Suzanne F. Stevens, CSP, After 17 years changes the focus of her Speaking business – to be less about Me and more about We. Suzanne F. Stevens ignites leaders & entrepreneurs to cultivate cultures of community conscious contributions™. Suzanne is a social entrepreneur, international speaker, pioneer, host, philanthropist, and soon to be an author. In 2016, thirteen years after founding […]
Coordinator, Women Entrepreneurship Development, Tanzania. A perspective on micro-financing what to do and not to do.
I thought I would share this post from Terry Brock, President and CEO Achievement Systems, Inc. I recently had the pleasure of delivering my UnSales Sales™ keynote to a group of Meeting Planners at MPI TEC Toronto. One of the concepts I shared with them is The UnEmail Email™. This concept focuses on email being [...]
I thought I would share this great insight from Adrian Davis about how to write a proposal. His recommendations are spot on. It is important to understand your prospect, and play back their objectives as they see them, then design the proposal to address them. I have always found the most valuable element of the [...]
Email - Friend or Foe? Email can be a friend or foe. How you use it, organize it, compose it will dictate which category it falls into. By the time you have read this blog, your in-box will have new mail. Some of it will be for you, some of it won't, some of it won't be clear if it's for you or not, some of it will be important, good chance most of it won't. All of it has to be read, noted, forwarded, deleted, answered and filed. It all takes time.
DEAR SUZANNE: How Can I Keep my Energy Up When Presenting? Q: I provide training, education and technical support to prosthetists and the national sales team. I loved it. However my love for what I was doing did not shine through in my 4 and 8-hourpresentations, as I felt I was extremely focused, serious and [...]
Looking out on Kenya’s famous game reserve, the Masai Mara, at the millions of wildebeest, I could not help but be intrigued by their behaviour. To watch the wildebeest roam the vast open space with no semblance of order, to all of a sudden fall in line behind this one wildebeest. One wildebeest would start [...]
While traveling in Kenya, I had the pleasure of being invited into two schools: St. Christopher’s School and Hanne Howard Fund community school. St. Christopher’s is a private school located on a plush estate in the wealthier part of Nairobi, a suburb called Karen. The Hanne Howard-funded community school is also located in Karen, but [...]
What does empathy actually mean? According to the Oxford dictionary it means: “the power of identifying oneself mentally with (and so fully comprehending) a person or object of contemplation.” How this plays out in certain situations can actually be a tool that can make you more or less companionate. I see the use of empathy [...]
Have you ever said: “Explain it to me as if I were a six year old”? Now, have you ever heard a six-year-old say to you: “Explain it to me AND make sure I understand it”? Last weekend, I had the pleasure of being in the company of my niece. I imagine that she is [...]
Last week my husband I went to the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, in Toronto. We were excited to watch The Roger Federer play Juan Ignacio Chela. It was a qualifying game. My husband insisted that we see this game, because Roger Federer is to tennis what Tiger Woods is to golf. He was referring to [...]
Volunteerism: the principle of relying on voluntary action (according to Oxford). Volunteerism according to Suzanne F. Stevens: Giving your intelligence, insight, and time to a cause. A social phenomenon that provides opportunities to rub shoulders with diverse individuals with similar interests. Exposing yourself to learning new skills, industries, or perspectives. An opportunity to expand your [...]
Recently I had the pleasure of learning about a new industry, new research, new program, new brands and new processes for a new client. This process was so mind-consuming that I actually challenged myself to question, “When was the last time I learnt so much in such a short period of time? When was the [...]