Electric Impulse Communications, Inc. Newsletter

July 2011

A monthly newsletter to transform ordinary leaders to extraordinary: in your company, profession, and industry. Based on coaching, writing, speaking and strategizing by Leslie G.Ungar to create leaders, improve communications, and build successful teams. www.electricimpulse.com

This newsletter includes: The Power of Perspectives

  1. Herbie's Helpful Hint
  2. Ask Leslie: New Feature
  3. Mishmash of Value:
    1. Ann Curry's Colors
    2. NBA Draft Day News
    3. The Baby Pool or Swim With the Sharks
  4. Live and On TV
  5. Events at Our Office

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I. Herbie's Helpful Hint (named after my Dad)

Although I don't currently own or show horses, a couple times of year I attend a horse show. The first show I remember I was in 7th grade at The Bath Horse Show, and I fell off. I went to the show this past weekend to watch a few classes. A class is still named after Electric Impulse. Being at a horse show is the time my Dad is most alive to me. It is as though he is at the trailer in-between classes, or fixing something.

Lesson Learned:

My Dad didn't talk about life after he was gone. He just didn't. Not even with all of the heart problems and surgeries he had. Even though he had lived in another state the last ten years of his life, I know he is gone and not just moved! For a few minutes or a few hours when I am at a horse show, he is alive again. What can you do to keep someone you love alive?

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II. Ask Leslie: New Feature

As you may remember, last month we announced a new value that we created for your benefit. As a Communication Expert, I created video minutes to help make you an expert in a specific area. Each video is a couple of minutes of huge, useful, practical, easy-to-put-to-use tips to solve a communication challenge. There are 10 communication challenges addressed in 10 video segments titled, ASK LESLIE.

One of my Ask Leslie segments is on my home page. Additionally all Ask Leslie segments are on my You Tube channel. I would like to draw your attention to the segment that answers the often dreaded, "so what do you do question". You are asked this question at networking events, on an airplane, at your kid's ball game. How do you answer effectively? What can you accomplish with an answer? How long do you take to answer? Click here to become an expert in 2 minutes

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III. Mishmash of Value:

1. Ann Curry's Colors

Today Show's Ann Curry was recently promoted to co-anchor with Matt Lauer. She had previously held the position of Today news anchor since 1997. In all that time, she dressed very bland. She becomes co-anchor and vavoom, color. She has worn bright pink, bright blue, bright tropical.

Lesson Learned:

I don't know who made the decision to add color to her co-anchor look. Someone made a definite choice that as co-anchor her visual would be raised. Have you asked yourself recently if your look leverages your current position?

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2. NBA Draft Day News

During the most boring draft evening, we did learn some interesting facts. Tristan Thompson was drafted 4th by the Cavaliers. He practiced 1000 jump shots a day during his college career. Jimmer Fredette was drafted 10th. In 2007 he signed a contract with himself to do what was necessary to fulfill his dream of playing in the NBA.

Lesson Learned:

We often see the rewards of pro sports. We don't see the sweat. We don't see the 1000 shots a day. Did you ever make a contract with yourself and hold yourself accountable?

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3. The Baby Pool or Swim With the Sharks

A young professional said to me, "I'm tired of being referred to as young. I've been working for 12 years and I don't consider myself as young". In life you have the baby pool and the grown up pool. If you stay in the baby pool, you compete with your age. If you go to the big people's pool, you compete with the grown-ups.

Lesson Learned:

If you are under 40, one of your main values is your age. Companies, non-profits, and boards of all kinds are looking for ways to include youth. If you don't claim your youth, what do you have to offer? Others will have more experience than you, more connections than you, and able to contribute more than you. Why swim with the sharks when you can own the baby pool?

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V. On TV and Live

Live: Come and Join Us Can we keynote an event for you?

July 19 Trade Show Savvy, for Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber
July 25, Opportunities Have a Shelf Life
July 28 Develop the Diva Within for Women2Women
       Everyone is Welcome, at KSU
August 30, CEO Exchange, 7 Achilles' Heel of Today's Leaders 

TV--Forum 360 with Leslie as host on Time/Warner

Upcoming Shows:All Taped at Firestone Country Club
Week of July 18, Charitable Impact of Pro Golf
Week of July 25, Golf at the Legendary Firestone CC - Then and Now
Week of August 8, The Class of 2011: Our Future Leaders 

***Channel 23:

Mondays at 12:30pm, Tuesdays at 10:30am and 3:30pm, Wednesdays at 2:30pm/ 7:30pm Thursdays at 10:30am, Fridays at 2:30pm, Saturdays at 4:00pm

Radio: WONE FM 97.5 Sunday 6 am, WAKR AM 1590 Sunday, 8:30 am

Past shows can be seen on Local on Demand

**Click here to watch clips from Leslie's past Forum 360 interviews**

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Events at Our Office

Come and Be A Part of our Community

(June 30 HorseTalk was very successful. Come and join our next one!)

July 20-Happy Hour Club Ice Cream Summer Bash
Everyone invited, Earth Fare our Partner and the Ice Cream Truck is coming!

August 11-VideoTape and You 5-7pm Come and be videotaped and learn! http://electricimpulse.com/upcoming-events/videotape.php

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