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Christmas Thoughts 2009

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In this slide show I prepared with the colors and images of Christmas, I wanted to look back at some of the threads and learning that characterized the year.

In this slide show I prepared with the colors and images of Christmas, I wanted to look back at some of the threads and learning that characterized the year.

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  • Congratulations on your slideshows , WONDERFUL PICTURES !!!!!! !!! ... Feel free to join us. Thank you in advance for your participation and sharing your 'favorites'. .. With friendship from France. Bernard

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  • always insightful and inspiring Valeria, Best Wishes to you too!
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  • 1. Embracing Change with Gracefulness (the year in quotes) © Valeria Maltoni, Conversation Agent, www.conversationagent.com @ConversationAge http://www.flickr.com/photos/luchilu/2122762150/
  • 2. “What really decides consumers to buy or not to buy is the content of your advertising, not its form.” − David Ogilvy Content marketing is the beginning of the journey © 2009 Valeria Maltoni, Conversation Agent http://www.conversationagent.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/noelzialee/2111228215/
  • 3. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” − Robert Collier Social media is no silver bullet. You still need to do the work every day © 2009 Valeria Maltoni, Conversation Agent http://www.conversationagent.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/christianabe/2129826272/
  • 4. At a party given by a billionaire on Shelter Island, Kurt Vonnegut informs his pal, Joseph Heller, that their host, a hedge fund manager, had made more money in a single day than Heller had earned from his wildly popular novel Catch-22 over its whole history. Heller responds, “Yes, but I have something he will never have ... enough.” − John Bogle, Enough Decide the one thing you want to accomplish, focus on it © 2009 Valeria Maltoni, Conversation Agent http://www.conversationagent.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/3134976060/
  • 5. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” − Peter Drucker Control is over how you prepare for and respond to events http://www.flickr.com/photos/bestrated1/71515803/ © 2009 Valeria Maltoni, Conversation Agent http://www.conversationagent.com
  • 6. “Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it’s not going to get the business.” − Warren Buffett Value/values alignment matters © 2009 Valeria Maltoni, Conversation Agent http://www.conversationagent.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/akbuthod/4156692690/
  • 7. “A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.” − Steve Jobs The product is marketing © 2009 Valeria Maltoni, Conversation Agent http://www.conversationagent.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/ranopamas/2129685912/
  • 8. “If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.” − Jeff Bezos Customer focus is key © 2009 Valeria Maltoni, Conversation Agent http://www.conversationagent.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/bestrated1/73485440/
  • 9. “If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.” − Zig Ziglar Employees are brand ambassadors who build bridges between the business and its customers © 2009 Valeria Maltoni, Conversation Agent http://www.conversationagent.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/bestrated1/79777311/
  • 10. “Our lives are defined by opportunities. Even the ones we miss.” − Benjamin Button, the movie Consider the cost of not doing © 2009 Valeria Maltoni, Conversation Agent http://www.conversationagent.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/tearsandrain/2151840098/
  • 11. “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” − Johann Wolfgang von Goethe With execution you need to measure and show performance © 2009 Valeria Maltoni, Conversation Agent http://www.conversationagent.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/2074393894/
  • 12. “The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.” − George Eliot It’s not only how much− it’s why, what, who, when, and how Merry Christmas to you & your loved ones. © Valeria Maltoni, Conversation Agent, www.conversationagent.com @ConversationAge © 2009 Valeria Maltoni, Conversation Agent http://www.conversationagent.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/gadl/330369285/