Be Connected On Sep 29

By Pete Machalek | September 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

When we first conceived of a BREAKFAST version of BE CONNECTED, we weren’t at all sure it would work. We couldn’t start it so early that people would have to wake up at the crack of dawn, and we couldn’t start it so late that it would end at lunch time. So we fit it…

May 13 Be Connected A Roaring Success!

By Pete Machalek | May 21, 2009 | 1 Comment

Enjoying almost fifty participants and raising $319 for Senegalese children in danger of dying of malaria, the May 13 session of BE CONNECTED to Effective Networking was an undeniable success. Starting at 4:00, we could tell it was going to be a special night when the buzz started to build early, a buzz I attributed…

The Most Important Be Connected To Effective Networking Yet On May 13

By Dean Hyers | May 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

We would like to invite you to what we believe just might be the most important BE CONNECTED To Effective Networking yet. We are partnering with the Rotary Club of Plymouth to support Project Safety Nets, whose mission is to provide medical, educational, and financial support members of underserved communities in Senegal.  This support includes,…

How Do I Stay "Up" When My Team Gives Me Nothing But "Down"?

By Pete Machalek | March 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

Question submitted by a corporate team-leader who saw Dean Hyers and Bill True speak on Emotional Intelligence (responded to by Dean Hyers) Thanks for asking. We have an easy, reliable remedy. And you’re going to have to be consistent in building a new pattern. Right now, some members of your team have a “death-grip” on…

Rocky 2 – Not A Great Movie, But An Apt Metaphor

By Pete Machalek | January 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

At the climax of Rocky 2, the battling demigod boxers Apollo Creed and Rocky Balboa throw simultaneous punches at each other and collapse together in slow-motion to the mat at their feet. Time slows further as the referee counts to ten, and the two contenders struggle to get back up to their feet, both knowing…

SagePresence At The Austin Film Festival

By Dean Hyers | November 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

  I’ve journaled extensively about my personal experiences at this year’s Austin Film Festival over at my Ordinary Life Unordinary blog. Feel free to take a look at that and enjoy! Here, however, I wanted to take a moment to focus on something I learned as a result of bringing SagePresence with me to the…



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