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Language and Learning: Toastmasters

I belong to a local Toastmasters group. This organization has many functions: first of all- skill-based training for better communication, increasing language literacy, learning to speak extemporaneously in a group, but it is most known for helping people overcome the anxiety associated with Public Speaking. We do learn so much more…. here is a beautiful […]

Apply for a Educational Grant for YOUR Kid’s School

Schools face many financial hardships, it is important, more than ever, to support our Bay Area schools.

Why not apply for a GRANT??

“Wells Fargo/KNBR Step up to the Plate for Education” grants provide funds so that teachers receive extra dollars tocreate better opportunities for our children.

For the past 15 years, Wells Fargo […]

TONIGHT July 25- Nerd Girls Hidden Figures at NASA

HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio […]

Better Customer Experience – whether Online or In Store

Give your customers an excellent IN-STORE or ONLINE experience:

Train your staff to KNOW the products. Product knowledge is essential and often a #1 difference in making your store’s customer experience great rather than just OK.

In 2016, online shopping increased 10.1% with brick and mortar growing only 1.4% (PWC 2017 Retail Trends, US Census, […]

Combining AI, Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics

For those that love social media and are involved in the interplay of new ideas, there are several resources to learn more. Many groups are using all the tools available to create communications / marketing / white papers that are “on-point” and enticing to their customers and potential customers.

Getting the look and feel “just […]

Thought Leadership and Results

LinkedIn and Edelman partnered to produce a study which clearly show some interesting results for Sales Managers and those whose jobs depend on lead generation.

Info-graphic

And so powerful. In research hot off the press, LinkedIn and Edelman interviewed over 1,000 C-Suite executives for their views on Thought Leadership. For 86% of respondents, the single […]

Jobs and Health Care

The crisis about not having consistent portable health care is not a political debate. I know we are hearing a lot of “they did…” or “they won’t…” between Republicans and Democrats but the political squabbling is masking a bigger problem.

Politics?

Yes, I know my nephew thinks its just nasty politics, and doesn’t want to […]

2017 YERBA BUENA ALLIANCE HONOREES

The Yerba Buena Community Benefit District (YBCBD)is honoring heroes to the community with the establishment of the Yerba Buena Conservancy. Their mission is to provide programs that foster a safer and more secure community, create a cleaner and greener neighborhood, and reinforce the viability of our economic base.

UNSUNG HERO AWARD – John Ratto

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Our Military Heroes – Happy 4th of July, America!

Learn more about these great exhibitions, web sites and the history of our military service that keeps the USA safe and proud.

Soldiers to Summits – This climbing expedition is designed to help wounded veterans overcome barriers in their lives. This year, the expedition will take place on Mt. Whitney. Located in California, it is […]

South Bay (San Jose) Team Event?

I love bringing a group to a game at the San Jose Municipal Stadium! It is easy to get to, lots of parking, the price is right – about $12….. and the have the best Churros. It is great fun, all kinds of things to see and do. You’ll cheer, you’ll laugh, and you will […]