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Words Unspoken

By BusinessLife, published on Sep 28, 2010

Her eyes spoke what her lips dared not say.

An aching girl's heartbeat was pounding away.

Reflections of many days gone by,

Renewed all their meaning in her water-filled eyes.

As she pondered her memories once shared with one love,

She couldn't help questioning the Lord up above

About his departure and why he had gone.

He had stolen her heart and fled with the dawn.

The feelings once vague now scraped at her soul.

She couldn't fill up the regions once whole.

She thought to herself, what words might come first

To a... (more)

Tags: relationships, breaking up, gillean smith, broken heart

President Obama Speaks Out On U.S. Education

By BusinessLife, published on Sep 27, 2010

NBC's, Today Show Co-host, Matt Lauer sat down with President Barak Obama to talk about what may be the hottest topic being discussed across the country; education.

While per pupil funding has continued to go up in recent decades, student scores have continued to go down. Many point the finger at teachers who aren't doing what is necessary to help provide a quality education for every student.

Just two months ago, Washington, D.C., Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee fired 241 teachers under a new evaluation system that holds teachers accountable for student test scores. She also... (more)

Tags: us education, gillean smith, president obama and education, education concerns, education interview with president obama

7.9 Million Jobs Lost. Many Forever.

By BusinessLife, published on Sep 24, 2010

You’re probably familiar with the saying, ‘it’s not what you say but how you say it.’ Though various news sources tout the recession to be officially over, it's quite obvious how weak the job market remains. Reports from CNNMoney.com suggest full-time jobs may be a thing of the past while part-time and freelance positions may be the job market of the future. With this in mind, what we say at work and how we communicate what we say may mean more than ever when it comes to maintaining a paycheck.

For those with a job, remember the millions who are still unemployed and have been unemployed,... (more)

Tags: communication, gillean smith, business communication, speaking without words, staying employed, growing unemployment

The 'Write' Message Can Go A Long Way

By BusinessLife, published on Sep 24, 2010

An anti-drug group in New York distributed free pencils to school kids with the anti-drug message, ‘Too Cool To Do Drugs.’ It started out okay, but got worse and worse when the kids actually used the pencils.

As the pencils were worn down and sharpened, the message changed to: ‘Cool To Do Drugs,’ and ‘Do Drugs.’ (excerpt from the book, ‘Duh! The Stupid History of the Human Race,’ by Bob Fenster.)

Okay, so the idea above seemed like a good one at the time but thinking through the communication tool and how it would be used seems to have taken a back seat. Just think about... (more)

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Attracting New Business: Take The Test

By BusinessLife, published on Sep 23, 2010

Whether it’s your firm’s website, blog, Facebook page, Twitter accounts or new business collateral, when it comes to new business, there seems to be a lot of creative junk that is missing the mark to win new business. The question you should always keep in mind is – “Who is the audience I want to see and act on the information I am developing?”

Also, remember a website sitting alone gathers no new business. Please do not program, print or publish any information to entice new business before you consider putting what you plan to use up against this new business test.

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The Heart

By BusinessLife, published on Sep 23, 2010

Where is my heart today?

My heart is with you.

How can I find love today?

My love is with you.

Why can’t there be arms wanting to hold me close?

I love you so dearly, you have no idea.

Finding love through a man seems short-term and lackluster.

Love isn’t just physical. It’s emotional and enduring through the laughter and tears.

Where is there love today? Where shall I search?

I created you myself and will be here waiting for you to realize that My love is yours to receive in an endless supply.

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Tags: love, gillean smith, what is love, wanting love, giving love, offering love, love's true form, hearts and love

When Education Turns to Physical Injury On The Field

By BusinessLife, published on Sep 22, 2010

Not too long ago, my sons and I attended a parent/player meeting at my 13 year-old son’s school auditorium for the upcoming football season. Earlier that day, the coach had decided my 13 year-old would be helpful to the team by playing the tailback position for the season. I was very proud of him. I had looked up the term “tailback” on the Internet to know what a tailback’s responsibility was on the football team.

Anyway, we were listening to the coach share how the football program worked at my son’s middle school. The head coach went over what the expectations were for both... (more)

Tags: gillean smith, poor communication, poor education, mistakes in teaching football, football coaching, united states education ranking, us education ranking

Effective Communication Depends On The Best Education

By BusinessLife, published on Sep 22, 2010

Why is it there is nothing that is happening to help our public education system? Why is it that we are falling behind all other nations when the U.S. was looked at as the leader in so many industries and the place where dreams come true? Our country is changing...and changing for the worse, at least when it comes to education. Let me share an example of poor grammar and poor communication I personally faced during 'Open House' as my 13 year old returned to middle school this year.

If you wonder where communication goes wrong, when things change and alter the boys and girls who will... (more)

Tags: gillean smith, poor communication, poor education, communication gone wrong, teachers, america and education, future leaders need great education

Precious Moments

By BusinessLife, published on Sep 21, 2010

I begin the day as I have done for the past two and a half years. My son waits eagerly for breakfast. His cute noises start to get a bit fussy. He's such a bright boy and is so much like his father. Will He Come Home Today?

The doorbell rings and my heart flips and quickly settles as I hear the key turn and the door open. Tina, my reliable sitter is here to look after my son. I hear her make her way to the laundry room. She will be in the house all day if anyone should drop by looking for me. Will He Come Home Today?

I place my sweet, giggling baby boy into his playpen in the... (more)

Tags: creative writing, gillean smith, military man coming home, waiting for your man

Social Media: What Is It? PART THREE:

By BusinessLife, published on Sep 19, 2010

In PART ONE of this 3-part series on Social Media, you had the opportunity to consider how well you understood social media basics by reviewing a list of 10 questions and seeing how well you could answer them. In PART TWO, you received the first five questions and answers.

Now, here is the final installment, PART THREE - Social Media: What Is It & What's The Value with the last 5 questions and accompanying answers.

6. How long will it take before I see some results from my social media efforts?

Like any business, it takes time to be discovered by your target market... (more)

Tags: facebook, twitter, social media, blog, gillean smith, new business, what is social media, social media success, social media case studies, measuring social media success

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