Newsletter 33 : 28 april 2010
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Welcome to our newsletter. We like to offer a change from other newsletters which can demand an awful lot of reading…
GuruView is a new website which combines useful short films offering expertise in all aspects of work with a showcase for the skills of BizView has just opened. It interviews experts from all over the place to offer you un-biased, intelligent information to help you plan and run your business better. Modesty does not prevent us from mentioning that Jeremy is one of the, ahem, gurus.
Here. Worth reading some of the comments from people who took part in Eric Whiteacre‘s virtual choir. (duration 4:30)
Suppose you wanted to get your personal message to someone you fear might not notice you. What way is most likely to achieve this? In this brilliant little video, Omar Ahmad tells (and tells how to do it, too).
Incidentally, the presentation is, itself, an object lesson in how to communicate several messages with brevity, clarity and humour. (duration 6:08)
Apologies to our non-UK readers for mentioning it, but there seems to be some sort of election going on here. This site is a bit of an eye opener. It asks you some questions and then reveals the party whose polices most match your beliefs. Could be embarrassing!
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful. To be honourable; to be compassionate; to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, C19 American philosopher and poet
… to which we might add that, if you were to make that your purpose, your outcome could be happiness.
There are three people stranded on a desert island, a physicist, a chemist, and an economist, and they only have a family tin of baked beans between them. However, they have no tin opener. So they are sitting round a campfire, discussing how to open the tin.
The chemist suggests that they get some berries from the trees, mix them with the juice of a fruit to form an acid, put this round the top of the tin, it will burn through the metal, and they will get the lid off that way. The physicist disagrees, and suggests that they put the tin on top of the fire, the heat will expand the water, the pressure will blow the lid off the tin, and they can get the beans out that way.
“No no no”, says the economist, “that’s not the best way to do it. First of all, let’s assume we have a tin opener”.
The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog
The April NRG lunch at Berwick Lodge – hosted by Kay – was a great success. The meal was delicious, Jill Green’s pre-lunch seminar, which almost every diner attended, was thought provoking and stimulating, and the whole event was supportive and helpful.
If you used to go to NRG, or have never been to a lunch, why not sample this experience next month? Before lunch Jill, senior trainer with the Referral Institute UK, will give the second of six seminars on how to get the most from networking, “So tell me, how can I help you?”. If uncertainty about what to do at a networking event has stopped you attending in the past, banish your reticence with this training – free to diners.
The venue is Berwick Lodge (near Cribbs Causeway) which offers an excellent light lunch in elegant surroundings.
NRG is offering readers of this newsletter who are new to NRG £5 off a lunch at Berwick Lodge on 20 May. Just go to here to book and enter the promotion code NRGKMCM
Contributions gratefully received.
Thanks this time to birthday boy Chris Budd of Ovation Finance
If you have been, thank you for reading.
Kay and Jeremy
Compiled by Jeremy Marchant . added 23 february 2015 . image: Free images