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Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

Welcome to day two of 2009. If you have been working on your business plan for the year, you are probably right now thinking about what is it you want to do with this year.

There are two documents that you should pull out of the drawer and take a look at again. The first one is your Lifetime goals. Now, it is true if you were working from a business plan last year, your list of Lifetime Goals and Last years business plan would be on your clipboard and not in your desk drawer, but all too often by the 10th of January those goals, those resolutions are long forgotten.

Your task today is to look at those documents and check off everything that was in fact completed.

OK, so how did that make you feel? Did you stay on target for the year? Is it showing you clearly which areas in your business life you need to work on?

What! You don’t have either of these documents. Please my friends this year let’s do it right. Sit down and write you Lifetime goals. This is simply the list that begins, “Before I die I want to…” Since the movies the Bucket List and Last Holiday the Lifetime goals were enforced because people come to find out there is very little time left. What if you knew you had only six months left what would you do?

If you haven’t watched either of these two movies, go do it today at least the Bucket List. It will make you laugh and it will make you cry. Just remember none of us is promised tomorrow make good use of the day you have.

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!


Ice Breakers
Canine Division

A friend of mine is a deputy with the sheriff’s
department canine division. One evening, the
deputy was dispatched to the scene of a possible
burglary, where he discovered the back door of
a building ajar. He let the dog out of his patrol car
and commanded it to enter and seek.

Jumping from the back seat, the dog headed for the
building. After lunging through the doorway, the dog
froze and backed out. My friend was puzzled until
he investigated further. Then he noticed the sign on
the building: “Veterinarian’s office.”

Thought for Today:

” Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world in the eye.”
–Helen Keller

Tips and Techniques

A skillful designer will use the basic building blocks of design to examine a product and determine what it needs, lacks or to capture his readers interest and most important communicate effectively Every design is all about the message. If your message is lost in design then the design must be incorrect.

Go surfing today. Find at least 10 sites you don’t like. Critique them. Identify where the message is lost. If you can do this well, your designs will improve greatly.

Happy designing!


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Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

Be safe, but have a very great evening. This is the last day of 2008. It doesn’t seem possible now does it?

What is it they say, the time goes by fast when you are having a good time. In my opinion there isn’t anything that is more fun than working with people, watching them grow and move toward success.

In spite of the dooms day and pessimistic economists, I see 2009 as an opportunity for those who would do well no matter what. It is in hard times that the tough get going. No I am not going to say that the coming year is going to be easy. I am saying that with forward thinking and enterprising creative individuals this is prime opportunity to make a real change. Are you up for it?

The Winning Way – one step at a time

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!


Ice Breakers
The Elderly Golfer

Arthur is 90-years-old. He’s played golf every day since
his retirement 25 years ago. One day, he arrives home
looking downcast.

“That’s it,” he tells his wife. “I’m giving up golf. My eyesight
has gotten so bad that once I hit the ball, I can’t even see
where it goes.”

His wife sympathizes and makes him a cup of tea. As they sit down,
she says, “Why don’t you take my brother with you and give it one more try?”

“That’s no good,” sighs Arthur. “Your brother’s a hundred
and three. He can’t help.”

“He may be a hundred and three,” says his wife, “but his
eyesight is perfect.”

So, the next day, Arthur heads off to the golf course with
his brother-in-law. He tees up, takes an almighty swing
and squints down the fairway.

He turns to the brother-in-law and asks, “Did you see
the ball?”

“Of course I did!” replied the brother-in-law.

“I have perfect eyesight!”

“Where did it go?” says Arthur.

“I don’t remember.”

Thought for Today:
“There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.” -John Calvin

Tips and Techniques

What about some other fun things you can do with type. How about you type following a path. It could be a geometric shape like a circle or diamond or even a custom drawn line, you can achieve amazing results without hours of tedious work.. How about filling a letter shape with a pattern or an image. They certainly can make a bold statement. There are just dozens of other custom treatments to type depending on the software you are using. Open Office a free office suite of programs does all of the things I have talked about and more.

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Do You Believe

Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

Santa and Sarah

Three years ago, a little boy and his grandmother came to see Santa at the Mayfair Mall in Wisconsin . The child climbed up on his lap, holding a picture of a little girl. “Who is this?” asked Santa, smiling. “Your friend? Your sister?'” “Yes, Santa,’ he replied. “My sister, Sarah, who is very sick,” he said sadly.

Santa glanced over at the grandmother who was waiting nearby, and saw her dabbing her eyes with a tissue. “She wanted to come with me to see you, oh, so very much, Santa!” the child exclaimed. “She misses you,” he added softly.

Santa tried to be cheerful and encouraged a smile to the boy’s face, asking him what he wanted
Santa to bring him for Christmas.

When they finished their visit, the Grandmother came over to help the child off his lap, and started to say something to Santa, but halted.

“What is it?” Santa asked warmly.
“Well, I know it’s really too much to ask you,
Santa, but …” the old woman began, shooing her grandson over to one of Santa’s elves to collect the little gift which Santa gave all his young visitors.
“The girl in the photograph… my granddaughter well, you see … she has leukemia and isn’t expected to make it even through the holidays,” she said through tear-filled eyes. “Is there any way, Santa . any possible way that you could come see Sarah?

That’s all she’s asked for, for Christmas, is to see Santa.”

Santa blinked and swallowed hard and told the woman to leave information with his elves as to
where Sarah was, and he would see what he could do. Santa thought of little else the rest of that
afternoon. He knew what he had to do. “What if it were MY child lying in that hospital bed, dying,” he thought with a sinking heart, “This is the least I can do.”

When Santa finished visiting with all the boys and girls that evening, he retrieved from his helper the name of the hospital where Sarah was staying. He asked the assistant location manager how to get to Children’s Hospital.

“Why?” Rick asked, with a puzzled look on his face.
Santa relayed to him the conversation with Sarah’s grandmother earlier that day. “C’mon…..I’ll take you there.” Rick said softly. Rick drove them to the hospital and came inside with Santa. They found out which room Sarah was in. A pale Rick said he would wait out in the hall.

Santa quietly peeked into the room through the half-closed door and saw little Sarah on the bed.
The room was full of what appeared to be her family; there was the Grandmother and the girl’s
brother he had met earlier that day.

A woman whom he guessed was Sarah’s mother stood by the bed, gently pushing Sarah’s thin hair
off her forehead. And another woman who he discovered later was Sarah’s aunt, sat in a chair near
the bed with a weary, sad look on her face. They were talking quietly, and Santa could sense the
warmth and closeness of the family, and their love and concern for Sarah.

Taking a deep breath, and forcing a smile on his face, Santa entered the room, bellowing a hearty, “Ho, ho, ho!” “Santa!” shrieked little Sarah weakly, as she tried to escape her bed to run to him, IV tubes intact. Santa rushed to her side and gave her a warm hug. A child the tender age of his own son — 9 years old — gazed up at him with wonder and excitement.

Her skin was pale and her short tresses bore telltale bald patches from the effects of chemotherapy. But all he saw when he looked at her was a pair of huge, blue eyes. His heart melted, and he had to force himself to choke back tears.

Though his eyes were riveted upon Sarah’s face, he could hear the gasps and quiet sobbing of the women in the room. As he and Sarah began talking, the family crept quietly to the bedside one by one, squeezing Santa’s shoulder or his hand gratefully, whispering “Thank you” as they gazed sincerely at him with shining eyes. Santa and Sarah talked and talked, and she told him excitedly all the toys she wanted for Christmas, assuring him she’d been a very good girl that year.

As their time together dwindled, Santa felt led in his spirit to pray for Sarah, and asked for permission from the girl’s mother. She nodded in agreement and the entire family circled around Sarah’s bed, holding hands. Santa looked intensely at Sarah and asked her if she believed in angels. “Oh, yes, Santa… I do!” she exclaimed.

“Well, I’m going to ask that angels watch over you.” he said. Laying one hand on the child’s head,
Santa closed his eyes and prayed. He asked that God touch little Sarah, and heal her body from this disease.

He asked that angels minister to her, watch and keep her. And when he finished praying, still with
eyes closed, he started singing, softly, “Silent Night, Holy Night…. all is calm, all is bright…”
“The family joined in, still holding hands, smiling at Sarah, and crying tears of hope, tears of joy for this moment, as Sarah beamed at them all.

When the song ended, Santa sat on the side of the bed again and held Sarah’s frail, small hands in his own. “Now, Sarah,” he said authoritatively, “you have a job to do, and that is to concentrate on getting well. I want you to have fun playing with your friends this summer, and I expect to see you at my house at Mayfair Mall this time next year!”

He knew it was risky proclaiming that to this little girl who had terminal cancer, but he “had” to. He had to give her the greatest gift he could — not dolls or games or toys — but the gift of HOPE.

“Yes, Santa!” Sarah exclaimed, her eyes bright.
He leaned down and kissed her on the forehead and left the room.
Out in the hall, the minute Santa’s eyes met Rick’s, a look passed between them and they wept

Sarah’s mother and grandmother slipped out of the room quickly and rushed to Santa’s side to thank him.

“My only child is the same age as Sarah,” he explained quietly. “This is the least I could do.” They
nodded with understanding and hugged him.

One year later, Santa Mark was again back on the set in Milwaukee for his six-week, seasonal job
which he so loves to do Several weeks went by and then one day a child came up to sit on his lap.

“Hi, Santa! Remember me?!” “Of course, I do,” Santa proclaimed (as he always does), smiling down at her. After all, the secret to being a “good” Santa is to always make each child feel as if they are the “only” child in the world at that moment.

“You came to see me in the hospital last year!”
Santa’s jaw dropped. Tears immediately sprang in his eyes, and he grabbed this little miracle and
held her to his chest. “Sarah!” he exclaimed. He scarcely recognized her, for her hair was long and
silky and her cheeks were rosy — much different from the little girl he had visited just a year before. He looked over and saw Sarah’s mother and grandmother in the sidelines smiling and waving and wiping their eyes.

That was the best Christmas ever for Santa Claus.

He had witnessed –and been blessed to be instrumental in bringing about — this miracle of hope.
This precious little child was healed. Cancer-free. Alive and well. He silently looked up to Heaven and humbly whispered, “Thank you, Father. ‘Tis a very, Merry Christmas!”

Do you believe in miracles ..I do!

Ice Breakers

An 80 year old man was sitting in his boat fishing when he heard a voice say, ‘pick me up.” He looked
around and could not see anyone.

He thought he was dreaming when he heard the voice again, “pick me up”. He looked down into the
water and saw a frog. He asked, “Are you talking to me”?

The frog said, “Yes, pick me up and kiss me and I’ll turn into the most beautiful woman you have ever
seen. I’ll marry you, your friends will all be jealous and will make you incredibly happy.”

He thought for a moment then reached over and picked the frog up carefully, placing it in his front
breast pocket.

Then the frog said, “Are you nuts? Didn’t you hear what I said? I said kiss me and I’ll love you for

He looked at the frog and said, “At my age I’d rather have a talking frog.”

Thought for Today:

“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”
– Sigmund Freud

Tips and Techniques

Computers offer limitless ways to transform type into special graphic elements. Some of the fun things you can do with type are reversing and screening using black backgrounds and white type or dark backgrounds and gray type.

Try stretching or even compressing type to add interest.

Rotating type can be an attention grabber when used in moderation.

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Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking
We begin Christmas week today and also the 51st week of 2008. Will you and your business be prepared for the coming year?

Success happens with of planning that is carefully carried out through the days, weeks and months of the year. A business plan is your blueprint. Just as every blueprint for a building is different so is the blueprint for every business different.

You are welcome to come to the internet niche lab tonight Monday Dec 22 to work with us on a business plan for the new year.

Download the software we begin at 8 pm Eastern

The Winning Way – one step at a time

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!


Ice Breakers

Swimming Lesson

A member of the Country Club asked the lifeguard how
he might go about teaching a young lady to swim.

“It takes considerable time and technique.” replied the
guard. “First you must take her into the water, then
place one arm about her waist, hold her tightly, then
take her right arm and raise it very slowly…”

“This is certainly most helpful.” said the member.

“I know that my kid sister will appreciate it.”

“Your sister?” said the lifeguard. “In that case, just push her into the deep end of the pool.
She’ll learn in a hurry.”

Thought for Today:
“Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.”

Tips and Techniques

Paragraph spacing, tabs and indents are used to enhance readability.

Be sure to make the space at the beginning of paragraphs consistent in your documents. Short sentences and somewhat narrow columns are much easier to read online. A good rule of thumb is to keep your page width online to 650 px. This is easily seen on most monitors and the page can be printed on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper.

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Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

I knew things in our industry had changed, but I didn’t realize just HOW MUCH they had changed until recently. Now we all know nothing stays the same, and progress is always welcome in Network Marketing, but I don’t think many of us are truly aware of the vast differences we’ve seen technology bring in just the past few years.

Ten years ago–even five years ago–a successful couple or individual working in Networking limited themselves to a single program. Why? Because working direct sales or MLM took a TON of work.

Mike and Rita were about the best Networking team around a few
years ago. They held weekly meetings at the public library and
held even more meetings at their home. If you made any contact
whatsoever with Mike and Rita, they would keep your phone and
fax warm for days until you finally signed up on their program.

Not only that, but a BIG part of Mike and Rita’s success was
due to their non-stop mailing of sales letters and postcards.
Rita spent many a night posting their prospecting ads on
Internet sites and newsgroups.

More than once they got kicked off of AOL and other ISP’s for
being too aggressive when contacting prospects — a new no-no
in the online age.

I supposed all the work Mike and Rita did was worth it, but at
what cost? They worked night and day for years. And even then,
I don’t think they were pulling in more than a few thousand
dollars a month.

Now let’s fast forward to today. Mark and Sandra are the talk
of the neighborhood. They live in a big expensive house and
drive a luxury car. Most people can’t figure out how Mark and
Sandra afford it. They’re seen at home all day and go on
lengthy vacations five or six times a year.

That part makes me smile, because I KNOW what Mark and Sandra
do. They’re working in direct sales and MLM from home. Only
there is a key difference in what they’re doing from what Mike
and Rita were doing a few years ago.

Mark and Sandra use completely automated online systems to find
huge numbers of leads, then filter through the leads to find
only the best. Only then do Mark and Sandra start talking to
their leads.

You see, Mark and Sandra don’t spend their days prospecting.
They let the technology do all that prospecting and cold
calling for them. The only time Mark and Sandra talk on the
phone or answer an email is when a very hot prospect calls them
to place an order.

And here’s the good part: Because the technology takes so much
of the work out of direct sales, Mark and Sandra are able to
work several very successful networking businesses. Rather than
earning a few thousand dollars a month, they’re bringing in TENS

Plus, with all that automation (and help from their upline
organization) Mark and Sandra are able to take off and travel
the world just about anytime they like.

Now that’s progress!

About The Author: Mike Bergeron has discovered what could well
be the most advanced home-based business opportunity ever
created. The automation and upline assistance is astounding. He
started earning good money within 17 days of joining. You can
too! See Mike’s program at http://www.247IncomeStreams.com
Reach Mike at bergeron12@msn.com

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!


Ice Breakers

A man is in bed with his wife when there is knocking on the door. He rolls over and looks at his clock.

It’s half past three in the morning.

“I’m not getting out of bed at this time,” he thinks, and rolls over. Then, a louder knock follows.

“Aren’t you going to answer that?” says his wife.

So he drags himself out of bed, and goes downstairs. He opens the door and there is man standing at the door. It didn’t take the homeowner long to realize the man was drunk.

“Hi there,” slurs the stranger, “Can you give me a push?”

“No, get lost, it’s half past three. I was in bed,” says the man and slams the door.

He goes back up to bed and tells his wife what happened and she says “Dave, that wasn’t very nice of you. Remember that night we broke down in the pouring rain on the way to pick the kids up from the baby-sitter and you had to knock on that man’s house to get us started again? What would have happened if he’d told us to get lost?”

“But the guy was drunk,” says the husband.

“It doesn’t matter,” says the wife. “He needs our help and it would be the Christian thing to help him.”

So the husband gets out of bed again, gets dressed, and goes downstairs. He opens the door, and not being able to see the stranger anywhere he shouts, “Hey, do you still want a push?”

He hears a voice cry out, “Yeah, please!”

So, still being unable to see the stranger, he shouts: “Where are you?”

And the stranger replies: “I’m over here, on your swing.”

Thought for Today:

“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”
– Aldous Huxley

Tips and Techniques

Type is a wonderful graphic design tool. Any job is easier to complete and more enjoyable when you have the right tools and understand their purpose. Elements of type include four basic alignment options, each with a different impact.

Find a good dictionary then make sure you understand the following terms thoroughly –
alignment,kerning, tracking and letter spacing. Understand these terms and using them in your designs will help you to design effective and creative presentations

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Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

Increasing traffic on your website is a smart thing to do.
When trying to build a successful site, traffic
increases are one thing to focus on. While there are several
ways to increase traffic, it is most useful

to utilize several methods to do so. Writing positive testimonials
for other websites and including them on your website is a
great thing to do. Not only is it a lovely way to give respect
to sites you admire or utilize often, but it is also a great
way to see traffic increase on yours.

When you use other website links and names in your website,
you will be attracting their traffic as well.

This occurs mostly due to search engine requests. When
someone types in the website name used in your testimonial,
to try to gain access to their site, it is likely your site will
come up as well since you

included their website name in your site content. You can
use their name on your site as a portal of sorts. They will in
turn visit your site and mostly likely look around a bit before
going on to the site they intended to visit. This may seem a
little tricky, but it really is a great way to get more traffic
on your site. This is especially true if you utilize popular
website names in your testimonials. If you include a positive
testimonial for a website that gets a large amount of traffic
each day, it is only logical you will receive some of that
traffic due to search engine requests.

After deciding to write positive testimonials for other
websites and see traffic increase on yours, you will need to
choose which sites are best for the task. Think about using
sites that are highly used, but perhaps not too highly
advertised. It can be challenging to get the right mix. The
idea is to find sites that are often requested on search
engines. Sites that are highly advertised are usually easy to
remember and web users will not use search engines to get to
them. Sites that may contain tricky names, but are highly used
may be better options because people are more likely to use
search engines to get to them. Try adding different sites each
month and research the sites that seem to bring more traffic to
your site.

After choosing the sites, you will need to determine exactly
what to say. Never write a testimonial before visiting the
site yourself. You certainly don’t want to write positive
testimonials about horrible sites, because they will only make
your site look bad to viewers. Make sure you agree with
everything that the site represents. Always keep the
testimonials positive and encouraging. You can write a
synopsis of the site, review its services, review its customer
service, or simply outline the business as a whole. No matter
what you do, be sure to mention the website address as many
times as possible in the testimonial. The more you mention the
complete address, the more likely your site will pop up when
someone does a search for that particular site on a search

After completing the testimonial, be sure that the site’s
address shows up in a different color than the rest of the
text. You want to draw people into your site and if they are
trying to get to another site, they need to see that your site
offers a link to get there. They may bookmark the page and
therefore use your site as a portal each time they want to get
to the other site. This is great for your traffic statistics.
Even if they don’t give your site a good look over the first few
times they visit, it is likely they eventually will. If you
make money off of each visitor to your site, then you likely
don’t care whether he or she looks around or not, because you
will collect just because they visit your site to get to the
other site.

Writing positive testimonials for other websites is the perfect
way to draw in more visitors to your site. Your website traffic
will increase because of it and it won’t cost you anything but a
little time to get it done. This is an inexpensive and
effective way to help your site along. The more traffic your
site receives, the better it will succeed. Trying methods such
as this is a great way to do all you can do to make the success
of your website a reality.

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Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!


Ice Breakers

Marshmallows Anyone?

As the coals from our barbecue burned down, our hosts passed out marshmallows and long roasting forks.

Just then, two fire trucks roared by, sirens blaring, lights flashing. They stopped at a house right down the block. All twelve of us raced out of the back yard, down the street, where we found the owners of the blazing house standing by helplessly.

They glared at us with looks of disgust.

Suddenly, we realized why…we were all still holding our roasting forks with marshmallows on them…

Thought for Today:

“Everything works out in the end. If it hasn’t worked out, it’s not the end.”

Tips and Techniques

Choosing text styles is a matter of choice. The best measure for setting text style size is achieving a comfort level that makes the material easy and inviting to read. Good text choices don’t call attention to themselves, provide some contrast between uppercase and lowercase letters and generally are a medium weight.

It is normally best to use the same type family in a document adjusting the size and boldness for emphasis.

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Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking
Business Process Management (BPM) is a set of activities performed by organizations to improve or streamline their business processes. Since software tools are usually used to aid these activities, these software tools are referred to as Business Process Management Systems.

– Business Process Management Systems

Business Process Management has been in place for some time now. Due to the introduction of software tools, however, there has been renewed interest in the body of knowledge pertaining to BPM.

These software tools make design and implementation of Business Process Management easier, cheaper, and more efficient. There are three categories of Business Process Management activities – design, execution and monitoring.

1. Design

Designing BPM involves capturing the existing processes in a
business environment. These processes must be modeled in a way
that they can be simulated and tested. Modeling these processes
usually involves graphical representation methods that document
the processes and stores this data in repositories.

2. Execution

Traditionally, to implement automation in a business
organization, developers would have to be contracted to develop
applications that automate certain processes. Unfortunately, the
scope of these projects was often too narrow. The result of
which is that the automation is not well integrated into the
business environment since the automation only deals with a
particular department or function. BPMS champions a method that
pushes for the development of applications that encompass the
entire business process. It aims to fully automate the business
environment only stopping to query the user when human
intervention is absoultely necessary.

3. Process monitoring

Process monitoring involves observing and taking note of the
performance of the individual processes so that evaluation and
intervention become more straightforward for the business
organization. From the information gleaned from here, the
business organization’s leaders can make further decisions on
the direction the business process takes. The data from this
activity can be used to generate different kinds of statistics
that are necessary when having to make critical decisions.
Business Process Management is an iterative process.

4. The Future

Although BPM strives to automate the mechanical processes of a
business, there has been interest in developing BPMs that move
into the territory of human judgment. Some of the processes
involved in a business environment are not included in the
automation because some sort of human decision is needed. With
the growing complexity of information systems – especially
studies into decision support systems and artificial
intelligence – some human decision-making processes can
actually be automated. This is the future goal of BPM, to
futher automate previously unautomatable processes.

– The Business Process Management Ideals

In 1920, Frederick Taylor outlined three waves of business
ideals in managing processes. These waves represented the ways
of thinking business process engineers had.

Wave 1. Processes Set In Stone

They are secured in business policy manuals. The manual is the
basis of the process, and the organization has to abide by it.

Wave 2. Processes Changed Once In A While

Using a one-time activity, changes can be made. This means that
the business would have to build their processes around a fixed
system since change can only come once in a while, and at a
great cost.

Wave 3. Processes On-The-Fly

The primary consideration in such systems is flexibility to
change. Businesses that adhere to this goal create business
environments that can adapt to its changing needs. This setup
also allows the business to constantly fine tune its
operations. This wave is not about business-process
re-engineering. It is about maintaining an environment that is
constantly on its toes, ready to adapt to the circumstance, and
maximize its strengths while downplaying its weaknesses.

Change is the only constant, they say. In this modern day and
age, this could not be truer. The survival of a business could
very well rely on its ability to constantly tweak its processes
according to the whims of change. With the growing body of
knowledge concerning Business Process Management, the path
towards a sustainable market advantage based on a streamlined,
flexible business organization can only get clearer.

About The Author: For more great business process management
related articles and resources check out

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!


Ice Breakers
Fire Extinguisher

When employees of the restaurant where I work attended a fire-safety seminar, we watched a fire official demonstrate

the proper way to operate an extinguisher. “Pull the pin like a hand grenade,” he explained, “then depress the trigger to release the foam.”

Later, an employee was selected to extinguish a controlled fire in the parking lot. In her nervousness, she forgot to pull the pin.

Our instructor hinted, “Like a hand grenade, remember?”

In a burst of confidence, she pulled the pin-and hurled the extinguisher at the blaze.

Thought for Today:

“Don’t blame others for your failure to be fully accountable for your own life. If others are to blame then you have given them control.”
– Bob Perks
( Speaker and Author )

Tips and Techniques
When choosing type size, consider the amount of white space available. Keep in mind the width and the number of columns because they also impact size and space decisions.

Strive for the balance that calls attention to the message by both applying the appropriate type size and giving it sufficient breathing room.

Happy designing!

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