To Be Productive Blog First Anniversary Of Business Professionals Sharing Knowledge

Lewisville, TX (PressExposure) April 30, 2009 -- Business today requires doing more with less in a way that increases productivity. Success demands flexibility and knowledge expansion. To aid business people in growing both professionally and personally productive, a new business blog was created. In April 2009, the “To Be Productive” blog at marks it first anniversary with more than seventy published posts/articles on multiple topics from eight consultants in various areas.

This blog is a way for business professionals to share ideas, tips, suggestions, inspirations, and expertise with others who want to become more effective and productive both personally and professionally. Topics so far have included: understanding change, business communication, customer service, employee and personal empowerment, management/leadership, motivation, running meetings, quality improvement, work stress, team building, risk-taking, time management, and training issues.

The blog offers different ideas and perspectives from business consultants, trainers, and other guest writers. Consultants who post regularly on the blog include: Deborah Avrin, George Hendley, Shirley Fine Lee, and Carl Youngberg. Deborah Avrin ( is a Human Resources consultant who speaks on workplace topics and wrote the book “The Management Map: Navigation Tools for the New Manager” (ISBN 9780982090107), which offers practical advice for new managers using a creative travel metaphor to capture the reader’s interest. George Hendley ( is a leadership coach and consultant helping organizations attract, develop and retain their leaders and was a major contributor in the book “Meditations for the Road Warrior” (ISBN 0801011728), a collection of messages designed to give the Christian traveler insight, courage, and perspective. Shirley Fine Lee ( is a meeting specialist who offers training on personal and professional productivity topics and authored the book “R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard's Approach” (ISBN 1419653679), offers a no-nonsense and much-needed approach to planning and conducting meetings so that they are as productive, effectual, and smoothly run as possible. Carl Youngberg ( is a speaker who knows the reality of the workplace and shares that reality in his workshops and in is his book “Make Yourself Matter: Become Your Own Best Asset” (ISBN 9780615208879), which hits on the key to becoming successful in today’s workplace.

Although the blog’s home page gets the most hits, many post titles have been found through search engines and other sources. The most viewed individual posts thus far were “Is Bosses Day appreciation or a reminder of necessary leadership skills?”, “Giving Green for Recognition during Administrative Professionals Week,” and “Dress for success, business casual, and interview attire.” Occasionally the writers do a series of posts on a particular topic. The most read posts in a series included topics from the Seven Success Laws and the Three Customer Service Examples.

Most of the blog readers are from the North American countries of the United States and Canada. However the blog has also seen global readers visiting it from the continents of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. When business professionals across the globe want ideas for personal or professional growth, they should try visiting the “To Be Productive” blog at

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