MONEY MATTERS with Christopher Hensley

In Jane Austen's "Persuasion," Captain Wentworth writes to his love interest, "I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach." When it comes to actual persuasion, however, not all learning leaders know exactly what that reach is, let alone what's within it.


We were joined today by Author Juliet Huck.

I wrote The Equation of Persuasion™ to empower you to reach your highest potential as a communicator, both personally and professionally. Based on my decades of experience as a coach, a strategist and a designer of my clients’ messages to their decision-making audiences, I observed a missing link in the field of communications. I developed a methodology identifying those elements that must be kept in balance for them to land a decision they are seeking. Once I saw the wildly successful results of this unique approach, I knew I had to share these proven techniques with you. 


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Category:Self Development -- posted at: 10:41am PDT

For many of us who speak for a living our business and careers depend on making powerful presentations. For others you might have to occasionally make a presentation in front of a group of co-workers or clients. How do you go from a good speaker to a great speaker?


We kicked off the show today with Houston Business Journal's Money and Law reporter Suzanne Edwards for our 2nd installment of a local Houston economy update. We discussed the recent changes in the oil market and what that means for West Houston and the Energy Corridor. We talked about major energy companies cutting jobs and what resources our available to help transition into related industries or find work. We also discussed how the changes in the oil market have changed the local credit market.

We were then joined by executive speech coach, Patricia Fripp. Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE is an award-winning keynote speaker, business presentation expert, sales presentation skills trainer, and in-demand speech coach to executives and celebrity speakers. Meetings & Conventions magazine named her "One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America." She delivers high-energy, high-content, and dramatically memorable presentations. Kiplinger's Personal Finance identified Patricia Fripp Speaking School as one of the best ways you can invest in your career 


In addition to being an award-winning professional keynote speaker, executive speech coach, sales presentation trainer, and author... Patricia Fripp is also the adoring sister of guitarist Robert Fripp of King Crimson.


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Category:Self Development -- posted at: 1:22pm PDT

When spring fever hits and you start tossing out old clothes and scrubbing the floors, don't forget to give your finances some fresh air, too. Today we discussed how do we get started Spring cleaning our finances.

Today we were joined live in the studio with  AVP of South Texas Community programs with Comerica Bank and Houston Money Week partner, Vanessa Reed

Vanessa Reed, AVP of the South Texas Community Reinvestment programs for Comerica Bank.  Reed's priorities include affordable housing, education including financial literacy and small business and job training programs.  Reed joined Comerica Bank in 2000.  

A graduate of University of New Orleans, she holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management with a concentration in accounting.

Reed serves on numerous boards and committees including Change Happens! and the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce formerly Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce. She is an active member of The Fort Bend Church where she serves on the Accounting Team.  She is also a member of the National Association of Professional Women.

Mrs. Reed is the wife of Kevin Reed and mother of Jordan and Parker Reed.

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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 1:25pm PDT

For many college-bound students, the end of January means wrapping up applications and waiting to hear back.

But getting into college is one thing. Paying for it another. Just as students talked with guidance counselors about finding the right schools to apply to, families may turn to help about figuring out which schools make fiscal sense.

Today we were joined live in the studio with Houston Hispanic Forum 1st VP, Fernando Gil to discuss the Career and Education Day coming up on February 14th, 2015. This is a free event for students from grade 6-12 & their parents.

  • Free Childcare and Lunch
  • Career Paths (HB5 Endorsements-Based)
  • Obtain Admisision & Financial Assitance
  • Bilingual Representatives
  • Middle School Track
  • PArent Track
  • And Much, Much More.....

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Category:College Funding and Financial Aid -- posted at: 1:12pm PDT