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Sue Copening's Blog – August 2009 Archive (13)

Chain EMails and the Impact on your Business Success

Today I got one of many chain emails I receive daily in my inbox. Sometimes these chain emails are funny, sometimes inspiring, sometimes they are hoax emails that you really can't believe some fell for (and didn't bother checking on a hoax web site like Snopes), sometimes they are political or conspiracy rants leaning so far to the right or left they are in danger of throwing the earth off it's… Continue

Added by Sue Copening on August 30, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Health Care: Appeals to fear, anger, and hate gain traction when ignorance is wide and deep.

By Sharon Begley | NEWSWEEK

Published Aug 15, 2009

If, this fall, proponents of health-care reform conduct a postmortem on how President Obama's signature issue went down to defeat—I'm not saying it will, but stick with me here—they will not be far off if they trace it to this summer's "great… Continue

Added by Sue Copening on August 27, 2009 at 11:30pm — 5 Comments

How to be a GREAT Networker - Top Ten Tips x2 for Networking Success!

Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder of BNI

Business Network International

An instructor on iLearningGlobal's "Daily Success Stream," we enjoyed Dr. Misner's tips on one of our recent online networking calls. Here are the notes I took during that…

Added by Sue Copening on August 26, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Judge Robert Decatur, a TRUE American hero; in Loving Memory.

He talked, danced, ate, played, served and did business with kings, queens and potentates. His life story flows like the pages of history. He is Judge Robert Decatur, an amazing legend among men who helped to prove the value of all men at a time when Blacks were considered second-class citizens. He experienced the snub, humiliation and even the persecution for attempting to claim the rights and… Continue

Added by Sue Copening on August 25, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Heath Care Wanted - Dead or alive


by Congressman Dennis Kucinich

The masquerade is over! The "public option" is ... dead.

Health care reform is now a private option: WHICH FOR-PROFIT INSURANCE COMPANY DO YOU WANT? You have to choose. And you have to pay. If you have a low income, under HR3200 government will subsidize the private insurance…

Added by Sue Copening on August 18, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Old fashioned Networking is THE New-Fangled Career Booster

Old fashioned Networking is

THE New-Fangled Career Booster

Employed and unemployed alike are rediscovering the benefits of getting out and shaking hands.

by: Sue Copening

copyright 2009

In an uncertain economy and job market, an old fashioned strategy still reigns supreme, as more and more… Continue

Added by Sue Copening on August 17, 2009 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Be Someone's Hero - Give the Gift of Life...

A Better Way to Get a Kidney


... Published: July 10, 2009 in the New York Times

SO Steve Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, may or may not have jumped to the front of the transplant queue in his quest to get a new liver. What else is new? Wake up and… Continue

Added by Sue Copening on August 14, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Computer Turns Prosaic Dunces into Lyrical Poets

Software hones anyone's written English

Writing for England's "The Observer, David Smith reviews the Whitesmoke software saying... It may come as a godsend to George Bush,… Continue

Added by Sue Copening on August 9, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Health Care Reform, what IS all the Fuss About?

We NEED Health Care Reform... so why are folks so bitterly divided?

In order for change and innovation to take place we need open dialog and open-minded people to take part in that dialog. Every day I'm getting 10-12 emails forwarded about Health Care reform... few of them further any kind of debate or offer ideas, most of them are simply negative attacks, full of distortions and lies.

I think we can ALL agree that…

Added by Sue Copening on August 8, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions about the "Grow the Green" program










. Questions about GROW THE GREEN

A: If I join the CG Marketing Partners, "Grow the Green" program, ... how many people can I expect to be marketing to?

Q: The exact number will always vary, however the BASE will be the 15,000 who are part of the Connections Groups newsletter database. Then we add the contacts of the other marketing partners for that…

Added by Sue Copening on August 7, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Private Clubs are the NEW Office for Smart Professionals

Citrus Club's Multi-million Dollar Renovation

This could be YOUR ticket to success...

private clubs save thousands for smart professionals

Facing a country in a recession and looking for ways to increase…


Added by Sue Copening on August 6, 2009 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

A Different Plan for Health Care for Florida

August 5, 2009

A Different Plan for Health Care

By Charlie Crist

Governor, State of Florida

With more than 18 million people in Florida, the issue of affordable health care has been a priority of my administration as Governor. We have found that lack of affordable health insurance coverage and the rising cost of prescription medicine to be the most significant health care challenges facing Floridians. Without health insurance…

Added by Sue Copening on August 5, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

3rd Annual Central Florida Blues Challenge - accepting performance slots now

The 3rd Annual Central Florida Blues Challenge

It's your chance to perform with the best Blues Bands and Solo/Duo Acts at the local level to earn the opportunity to represent the Central Florida Blues community at the:

Blues Foundation's 26th International Blues Challenge

held January 20th - 23rd, 2010 - in Memphis,…

Added by Sue Copening on August 4, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

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