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Bill Taylor grew up on a farm in northwestern Montana, taught vocational agriculture for 16 years, then became an Agriculture and Natural Resource Extension Educator with the University of Wyoming for 11 years. In 2005 he took on the position of Community Development Area Extension Educator with the University of Wyoming. You can read his articles at Scribd. Contact Bill at weston@uwyo.edu.

A Bill Taylor Podcast

These are insights of Bill Taylor, University of Wyoming Extension Community Development Area Educator. He provides audio podcasts on numerous subjects, including personal and family financial literacy, board governance, business management, estate planning, leadership development, facilitation, conflict management, horticulture, and other subjects of interest.

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Download Final Transfer of Personal Property  2013-02-12 (4.55 MB)

Final Transfer of Personal Property

  • Once recipients have been determined, personal property may be transferred in one of two ways.

Download Inventory and Assigment of Personal Property  2013-02-12 (4.55 MB)

Inventory and Assigment of Personal Property

  • When estate planning personal items need to be inventoried and eventually assigned to a recipient.

Download Rules for Personal Property Transfer  2013-02-12 (4.55 MB)

Rules for Personal Property Transfer

  • What rules should you follow when planning to pass on personal items? Here are some considerations.

Download Personal Property Transfer 2  2013-02-12 (4.55 MB)

Personal Property Transfer 2

  • What is fair in passing on personal items and property? This is often a difficult decision.

Download Personal Property Transfer  2013-02-11 (4.55 MB)

Personal Property Transfer

  • Estate planning for personal items is often overlooked and can be highly emotional.

Download Considerations in Choosing an Executor  2013-01-10 (4.55 MB)

Considerations in Choosing an Executor

  • Additional considerations in choosing an estate executor or personal representative.

Download Who Should Be Your Estate Executor?  2013-01-09 (4.55 MB)

Who Should Be Your Estate Executor?

  • Choosing the right person in your will to handle your estate is crucial.

Download Choosing an Estate Personal Representative  2013-01-09 (4.55 MB)

Choosing an Estate Personal Representative

  • Choosing an Estate Personal Representative

Download Does Your FICO Credit Score Make a Difference?  2012-10-25 (4.55 MB)

Does Your FICO Credit Score Make a Difference?

  • FICO scores affect more and more of our lives. Loans from finance companies, payday lenders, etc. are ALWAYS negative on our score.

Download Using a Consent Agenda  2012-10-10 (4.55 MB)

Using a Consent Agenda

  • A consent agenda can quickly deal with the routine matters in your meetings and allow you to move on to more important or visionary issues.

Download Legal Responsibilities of Board Members  2012-10-09 (4.55 MB)

Legal Responsibilities of Board Members

  • Even though board types and locations vary, there are generally recognized legal requirements of boards and their members.

Download Best Governance Practices  2012-10-08 (4.55 MB)

Best Governance Practices

  • What does the IRS consider best practices for nonprofit boards?

Download Strategic Thinking  2012-10-08 (4.55 MB)

Strategic Thinking

  • Boards need to put in the time to think strategically, instead of being buried under the operational details.

Download Predatory Lending 3  2012-04-13 (4.55 MB)

Predatory Lending 3

  • Tiered pricing and predatory lending are closely related.

Download Predatory Lending 2  2012-03-30 (4.55 MB)

Predatory Lending 2

  • Second in a series on predatory lenders.

Download Predatory Lending 1  2012-03-30 (4.55 MB)

Predatory Lending 1

  • First in a series on how predators take your money.

Download Are Student Loans Worth It?  2012-02-10 (4.55 MB)

Are Student Loans Worth It?

  • College is expensive and student loans can be a burden after graduation. Do they pay off?

Download Reducing Fees on Bank Accounts  2012-02-10 (4.55 MB)

Reducing Fees on Bank Accounts

  • What you need to know about changing policies on bank service fees and how to reduce what you pay.

Download Using IRA to Pay Off Debt  2012-02-10 (4.55 MB)

Using IRA to Pay Off Debt

  • Should you use your retirement account to pay off debts? Math shows you will lose more than you gain.

Download Get Help When Trying to Help  2012-02-09 (4.55 MB)

Get Help When Trying to Help

  • Are your charitable donations going where you intend? Possibly not. How can you better protect them?

Download Is Your House Underwater?  2012-02-09 (4.55 MB)

Is Your House Underwater?

  • Falling home prices have caused many house valuations to fall below the loan balance. What if yours is underwater?

Download How To Check Your Credit Score  2012-02-09 (4.55 MB)

How To Check Your Credit Score

  • Credit scores control much of our financial lives and we should know what our score is.

Download 2012 Tax Tips (Part 2)  2012-01-17 (4.55 MB)

2012 Tax Tips (Part 2)

  • Tips from the IRS for 2012 personal tax preparation.

Download 2012 Tax Tips (Part 1)  2012-01-17 (4.55 MB)

2012 Tax Tips (Part 1)

  • Tips from the IRS for 2012 personal tax preparation.

Download DEVELOPING THE TACTICS FOR A STRATEGIC PLAN  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

DEVELOPING THE TACTICS FOR A STRATEGIC PLAN

  • Developing a strategic plan for your group or agency is useless if you don't include tactics to bring the plan to completion.

Download BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 7)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 7)

  • Principles of good meeting management.

Download BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 6)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 6)

  • Principles of good meeting management.

Download BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 5)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 5)

  • Principles of good meeting management.

Download BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 4)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 4)

  • Principles of good meeting management.

Download BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 3)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 3)

  • Principles of good meeting management.

Download BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 2)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 2)

  • Principles of good meeting management.

Download BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 1)  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

BAD vs. GOOD MEETINGS (Part 1)

  • Principles of good meeting management.

Download TEAM OR GROUP?  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

TEAM OR GROUP?

  • Are you a team or a group?

Download ASSESSING THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

ASSESSING THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE

  • Sometimes it is difficult to identify significant results-oriented goals in evaluating the director or chief executive of an organization.

Download THE ROLE OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

THE ROLE OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE

  • The growing demand by the public and governmental regulatory agencies for transparency and accountability by public boards has challenged audit committees to be more proactive.

Download USING “VISIONING” TO DEVELOP STRATEGIC GOALS  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

USING “VISIONING” TO DEVELOP STRATEGIC GOALS

  • Day-to-day operational plans are fine for the final stage of planning, but the process needs to start at the strategic level.

Download THE SECRETS TO MASTERFUL VIRTUAL MEETINGS  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

THE SECRETS TO MASTERFUL VIRTUAL MEETINGS

  • These vehicles can reduce the cost of meetings, they can also present significant challenges to the meeting leader.

Download WHAT TO DO WITH BOARD MEMBERS WHO DON'T DO ANYTHING  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

WHAT TO DO WITH BOARD MEMBERS WHO DON'T DO ANYTHING

  • Whose responsibility is it to "do something" about a board member who is AWOL, deadwood, undependable, a procrastinator, or worse?

Download DEVELOPING THE TACTICS FOR A STRATEGIC PLAN  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

DEVELOPING THE TACTICS FOR A STRATEGIC PLAN

  • Steps to see your strategic plan will come to completion.

Download SUCCESSION IN THE FAMILY BUSINESS  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

SUCCESSION IN THE FAMILY BUSINESS

  • Business continuity requires generation to generation transition.

Download SUCCESSION PLANNING  2011-12-09 (4.2 MB)

SUCCESSION PLANNING

  • Want to test the strength of your succession plan? Ask yourself: Is your son or daughter making decisions in the ranch/farm business that you don't agree with?

Download SHAREHOLDER AGREEMENTS  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

SHAREHOLDER AGREEMENTS

  • If there is one area ripe for the explosion of interpersonal relationships in a family business, it is when shares are passed down to family members through inheritance. Many business owners think of this as a great blessing and benefit to heirs, when it

Download SELF-FINANCING: DRAWING ON YOUR OWN ASSESTS TO FUND YOUR BUSINESS  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

SELF-FINANCING: DRAWING ON YOUR OWN ASSESTS TO FUND YOUR BUSINESS

  • With conventional financing increasingly more difficult to obtain, self-financing is the number one form of financing used by small business owners.

Download REVIEWING AN ACTION PLAN  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

REVIEWING AN ACTION PLAN

  • When an organization has a strategic plan, a necessary step is reviewing that plan periodically to keep it updated and current.

Download WHAT IS A LEADER?  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

WHAT IS A LEADER?

  • Leadership philosophies

Download LEADERSHIP – THE LAWS OF RESPECT AND MANETISM  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

LEADERSHIP – THE LAWS OF RESPECT AND MANETISM

  • Leadership principles

Download LEADERSHIP – THE LAW OF SOLID GROUND  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

LEADERSHIP – THE LAW OF SOLID GROUND

  • Leadership principles

Download LEADERSHIP – THE LAW OF INTUITION  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

LEADERSHIP – THE LAW OF INTUITION

  • Leadership principles

Download LEADERSHIP – THE LAW OF CONNECTION  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

LEADERSHIP – THE LAW OF CONNECTION

  • Leadership principles

Download LEADERSHIP – THE LAW OF INFLUENCE  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

LEADERSHIP – THE LAW OF INFLUENCE

  • Leadership principles

Download LEADERSHIP – THE LAW OF PROCESS  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

LEADERSHIP – THE LAW OF PROCESS

  • Leadership principles

Download Leadership - The Law of Navigation  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

Leadership - The Law of Navigation

  • Leadership principles

Download The Law of the Lid  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

The Law of the Lid

  • Leadership principles

Download LEADERSHIP – THE LAW OF E. F. HUTTON  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

LEADERSHIP – THE LAW OF E. F. HUTTON

  • Leadership principles

Download Making the Web Work for Your Business (2 of 2)  2011-12-09 (4.5 MB)

Making the Web Work for Your Business (2 of 2)

  • Second in a series in web practices for a business.

Download Making the Web Work for Your Business (1 of 2)  2011-12-09 (4.23 MB)

Making the Web Work for Your Business (1 of 2)

  • First in a series in web practices for a business.

Download Trademarks  2011-12-09 (4.01 MB)

Trademarks

  • Protecting your intellectual property.

Download Works Teams in the Rural Business  2011-12-09 (3.63 MB)

Works Teams in the Rural Business

  • Teams and teamwork have a place in small businesses.

Download Starting a Value-Added Business  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

Starting a Value-Added Business

  • What do you need to know to start a food business?

Download Pollution Prevention Plans  2011-12-08 (4.34 MB)

Pollution Prevention Plans

  • Description of the Wyoming Voluntary Remediation Program.

Download Values, Vision, and Mission Statements 2  2011-12-08 (3.86 MB)

Values, Vision, and Mission Statements 2

  • More detail on how to develop these statements.

Download DEVELOPING VALUES, VISION, AND MISSION STATEMENTS  2011-12-08 (4.46 MB)

DEVELOPING VALUES, VISION, AND MISSION STATEMENTS

  • Developing your board's organizational statements.

Download Ten Rules to Manage Your Boss 3  2011-12-08 (4.24 MB)

Ten Rules to Manage Your Boss 3

  • Third in a series on how to manage your boss.

Download Ten Rules to Manage Your Boss 2  2011-12-08 (4.51 MB)

Ten Rules to Manage Your Boss 2

  • Second in a series on how to manage your boss.

Download Ten Rules to Manage Your Boss 1  2011-12-08 (4.15 MB)

Ten Rules to Manage Your Boss 1

  • First in a series on how to manage your boss.

Download Improving Your Sales  2011-12-08 (4.2 MB)

Improving Your Sales

  • Ten tips on improving your sales.

Download Hiring Secrets for Small Businesses  2011-12-08 (4.55 MB)

Hiring Secrets for Small Businesses

  • Steps to hiring good employees.

Download Generational Differences in the Workplace  2011-12-08 (4.62 MB)

Generational Differences in the Workplace

  • How different age groups work differently.

Download Generations  2011-12-08 (4.21 MB)

Generations

  • How do the attitudes and expectations of various age groups differ?

Download Providing Leadership to Prevent Employee Mistakes  2011-12-08 (4.55 MB)

Providing Leadership to Prevent Employee Mistakes

  • Practices which can minimize mistakes of employees.

Download E-Discovery Rules  2011-12-05 (4.39 MB)

E-Discovery Rules

  • There are new rules governing which electronic documents must be shared in court.

Download Disagreeing with a Board Decision  2011-12-05 (4.55 MB)

Disagreeing with a Board Decision

  • What do you do when you disagree with the decision a board made of which you are a member?

Download Completing a Strategic Plan  2011-12-05 (3.97 MB)

Completing a Strategic Plan

  • How to bring a strategic plan to completion.

Download Business Shorts  2011-12-05 (4.38 MB)

Business Shorts

  • Various business items.

Download Business Plan  2011-12-05 (4.35 MB)

Business Plan

  • Writing a business plan.

Download Business Credit Report  2011-12-05 (4.49 MB)

Business Credit Report

  • Is your personal credit score tied to your business credit?

Download Board Responsibilities 5  2011-12-05 (4.55 MB)

Board Responsibilities 5

  • Fifth in a series on board member responsibilities.

Download Board Responsibilities 4  2011-12-05 (4.55 MB)

Board Responsibilities 4

  • Fourth in a series on board member responsibilities.

Download Board Responsibilities 3  2011-12-05 (4.55 MB)

Board Responsibilities 3

  • Third in a series on board member responsibilities.

Download Board Responsibilities 2  2011-12-05 (4.55 MB)

Board Responsibilities 2

  • Second in a series on responsibilites of board members.

Download Board Responsibilities 1  2011-12-05 (4.5 MB)

Board Responsibilities 1

  • First in a series on board member responsibilities.

Download Board Resignations  2011-12-05 (4.55 MB)

Board Resignations

  • How do you handle resigning from a board gracefully?

Download Board Conflict  2011-12-05 (4.3 MB)

Board Conflict

  • How to deal with conflicts on your board.

Download Bad Leaders 2  2011-12-05 (3.75 MB)

Bad Leaders 2

  • Second in a series on good leadership.

Download Generations in the Workplace 2  2011-11-15 (4.21 MB)

Generations in the Workplace 2

  • Characteristics of the various generations

Download Generations in the Workplace  2011-11-15 (4.62 MB)

Generations in the Workplace

  • Managing generational differences in the workplace

Download Teams  2011-11-15 (3.63 MB)

Teams

  • Identifying members of a work team

Download AgrAbility  2011-11-15 (4.67 MB)

AgrAbility

  • Assisting people with disabilities in agriculture

Download Websites  2011-11-15 (4.29 MB)

Websites

  • Making the most of your websiite

Download Family Limited Partnerships (FLPs)  2011-11-15 (4.33 MB)

Family Limited Partnerships (FLPs)

  • Handing down your business through a FLP

Download Marketing Plan  2011-11-15 (3.53 MB)

Marketing Plan

  • What is in a marketing plan?

Download Market Study  2011-11-15 (4.05 MB)

Market Study

  • Research and planning for your market when starting a new business

Download Business Plan  2011-11-15 (3.96 MB)

Business Plan

  • Writing a business plan

Download Starting a Business  2011-11-15 (4.4 MB)

Starting a Business

  • Personal characteristics you need to start a business

Download Board of Directors B  2011-11-15 (3.95 MB)

Board of Directors B

  • Duties

Download Board of Directors A  2011-11-15 (4.42 MB)

Board of Directors A

  • Duties and responsibilities

Download Publicity 3  2011-11-15 (4.85 MB)

Publicity 3

  • How to construct a press release

Download Publicity 2  2011-11-15 (3.31 MB)

Publicity 2

  • How do you manage publicity? How do you get good publicity?

Download Publicity 1  2011-11-15 (3.2 MB)

Publicity 1

  • What is the difference between publicity and advertising

Download Managing Employees: Motivation  2011-11-15 (4.56 MB)

Managing Employees: Motivation

  • The importance of motivation.

Download Managing Employees: Training  2011-11-15 (5.15 MB)

Managing Employees: Training

  • What is involved in training.

Download Managing Employees  2011-11-15 (4.56 MB)

Managing Employees

  • Building high performance

Download Agritourism  2011-11-15 (3.51 MB)

Agritourism

  • Is an agritourism business for you?

Download Records for a Business  2011-11-15 (4.48 MB)

Records for a Business

  • Why you need good records

Download Employer Leadership  2011-11-09 (4.72 MB)

Employer Leadership

  • How to increase employee performance with improved employer leadership.

Download Identity Theft  2011-11-09 (5.05 MB)

Identity Theft

  • This podcast focuses on identity theft phishing schemes.

Download Ag Help Wanted  2011-11-08 (3.92 MB)

Ag Help Wanted

  • A review of the book called Ag Help Wanted.

Download What makes a good supervisor?  2011-11-07 (4.24 MB)

What makes a good supervisor?

  • Bill Taylor talks about what makes a good supervisor.

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