I was just taking a coffee break from a recording session sitting in my backyard and look what fell on the table in front of me… I guess this means summer’s over…
This one is perfect for our times. Using the ‘Job Interview’ scenario to sell Pepsi Max. Actually this is the exact same way I got my job! What? You thought landing a job where you get to work from home in your pajamas all day was easy??
According to some psychiatrists there’s a good and a bad time to ask for a raise, because your boss has a weekly cycle of moods.
- Take Monday to ask for a vacation. Having just enjoyed his or her weekend, your boss will be in a better mood to grant you some time off.
- Tuesday is the day for bad news. Break it gently. Tuesday gives your boss the rest of the week you clean up your mess.
- The day to ask for a raise? Wednesdays. This survey says managers told them they felt most charitable on Wednesdays than any other… you’ll get lots of “yes” answers on this day.
- Thursday is the day to present your boss with your ideas… they’re more open minded.
- Friday is the day to ask for favors… it’s after all Friday, and bosses are looking forward to the weekend too!
The description reads:
The successful applicant “will be expected to stroll the white sands, snorkel the reef, take care of “a few minor tasks” — and report to a global audience via weekly blogs, photo diaries and video updates.”
Hey, I can do that!
And continues on, “They’ll also have to talk to media from time to time about what they’re doing so they can’t be too shy and they’ll have to love the sea, the sun, the outdoors.”
Man, this is perfect for me! I’m a “shoe in”…or should that be a “flip-flop in”…
Here are the details:
…but don’t you dare even THINK of applying….this one’s mine!
Well, as I’ve alluded to some of you that I had a big announcement to make before Christmas and now that all of the details have been settled…I’ve decide to go back to school! Only this time people will be bringing ME apples…(do people still do that?)! :0)
I decided that after all of this time working in the communications field and running my own small business that it was about time I started sharing some of the things that I’ve learned. So starting February 11th, 2009 I will be teaching a course as part of John Abbott College’s Continuing Education Program called “How to Market Your Small Business”.
I believe that when times get tough, it’s time to get creative and innovative with your product’s, your service’s and most importantly, your marketing. Now is the time to invest in the future and look inwardly at how you can improve so you can prepare for the next boom.
The course is taught in English and is open to anybody with a small business, whether you run it from home or you have a small factory with 50 employee’s, to teach practical ways of marketing your product or service to your target customer’s.
The course number is 900-309-00-01, it’s a 6 weeks course every Wednesday night 7-10 p.m.
To get the course outline and the registration form click this link (.PDF)
If you own a small business I hope you’ll come and learn with me. If you know somebody with a small business they could probably use a course like this right now, do them a favour and let them know about it.