Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Improving on "Self-Negotiation" in 2007

Food for thought as we enter a new year...

EuropeanPWN - Do women negotiate differently from men?

Am I getting enough ?

How many women feel comfortable asking that question ? Help is on the way. The change in question illustrates the change in focus from whether women and men negotiate differently to how women can improve their position and start thinking strategically. Negotiating for what you want, raising your goals and expectations and creating opportunity do not mean you have to stop being a « Nice Girl » ! However, the time has come to move on from thinking that hard work alone will get you rewards . It is time to devote some energy to creating value for yourself. As a result of all the research there are many books on the subject of women and negotiation on the market now with training and coaching sessions to suit all tastes. In the words of Deborah Kolb, Professor of Management and Gender in Organizations at MIT and author of the « Shadow Negotiation » and « Everyday Negotiation », it is time to claim your ‘place at the table’.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Faith-Based Initiatives Walk a Narrow Line

Yesterday, one of my clients commented on how sensitive the Feds were about do's and don'ts for the faith-based programs. She just returned from a meeting in DC for new grantees in the Fatherhood Initiative. Then, this morning I saw this new report from The Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy.

If you're a faith-based organization, this report is MUST reading.

The State of the Law 2006: Prison Programs, Chaplaincies and Capacity Grants Top Year’s Faith-Based Controversies
The State of the Law 2006: Legal Developments Affecting Government Partnerships with Faith-Based Organizations

The Bush Administration´s Faith-Based and Community Initiative continued this year to face legal challenges that test its potential reach. Among the most significant cases in 2006 were those concerning prison programs, government chaplaincies, and grants to help faith-based organizations increase their ability to win government contracts, according to the Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy´s annual "State of the Law" report. [More]

Monday, December 11, 2006

Marketing Tobacco to Teens Still an Issue

Seems like we've been fighting this battle for a long, long time. The proof of the damage marketing tobacco causes keeps rolling in.

RWJF News Release: Exposure to Tobacco Marketing More Than Doubles the Odds of Children Smoking
Exposure to Tobacco Marketing More Than Doubles the Odds of Children Smoking Dec 4, 2006 - Washington, D.C. Children's psychological involvement in marketing enhances its impact Exposure to tobacco advertising and pro-tobacco depictions in films, television, and videos more than doubles the odds that children under 18 will become tobacco users, according to a new study to be published in the December 2006 issue of the peer-reviewed Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Learn How a Great Presenter Refines Substance, Structure, and Style

If you make presentations to sell, whether it's an idea, a product, your agency's mission, or a new program's value to the community, you'll find this a helpful overview for your prep work.

Many consider Ray Butkus one of the best marketing presenters around. I found it worth saving in my resource file. Maybe you will, too.

Developing and Delivering High-impact Sales Presentations
By Ray Butkus

In the sales arena, success depends upon the superior presentation of the facts. In a highly competitive market with an abundance of choice, winning isn’t simply about building the better mousetrap but about how well the marketplace understands and remembers the distinctiveness of your mousetrap versus all others....
Denny Hatch's Business Common Sense

Thursday, December 07, 2006

For Non-profits Taking Tentative Steps into Web2.0

For my non-profit clients struggling to get into web2.0, this great one page pdf offers six things a non profit can do to "figure it out." Thanks to Seth Godin.

Free one-pager for non profits (org2.0)

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