I’ll Wear Your Shoes. Empathy.
What if we lived life by telling another person “I’ll Wear Your Shoes”. What if we lived life by being more empathetic, more caring, listened more. What if we at least tried just a little bit to “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes” as the 1895 idiom from poet Mary T. Lathrap goes. Before we get upset about what someone said to us this morning. Before we get angry at our husband or wife. Before we yell at their kids, let’s first be willing to tell them “I’ll Wear Your Shoes”.
SAT Adversity Score. Will It Help or Hurt Black Students. Black Entrepreneur Speaks out
Rich Students vs Poor Students — SAT Scores and Race — there are a LOT of things I want to weigh into, but I don’t because they’re politically too hot for ME to publicly talk about and not worth my time to debate them. HOWEVER, The WSJ (and zillions of…
Celebrity CEO — Building Your Personal Brand Through Smiles Not Sales
One of the questions I’m often asked is, “Ramon how can I get more customers and keep the customers I have”. It’s something that EVERY business owner wants to know, big and small. The challenge with smaller businesses is that we have few resources, less staff, less time than a…
Microphone Runner — The Ultimate Guide
I’ve produced and hosted what seems like hundreds of events. I’ve been on stages all around the world — to audiences of thousands, hundreds and even just a handful of people. This article is a quick guide for event planners, hosts, speakers and for MICROPHONE RUNNERS in how to have…
Relationships Are Important — Lebron’s Move Illustrates This
If you’re not spending time focused on building relationships, your business IS suffering. While were excited (or depressed) about Lebron’s move to the Lakers, look deeper and you’ll see it’s all about trust and relationships.
Startups Don’t Need Funding. They Need Sales.
Recently, Ramon Ray was speaking at the NY Public Library. One of the attendees, a DJ, shared that he needed $8,000 in funding to start his business and asked Ramon for advice. Ramon cautioned that instead of seeking $8,000 in funding, the DJ should focus first on SELLING more of…
YOU CAN’T DO EVERYTHING. BUILD A TEAM SAYS SHARK TANK CONTESTANT TRAVIS PERRY OF CHORD BUDDY
Travis Perry gets a joy out of seeing children (and adults) learn the guitar through his invention and company, Chord Buddy. You might have seen him on an episode of Shark Tank. During our discussion Travis not only shared his story, but also offered several important tips, including: You must have passion to keep you going through the TOUGH Times Build a team — you cannot do everything on your own
Amazon Prime Price Increase — No One Cares
Amazon is raising the price of Prime from $99 to $119, reports CNBC and other news outlets. No one cares. Why? Amazon offers exceptionally great customer service. Has just about everything anyone can ever need. The products and services are delivered fast. Overall Amazon has earned the right to raise its prices. When you do well, you can raise your prices. Give value and then sales will come.