7 Power Skills that Build Strong Relationships

7 Power Skills that Build Strong Relationships A strong, healthy relationship is one in which the partners show respect and kindness toward each other. The relationship forms a rewarding and enduring bond of trust and support. Here are seven power skills that will help you form stronger alliances and bring more closeness, authenticity and trust to your relationships. 1. Relax Optimistically If you are comfortable around others, they will feel comfortable around you. If you appear nervous, others will sense it and withdraw. If you are meeting someone for the first time, brighten up as if you’ve rediscovered a long-lost friend. A smile will always be the most powerful builder of rapport. Communicating with relaxed optimism, energy and enthusiasm will …

Fundraising Ideas For Your Next Fundraiser

Fundraising Ideas For Your Next Fundraiser Here are four keys to better nonprofit fundraising results. Non-profit fundraising is all about multiple streams of income, so how do you make more money for your organization? Simple. When you put together your annual plan, you need to include as many ways to raise money as possible. So, you’re probably thinking: ‘That’s easy for you to say, but how exactly do I go about it?’ Easy! You just have to be “smart” about it, with a well thought-out plan that doesn’t make too many demands on any one facet of your organization. Every fundraiser that you conduct places various demands on your volunteers, your supporters, and your leadership. Those demands can be time …

Being a Self Motivator

Being a Self Motivator We are all motivated by different things: people, power, money, fame, or success. We rely on these motivators to push us to work harder, faster, and better. These motivators can be the difference between a good performance and a great performance. But what happens when our boss is traveling and isn’t there to motivate you? What if your spouse is busy with the kids and doesn’t have time to inspire you to do your best? Or, what if a motivator such as a higher sales commission has lost its appeal? When someone or something can no longer motivate you (whether temporarily or permanently), you need to motivate yourself! Actually, self-motivation should be your main source of …

The First Harvest

The First Harvest First responders arrived at the home initially, followed soon thereafter by paramedics. We picked up the dispatch over the radio scanner and prepared our minds and equipment in trauma room one. This one was a long time coming which surprised us all since the scene was within five minutes of the ER by car. 45 minutes passed before the call came telling us they were inbound. The ambulance pulled up to the doors and he was brought in on a stretcher. He was SOA- smurfed on arrival, or perhaps I should say cyanotic for the sake of the purists, which really means that his skin was a most unappealing shade of blue. No IV line had been …