Jerry Gitchel

Jerry Gitchel

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 08:20

Technology Is Nothing But a Hammer

[Editors note] this article originally appeared online in 
Speaker Magazine. I was asked to share it with my entire community. Enjoy!

Whenever I respond to the question, “What Do You Do?” the conversation immediately takes a sharp turn toward cynicism, “Nobody can make technology work,” or longing, “I wish my technology worked.” Both are accurate, but the truth lies somewhere in between.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 07:32

Building a Better Contact Database

What makes a contact database better? The stock answer is build it bigger! The right answer is build it better. Having a first name and email address is a good start, but it doesn’t help you understand their needs or help you deliver solutions.

Thursday, 11 August 2016 07:11

The Richard Hadden Effect

In Brian De Haaff's Inc. Magazine article, 4 Ways Successful People Learn More, Brian, Founder and CEO of Aha! makes the case that life-long learners are more successful. Brian's first suggestion is to discover how you learn. While working with a client on Tuesday I experienced one of my most effective learning settings. It's the Brainstorm.

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 07:47

Journey of a Thousand Clicks

It starts with a single click, or currently, a tap. In Brian De Haaff's Inc. Magazine article, 4 Ways Successful People Learn More, Brian, Founder and CEO of Aha! makes the case that life-long learners are more successful. He artfully uses the single most powerful element of the World Wide Web, The hyperlink.

Monday, 08 August 2016 09:44

Why "What I Learned" Works

Frequently I post "What I Learned" on social. I post immediately after a conference, class, almost any event. It's more that an editorial segue to an article I'm sharing. It's an essential exercise I use to maintain mental fitness. In Brian De Haaff's Inc. Magazine article, 4 Ways Successful People Learn More, Brian, Foundaer and CEO of Aha! makes the case that life-long learners are more successful.

You hear it on a Friday afternoon, "Well, we can get to that next week, I’m going to start the weekend early."  Or you hear it when Summer starts, "I’m going to enjoy some time off this Summer, we will hit it hard next Fall." The most challenging is a stage of life excuse, "Well, I’m getting older now, time to slow down."

Doug Wilder declared his independence this holiday weekend. Instead of getting in his car and driving all over town to visit clients and prospects he took to the internet to publish a blog post. 

It started Friday morning with a visit to my Kuna Co-working studio. Doug had accepted my invitation to appear as my special guest on the Art of Digital Leverage podcast. Just a 10-minute live video broadcast was all it took. Post-production included editing via iMovie then an upload to Vimeo .

Doug did the heavy lifting by publishing a blog post to share the clip

Friday, 01 July 2016 17:42

Lifeline for Leaders

Business Coach Doug Wilder shared his new service for organizations that have high-value team members who are off-track. To learn more visit: LifelineForLeaders.com

Friday, 24 June 2016 12:12

Do I Need a Business Plan?

What if you could that that, "back-of-the-napkin" business idea and turn it into a one-page business plan? Not only that, but what if you could do it in less than 30 minutes for less that a few of those fancy coffee drinks?

Thursday, 23 June 2016 16:13

8 Tips for Effective Business Blogging

Challenging. It’s the best word to describe business blogging. Although at times it may feel like pushing a piece of wet spaghetti, it’s one of the most important elements of the path of engagement your prospects take toward becoming loyal customers.

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