Monday, July 31, 2006
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Saturday, July 29, 2006
Here is my Squidoo lens on Business Management and Personal Development.
Friday, July 28, 2006
But then again, maybe it should start in elementary school.
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Maybe if I'm doing a book signing and someone looks over at my table, I should say, "Have you ever thought about... "
changing the world?
having fun at work?
loving your work?
becoming the peacemaker?
being respected and cared for?
What do you think?
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
University of Phoenix Job Fair
It was great practice for explaining what Toastmasters is in two minutes or less to people who don't know what we do. Also, for making a short speech without any fillers (saying "you know?" after every statement is my worst extemporaneous speaking flaw). It was easy to be excited about what I was doing, because Toastmasters can really help people.
It's interesting. My book can really help people, too, but I am more reticent about pitching it because if people buy it, it makes money for me (theoretically, at least!). But maybe that's not important. Maybe what's important is that it can help people. If I could keep that uppermost in my mind... Hmmm...
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
My friends Christi, with her handsome son Justin (who was into pirates), and Jenny came by, too. I talked to Patty, who said she would come and visit me here on the blog. Don't forget to post a comment, Patty. I passed out many brochures and pens. I would have had candy, but it melted in my car!
Monday, July 24, 2006
Advice 10 Cents
Wyoming & Montgomery
Tuesday, July 25
5:00 to 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 23, 2006
Montgomery & Wyoming
Saturday, July 22, 2006
Tuesday, July 25, 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Friday, July 21, 2006
Book Signing at Hastings
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
What Brings Us Together
The mission of a Toastmasters club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.
You can learn and grow on your own, of course, but it's a lot more fun with friends!
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Monday, July 17, 2006
B. Dalton Booksellers
I can't find any publicity on the event though, not in the Albuquerque Tribune or the Albuquerque Journal or anywhere on the web. If you have seen anything on it, let me know. I like local authors, too.
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Go to www.paypal.com and sign up for an account. I already had one so I used that. Then go to Merchant Tools and click on the Donations link on the right hand side of the page. There are optional fields to fill in, but I left them blank. Then tell it to generate the code. Highlight the code, then copy it, then paste it where you want the donation button to show on your web page.
If you have a blog, you will need to go into the Template section to paste the code into the HTML. You have to read through the HTML to find the place where you want to paste. If you already have an Amazon or Barnes & Noble link, it is just like that.
When I tried out the link, I found out that it uses your registered e-mail address to let the person know who they are paying. Because I was already signed up using my old e-mail address, I had to add my new e-mail address to PayPal and then make it the primary e-mail address so that people wouldn't get confused.
Because I have a whole website and not just a blog, I also created a donation page to put my donation button on. That way, I can link to the donation page from all my web pages or anywhere, like this:
If you find this information helpful, please leave a donation.
There is a link to the same place from my home page and I will eventually put a donation button in a permanent place on my blog and on each web page, but haven't done that yet.
If you have a website or blog, give it a try!
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Every Woman Needs a Pair of Red Shoes
The speaker said that red shoes are a talisman, a reminder of our inner joy, freedom, and power. And whether it is red shoes or a red tie or anything else that represents that to us, whether we are women or men, we should find our talisman and keep it with us so that we can focus on that feeling.
My talisman is the copy of my book that I carry with me always. I think I will also have a pin made so I can wear it!
Friday, July 14, 2006
Thursday, July 13, 2006
As Napoleon Hill said,
"It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed."
And as Ralph Smedley, the founder of Toastmasters, said,
"Let us share with others the benefits we have gained for ourselves."
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Hastings at Montgomery & Wyoming
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Hastings at Coors and Montano
Monday, July 10, 2006
Writers to Writers
Sunday, July 09, 2006