crystallizations 2011

June 2011

New Venture - Revolution!

Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study.  Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.  - Henry L. Doherty


Anyone who has been looking for a job knows that there are few openings, especially for people with college degrees. Seventeen million college graduates are doing jobs that don't require a degree. Many are working at jobs that require a four-year degree, but they never get a chance to put into practice the skills they have learned. Further, many skills that are needed on the job are not learned in high school or college. So many of our students have been taught to take tests, but not to think critically or actually learn the subjects.


Add to that the fact that student loan debt is at an all time high, even higher than what we owe on credit cards.


Maybe it's time we rethink how we handle education. Read more...



Business etiquette has changed, although some guidelines of civility remain the same. Find out which ones have gone the way of the typewriter and which are right for this digital/social media age.  


Learn new lessons for any business setting - in person or online. Discover a foolproof way to remember which plate and fork to use at banquets. Find out what a professional handshake is, and what to do when a person you don't want to hug approaches you.


If you worry that your high school and college-aged students could use some polishing, bring them to this workshop. You've been telling them to sit up straight for ages. Maybe hearing it from an outsider will help. :)


Come to this month's Lunchbox Workshop, Tuesday, June 21, 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM at TriPoint and learn how to deliver an effective presentation with confidence. 


To register or for more information, click  here.  

Save the third Tuesday each month for upcoming sessions.  


You bring your lunch; we'll bring the info.


coachingCommunication Coaching

If you need training in communication, consider one-on-one coaching with me. I offer individualized communication coaching. No matter what your communication needs (improving your grammar and sentence structure,  putting together and rehearsing a presentation and getting over your nerves, dealing with difficult people, leading a team, crafting your sales message), I can help. If you need to make real personalized progress, call 210-863-2250 or email for a free initial consultation and assessment.


Last month, Tony Estala of KCWX was the first of many who knew that the Los Angeles Lakers were originally in Minnesota where there are many lakes. :)


This month, read my article and follow the links. The first person to correctly respond with the total dollar amount of student loan debt will win your choice of a ticket to any upcoming Lunchbox Workshop (value $50) or a Starbuck's gift card ($25 value).  


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Upcoming Events



First Quarterly
Show & Tell

Tuesday, June 14

5:30 - 7:30

Location TBA 



 Lunchbox Workshop - Business Etiquette  

Tuesday, June 21 11:15 AM to 1:30 PM 



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6000 Trone Trail
San Antonio, Texas 78238
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