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    Michael O'Reilly Please take a look at my latest post. This is not for my benefit but for charities that support families of young children in palliative care. Link here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/mikeoreilly_help-young-lives-make-the-most-of-what-time-activity-6607305781186482177-3_B5
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    Ryan Erickson Good morning SPN community, I would be very appreciative to learn of everyones insights both here or LI about why or why not we choose to post our direct contact number. Have a wonderful day,
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    Craig Fry A Lapel Pin: Memory Trigger A lapel pin can’t speak or even make a noise; but it can tell quite a story. Best of all, it’s your story, your experience, your emotion. How did I discover this? Well, I knew it all along, but it became more real as I started using LinkedIn. The idea of a daily LinkedIn lapel pin post surfaced in my mind. PinProsPlus makes thousands of different unique pins every year, so why not post a picture of a different lapel pin every day. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then showcasing images of pins should speak volumes about what we do. More importantly, it allowed me to be different, stand out, and promote pins in a non-pushy salesman sort of way. So, each day I looked through my pictures of sample lapel pins and always settled on one that made me think of a story, a thought, or an idea. In other words, the pin resonated with me. I would then post the picture and tell the story. And people responded. How did people respond? They didn’t respond in the way I thought. They responded with emotion and unique stories of their own, which of course were triggered based on the picture of the pin. I realized more so than ever that pins tell good stories or conjure up emotions in people, and that was a powerful insight. A single pin has multiple stories to tell, because each person has different experiences. Over time as I looked through my lapel pin pictures, I realized that the ones I skipped over were ones that had no effect or no story for me personally. So, I didn’t post them. But occasionally, when I had no choice, I would post them and was amazed at the stories they elicited in others. Do You Feel the Power of the Pin? I have always believed my slogan, “I help promote your story with Custom Lapel Pins.”, but that belief was becoming even more real as I was hearing the stories being told by you. I posted a “SKIS” pin and heard: “Me and skis have a love/hate relationship….” “sounds exactly like my experience skiing! Snow plowed….then slow.” Or the “Vienna Sausage” pin. “I hate them. My husband buys them to snack on and I secretly feed them to the dog LOL” “I LOVE Vienna sausages!!! Yummy!!” Or the “Golden Gate Bridge” pin “it was a symbol (to me) that I was where I wanted to work and live” “I know that bridge well” Or the number “9” pin “In numerology, my life path number” “I love the number 9, always had it on my backpack, just seemed to be the right number” Or the black cat sitting on a stack of books pin “Books and 4 legged friends, I couldn’t live without either” “My granny had a black cat always sitting on the books” Those are snippets of stories and emotions that individuals began to remember in their mind. You begin to see the power of the pin. I have examples in my personal life. My wife has 2 pins sitting on the dashboard of her car – “ELF” and “I Love My Husband”? The ELF pin is her initials and how can you not get excited about your own initials and also the fact that she loves the movie “Elf”. And the “I Love My Husband” --- well enough said. Lapel pins really do tell a story; because, they remind us of experiences, events, stories, and memories from our own life. Like a song, a sound, a smell, a location, a pin triggers memories. Memories that come to life just by looking at the lapel pin. How do you use lapel pins in your business? Is it just another promotional give away? Or, is it viewed as a tool to create a memory for a customer about you and your business? Real Life Examples. I’ll finish with two specific examples of customers using lapel pins to create a memory unique to their business. First, is Kimberly Hambrick and her podcast: “Leave the frustration. Take the cannoli”. Kimberly invites guests to participate on her podcast and tell their story. At the end she thanks each guest and presents them with a custom made “Cannoli Pin”. The pin depicts an image of a cannoli with the words “Leave the Frustration. Take the Cannoli”. That pin will always trigger memories of Kimberly and their experience on the podcast. You begin to see how Kimberly has created a memory trigger for her business. Second, is a California company A-C Electric. They have created a tradition of giving a uniquely designed pin for each of their company events such as Christmas parties, Halloween parties and summer picnics. Employees enthusiastically look for the pin at each event and collect them all. You can imagine the positive feelings this generates about the company and the memories and fun times they have with each other. It is a simple offering, but a powerful trigger for positive memories and feelings. The employees love it so much they won’t allow the company to end the tradition. So, do lapel pins tell stories? I say yes, and hope you believe it too. How can we tell your story in a lapel pin? Visit our website: www.pinprosplus.com
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    Shuaib Hi Erin Thanks for the add 🙏🙏 Have a nice day Shuaib
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    Erika Warfield Great job on the interviews, Jacob!
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    Charlene Great #leaders have mastered #strategically thinking. That is how they #makeadifference in their world. Wanna know the secrets of the ELITE? Here is a brief read about how they do it. https://www.bulletproofconsulting.ca/2020/02/03/strategic-thinking-your-impact/
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    Damon Pistulka An old friend reminded me of this interview with Gino Arcaro from 2017 last weekend. He said, "You are still saying the same things about growing and selling businesses." I guess if nothing else I am consistent! http://blunttalk.libsyn.com/dominate-the-field-damon-pistulka
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    Charmaine Dillon Do you have an inner monster that peaks its ugly head every now and then? I had a student tell me once, "Let me just rage and get it over with, I'll be fine!" But is it fine? Is it ok to just 'rage' and lash out at other people regardless of the circumstance or consequences and retreat back to normal as if all is well? IN THE SCHOOL My concern with this type of behavior is, left unchecked or unreckoned or uncontrolled, it will only (or stands the risk of) end up manifesting itself or evolving into more. It only grows and feeds off that feeling of release. As a teacher, I would not tolerate a student coming into the classroom to rage or vent their frustration. It crosses a line over which I am not trained and poses a risk to other students' well-being. I see now where some schools are allowing a tantrum room as a place for students to go when they are having a bad day or cannot seem to control their emotions. Students can enter this room, throw things around, hit, punch, destroy, etc until they feel better without the risk of hurting other students or faculty. I'm all for getting in touch with your emotions but I'm going to have to christen this ship with a bottle of 'Obviously, you have lost your mind!' I have several red flags that immediately come to mind: what happens when the student doesn't WANT to use the tantrum room? What if it is YOU he/she decides to 'rage' on because the tantrum room doesn't please his fit-throwing abilities or needs at the time? What if the tantrum room is occupied with other fit throwers? What if a student is severely injured in the tantrum room? What if rage cannot wait until tantrum room becomes available? Albeit 'what if' scenarios, there are far too many MORE risks added on top of the intial risks, making things WAY worse than they need to be. I see FAR too many parents who fail to establish a relationship with their child or children and then want the school system to be accountable for their behavior. Um, no! Start wise discussion and consequences at home and stop being led around by your cute little ones (regardless of age) who have no sense of direction or guidance yet! It's not about control, it's about a relationship!! Love, care and compassion! Therefore, conversation, consequences and positive reinforcement! You cannot wait and expect to implement these tools at 16 when they're out the door and long for a chance to get away from you! IN THE WORKPLACE I know there are some employees or workers that are simply passionate people and love what they do! They are so invested that it is hard to separate the person they are from the job they do. This person is always at work involved in the goings-on and having discussions with different people from different departments and as far as you can tell, he's not THE guy but he's not too far from the guy; and he's passionate! About everything! You can tell it in the roar and volume of his voice, to the way he points his finger at people when he's spirited, right down to the wavy flow of saliva strings that fly from his mouth when he is standing over someone. Alright, it's a little over blown, but you may know this guy too, he's about to rage and throw something! He needs to either be sent to time out for the number of minutes that match his age or it's time for a trip to the tantrum closet. Me? I'm about to grab my $6 latte, slink down under the table and low crawl to the nearest exit to go see if anybody has some chocolate on their desk. This is what I call my welfare check. I get to go give a smile to other people and tell them they look nice or to have a good day. It makes me feel better and certainly boosts my mood. And if I'm ever in 'beast-mode' (very seldom) then the focus on someone else, if even for two minutes, will usually break the tension. We have gotten too accustomed to 'that's how so-and-so is, she'll snap in a heartbeat' or 'avoid this person altogether, she has an attitude problem'. Stop accepting the cliche excuses and refer them to get some help because if everything were "fine" they wouldn't behave so irrationally and all of the other workers would have no need to 'just AVOID' this person. IT'S EVERYWHERE! Children that are not taught and expected to utilize good coping skills turn into adults that cannot control their emotions or cope well in situations that they cannot or do not get to control. Checkout lines, movie theaters, traffic on the freeway... listen rage is not like a Visa card. You do not have to take it everywhere you go. In fact, get rid of it and save yourself some major problems down the road. Discover what rage is for your child. Discover what rage is for you! Deal directly and honestly with those emotions and communicate them in a manner that is acceptable. Then learn how to deal with your rage that stems from anger, fear, lack of control, negativity, stress, etc. Go get help and deal with that. You are not alone! We feel it too from time to time, only we are not at work trying to hack a coworker's head off with a laptop! See the difference?
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    Ira Bowman Just added this new job on #ProjectHelpYouGrow. Looking for work? Find free help on my website. https://projecthelpyougrow.com/job/content-services-sales-coordinator/
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    Chauncy Hello everyone, hope you are having a blessed day/evening. If I do not know you or we have not spoken, let's correct that! Looking forward to meeting you and learning about what you do, so I can refer to you :)
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    Katja Geršak Hernandez Wish this New Year brings for all of you lots of joy, happiness, good health & success!!✨🎉 Have a rocking year!!!😎
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    Jordan Mendoza Hi Everyone, I just launched a new business podcast called Blaze Your Own Trail. I’d be honored if you gave it a listen. Message me if you are interested in coming on as a guest! Thanks, Jordan
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    Brad Emery One of my bug bears is credit card travel insurance. So many people rely on it because it’s free but usually the cover is minimal at best I recently contributed to an article on the subject, which was just published. I think i came out fairly rational https://www.wcifly.com/en/blog-international-choosing-a-credit-card-travel-insurance What do you think?
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