Entries by Lora Hyler

I’m an author. Why should I become a presenter?

FREE WORKSHOP PRESENTATION FOR AUTHORS As authors, we are solitary workers. We’re comfortable enclosed in our favorite room researching and unleashing our imagination through our computer keys, all in hopes that our books will find its readers. The fact is, we’re in the book business: to entertain and inform our readers. This workshop is designed […]

Cooperative model benefits everyone

With national cooperative month just a couple of months away, it’s a good time to reflect upon the history of cooperatives dating back to the 18th century. I’m the proud board member of Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative in Milwaukee, WI. Did you know African Americans, people of color, and low-income people have benefited from the […]

Calling all Women: You need to improve your financial future

Lessons learned from the Harvard Business School Dynamic Women in Business Conference   By the end of her keynote address, Jamie McCourt, yes, that Jamie McCourt had a roomful of converts singing her praises. The occasion was the Friday night dinner held for presenters and speakers at the 25th annual Harvard Business School Dynamic Women […]

Thanks 2015! What I’m grateful for

New Year resolutions are somewhat passe.’  Not New Year goals. As 2016 sets in, I’m reflecting on 2015 successes. On the personal front, I’m grateful for my husband of 24 years, our college student son, friends and extended family. On the professional front, I salute those who helped me achieve my 2015 milestones. I appreciate […]

Are business soft skills your weakness? Bolster them. Your career depends on it

Business writing skills.  Effective communication. Negotiation 101. Team dynamics. These are all crucial ‘soft skills’ that make or break careers. Arguably, effective business writing is the most critical soft skill to master. Our careers begin with a strong foundation of technical skills that presumably strengthen over time. Yet, it’s the business soft skills that go […]