Help Me, Rhonda: Three months ago, I transferred to a new division within my company. Already, I’m overloaded with requests that come screaming in at the last minute and which are due the same day or the next day. Nothing I have tried has worked (such as asking when the deadline is, etc.). Things are … Continue reading No Vacation
I’m in the process of writing my “Mother of the Groom” speech and reliving many memories of my son when he was small. It’s making me emotional but above all, very proud of the man he has become. I remember when my boys were little, how they loved to sit and look at the photo … Continue reading Learn to Celebrate You
Stuck in Your Career? You Can Get Unstuck—Here’s How I’ve recently been talking to some people who say they are stuck in their careers. They want to climb further up the corporate ladder. They want a better paying job, one that maximizes their strengths, offers more challenge, and allows them to partner with their executive. … Continue reading Stuck in Your Career?
I saw her at a friend’s house, I loved what she could do, and then I came home and ordered my own Alexa, and I’m in love. It is like having another person in the house. She has a sense of humour, she can play games, she can answer questions. And she does it all … Continue reading Let Alexa be Your Office Assistant
One space or two? Spoiler alert: It’s one Just because you’ve always done someone one particular way, doesn’t mean you should continue to do it that way. Especially when everyone is telling you it’s now the wrong way. In several of my training programs, there is a module about keeping your skills up-to-date, and it … Continue reading Are Your Writing Skills Up To Date?
Times change. Hairstyles change, music changes, cars change, and even language changes. Business writing changes, too. You may have learned how to do business writing a certain way, but that doesn’t mean it’s still the correct way, today. Some of the changes I like, some not as much, but we still need to keep up … Continue reading Business Writing Update
According to the Weekly Influence reports both Canada and the United States are at peak levels of a particularly bad flu season. We know that the flu shot is not the magic bullet to preventing the flu and it is up to us to take care of ourselves to ensure we remain healthy. Do you … Continue reading Avoiding the flu doesn’t have to be difficult
When I was in high school our English papers were graded harshly. If we used an extra comma or the wrong punctuation, we would lose one mark for each occurrence. I learned very quickly to pay attention to my writing and to ensure I didn’t use too many commas. Times have changed, and it seems … Continue reading To comma, or not to comma?
Hall of Fame Baby! 2017 is ending as one of my favorite years ever! Just last week I was inducted into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame. Yes, this is a very big deal, and I was shocked and honored to receive this accolade. That makes me only the second speaker to have their CSP (Certified Speaking … Continue reading A huge honor for me – Keeping ON TRACK with Rhonda – December 2017
Let’s face it … we spend far too much time in meetings. Each day in the United States there are approximately 25 million meetings, which represents a collective 15 per cent of any organization’s time. Meetings are meant to be productive, aren’t they? Meetings are supposed to be an efficient way to share information, a … Continue reading Productive Meetings