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Word: Perspicuous. Clearly expressed or presented; lucid: “Perspicuous presentations will help advisors land more prospects.” Source:

On Netflix: Psych. When this USA network mystery in 2006 I thought it was a poor man’s “Monk.” I was right and initially skipped it. But the beauty of Netflix is that shows get a second chance. Sometimes Psych is too cute for its own good, but if you’re a child of the 80s like I am, it’s like hopping into a hot tub time machine and reliving your salad days with all the witty references to the Reagan Decade. Note: the series concludes March 26 as USA chose not to renew it, but if you’re a Netflix addict like my family and me then it lives on.

Blog: “Are your weekly sales meetings building your team, your credibility, and your company’s sales or are they destroying morale, motivation, and undermining your authority? Unfortunately, most sales meeting do far more harm than good to the sales team, the sales leader, and the company. They don’t have to.” Source: “Are Your Sales Meetings Destroying Your Sales Team and Undermining Your Authority?” 

Podcast: TED Radio Hour. TED brings together the best ideas about technology, entertainment and design from leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs across the globe.  

LincolnQuote: “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” Abraham Lincoln

Marketing tip: “Defining the readers whom you seek is a powerful step for your blog as well as for your business. Sure, you’ll lose some readers, but the ones whom you attract will feel strongly about your content, especially if you identify one of their pressing problems—such as succession planning—and offer solutions for it. Source: Susan B. Weiner,“5 tips that make financial blogging easy”

steve carellTweet: “It is a bad sign when you forget what show you’re watching during the commercial.” @SteveCarell

Sales tip: “If you really want to capture your prospects’ attention, you need a sales message that piques their curiosity and gets them to sit up and take notice. And, if you’re selling to a senior executive, you’ve got only 30 seconds to make that happen before you are dismissed as not worth talking to.” Source: Jill Konrath

Pilgrim's WildernessBook (non-fiction): “Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier” by Tom Kizzia. Described as Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter this true story of a sprawling family in the Alaskan wilderness and their maniacal patriarch made’s top 20 books of the 2013 and is a must for lovers of the books of Jon Krakauer that examine human beings on the fringes and at their most extreme.

App: Flashlight. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found myself in the dark, fumbling and bumbling about in dire need of a flashlight and then remembering, “by Jove!, I do have a flashlight.” And then I remember I’m not British, but at least I can see where I’m going.

On iTunes radio: “Happy,” Pharrell Williams. A hit from the “Despicable Me 2” soundtrack, “Happy” is one of those of ear candy pop tunes that gets you tapping, clapping and, for lack of a better word, happy. If you’re looking for something you can listen to with your tweens, you could do worse than this Pharrell Williams ditty.ralph waldo emerson

Motto: “You become what you think about all day long.” Source: Ralph Waldo Emerson


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