The Importance Of Making A Good Impression
by Phil Schembra on October 27, 2014

Far beyond the factor of appearance, it is important that attention be paid to achieving excellence in certain essential skills. Chief among these is the effective use of the language in oral, electronic and written presentations. In written communications, others have a great opportunity to study what you have done. They may not note how good it is, but they will fault mistakes.

Oral communication gives you the greatest opportunity to make a good impression. In order to effectively articulate complex ideas or anecdotes, use proper grammar, good diction, good pronunciation and the right words. This will do wonders for your image and the impression you make on others. Fortunately, this is a skill you can personally do something about. There are many options to fine-tune this skill.

Excerpts taken from The Total Person 2015: Philip Schembra, Author



Reap The Rewards of Being Positive!
by Phil Schembra on October 11, 2014

Try to surround yourself with positive people. You can learn from them, they will have a positive impact on you and you will be more fun to be around. Take in all the information about being positive. You’ll realize immediately how good it feels to be a positive person.

Be consistently enthusiastic about your actions. Enthusiasm creates easier maintenance of a positive mental attitude. Allow yourself a few minutes of quiet time every day to think positive thoughts, on both a personal and professional basis. Remind yourself of the benefits and rewards of being a positive person.

 Excerpts taken from The Total Person 2015: Philip Schembra, Author


If You Feel Better About Yourself, Your Self-Image Will Improve
by Phil Schembra on October 03, 2014

Learn to feel happy about yourself, your family and your job. The better you feel about yourself and your environment, the more your self-image improves. Get the word “failure” out of your vocabulary. If you think of yourself as failing, you will.

Create a burning desire and passion to achieve your goals. Your goals reflect your attitudes. The higher the goal, the more you must believe in yourself. Visualize yourself succeeding at whatever you are doing. Understanding and realizing the rewards to your success improves your positive mental attitude and your self-image.

Excerpts:The Total Person 2015, Philip A. Schembra, Author


Stay Ahead of Your Competition With Continued Education!
by Phil Schembra on September 29, 2014

The cost of doing business today is so great that we have no choice but to be more productive.  Ever-faster technological developments require us to continue to learn and educate ourselves on a virtual daily basis.  The education process never ends, and by channeling constructive and productive concepts and actions into the process we improve the effectiveness of our educational experiences.

Continuing education will help you increase sales and job productivity, gain the competitive edge, achieve excellence, and lead a fuller, happier, and more productive personal and professional life.

Excerpts taken from The Total Person 2015; Philip Schembra, Author