Posts Tagged ‘email’

SERENITY NOW! Are you kidding?

Blog readers:  I read this in a recent post from Todd Rhoades, MondayMorningInsight.com and it is worth repeating. Thanks Todd.

Leave a comment with your thoughts about this.

Dennis

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SERENITY NOW!

I’m sure you remember the old Seinfeld episodes…

Well… it’s hard to find ‘serenity now’.

Cell phones.  Facebook. Twitter.  Email.  Meetings.  Conflicts. You name it.  There are a lot of ‘serenity stealers’ out there.

Believe it or not, there are people who study serenity and solitude and things like that.  And here’s what they’ve learned:  when it comes to solitude, there is a bit of a paradox.  You see… many people don’t feel happy when they are alone, but having periods of getting away from the crowd makes one’s mood better from day to day.

Why?

Well, when we’re alone (when we reach a point of serenity), it’s when we hone our thinking, and form our opinions.  It’s when our personality is shaped.  (This is true especially during the teenage years).

How do you unplug?  get away?  be alone?  Does it come naturally for you, or do you have to be intentional about it?

Do you LIKE to be alone?  Why or why not?

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Dear Friends,

We all want to reach our full potential in life. Often we are beset with problems or circumstances that seemingly take control of our lives, our businesses, our ministries. If you are within driving distance of Louisville, Kentucky I’ll be conducting a Living Free Seminar on Saturday, April 9th. If you would like to know more about this or learn how to register call my office at 502.713.1039. If I’m not in leave a message with how and when to reach you and I’ll be sure to get the message to the seminar organizers or call you back personally.

Blessings,

Dennis

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Churches, Faith-Based Organizations, Small Business First Impressions

CHURCHES, FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS,  SMALL BUSINESS FIRST IMPRESSIONS

We live in a transient and technological culture unlike any other time in history. Most of you reading this probably don’t remember the times when people were born, grew up, got a job and remained in the same town or community throughout their lives.

It is not my intent to minimize the word-of-mouth process of people connecting with your organization, church or business. However due to the nature of a transient and tech savvy society more and more people search the Internet and review your organization, church or business from a virtual distance prior to making a choice to connect with or visit your establishment. What this could mean is a “first-impression” problem.

To begin with you must have a professional website that conveys the image of your organization or business. Ask some people you know who will tell you the truth to look at your website and ask them if it adequately conveys who and what you are.  Don’t have a web site you say? By today’s standards then you don’ have a real business and you are already behind the eight ball.

But it isn’t enough to have a site that conveys the proper image. You must also consider the domain name of the site. This could be your organization, church, or business name or it could be something that reflects the primary aspect, product, or service you provide. If the domain you have does not reflect the business or service you provide you will not have a good first-impression.

Let’s assume you have a great domain name. It is easy to remember, reflects who and what you are and everybody is happy. That leads us to another first impression problem – that of the email addresses used by you as the owner or leader of the company or organization and the people at your business.

Somebody visits your website and they have been impressed and click on the Contact Us link and want to email you for additional information. Or they call and ask for the email address. What is their impression when you provide them yourname @aol.com, hotmail.com, gmail.com, or worse, YardSaleQueen@freeemail.com or ThePrez@yahoo.com.

Any favorable impression they had is eradicated in a few seconds. You just destroyed your first impression. You may never know how many people didn’t take your business church or organization seriously because of your email address. If you don’t take it seriously why should they?

A good domain name coupled with a great website can all be undone if you fail to implement the a professional email address.

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Dear Friends

If you don’t have a company website, don’t have the knowledge  or don’t feel you can afford a custom site I can help.

Contact me for help with all of this and more whether yours is a faith-based organization, a church, or a small business. Give me a call and let’s talk. Perhaps I can  connect you with very affordable resources so you can have  a favorable first-impression.

Sincerely,

Dennis McDonald

Living Free & Pressing On

Office: 502.713.1039