Electric Impulse Communications, Inc. Newsletter

November 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. New ASK LESLIE video
  3. Mishmash of Value:
    1. The Little City That Tried
    2. Not Even I Am That Mean
    3. John Edwards: As the Karma Turns
    4. Everyone on the Internet Lies
    5. Do the Right Thing
  4. Live and On TV
  5. Come and Be Apart of Our Community

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

Recently a Dad, someone else’s Dad, asked me how I remember so many things my Dad told me. I believe that one of the reasons that I remember so many hints is that my Dad didn’t just tell me, he showed me. He spent night after night after night magically appearing seemingly out of nowhere to help me in the barn.

Lesson Learned:

As a parent, your children will probably remember more than you think. If you are the child, you will remember more than you think. I remember more after my Dad was no longer around to tell me in person. Don’t overlook the fact that he told me and told me and showed me, and told me without saying a word.


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II. New ASK LESLIE

Each month we feature a new ASK LESLIE: a short video that will help you be more effective. This month's featured segment of ASK LESLIE discusses how speakers can often develop ineffective behaviors. Listen and watch when you click here to hear what those ineffective speaker behaviors are.

Isn’t it amazing that today anyone can have their own TV channel . . .on YouTube.

Click here to learn something new in 2 minutes and 16 seconds. http://www.youtube.com/lungarimpi#p/u/6/fexV-sc6-R4

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III. Mishmash of Value:

1. The Little City That Tried

Puerta Vallarta is an old city in Mexico. Now known mostly for its art and as a stop for cruise ships, it has a long history as a resort city. We find their uneven sidewalks charming while others find them just old. Their “siesta time” way of working makes finished projects and time seem like a parallel reality. In the last year, they have transformed a main road into a pedestrian mall. The “Malacon” the beachfront center of town is now a Mecca for strolling, shopping, and snapping photos. Much of the concrete design was done by hand, on bended knees using Styrofoam cutouts. An example the result of old school skills meet 21st century needs.

Lesson Learned:

Even in a city steeped in history, change is mandatory. What a surprise to see a town that closes in order to celebrate Day of the Dead, rally to make themselves more conducive and more attractive to tourists. What are you doing to make yourself or your business more conducive to the current client, customer, patient, member, or guest?


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2. Not Even I Am That Mean

Esquire scribe Scott Raab has written a book entitled The Whore of Akron. Released next week to the world, the author personally delivered a book to LBJ’s Bath home. The book is a search for LeBron’s soul. It is written by a 58 year-old man who has spent a lifetime looking for his own soul. In this NBA-less season, as in any season, is any athlete loyal any more? Can a team buy a championship? Ask the New York Yankees how buying players worked for them this play-off season.

Lesson Learned:

These are chicken and egg questions. Which comes first the money or the level of play? What comes first the money or the loyalty? Will we ever again see one player play for one team for one entire career? (ask Derrick Rose) You may not think pro athlete salaries affect your world. You need an answer as to what motivates your external and internal clients.


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3. John Edwards: As the Karma Turns

At an earlier time, John Edwards was the American success story. He made his millions in the courtroom betting on his ability to read a jury. At a later time, he was officially announced “the most disliked man in America.” He was lower in the polls with Bin Laden. Now he goes back to the courtroom to once again bet on the jury system. This time he is the defendant.

Lesson Learned:

Will we ever learn the basic “what goes around comes around theory?” What if we all could be enlightened enough to realize that the person we reject today could be our boss tomorrow. The person whose call we did not return today could be tomorrow’s life-changing client. Do we ever learn?


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4. Everyone on the Internet Lies

My Internet-dating Mom had a dilemma. If she put her real age on the dating site, she would scare away eligible senior men. She felt guilty if she knocked a few years off of her birth year. If she put her real age, she had to change so many dates to be consistent: her college years, her wedding date, where she was during WWII. Her posted picture was current even if her age was not. What’s a mother to do?

Lesson Learned:

I say everyone lies on the Internet. It should read “site visitors beware” like the old buyers beware sign and philosophy. Think about a virtual tour of a hotel room or a house. Photography can do amazing things with angles, let alone photo shop. The pictured weight room becomes one sad machine in the garage. The vacation house that stays close to beach. Then you find out it is a 20-minute walk crossing a four-lane highway. Except for a few five-year old pictures on my website I don’t think I lied. How about you?


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5. Do the Right Thing

Everyone talks about it. How many people actually do the right thing when faced with the option? Recently, a woman had the opportunity to simply do the right thing. She spun it into; I will do it if you want. Somehow, that is not the same. You do the right thing simply because it is right. You should not have to be told to do it, or ask if someone wants it done. You just do it.

Lesson Learned:

I don’t think NIKE had do the right thing in mind when they came up with their famous slogan. Think about how great your workplace, your neighborhood, your health club would be if everyone just did the right thing. The guy on the treadmill doesn’t ask if you want it cleaned, he just does it. What if we had a JUST DO THE RIGHT THING DAY once a year?


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IV. On TV and Live

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

November 21, 2011 Next Generation Leadership
November 30, 2011 Sixth District Teachers
September 14, 2012 Canton Chamber Fast Break Keynote Speaker
October 17, 2012 AultCare Keynote Speaker

Upcoming Shows:

From Harvard Law to Law and Order
Guest: Peter Lawson Jones, esq.

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V. Come and Be A Part of our Community

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