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About Leslie Williams

Leslie Sansone Williams is an experienced online entrepreneur, former CEO of two brick & mortar businesses and the author of Legal Break-In and Cover Letter Secrets. She is a Digital Media Producer specializing in video courses, e-courses, e-books and podcasts covering topics related to online business success, publishing and the paralegal career.

4 Tips for Better Communication with Your Team

4 Tips for Better Communication with Your Team

Several years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting one of the sr. partners of a company I used to work for and because I was a new employee, he welcomed me and asked some questions about my work history.  When he found out that I began my work life as a

Communication is vital
Communication with your team is very important

cashier in a supermarket there was an immediate connection because he worked in a supermarket to pay his way through college.

I explained that my Dad was a supermarket manager and that his parents owned an Italian market in Paterson, New Jersey.

The sr. partner stopped by my office every day to discuss how to manage the company’s client files and how to improve communication. We came to the conclusion that having a once weekly company-wide breakfast meeting would open the doors for discussion and would also solve some of our internal problems.

So, here’s what we did:

1.  An agenda was compiled before the meeting so that no time was wasted.

2.  A chart listing all client cases was created and distributed which showed all upcoming deadlines.

3.  Announcements were made regarding changes in company policies, etc.

4.  The sr. partner always asked for comments.

The meetings were held every single Friday morning and were very successful.  At first, the meetings were very quiet, however, that changed quickly!

The sr. partner quickly figured out who the weak link was in the group (almost missing deadlines) and gave a simple warning to improve.

Once everyone understood that we all were being held accountable to do our jobs, communication improved.

It was great to pull together and work as a team.

6 Quick Ways to Go From Fearful to Fearless

6 Quick Ways to Go From Fearful to Fearless

 

You’d like to set up a WordPress site,  get a domain name and figure out which hosting company to use, right?

Build a WordPress Site and Give Yourself a Pat on the Back
You deserve a pat on the back for installing WordPress!

So, what’s holding you back?

Is it “lack of knowledge”?

Or….just plain FEAR.

Well, honestly, I know what that feels like.  What I would advise you to do is work the building process one step at a time.

Now, remember, each time you learn something new, you become an “expert” in that facet of your process.  Pat yourself on the back after you’ve accomplished each and every task.

Ok, so here we go:

Do you want to build your own website?  Here are the steps:

1.  Go over to NameCheap (my favorite company) or a domain company of your choosing and purchase your domain name.

2.  Next, travel over to HostGator (another fav company) or a hosting company you’ve already chosen.

3.  Once you have completed both of these steps, ask your hosting company for the name of your servers so that you can fill in that information over at NameCheap (or your domain company).

4.  Now, login to your cpanel with your hosting company and scroll down until you see “Fantastico Deluxe”.  Click it!

5.  Then, look for “WordPress” on the left and click that link.

6.  Now, follow the directions to install your first WordPress blog and voila!

You’ve set up your first website!

Now, explore around inside your WordPress dashboard to get a feel for what every single link does.

Remember, pat yourself on the back for every single new task learned.

You rock!

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