Business Insecurity Explained

By Ed Correia, CEO, Sagacent Technologies

Businesses often think that they are safe because they have this or that. But our lunch & learn will detail some of the biggest vulnerabilities that are frequently overlooked and explain what should have in place to protect you. Join our open discussion and ask your hardest questions.

Date: November 18th, 2010
Check-in: 11:30 AM
Presentation: 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Where: Sagacent Technologies, Inc.
4320 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Suite 290
San Jose, CA 95129
driving directions
To register, please call: 408-248-9800 x0

Totally free!

A lunch, beverages and handouts will be provided, but this event is limited to the first 20 registrants only!

10 Emails You Should Never Send

used with permission from the HP Small Business Center

Here’s a scenario most of us are familiar with, whether first-hand or as a witness to a colleague’s faux pas: an email with a crude joke or a funny picture that crosses into the personal-email realm is sent to a cluster of friendly internal contacts and accidentally included on the recipients’ list is the company CEO. Embarrassing for the sender? Yes. Grounds for dismissal? Unlikely.

What can prove far more detrimental to your career, however, is the way you compose your everyday emails. We often treat email communication in the same casual manner as we do informal telephone conversations, and it’s all too easy to forget that there’s a flawless digital record of what’s been communicated.

Unlike verbal conversations, emails can be forwarded to the wrong people.

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Miss Communication

By Craig Kitch Not long ago, I held a communication workshop for a restaurant chain and asked a pretty young lady to assist me in a demonstration. As she walked to the front of the room, I announced to the group that we had just held a beauty contest and that one of the finalists was with us today. As she turned to face the group, I introduced her as Miss Communication and asked for a nice round of applause. Following the ovation, I indicated that she was obviously pretty and smart and asked why everyone was using her for a scapegoat. “You blame her for everything”, I said. When the customer is not properly served, and complains, we blame it on Miss Communication. When two departments are not working well together and the corporate office wants to know what’s wrong, the answer is often Miss Communication.

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