Jun 232013
 

One of the best ways for families to enjoy boating is by keeping it fun. Fun means Family, Unity, New (and Exciting). Let me explain! At two boat shows I put up a flip chart and asked women the following question: If they could change one thing about boating with their guy, what would it be? The first time I did this was in Providence, RI at the boat show in January. We were halfway through []

May 272012
 

Memorial Day weekend is here and with that comes lots of boats splashing for the summer, cookouts, and family fun. It’s also National Boat Safety Week, the perfect time to remind everyone about wearing life jackets.

Did you know it’s a law between May 15 and October 15 all kayakers and canoers are required to wear a life jacket? If you don’t, the harbormasters can, and probably will, give you a ticket.

Another fact – most boating accidents that result in drowning are due to negligence in wearing a life jacket. Let me explain: at the open house in Falmouth I was at recently, a few…  read more

Dec 272011
 

It’s All About the Story!
Three Uses for Stories in Business

Stories are all around us and make excellent learning tools. In fact, the kindergarten classes in Arlington, MA are using stories as a new technique for teaching this year. My aunt Dorie was explaining this to us at Thanksgiving dinner how every morning the teacher reads part of a story and the kids have to draw what they hear. My aunt’s job, as a teacher’s aide, is to put the kids’ drawings into storyboard format. She said she’s very impressed how after just three months these kids can already read and write. If five year olds can reap the benefits at an early age from stories, imagine how much your business could benefit.

In Craig Wortmann’s book, What’s Your Story, (read more)
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