Eternity is Not Down Here

March 8, 2021
Executive Coaching

One of my favorite priests believed that a homily (sermon) should be no longer than seven minutes (preferably five). He said that eternity was not down here on earth.


I’ve considered this over the years and thought this process should be put in place for much of what we do. Taking it one step further, perhaps limit yourself to three or four points whenever you do a One-on-One session with a team member, a meeting you conduct for your team, a marketing message you are putting out for your target audiences OR whenever you are talking to your child.


Sometimes we either pack too many things into one discussion for people to focus on the main points, or we say something and then explain in several different ways, which can also confuse a person.


Consider saying what your main point is and then supporting it with up to three support points. If you do this consistently you will get a reputation for being a solid communicator.




Hold a meeting (whether it is a One-on-One or a Team Meeting) and just focus on three or four  topics. By the way: If your meeting is a general one, then your first topic should be something that they have done well. It really sets things off in the right tone for the remainder of what you  want to discuss.

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Dan Chiodo

Passion. Charisma. Results. It’s those values and a desire to see others achieve them for themselves that led Dan to found iMPACT Training & Development, a firm which offers training to guide individuals into a higher level of performance through executive coaching, motivational speaking, staff training and organizational development.


As a Certified Mastermind Executive Coach, Dan teaches courses in leadership development, communication, sales, customer service and time management, with a focus on hands-on learning strategies.


Dan’s experience and interest in time management led to writing his book PerfectTIMING which is available on his website, as well as, Barnes & Noble and other books stores.


Dan also serves as the Senior Associate to Dr. Bill Wallisch, founder of MAIN Point, which is a communications firm that specializes in strategic communication skills for organizations worldwide. Clients include astronauts and cosmonauts of NASA, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, General Mills and the White House. MAINPoint also prepares well-known personalities for appearances on national television programs, such as Today, Nightline, Good Morning America and Meet the Press.


Dan spent a great part of his career in the communications field, having served more than ten years as the President & Publisher of the Joplin (MO) Globe, which is one of the largest newspapers in Community Newspaper Holding’s (CNHI) groups of newspapers in the U.S.

Prior to that, Dan held several management positions with Ottaway Newspapers, the community newspaper division of Dow Jones, Inc. He has also worked at communications companies in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri.


Dan graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He also attended the American Press Institute, Reston, Va., the management studies program at Kellogg University, Chicago, Ill., and Leaderpoint Management Development Institute, Overland Park, Ks. He also taught at the Bloomsburg Journalism Institute, Bloomsburg, Penn., and at Ashland Community College, Ashland, Ky. Dan was an instructor for the Xerox Professional Selling Skills program and administrated it for several Ottaway newspapers.


Dan’s assignments have taken him to countries such as Mexico, Panama, Australia, the UK and Dubai. He has also taught in the U.S. for companies such as General Mills, Nestle, Medtronic, Knutson Construction, the State of Missouri and Freeman Health System hospitals.


Dan is also on the John Maxwell Team of instructors and coaches, working with John to offer his courses throughout the country.

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