Being Bilingual is your Key to Becoming Influential

From my December column for the Kitsap Business Journal… Hola. Me llamo Dan Weedin. Como esta usted? Okay, that’s NOT the bilingual I meant, but I wanted to take this brief opportunity to show off and grab your attention. Being bilingual is critical to your...

Extra Points – Influence

Being Influential.  This weekend, Barb and I were at a picnic with friends. One of our friends, Diane, asked our opinion on which coffee flavor sounded the best – Kahlua or Chocolate Raspberry Truffle. Barb responded with, “Kahlua is my favorite!” I...

Fierce Converations

Just got done reading a very fine book… Fierce Conversations is a book by Susan Scott, who is also from the Seattle area. I was given the book by my colleague, Dave Shapiro and I read it during my trip back East. Fierce Conversations offers great insights and...

What Image are You Portraying?

Whether you’re a potential employee or employer, the image you present must be professional. Boy, how’s that for going out on a limb?! Unbelievably, this often doesn’t happen, so we need to talk about it. Case in point…today. I’m a member of an insurance group on...