Wellness Workshop – Life Change 101 with Robyn Goodpasture

Only 10 seats available for this one!
Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 09:00am-Noon
Life Change 101
You’ll learn:

  • Priceless Guide to Weightloss booklet by Jeff Philips
  • FREE month membership to FitStudio365
  • Personalized Fitness Assessment
  • Recipes for healthy eating
  • Sampling of great, healthy food
  • Monthly eating and exercis templates
  • Clean eating menu
  • Simply Rules to eat healthy
  • Tips on how to pack great snacks

Total value:  $179!  Price of workshop:  $89
Synergy participants receive a $10 discount!

Lunch with Lynda – BRETT SHARP

Join Lynda for Lunch on February 22, 2011 from Noon – 12:45p when she interviews one of the country’s leading program directors for country music – Brett Sharp of 949 Star Country! You’ll learn in this interactive 45 minutes how to gain and keep Facebook fans (Star Country has more than 34,000!). Hear the story and learn from Brett, a business professional whose radio station now has more than 100,000 listeners per week.

Brett’s experience has direct application to business owners these days since his job is to keep listeners engaged and keep them coming back and yours is to do the exact same things with your customers!

Don’t miss this Synergy participant only teleclass with only 30 seats open.

Egyptian Crisis could have been averted with some basic negotiation knowledge

About a week or so ago, I was asked by Lynda Foster of Synergy Sessions to give a workshop on negotiations. The title of the workshop was called “Profitable Communications”. That could easily have been a month long workshop but I had only 2 hours and I had to make sure the participants had some solid take-away, something they could put to use right away.

The following are a couple of points I focused on. These are basic in business and leadership communications and I believe they are applicable even in running a country:

1. Have a valid mission and purpose statement – It is critical to go into a negotiation with a mission and purpose statement. This should be in alignment with the corporate mission and purpose. If Mubarak was in touch with his people, or in this case, if he had a valid mission and purpose statement, the situation would not have descended into this state of crisis. The leaders are simply disconnected with the people…they have an invalid mission and purpose, at least not one that addresses the other party’s needs/wants. The mission and purpose of the leaders are NOT in alignment with the people’s. I would love to address the way the people went about protesting and attempting to remove Mubarak from power but it would take too long. They also have an invalid M&P and have no strategic plan – resulting in chaos! Simply removing Mubarak does not solve the real problem for them…
2. Ask for, invite and be ready to hear “No”. It is a fundamental human right. It is a matter of respect. The “No” invites the next step of dialog (contrary to what most belief, it is not the end of a negotiation, simply the beginning) which is…”Why?”There is no better way to start a fight than to remove or seemingly remove the other party’s right to say no. This includes being dismissive, shutting the other party down, being dominant etc. This is what the Egyptian government is trying to do – isolate, command and control (remove cell phone and internet services…). Whenever possible, I encourage leaders to invite and listen for “no” from their followers. It fosters dialog, displays respect and results in collaboration and coordination.

I covered many other techniques used in effective negotiations but I wanted participants to have something they could work on. Within days of that workshop, I got an email from a participant that said she was able to get what she wanted in a negotiation by employing just the few principles I taught. That was quite rewarding.

Allan Tsang
NRV Success Synergy Group

Participant comments on NRV Success Synergy Group

It’s almost been nine months since I was first invited to attend the NRV Synergy Sessions. At first I thought it was just another networking group but it has proved to be so much more. The time I have spent has proven to be incredibly rewarding and nourishing. I leave those sessions knowing I have learnt something practical…something I can do to improve my personal and professional life immediately.

 Allan Tsang