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Dec
12

Know Your Strengths—And Weaknesses

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If there’s one most common mistake that holds business owners back it’s this:

business owners try to do too much.

I don’t mean that they try to grow too fast or expand too far. I mean that they try to do too much on their own. Read More→

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Want to know what’s really holding you back from achieving your goals? Clutter.

I’m not talking about piles of paper on your desk or stacks of business cards you never got around to organizing—although that can be a problem, too. In this case, though, we’re talking about the clutter in your head. You know, that endless list of things that scrolls through your mind continually, and that distracts you just when you’re trying to focus. Read More→

who-holds-you-accountableWhen you have a job, your boss, coworkers and even your team rely on you to get things done in a timely manner. And when you don’t follow through, it affects them—and maybe your long-term employment options as well.

But when you work for yourself, there is no one to hold you accountable. Read More→

11896382_10207432799243310_1561290871277823241_oJohn C. Maxwell a leadership expert and bestselling author of over 70 books including the 21 Laws of Irrefutable Leadership has awarded Anna Banks his coveted Leadership Coach, Teacher and Speaker Certification, on August 10, 2015 during the JMT Live Certification Event, Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.

For Banks and her clients, they know that the higher their leadership lid raises, the more they will achieve, the stronger their businesses will be and their families.  Many think they are good leaders, yet all of us need to step out to learn how we can be better leaders in our families, communities, government and businesses.

Banks has coached executives, educators and business owners on raising their leadership lid and now has an even stronger foundation to build upon and improve the lives of leaders in the New York-New Jersey Metropolitan area. Read More→

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Irvington Library launches its celebration of 100 years of service with a workshop to grow your business with publicity, taught by Anna D. Banks. Entrepreneurs and non-profits. will leave the session with publicity ideas to use immediately.

Anna D. Banks  |  www.AnnaBanks.com

Anna D. Banks | www.AnnaBanks.com

PRLogMarch 7, 2015BLOOMFIELD, N.J.Are you a business owner or non-profit organization in Irvington, NJ?  Would you like some free publicity on the radio and local news outlets?  Then register and attend the “Its Time to Learn to Brag: How to Use Press Releases and Publicity to Grow Your Company” seminar, presented by Anna D. Banks, business coach; trainer and author of DIY Publicity Planner. The half-day seminar will be held 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Irvington Public Library, 5 Civic Square Irvington, NJ 07111.

As a long time Irvington resident I am convinced that good things do and can continue, to come out of Irvington Township. However, organizations and business must learn how to get the word out in ways that will entice people to come and take advantage of the wealth of resources.  Ray Horner Jr, Artist (www.rayhorner.com)

While many people have heard of what a press release is, they may not be quite so sure about what it is and how it can benefit their business. But make no mistake, a well-written press release can do wonders to help bring in business, along with other beneficial aspects.

“A press release is a highly effective tool in the business world,” explains Anna D. Banks. “The problem is, most people, businesses and non-profits organizations have no clue how to leverage the power behind it or just how beneficial it can be. It will be exciting to share this information with Irvington residents and businesses.”

During the workshop participants will:

•          Discover the value of publicity to your career, business or community

•          Use the media to position yourself as an expert in your industry, field or market

•          Create a professional image without feeling boastful

•          Get regular media attention

•          Create your first strategic campaign

•          Write an effective media release

In addition to the publicity and marketing workshop, the Irvington Library Centennial celebration will offer a series of programming throughout the year. The series will include financial literacy, poetry, children’s programing, and art and music programs throughout the year.  Please check the Library Website (www.irvingtonpubliclibrary.org)  for event dates and times.

About Anna D. Banks, MAS

Anna D. Banks, MAS, (http://www.AnnaBanks.com) is a business coach; trainer; author of DIY Publicity Planner and Executive Producer & talk show host of “Living Fully After 40” a weekly radio show.

Anna has more than 25 years of business, personal finance and career development experience. Anna specializes in working with Baby Boomers and others seeking to transition from employee to entrepreneur. She coaches men and women experiencing job loss through corporate downsizing, restructuring and layoffs. Assisting her clients to attract and build a professional and personal life consistent with their values is not just a goal of Anna’s, it’s her passion.

About the Irvington Public Library

The Irvington Public Library has served the community since 1915. The 33,000 square foot building it now occupies was completed in 1968. It is on Civic Square opposite Irvington High School and close to the Springfield Avenue shopping district. The building is accessible to handicapped people.

The Library has more than 180,000 books and 150 periodical titles. The non-print collection includes books on tape, electronic books, and DVDs .In 1998 the Library migrated to an automated catalog and circulation system, which has since been upgraded. The Library shares this system, called Clavis, with the Newark Public Library. Newark Public Library and Irvington Public Library honor one another’s library cards, so Irvington Public Library members may borrow from Newark libraries and vice versa.

The Library offers a variety of free programs. Children’s activities include story hour, a summer reading program, Halloween and Christmas parties, arts and crafts, bingo, and occasional special program

! Anna BanksIrvington Public Library launches its celebration of 100 years of service with Grow your Business with Publicity workshop for entrepreneurs and non-profits. Participants will leave the session with ideas you can use immediately without spending a fortune hiring an expensive P.R. firm.

Are you a business owner or non-profit organization in Irvington, NJ?  Would you like some free publicity on the radio and local news outlets?  Then register and attend the “Its Time to Learn to Brag: How to Use Press Releases and Publicity to Grow Your Company” seminar, presented by Anna D. Banks, author of DIY Publicity Planner. The half-day seminar will be held 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Irvington Public Library, 5 Civic Square Irvington, NJ 07111

As a long time Irvington resident I am convinced that good things do and can continue, to come out of Irvington Township. However, organizations and business must learn how to get the word out in ways that will entice people to come and take advantage of the wealth of resources.  Ray Horner Jr, Artist http://www.rayhorner.com Read More→

Aug
10

How to Create a Branded Resume

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Branded Resume CaptureCreating a branded resume makes your job search much easier. This is a resume that clearly sets you aside from others and sells them on your unique qualities. Today, it’s not a matter of ‘Why should I hire you,’ but ‘Why should I hire you instead of all these other people?’ Your branded resume should tell them that.

Laser Targeting

First of all, who are you targeting and how well do you know them? Creating a branded resume that speaks directly to the hiring manager and their needs is what gets you the job. Get to know the industry and find out exactly what employers are looking for. In your resume, use industry-specific jargon and terminology so that you’re speaking their language. On the Internet, research job listings and companies to get ideas. If possible, talk to someone in the industry to get advice.

Emphasize Your Natural Strengths

Your natural strengths are the things you can do without even trying. They come through not so much in your hard skills, but in Read More→

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Your personal brand is important because it tells people about your unique characteristics and what it is that you can do for them.

  •  Branding Builds Trust

When your audience knows exactly what it is that you do, this builds trust and credibility.

  •  The Real You

It’s important to be ‘real’ when you’re branding yourself online.

  •  Your Edge

Branding gives you an edge over the competition by showing the unique things you have to offer.

  •  Image Control

Branding puts you in control of your image and this helps you manage your reputation.

  •  Build a Buzz

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Washington – Today, Senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman Herb Kohl convened a hearing on combating the growing problem of financial abuse of older Americans.

“Over the years, I’ve seen our nation take great strides to combat elder financial abuse – from the passage of the Elder Justice Act to the creation of a background check system for nursing home employees,” Kohl said. “It’s time to build on our efforts to remedy this invisible epidemic and break the cycle of stigma attached to this horrible crime.”

According to a recent survey by the Investor Protection Trust (IPT), more than seven million older Americans – one out of every five citizens over the age of 65 – already have been victimized by a financial scam. In addition, a 2011 MetLife study found the annual financial loss by victims of elder financial abuse is estimated to be at least $2.9 billion dollars, a 12 percent increase from the $2.6 billion estimated in 2008. Read More→

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On Thursday, November 15, Senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman Herb Kohl (D-WI) will hold a hearing entitled, “America’s Invisible Epidemic: Preventing Elder Financial Abuse.”

Senior citizens have long been the target of financial abuse and investment scams. According to the 2010 Investor Protection Trust (IPT) Elder Fraud Survey, more than seven million older Americans – one out of every five citizens over the age of 65 – already have been victimized by a financial scam. In addition, a 2011 MetLife study found the annual financial loss by victims of elder financial abuse is estimated to be at least $2.9 billion dollars, a 12 percent increase from the $2.6 billion estimated in 2008. More recently, IPT released the June 2012 findings of a survey showing that the vast majority – 84 percent – of experts dealing with investment fraud/financial exploitation of older Americans agree that the problem of scams targeting the elderly is getting worse today. Read More→

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WASHINGTON – Senators Herb Kohl, D-Wis., Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., have introduced bipartisan legislation to address the growing costs and concerns about the overuse of antipsychotics in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

The Improving Dementia Care Treatment in Older Adults Act, S. 3604, would require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a standardized protocol for obtaining informed consent prior to administering antipsychotics. The bill also would create prescriber education programs to promote evidence-based treatments using objective informational materials. The legislation would also use the drug regimen review process already in place at nursing homes to produce a monthly aggregate report of antipsychotic utilization for each facility. Read More→

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), joined by U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), and Bob Casey (D-Penn.), announced the passage of S. Res 553 designating September 22, 2012, the first day of fall, as “National Falls Prevention Awareness Day.”  A similar bill was passed last year.

“Falls are a leading cause of injuries, hospitalizations and death among older Americans,” said Kohl, Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging. “Fall prevention programs are a solid investment that save people’s lives and help curb billions of dollars in federal spending on treatment costs.”

“Falls don’t discriminate – nearly everyone has a friend or family member who has fallen,” Mikulski said. “This is an important public health issue for seniors and their families, which is why I fought hard for legislation to make elder falls prevention a priority. I will continue to fight to end falls through public education, community-based falls prevention programs, and research.” Read More→

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Washington, D.C. – Senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman Herb Kohl today convened a roundtable discussion on implementing the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.

Kohl and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, who took part in the roundtable, developed the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, which was signed into law as Section 6002 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The law requires public disclosure of the financial relationships between physicians and applicable manufacturers, including pharmaceutical, medical device and biologics companies.

The law also required the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish reporting procedures for manufacturers to submit information, as well as procedures for making that information available to the public, by October 1, 2011. While the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule in December 2011, the law has yet to be implemented. Read More→

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WASHINGTON – Senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman Herb Kohl, D-Wis., held a hearing today to examine the unique issues women face in achieving retirement security.

The hearing, entitled “Enhancing Women’s Retirement Security,” included testimony from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the findings of a new report requested by Kohl and from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and other policy experts.  The hearing largely focused on Social Security, which women disproportionately depend on for their retirement income.

During the hearing, Kohl pressed SSA to do more to help people understand their benefits.

“SSA has a responsibility to inform and educate  people about their benefits, and it needs to make sure people understand just how much money they are losing when they take their benefits sooner rather than later,” Kohl said. Read More→

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