Alice Was Wrong

June 13, 2012

June 2012 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Alice Cooper took the stage in all his “out there” glory, screaming, “School’s out for summer, School’s out forever…” and like all the other teenage girls back in the ’70s, I rocked along. It was the first concert I ever attended.

All these years later, I think back to those days and realize that Alice was wrong – school is never out, never over, for those of us who value our brains as well as our experiences.

I go to the Apple Store every week for classes on making the most of my MAC. Every week I come loaded with questions, and sometimes I even stump the “Genius Squad” at the store. The cool thing is that they are geeked about having a problem to solve, and in the end, we all gain.

The adage, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears” is only half of the equation. What I’ve learned is that it works both ways – it is equally true that when the teacher is ready, the student appears.

Alice was wrong. School goes on forever, we just change seats now and then.

Just for Today: Take five minutes to write about a time you were a student, and a time you were a teacher. How did the experiences differ?

Then please, drop me an email with your story!

Warm Regards,



Starting Fresh

June 13, 2012

April 2012 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Exciting things happen in spring, don’t you think? The equinox ushered in the season, you celebrated Easter or Passover, paid Uncle Sam or thanked him for the refund, and are giving your home that wash-away-winter Spring cleaning.

It’s also a good time to take a look at your business and your brand.

I tell the people in my public workshops that in a competitive marketplace, everything counts – your stance, your clothing, what you say, the way you say it, and the reputation you hold.

Just for Today: Make a list of the things in your business or brand that need a refresh or upgrade, and take one step towards making it happen.

Then let me know how you’re doing!

Happy Spring!


Your Personal Brand Matters! Jill visits with Betsy and Ellen on their TV Show, “Spectacles”

September 21, 2011

Brand YOU! – March 28th

March 6, 2011


Do you have a personal brand?  How effective is it?  Having a powerful personal brand is the most effective way to clarify and communicate what makes you different, special and valuable to employers and clients.  How do others perceive you?  Join us Monday, March 28th to work on creating this powerful, clear, positive BRAND of YOU!

Fee: $39 (and bring a friend for just $1 extra)