Celebrating Linda’s Smile!

Hi, Everyone —

After more than two years of sore teeth, snagged lips, waterpik splashes, trying to cover sharp wires with wax and, worst of all, avoiding many of her favorite foods, Linda is thrilled to announce that her braces have finally been removed!

We celebrated by having a special treat made for her at the Davidson Chocolate Company — a caramel-covered Granny Smith apple drenched in thick dark chocolate. The apple was SO big, she invited friends and colleagues to share.

Here’s a few shots of Linda, Steven, Misty and our good friend Barbara, who also happens to be Steven’s mother.

Linda's Celebratory Dark Chocolate Caramel Apple

Linda cutting her apple with Barbara's supervision.

Now you know who Steven gets his personality from!

And the apple gets a big thumbs up!

Congratulations, Linda!!

-T-

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Events for 5/3 thru 5/7/2010

Hi, Everyone!

Here’s what’s on the schedule for next week:

“Building a Career that Matters” Webinar Series —

Monday, May 3rd from 11AM to 12PM EST. This series explores 25 problem areas human development professionals face in building their practices. This week, our multi-week discussion of “Problem Area #12: Lack of Marketing Skills and Systems” continues. During this session, we’ll explore 10 avenues for marketing your business effectively and show you how the wrong combination of approaches can be devastating . This series is offered as a service to our professional community and is WIDE OPEN to ANY and ALL human development pros, regardless of their affiliation with ChangeWorks — so PLEASE spread the word.  Click the following link to register:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/827165026

“ChangeWorks Forum” —

Monday, May 3rd from 3PM to 4PM EST. This week, we will take a close look at a 37 activity ChangeGrid that was administered to a client twice over the course of an 8-week coaching program and see how the ChangeGrid reflects the progress the client has made. This series is open to ALL graduates and current students of the ChangeWorks program.  Click the following link to register:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/145561738

“MasterStream Sales Training Series, Session 2” —

Tuesday, May 4th from 9:30AM to 11:00AM, we will hold the second class in our MasterStream sales training program. Students are asked to complete the Session #2 pre-work by either reviewing the notes guide or by watching the webinar listed for Session #2 on the homepage for this course.  If you don’t know where to find the documents, give us a call at 704-987-6500.  The program is open to ALL SILVER and GOLD team members as well as students who have paid tuition to attend.  Please plan to join in!

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/775502626

“ChangeWorks Analyst Training” —

This week, we will NOT hold our usual Tuesday, 12PM to 1PM EST ChangeWorks Analyst training class since Linda and I will be traveling to Atlanta for our Pre-Prism Awards “ChangeWorks Meet & Greet.” We will pick up where we left off on next week’s call.

“ChangeWorks Atlanta Meet & Greet” —

On Tuesday, May 4th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM, Jodie Charlop and Betsy Pickren will be hosting a cocktails and conversation event at the W Hotel in the Buckhead area of Atlanta.  If you’re in that area and would like to stop by and meet me and Linda and several of your ChangeWorks colleagues, please follow this link:

Atlanta Meet & Greet evite

“Gold Team Teleconference” —

Thursday, May 6th from 11AM to 12PM EST. This week, we begin a 4-week course in Pride-Based Leadership.  The program is open to all Gold Team members.  Also, please remember to schedule your private coaching session.

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/676387763

As always, our webinars are recorded for those of you who are unable to attend the live call.

-T-

Document for BACTM Call

Hi, Everyone!

Here is a link to the Tension Tracking Form for today’s “Building a Career That Matters” conference call:

Tension Tracking Form

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MasterStream Training Starts Tuesday

Hi, Everyone!

Please remember that MasterStream Sales Training begins Tuesday morning at 9:30AM EST. Please take advantage of this opportunity to improve your sales skills and boost your bottom line results. The program is FREE for all members of the Silver and Gold teams.

Here’s the link to register:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/566445667

-T-

Alchemy and the ChangeGrid®

Hi, Everyone!

On Tuesday’s ChangeWorks Analyst webinar, we will begin an exploration of the integration of element-based maps of humanity into the ChangeGrid. Many models, from classic to contemporary, focus on the four elements of nature: air, fire, water and earth. The elements also served as the foundation of alchemy, best known as the ancient science of turning lead into gold. Less well known is alchemy as a philosophical pursuit, and it is in that pursuit that we will find great value in alchemy as a tool for understanding human behavior and supporting the change process.

Here’s just a few of dozens upon dozens of websites on the subject to get the discussions started:

Elemental approaches to personality —

http://www.tetramap.com

http://www.lauriebethjones.com

http://www.webwinds.com

http://www.elementalmethod.com

http://www.cancerchecklist.com

http://www.astrostar.com

http://www.shamanschool.com

Orientation to alchemy —

http://www.spiritalchemy.com

Don’t let any of this seem overwhelming — it all pretty much a rehash and repackaging job of the same information. We will be searching for the SIMPLICITY in the models — so please plan to join in!

-T-

Trade Show Secrets #7

Hi, Everyone!

Here’s the next installment in the “Secrets of Trade Show Selling” series:

Secret #7: What Would Martha Do?

Let’s check your progress. If you’ve read any of the articles in the “Secrets of Trade Show Selling” series, you know your purpose. You’ve secured a great location. You understand layout and lighting. Now the big question is, “What Would Martha Do?”

A trade show ISN’T supposed to be a stuffy, buttoned-down miniature version of the corporation it represents. Instead, it is a chance for the corporation to creatively introduce and express itself in front of a highly targeted audience. If it’s handled properly, a trade show should be as upbeat, energetic and enjoyable as the people attending it HOPE it will be.

To accomplish this, your booth must contribute something to the visual excitement of the show. Whether you choose an engaging but appropriate theme for your booth or a simple but stunning exhibit, DESIGN is of paramount importance when managing productive tension.

At a minimum, your booth should be designed around an attractive color scheme with well-coordinated graphic elements and font selections. While some companies should aim for elegance, others should opt for an outrageous design incorporating as much color and movement as possible. Balloons, pinwheels, bunting and streamers are sure to attract attention — but so will a dignified and refined space featuring museum-quality graphics accented with soft fabric swags and a vase of flowers. Choose a design that is consistent with your company’s image and personality — that conveys your message and supports your primary purpose for exhibiting.

Only three more lessons until you have all the ammunition under your belt to take the trade show by storm and achieve all your goals for being there. In the next article, we will cover “baiting the hook.”

-T-

Events for 4/26 thru 4/30/2010

Hi, Everyone!

Here’s what’s on the schedule for next week:

“Building a Career that Matters” Webinar Series —

Monday, April 26th from 11AM to 12PM EST. This series explores 25 problem areas human development professionals face in building their practices. This week, our multi-week discussion of “Problem Area #12: Lack of Marketing Skills and Systems” continues. During this session, we’ll explore some of the key concepts of Tension Management as it applies to marketing your business effectively. This series is offered as a service to our professional community and is WIDE OPEN to ANY and ALL human development pros, regardless of their affiliation with ChangeWorks — so PLEASE spread the word.  Click the following link to register:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/839146699

“ChangeWorks Forum” —

Monday, April 26th from 3PM to 4PM EST. This week, we will talk about the built-in JOURNALING FEATURE of the online ChangeWorks System. This series is open to ALL graduates and current students of the ChangeWorks program.  Click the following link to register:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/718980707

“MasterStream Sales Training Series, Session 1″ —

Tuesday, April 27th from 9:30AM to 11:00AM, we will hold the first class in our next MasterStream sales training program.  The program is open to ALL SILVER and GOLD team members as well as students who have paid tuition to attend.  Please plan to join in!

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/566445667

“ChangeWorks Analyst Training” —

Tuesday, April 27th from 12PM to 1PM EST, we will explore the procedure for integrated a new map of humanity into the ChangeGrid — the TetraMap®.  If you would like to learn more about the depth of the ChangeGrid, please plan to join in. This series is open to ALL ChangeWorks professionals. Click the following link to register:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/324064442

“Gold Team Teleconference” —

Thursday, April 29th from 11AM to 12PM EST. This week, we will finish up the TeamBuilder program by exploring in detail a few tension-based exercises designed especially for teams.  The program is open to all Gold Team members.  Also, please remember to schedule your private coaching session.

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/351181963

As always, our webinars are recorded for those of you who are unable to attend the live call.

-T-