About Randy Clark

Randy Clark is the Director of Communications at TKO Graphix, where he blogs for TKO Graphix Brandwire. Randy is passionate about social media, leadership development, and flower gardening. He’s a beer geek and on weekends he can be found fronting the Rock & Roll band Under the Radar. He’s the proud father of two educators; he has four amazing grandchildren, and a wife who dedicates her time to helping others. Randy is the author of How to stay Ahead of Your Business Blog Forever and The New Manager's Workbook a crash course in effective management, and The Manager's Guide to Becoming a Leader He can be found on Twitter @RandyLyleClark, Facebook Randy Lyle Clark, and LinkedIn Randy Clark.

Attending an Event? Don’t Just Sit There

Attending an event in person isn't something most of did a lot of the last couple of years. I believe that's beginning to change. Regardless, whether an event is in person or virtual, whether it’s a meeting, presentation, or conference you might think you have little control over what you take away from the event. [...]

By |2022-04-21T14:34:20+00:00April 21st, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on Attending an Event? Don’t Just Sit There

Is There too Much on Your Menu?

Is there too much on your menu? When my father was in his late 80s he didn’t get out much. However, one thing he looked forward to was our weekly Sunday morning breakfast. It became a tradition. We varied and rotated restaurants over the years, but usually stuck with the same staples. Dad always had [...]

By |2022-04-19T13:52:22+00:00April 19th, 2022|Small Business|Comments Off on Is There too Much on Your Menu?

The Road to Becoming a Better Leader

Becoming a better leader should be the goal of everyone who manages people. I don't think anyone in a leadership role wants to be a poor leader. At least, I hope not. And I think many would admit they have room for improvement. Unfortunately, it's been my experience that most people in leadership roles never [...]

By |2022-04-14T13:53:22+00:00April 14th, 2022|Leadership|Comments Off on The Road to Becoming a Better Leader

What to Do at a Networking Event

I’ve shared  a lot on networking but today I want to concentrate on what to do at a networking event to make it your most productive use of your time and take advantage of the opportunities presented. What to Do at a Networking Event Come Prepared Do you have a notepad, business cards, attendee list, [...]

By |2022-04-12T14:12:17+00:00April 12th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on What to Do at a Networking Event

Are You a Genuine Networker or a Faker?

Are you a networker or a faker? Do you classify people at networking events? You may place people in categories by industry and knowledge, but I’ll wager there’s another category you may not consciously consider—are they real or phony? This division supersedes all others. Think about it, you don’t want to waste time with a [...]

By |2022-04-07T13:36:13+00:00April 7th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on Are You a Genuine Networker or a Faker?

How to Add Action to Your Words

How to add action to your words doesn't have to be complicated. I was having dinner and drinks with a few friends last week when one of the group discussed completing her first class as a teacher. She had recently retired from journalism (do journalist ever really retire?) and was teaching a writing class at [...]

By |2022-04-05T13:52:53+00:00April 5th, 2022|Leadership|Comments Off on How to Add Action to Your Words

Do We Really Need One More “How to Write an Elevator Pitch?” Article

There are a bazillion articles, tutorials, analyzers, and videos on how to write an elevator pitch — so why one more? I have a slightly different perspective, which I’ve found to be successful. The elevator pitch (EP) theory is, when introduced, there is very little time to capture someone’s attention. How to Write an Elevator Pitch The [...]

By |2022-03-31T13:56:30+00:00March 31st, 2022|Sales and Marketing|1 Comment

17 Axioms to Live and Lead by

Here are 17 axioms to live and lead by most of which I've learned the hard way. As self-evident truths or principles, axioms are effective, timeless standards to conduct our lives and business affairs by. There are various axioms I use in my life. Even though I sometimes fall short, I have better results when I use [...]

By |2022-03-29T13:14:43+00:00March 29th, 2022|Leadership|Comments Off on 17 Axioms to Live and Lead by

You Don’t Have to Network Alone

You don't have to network alone. It's easy for me because I’m an extrovert. If there's such a thing as an extra-extrovert—it’s me. I draw energy from being with others. When I present or perform, the bigger the audience, the better, and when I go to networking events—I’m not shy. If you’re like me and [...]

By |2022-03-24T13:31:07+00:00March 24th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on You Don’t Have to Network Alone

Even More, Scarier Reasons Why Communication in the Workplace Sucks

Guest post by Robby Slaughter. Randy Clark wrote a nice piece entitled Why Communication in the Workplace Sucks. And he’s correct: workplace communication does suck, and the reasons he gives are certainly valid. Because yes: we don’t listen, we don’t give our full attention, we don’t think carefully about which medium to use when communicating [...]

By |2022-03-22T13:32:58+00:00March 22nd, 2022|Leadership, Training|Comments Off on Even More, Scarier Reasons Why Communication in the Workplace Sucks
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