation with your client. Soon you receive another e-mail from your boss. Only this time he sounds impatient.  Apparently, you were only addressing two of the three points of his message. Then you realize that you forgot what the client said about his deadlines.  You will have to call your client again and ask him to repeat the information. Or maybe you are the boss.… Read More

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Interview with Don Kerr

“The person, not the persona”.  Canadian Writer, Don Kerr, asked me for an interview to learn about the private person Aurorasa. If, and only if, you want to learn more about me, you can read the interview here. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@don-kerr/the-person-or-the-persona-a-revealing-portrait-of-aurorasa-sima-the-person#c35 About Don Kerr A brand creation, development, and marketing communication consultant with 30-years of relevant experience to creating powerful connections between corporations and their customers. His work is founded upon establishing a compelling emotional connection between a brand and its stakeholders revolving around three principles of effective brand expression: Clarity. Simplicity. Wit. Leading branding efforts include organizations such as Wal-Mart, Château des Charmes, Kraft, Pep Boys Auto, McDonald’s and Disney. He… Read More

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NeuroGym 5th annual Live Brain-A-Thon

Winning the Game of Money 2017 LIVE Announcement For the 5th time NeuroGym´s fabulous and meanwhile famous Brain-A-Thon is taking place on November 5th, 2016 As a reader of my blog, member of the AC community, or client, you have probably attended a Brain-A-Thon and experienced the incredible amount of knowledge and empowerment you gain from it.  I will send you a reminder if you are on my newsletter-list. But I do recommend that you mark the date in your calendar right away.  The time is not yet fixed. The event is scheduled for 6 hours, depending on your timezone you should reserve 8 am – 6 pm. The safest… Read More

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Differences Between Changemaker and Troublemaker

When Jim learned that the drinking water in his town is polluted for quite some time, he had every right to be angry. After all, he used the water to shower, cook coffee and most importantly to nourish his children. The authorities did not share information about the degree of the contamination and which pollutants were found in the town´s drinking water. His worry for the safety of his family and his anger that he did not get the information he so rightfully demanded, made Jim infuriated. I guess we can all sympathize with Jim and would have been angry too. And the feeling of being helpless added to his… Read More

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