Monday, October 30, 2006

90 Days to Greatness - aka Meg's mini retirement

I have started a new blog to Chronicle my next 90 days - relaxing - looking for a new job, moving, etc. etc. I am looking for 90 things to do in 90 days - suggesstions welcome - check it out.

http://megs90days.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

ch ch ch changes

There is a lot going on - some good some bad - all in the end will work out the way it is meant to be.

Thanks and hello to the Web Writing class at SUNY Geneseo - you are the best state school! <>Thank you for you comments, your questions, and your brilliance. Thank you also for not falling asleep, as did several students at SUNY Brockport last time I spoke there... they are not the best state school. :)

My sincere apologies to the deer I struck last night. While he is likely not a fan of the blog, literate... or frankly alive now... I am sorry that my car was were you wished to be at that moment. Thank you for not going through my windshield.

Thank you to all my clients and the BizNetix Family for 5 fabulous years. I am leaving BizNetix this week - and I will be taking a much needed break from work. I will write - I will blog I will sleep. I will do all the things I had wished that I could do but couldn't. Watch out everyone - you are all getting hand-made craft crap for Christmas. Ill be unemployed and I'll have time on my hands...watch out!

The D and C blog thing has changed - they are no longer paying me. Good and bad. They want me to keep blogging but have lifted several restrictions. I will be giving it a shot - but I do struggle to think up interesting things to write about that are about Henrietta. I live in Henrietta! It isnt exactly a metropolis - or even a place where much interesting things happen at all. But when they do... I ll be there!

Thanks to Friends and Family who have taken care of me lately. I love you.

Meghan Wier
Author, Speaker, Blogger, Creator of odd jewelry, painter, crafty girl, unemployed.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Borders Book Signing

The Borders Book Signing went great tonight. A ton of friends and business associates stopped by - (THANKS!!) Sold some books, and had a great time.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Communication

I was told this week that I am a poor communicator. Or at least that is what I heard, as I was also told that I don't always hear when I listen, (or was that listen when I hear??) so it is possible that I am mistaken.

Probable even.

In fact, I was informed that I am a better written communicator than I am verbal. Which is, perhaps true. Maybe this is a compliment to me if you want to look at it that way. (Good thing I wrote a book-instead of tried to make money talking). Although, I must admit that my written communication also has room for improvement, (as anyone who read my book will agree). I, as a self-proclaimed decently intelligent individual, believe that while I am an OK communicator, I could be better. I think that almost everyone could be better at communication--communication and comprehension.

I am willing to admit that this is something that I would like to work on. I have heard (at least I think that I heard it...) that communication is the key to success.

I like success.

And so, it is in my power to learn to be a better communicator, and as a leader, foster better communication amongst those with whom I have the ability to affect.

It has also come to my attention that some people find "big words difficult to understand" and "intimidating."

While I may wish to point out that "intimidating" is a 5 syllable word, and by all accounts "big" I will take the criticism in the manner in which it was intended, and resort to smaller words to better communicate to those with whom I have the pleasure of conversing with on a regular basis.

Now if I were in fact a good written communicator I may not have made that sentence unneccesarily complicated. But I did. It is best that I get it out of my system now.

With no hint of saracsm... (starting right after this blog entry).

I will not mention that I firmly believe that by "dumbing down" conversation, I do a disservice to those around me. I will in fact work to use smaller words to be more efficient. Think about all the time I will save by not having to use all those extra syllables!

...or run on sentences!

Seriously, being a good communicator is a continual process. We have so many new forms of communication that should we get good at one, (for example, instant messaging), we may sacrifice another due to lack of practice.

I have a growth opportunity here. That is important to me. I wanted a challenge--I didn't think that this would be it, but we cannot always choose our challenges.

I am ready to listen now.