Anything Noteworthy About Your Note-Taking Process?

When you attend meetings with co-workers, vendors or clients, how do you capture the highlights, takeaways and action items? What is your signature process that works for you so you don’t forget to do something for your boss, colleague or [potential] client? I tend to be very project-oriented and make checklists all the time. I occasionally wonder…

Discovering the Virtues of Volunteering

The reasons for volunteering are mostly personal, but generally the time, treasures and talent contributions can yield benefits in the following areas: Helping an organization or cause one believes in and/or has been affected by in their lives or within their families. Expanding one’s professional and/or personal social network in a community. Fulfilling a requirement…

New Class Notes Format for Cornell Magazine

For our bi-monthly Class Notes column in the Jan./Feb. issue of the Cornell Alumni Magazine, I tried a different approach. The well had run dry on the standard life updates submission forms, so I posted a few general questions to draw out some different input on memories, reunions and career achievements.

Suburban Foodie Spots to Savor

A fellow Cornell alum who is moving to Clarence soon asked me to give him some of my favorite places to eat in and near Clarence. I am merely an amateur foodie, but who doesn’t enjoy eating out on the weekends and maybe once during the week? I gladly obliged, and here is my list. [Truth be told,…

IABC Heritage Chapter Regional Conference

Two weeks ago I attended the IABC Heritage Chapter’s Regional Conference in Indianapolis. This is my sixth year as an IABC member, but there is no chapter in Buffalo, so I applied for a scholarship to attend and share some key learnings through my blog. It was a session-packed two-day conference with about 150 attendees, mostly from…