Why should your nonprofit organization consider solicitor training for your staff and your volunteers? The answer is simple – because too often we take for granted that the “people in the field” are prepared for anything that comes their way.    Your next question may be, “I’m the manager of my staff and volunteers.  Why do you think I am not able to train them myself?”  Seeking the assistance of outside counsel to train your staff

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We are pleased to announce that The MotivAct Group will be featured in the May 14 edition of Worcester Business Journal, with the article, “10 Things I Know About Motivating Employees,” authored by Tom Ingrassia. We also will be in the July/August issue of Wisdom Magazine, with a feature on our innovative “Mental Massage(tm)” program.

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It was an event planner’s worst nightmare… She was in charge of an educational event designed for physicians and high-level executives in her healthcare organization. She had a couple meetings with the featured speaker. Nice guy…very smart, and yet maddeningly elusive when she tried to pin him down to specifics of hi s presentation. He would smile slyly and say, “Trust me! It will be great! I guarantee I’ll have their attention.” As the event

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Most of my life I struggled with confidence and self-esteem. Coming from a family with a very demanding mother plus being the youngest of five girls and myself being a twin, I never felt that I WAS SPECIAL IN ANYWAY. Following my childhood I spent 27 years in a difficult marriage and after the death of my first husband, I was drained, my mental and physical energy left, “it was gone”. That is when I

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Part 1 of 2 Part Series… #hr #astd #shrm #hrtechchat Changing the Hands of Training – The Winds of Change Are Upon Us It’s time to change “hands” – from the HR & Training Department and into the hands of the employee… out of the classroom and into the hands of your talent. Ok…hold your horses…I’m not suggesting the elimination of these departments or classroom delivery.  I am suggesting our role must evolve more into

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Have you noticed that when you allow the entrepreneurial spirit in you to lead the way – with passion, authenticity, purpose and persistence – you naturally express thoughts and actions of abundance?  You just know that all things are possible. Our recent economy has been built on entrepreneurialism; it’s rooted in the unwavering entrepreneurial spirit of creativity, ingenuity, determination and drive.  Entrepreneurs live in a perpetual state of opportunity and they produce a powerful ripple

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Have you ever noticed how good things happen to good people? There’s no mistake here. These people didn’t just “get lucky” but instead were proactive within their lives as opposed to simply reacting to things as they occur. They created the experiences they have beginning with the thoughts they think. How does this work? Positive thoughts lead to positive feelings. These feelings lead to positive emotions. These emotions then promote positive behaviors. Finally, the positive

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It isn’t often that I will diverge from the business aspect of business to the personal aspects of my life, but this time I will.  You see, I became a socail media addict, Facebook to be exact.  It escalated when, as a self-employed businesswoman, I found that I had some time on my hands (yes, I know, hard to believe!).  I was promoting my Fundraising Consulting business, reaching out to potential clients, and then, playing

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Leadership dancing?  Few ever think of dancing as one of the skills of an effective leader.  However, learning the “dance of leadership” is important if one is going to help take the company, church or civic club forward.  When properly done, the dance of leadership is the result of a healthy relationship between the leader and those being led.  This healthy relationship has a rhythm and movement that calls to mind the image of elegant

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According to a study done by Mercer, 21% of current workers have negative feelings about their jobs, but have no plans to leave or move on. This means that many workers are apathetic, negative, and mentally-checked out at work. Think about that for a second. Do you think that it’s possible almost a quarter of your workers are simply hanging on for their paycheck but are not actively engaged? It does not even have to

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