Friday, October 24, 2008

Quotations on Teaching and Learning

Some of my favorite ways of teaching and learning include reading, listening and sharing...

Quotations are a wonderful way to combine all of them in either a message, spoken in a group or written, so here are some of my favorites in regards to growth through classes/courses:

“Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.” ~ Confucius

“It's not what is poured into a student that counts, but what is planted.” ~ Linda Conway

“Teaching is the achievement of shared meaning.” ~ D.B. Gowin

“The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.” ~ A. Bronson Alcott

“The secret of education is respecting the pupil.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Enjoy them, and keep on learning, growing, teaching and sharing!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Game/Event Tickets

A log time ago, I asked for tickets to an event at work and was thrilled to receive the entries for people who wanted to attend a highly anticipated sporting event.

I was equally surprised when I was told the tickets were $360. I was in my early 20's and $260 seemed like a lot...especially since I wanted free tickets!

And then I thought about it...I was in error in assuming about the tickets. I paid and I learned my lesson to ask before agreeing to a price and never had that situation arise again.

Flash forward to when I was in a Regional Management position and had access to some tickets. I began to dislike opening emails and answering the phone near big events because 1 in 4 people were looking for freebies! Who did I provide tickets for first? Customers, results drivers and then, after that, only people who asked if I knew of how to buy tickets or if they could purchase tickets. They were doing it the right way, and I appreciated that. Often they got free tickets for the sake of their offer to pay without presumption and the people who asked for complimentary tickets, even if their requests came in earlier, were not tops on my list.

I have talked to people in Sales and Marketing a lot about this, and we are all in agreement that there is great respect and subsequently, value in/for the person who is willing to pay and asks versus expects and offers versus take. So, the next time you are hoping for tickets, decide you are willing to pay before you ask, offer to pay and enjoy the game/event either way!

Monday, October 20, 2008

2 Things During the National Anthem

During the National Anthem there are two things someone should do: listen or sing.

This is one of the few times in our lives we are requested to respect a song and/or reference. It is not that long, and yet so powerful.

So, when you hear the National Anthem, look to the flag and either listen or sing...end of choices!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Trademark By Any Other Name...

“Reversing the Slobification of America” ™

It is exciting to know that my expression "Reversing the Slobification of America" has been accepted for trademark. I thought it had, and I received the official word last week in the mail for pursuing people who use it inappropriately.

While I do not want to pursue others for using it, I just ask for "™ Debbie Lundberg" to be inserted and for a reference to honored.

After all, isn't respecting the trademark and the process part of the reversal!?!

Success for All!

This is an option for my email "cards" through my website email address, and it is wonderful to see and be reminded of the order of things. (There is no copyright.)

Too many people seek fame, money or position, and if they ever get there, they are lonely or disliked.

The best approach is to seek happiness and enhance others' happiness with your input and ideas and watch the significance and success follow!