Monthly Archives : August 2012

Mr. Smooth’s Social Icebreakers

Stray Thoughts: Reflections From The Lighter Side Of AdServices Walking into a room full of strangers and making small talk used to intimidate me, but not anymore. My big breakthrough came when I discovered that the key to converting social affairs from rituals of torture to opportunities for enrichment is mastering that pivotal moment of first impression: the opening icebreaker. After conducting a program of comprehensive, field-tested research (I attended a networking cocktail hour one…

Getting In The Great Idea Groove

In creative professions like advertising and marketing, the ability to generate fresh ideas is an essential skill. In fact, in most businesses and professions, idea production is an important ingredient in overcoming obstacles, solving problems and capitalizing on opportunities. Fortunately, you don’t have to possess the visionary mind of a Steve Jobs to ignite creative sparks that can lead to better ways of accomplishing goals. Follow these proven idea-inducing tips and techniques, and watch your…