Month: March 2020

7 Missteps We Make During Virtual Interviews, Presentations or Meetings. And 7 Tips for Fixing Them.

7 Missteps We Make During Virtual Interviews, Presentations or Meetings. And 7 Tips for Fixing Them. Kawania Wooten on WUSA9. The Enlightened Creative.

There are many advantages to virtual interactions — These advantages include visibility, audience and a controlled speaking environment.  Here’s the Thing — It our controlled environment that can stump some of the best of us in a virtual setting. Here are seven (7) missteps we make in our virtual meetings and interviews, along with some solid tips for overcoming them.

3 Quick Things Entrepreneurs Can Do to Remain Positive While Social Distancing

3 Quick Things Entrepreneurs Can Do to Remain Positive While Social Distancing Pink Bananas. The Enlightened Creative.

In the past 10 days, I have had to deal with canceled events, postponed events, anxious clients, hyper-vigilant family members, family members who aren’t worried enough (in my opinion) and clients taking their time with their payment checks. (What’s up with that?) I have spoken to so many of you, so I know I am not alone here. So, how do we stay positive, calm and focused through all of this madness? Check out my three (3) quick recommendations (plus a bonus tip) below.

What Is a Rebook Clause? Why Should Event Professionals Have Them in Their Contract?

What Is a Rebook Clause? Why Should Event Professionals Have Them in Their Contract? Rebooking Clause for a Contract for Events. The Enlightened Creative.

Right now, numerous event planning pros are walking their clients through the process of postponing their events.  And, they are able to do this with minimal drama because they made sure that they had a “Rebook” clause in their management contract and they make sure the venue had a “Rebook” clause in their contract. So, what is a “rebook clause?”

8 Zoom Tools that Could Really Benefit Entrepreneurs, Presenters and Teachers

8 Zoom Tools that Could Really Benefit Entrepreneurs, Presenters and Teachers Pink and Blue Desk. The Enlightened Creative.

With so many of us trying to figure out how to provide services to our clients, attendees and students during this time of “social distancing,” I spent quite a bit of time this weekend getting to know my Zoom account a little bit better. And, I quickly realized that I was not using it to its full potential. I know I cannot be the only one, so I jotted down some of the Zoom tools I believe you will find beneficial.

8 Practical Steps Creative Professionals Should Take As They Help Their Clients Address COVID-19

8 Practical Steps Creative Professionals Should Take As They Help Their Clients Address COVID-19 Black Woman sitting at her Laptop. The Enlightened Creative

I don’t know about you all, but none of our risk management plans for events (especially our weddings) included a game plan for outbreaks or pandemics. As you know, this situation is very fluid and a lot of fear is floating around, so we really have to stay close to the facts. Here are eight (8) practical steps we recommend for creative professionals to use going forward.

Six Straightforward Ways to Inject Some Joy Into Your Business Day

Six Straightforward Ways to Inject Some Joy Into Your Business Day Kawania Wooten Geomyra Pollard and Terri Baskin at Engage 2020. Photo by Banga Studios. The Enlightened Creative

Right now, my business life is in a flux because of a combination of crazy circumstances beyond my control. I’m not sure when these challenges are going to end, so my mood is a little tense and even a little emotional right now, but I’m on a mission to inject some joy back in my business life. I know I am not the only business owner experiencing feeling this right now, so I have noted below six (6) straightforward ways to inject some joy into your business day.