Friday, February 27, 2009

Contagious Conference- Leading in Tough Times - May 13, 2009

Leading is a challenge even when times are good. It's worse when the confidence is down and it's even more difficult when times are a struggle. What do you do when time are tough AND your confidence is low? You attend the next Contagious Confidence Conference for Women: Leading in Tough Times on May 13, 2009 in Orlando.

Attention Central Florida Women: This one's for you! If you are a woman in a middle management to executive level position and you have ever wanted to become a more effective leader of both your life and your work, this conference is for you. We call it a conference, but it's really a training class, with vendor tables. This is the solution, quick fix, and skill buidling course you have been looking for because:
- not only will it be entertaining, you will learn readily applicable skills
-you can use NOW what you learn on that day
-you will have access to reference materials, coaches, and your workbook during and after the conference
-you get to spend a day working on you and learning almost effortlessly how to be leader, still be a woman, and not ride a broom to the office
- you get to focus on Women's leadership skills that do not require you to play by any men's rules, be a big B word, or seduce any boy's club

This and so much more! Registration opens on Monday, March 2 and I look forward to seeing you there. This one is a "can't miss!" Save the date, mark your calendar and reserve your seat.

Contagious Confidence Conference for Women: Leading in Tough Times
May 13, 2009
Leu Gardens, Maitland, FL (just north of Orlando)
Register online at
Register by phone at 1-866-382-0121

Stay contagious!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Struggling to Survive with Confidence

Sometimes we struggle, sometimes we strive, sometimes we thrive and then we combine efforts of all those we know who are doing the same. Ours and the efforts of others have a contagious effect. Your Confidence is also contagious and thus we have to be careful that we work on us, before we go sharing with others that same ole negativity that seems to flow in abundance right now... Here is another tip on how to stop struggling, stop surviving and may even help you thrive in the area of Contagious Confidence when it comes to your business...

2. Make a Mark
There is a significant difference between hanging out a shingle to say you own a business and creating a business that has a specific market, target customer, and differentiating factors. Making a mark means claiming that part of the market which is yours, and yours alone. Famed marketers and authors, Al Ries and Jack Trout, say that the best possible position to be in is “First to Market”, or the first one to do what you do. There are a plethora of people in the race to be first and someone may have beat you to it, but it can be argued that second best is to be the only one who does what you do for whom you do it. How do you practice medicine in a way that is uniquely different? How do you coach or train that is unique and different? How do you advise on finances in a way that is unlike anyone else?

When you can figure out how what you do is different from all the others out there who do something similar you will have made your mark and your contagious confidence will grow exponentially! :)

Stay contagious!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Surviving with Confidence

Confidence isn't just a word, it's a feeling. If you are confident in you, then it means you believe you CAN do whatever it is YOU want to do. Are you confident? Those with a high sense of confidence are who will survive the downturn and end up thriving when things shift again.

As everything you do rubs off on and impacts others, we call it Contagious Confidence. It is truly catching and what we do is help you develop those skills really worth catching! Here is a tip on how YOU can develop your own sense of Contagious Confidence in your own business...

1. Hone Your Skills
If what you have been doing up until now is running your business by instincts or by trial and error, now is the time to actually develop those skills that may come naturally. Find a way to get a credential or two. Put some letters behind your name. Create a process or system out of how you “just do it”. Protect that process legally and develop it so that others could duplicate the effort. Running a business is different than whatever skill or talent that got you to start the business in the first place. Develop your skills in leadership, financial report reading, business management, and oh yes, customer service. Whether or not you have a process, or for that matter, answer your phone in a timely fashion is beginning to be one of the tiny things that will separate you from the others who are doing what you do.

More tips to follow... Stay Contagious!