Category Archives: Professional Development

Bob strategies for professional development, leadership. communication, change, sales, marketing.

October 3, 2016

Making a Choice – How to Not Get Kicked By a Horse »

Making a Choice: you can't always choose the situations/people in your life, but you can always choose how you respond. News Talk radio Bob Garner storyteller on old master and the horse.

The road you travel is always a choice. At one end of a small town, there was a horse that when anyone tried to pass it – to leave or enter town – the horse would chase them and kick them. Well, one day, all of the townspeople gathered to try and figure out how to get past the horse. Soon, the town sage started to walk down the street, blocked by the uncooperative horse. The villagers all stood and waited to see what the old master would do. Upon seeing the horse, the master paused, turned down a side…
Continue Reading »

Continue Reading »
September 26, 2016

Chinese Bamboo Tree: The 3 Hidden Messages »

The Chinese bamboo tree story contains 3 hidden messages beyond patience and persistence. Listen to short inspiring talk radio w/ storyteller keynote speaker Bob Garner.

Perhaps you’re familiar with the primary message of patience and persistence that is usually associated with the story of the Chinese bamboo tree. However, there are three other messages hidden in that story, if you look for them. The story of the Chinese bamboo tree is true and is as follows: This particular tree has a seed that is so hard that when planted, it will do nothing for almost five years. Nothing happens in the first year or the second, not the third or the fourth. You have to water and care for that seed all those years, seeing…
Continue Reading »

Continue Reading »
September 19, 2016

How to Deal with Problems: The Lesson from the Oyster »

inspiring talk radio kvec - Deal with Problems. Oyster reveals how you can work with a problem and transform it into a pearl. Watch inspiring video from #talkradio host Bob Garner

Lillian had a beautiful pearl necklace and decided to wear it to a fancy function that she was attending. That night, she met a man who, upon admiring her necklace, commented, “You know, that necklace was made from a bunch of problems.” Aghast, Lillian replied, “Problems? What do you mean… problems?” Smiling, the man said, “I’m a marine biologist, and each one of those pearls were once a problem that was solved by an oyster.” “Well, you certainly have my attention,” said Lillian. “Please, tell me more.” The biologist continued, “An oyster has two shells, and each shell has a…
Continue Reading »

Continue Reading »
September 12, 2016

Little Boy and Starfish Prove Smallest Act of Charity Counts »

While mission of charity is huge, smallest act of kindness counts as story of little boy and starfish proves. Charities & non-profits need help. Inspiring talk radio.

Watch this story LIVE on Bob’s program on #talkradio 920 AM KVEC A man was walking on a beach and saw a young boy throwing objects into the ocean. He approached the child and noticed that the young lad was picking up a starfish and gently tossing it back into the ocean. The man said, “Young man, what are you doing?” The child replied, “These starfish have drifted up on the shore and they need water to live, so I’m saving their lives by putting them back in the ocean.” The man said, “You must be kidding me! Look at…
Continue Reading »

Continue Reading »
September 4, 2016

Don’t Say Everything You Think: 4 Questions to Ask Before Speaking or Posting »

Don't Say Everything That You Think - the 4 questions you should ask yourself before you speak or post on social media. Inspiring #talkradio with Bob Garner

Watch us on KVEC 920 AM Inspiring Talk Radio as we chat LIVE! In the movie “Mr. Holmes,” there is a scene with the now aged Holmes, his housekeeper Mrs. Munro, and her young son, Roger, where all are swept up in a conversation that becomes heated. At one point, Roger makes a couple of nasty comments about his mother, which cause her to leave the room in embarrassment. At Holmes’ direction, Roger goes and apologizes to his mother by saying, “I shouldn’t have said what I said.” His mother replies, “Lesson there then. Don’t say everything you think.” Don’t…
Continue Reading »

Continue Reading »
December 29, 2015

Leadership: 5 Qualities of a Great Leader and How You Can Have Them »

Leader

Charles de Gaulle was – and still is  – considered one of the great leaders of the 20thcentury. In his manual for leadership, “The Edge of the Sword,” he defined what he believed were the crucial qualities that a leader must possess, “A leader must possess intelligence and instinct; and in order to persuade people to follow a specific path, he needs authority. A leader must be able to create a spirit of confidence. The leader must also possess mystery, character, and grandeur.” Here are the 5 qualities of a great leader: Intelligence and Instinct: Most leaders are intelligent, but…
Continue Reading »

Continue Reading »
December 22, 2015

Overcome Failure: 3 Famous People Who Did and How You Can Too »

churchill

Right after WW2, Winston Churchill was voted out of office as Prime Minister. Even though Churchill led Great Britain and the world out of the clutches of Hitler and Nazi domination, as soon as the war was over, his country voted him out of office. Needless to say, that would be quite a blow. The story goes that upon hearing about his defeat, Churchill’s wife, Clementine, tried to comfort him by saying, “Never mind dear, it is probably a blessing in disguise.” To which Churchill replied, “Well if it is a blessing, then it is very cleverly disguised.” Churchill, however,…
Continue Reading »

Continue Reading »
December 15, 2015

3 Ways to Maximize Each Moment So You Don’t Minimize Your Destiny »

Maximize Each Moment 3

  Every person gets the same amount of minutes to use every day. To be exact, there are 1440 minutes in every day and many of us don’t maximize each moment; we waste them, which results in diminishing our destiny. Here are the 3 ways many people (including myself) waste time: Being Angry or Worried: Neither being angry or worried about anything ever changes the situation; it prolongs it and stops you from doing what you need to do to deal with the situation. Result: Waste of time and diminished destiny! Being Lazy: I’m not referring to choosing to stop…
Continue Reading »

Continue Reading »
August 25, 2015

Free Motivational Story – Improving Communication with Aesop and a Donkey »

Aesop tells a story about two men and how their inability to communicate cost them both. In this free motivational story, I share that tale and what poor communication can mean to you. If you prefer to read this story, I wrote it here – http://www.bobgarneronline.com/blog/professional-development/donkey-can-teach-communication/. However, it’s just as easy to listen to the video below. As always, after you listen, please feel free to comment in the reply box below. Also there are other free motivational stories, as well as video and audio on my blog. Please check them out! Thanks.

Continue Reading »
August 11, 2015

Goals – Doing Whatever It Takes VS Doing What Is Right »

Tired of Lying, Cheating Celebrities, Business People, Athletes, Politicians #Goals – is it really about doing what ever it takes? So many people – from business to government to sports to academics lie, cheat and steal their way to what is perceived to be success. But, we all know it and, while some may rationalize it based on their perceptions and desire for their business, person, team or cause to win, these cheaters will pay for that deceit. I know we all make mistakes and have done bad things. I know I have, but I have tried to learn from…
Continue Reading »

Continue Reading »
March 24, 2015

Did You Read My Email? Tips To Increase Your Email Read and Response Rate »

Do you ever wonder if an email recipient actually reads your whole email? We’re not talking a sales email, just a business correspondence that requires an action or some type of response. It appears that the attention span of many of those in corporate rivals that of a child opening gifts on their birthday – open a gift, look at it, open another, repeat, go do something else. This is not only frustrating for the sender, but it also strikes at the heart of two important topics in corporate – communication and teamwork. If the email is about a customer…
Continue Reading »

Continue Reading »
March 3, 2015

5 Minutes with a Leader – Lance Seach – Expert Negotiator, Deal Maker, SVP at TruCode »

What do you get when you combine an amazing personality with a mind that’s creative and focused on building relationships and negotiating deals – where all parties walk away winners? The answer is Lance Seach. Lance is Senior Vice President at TruCode, a Georgia-based company that is a leading innovator in the medical coding software market. Lance’s job is to penetrate targeted partnerships, build relationships, and develop “WIN/WIN” strategies that drive revenue growth, increase market share, and enhance profit margins. In short, this guy makes it happen. Lance is an recognized as one of the leading experts on negotiation primarily…
Continue Reading »

Continue Reading »
  |  
February 24, 2015

3 Tips To Help Sales Reps Increase Trade Show ROI »

Selling at a trade show requires more than just showing up. Sales reps need to be proactive, which increases ROI and justifies the marketing expense. But what usually happens? The trade show and marketing personnel have put together a great exhibit. The booth looks fantastic and delivers the company message. You have the pre-show meeting where you tell all the reps what is expected and then when the doors open… the reps stand around and talk to one another, play with their phones or laptops, and wait for someone to amble into the booth. (Sound familiar?) Worse, they only want…
Continue Reading »

Continue Reading »
January 16, 2015

What a Donkey Can Teach You About Communication and Teamwork »

Aesop tells a story of a man who owned a donkey. He would offer a ride on his donkey to those who were looking to cross the hot desert. One day, a customer purchased this service and the customer, the man, and the donkey took off across the desert. After a few hours, the customer who was riding on the donkey decided he wanted to take a break. So, the customer dismounted and, seeing that the donkey cast a nice shadow, sat down in the shade of the beast. The owner of the donkey was not pleased at this, as…
Continue Reading »

Continue Reading »