3 Marketing Principles That Are Just Common Sense

Jeff Havens here! If you’re tired of hearing my rants, today’s your lucky day because I’m passing the keys to the blog to Amanda, the Marketing Director here at Big Pow! I hope you’re wearing a helmet!  I have a confession for you. You don’t need a marketing degree to know how to sell stuff.…

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US vs THEM – The Most Entertaining Generational Keynote Presentation EVER!

Are the old people and the tiny little baby people in your office constantly butting heads? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a hilarious, energetic,  not-too-old-and-not-too-young keynote speaker who could come to your company and talk to them to help the generations get along better? Jeff Havens to the rescue!  My Us vs  Them…

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3 Ways To Ignore Employee Privacy!

You can probably use millions of words to describe employers as a whole, but ‘subtle’ isn’t one of them. Recently Wisconsin took up a bill to make it illegal for employers to force job seekers to hand over their social media passwords, making Wisconsin (at least at the time of this writing) the 15th state…

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Want to Be Funnier at the Office? Here’s How!

Leave it to the Wall Street Journal to take all of the fun out of funny.  They recently published an article about the salutary effects of humor in the workplace that will teach you, among other things, that “research shows employers like to hire people with a sense of humor.”  Which I’m sure you’ll find…

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Us vs. Them – Generations in the Workplace Infographic

Whether you’re an old person or a tiny little baby person, you’ll love my generations in the workplace business infographic, or as I like to call it, the Jeffographic! It’s based off of my presentation Us Vs. Them, which you can watch a preview of here. Enjoy!         Want to share this…

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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Making a Training Video

Thanks to YouTube, we can all enjoy terrible corporate training videos. Here are a few of my favorites that will show the mistakes to avoid. 1. Trying too hard to be cool.  There’s not much to say about this one except some people just shouldn’t rap. What musical genius do you think is behind this…

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How To Avoid Important Business Calls!

You know what’s annoying about work? The phone rings and you have to answer it and be nice and stuff. Yuck. Lucky for you I can teach you how to avoid those important business calls. Watch and enjoy!   Find more videos like  this at LevityUniversity.com.

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How NOT To Go On Vacation!

As I have reported before, Americans are pathetic at taking vacation. The average American gets 12 days of vacation every year and only takes 10 of them. Europeans, on the other hand, get an average of 25 days of vacation every year and take every single one of them. That’s why Europeans always seem to…

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Turn Off Your Electronic Devices During Meetings…Or Else JEFF SMASH!

You won’t like me when I’m angry, and when people are on their iPads/iPhones/Blackberries/Blueberries while I’m giving a presentation, I get angry! If you know someone in your office who is a repeat offender, send them this video, and maybe they will take the hint. Otherwise, you have my permission to get your smash on!

Should You Post Your Thoughts About Your Job Online? Answers Below!

Recently a news anchor at a local Alabama television station was fired for comments she made on her personal blog.  Among other things, she admitted to stealing people’s mail to learn things about them, and she also mentioned that she is terrified of old people.  Apparently her silly bosses thought it was inappropriate for one…

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Us vs. Them! How to Deal with Generational Issues in the Workplace

As some of you know, I have recently put together a new presentation – Us Vs. Them – Putting the Other Generations in Their Place. If you’d like to see a bit of it, you can find a video here or on the Presentations page at www.jeffhavens.com But I know some of you prefer reading to watching…

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How NOT To Handle Emotions At Work

So this last weekend I went back home to say goodbye to my youngest brother Matt, who is leaving the nest with his pregnant wife to take a job in Dallas.  It was an emotional time for everyone, partially because everyone’s worried that Matt will turn into a Cowboys fan but mostly because they are…

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How to Write a Resume (That Will End Up In the Reject Pile!)

So, you’re writing a resume.  I feel sad for you.  As a former resume writer myself, I know how crappy your day is going.  I also know you probably don’t even really want the job you’re applying for.  You’re only doing it to get your friends and family off your back.  In fact, after almost…

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3 Fun Ways To Bring Your Business To The Brink of Ruin!

So it’s corporate earnings season again, and the chatter from the business news outlets is that analysts are really starting to pay more attention to corporate earnings than they have in the past.  Apparently they are only now remembering that how much a company earns is, um, KIND OF IMPORTANT IN DETERMINING ITS VALUATION!  Some…

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How To Get Job Experience!

Last week at one of my presentations, someone asked me how you’re supposed to get experience when every job seems to require you to have prior experience in order to be hired.  It’s the horrible catch-22 of youth, the same conundrum that 16-year-olds everywhere face when they get their license.  “Ok, I need a job…

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Workplace Gossip and Why It’s a Problem

Workplace gossip might seem harmless but it can have some serious consequences. Take this video, for example: I know what you’re saying to yourself, “that’s fine Jeff, but I know the difference between Sheri and Ted. Sheri has cute side swept bangs and Ted  has an ugly toupee and always smells like feet”, but even…

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