Live from New York, It’s….

…. not Saturday Night Live!  Used to watch that show while attending College, when John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radnor, Chevy Chase, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, and others were making a name for themselves.

I digress.

I’m visiting New York, and the hotel is just a few blocks from Niagara Falls.

I walked to the Falls late yesterday.  It was a crisp 60 degrees.  Spring buds on the trees and tulips a day or two away from blooming.

The renewal of, and long awaited, springtime.

And the relentless, timeless, and enormous flow of water.

It was humbling to stand in it’s presence.

Make it a great, springtime day of renewal. Because if you don’t, who will? If not today, then when?

jungle jeff Road Trip?

jungle jeff road trip?

Yes.  Where?

Niagara Falls Conference Center.

I travel a fair amount, as a professional speaker and as Family man.

There’s never enough time in my life to do all the things I want, or need, to do.  Therefore, it’s imperative that I prioritize.  Otherwise, I may accomplish something that doesn’t matter, or worse yet, not do something that really does.

Carpe diem, jungle jeff noel  🙂

Do Bullet Points Make Blogs Better?

Using bullet points can help make any presentation more effective.   No secret there.

Found a link suggesting it can work for blogs, while studying LinkedIn updates.  Click here on Better Blogging with Bullet Points .

Six things I scan every morning:

  • Local weather
  • Local Headlines
  • My daily schedule
  • Disney’s Stock price
  • LinkedIn Updates
  • Blog Stats

Make it a great Sunday, because if you don’t, who will.  Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂

5 Training Tips From Bob Pike

Five training tips I learned from Bob Pike:

1. Show…not  tell

  • Big difference between show vs tell
  • Real-life experience beats theory
  • It’s not what you know
  • It’s what you do with it
  • Follow-through is key
  • Self-confidence is major motivator

2. The “eyes” have it

  • Pictures trigger recall better than words
  • Use window panes for max retention
  • Our mind thinks in pictures
  • Shortterm memory hold 7 (+/-2) bites of data

3. The 90/20/8 rule

  • We have limited attention spans
  • Breaks at 90 minutes or less
  • State change every 20 minutes
  • Participant involvement every 8 minutes

4. Tune in to “WIIFM”

  • Everyone is asking, “How will this help ME:”
  • Improve my performance
  • What are my benefits
  • What losses will I avoid

5. Work books that work

  • Need to know info
  • Nice to know info
  • How to find info