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Four Ways to Increase Productivity While Working Remotely

May 15, 2015
Four Ways to Increase Productivity While Working Remotely

Working remotely, commonly referred to as telecommuting, virtual and work-from-home jobs, grew 27% in 2014 and 83% of human resource professionals surveyed say telecommuting will be more prevalent in the next five years1. Common remote roles include consultant, customer service representative, account manager, case manager, business development director and marketing manager. Some people work...
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Three Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

May 6, 2015
Three Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

A recent Inc. article unveils the truth about people who appear to be over-worked; you know the ones—they work late almost every night and on the weekends whether in the office or at home. Author AJ Agrawal’s reveals that in all honesty, these people are more than likely working inefficiently and that, “to produce...
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Email Etiquette — Increase Open Rates and Protect Your Reputation

May 1, 2015
Email Etiquette — Increase Open Rates and Protect Your Reputation

According to a recent HubSpot blog post —the content of your email can positively or negatively impact your reputation. Consider this—if 93% of all daily communication is nonverbal according to Dr. Albert Mehrabian, author of Silent Messages, what does your email style really say about you? Meaning, when communicating face-to-face, your language only comprises 7% of...
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Five Ways to Conquer the Five Minute Attention Span

April 24, 2015
Five Ways to Conquer the Five Minute Attention Span

The sheer preparation for a speech is stressful, let alone considering how to maintain the audience’s attention for the entire presentation. Millions of people fear public speaking more than anything else. Many cite the audience as the greatest source of angst—will they pay attention? Laugh if a mistake is made? A recent Fortune article...
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Five Steps to Banish Burnout

April 16, 2015
Five Steps to Banish Burnout

Stress and burnout rates continue to rise in the U.S. and their three major symptoms are emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced performance. According to a survey of the American Psychological Association, money, workplace and economy issues are the three major sources of stress among U.S. adults. Here are five tips to banish burnout: Follow the 80/20 rule which...
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Three Keys to Capitalize on Confidence

April 10, 2015
Three Keys to Capitalize on Confidence

Forbes article, 12 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently, cites the results of a recent study at the University of Melbourne where confident people went on to earn higher wages and get promoted faster than everyone else. The article lists activities such as exercising regularly; seeking out small victories and celebrating other people. Here are...
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Four Steps to a Fabulous First Impression

March 20, 2015
Four Steps to a Fabulous First Impression

How true is the mantra, “You only get one chance to make a first impression?” According to a Science Daily study, first judgments of people are so strong they often trump even what is learned later on about those people and that “even fact will not change first impressions.” If you feel awkward or nervous...
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Employee Reviews – Five Ways to Rekindle Relationships

March 20, 2015
Employee Reviews – Five Ways to Rekindle Relationships

Most employees are full of enthusiasm and passion when they begin a new job, however 85% of companies report a sharp decline in employee morale that continues to deteriorate according to a study of 1.2 million employees at Fortune 1000 companies. Instead of approaching employee reviews with contempt and dread, follow these five tips...
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Three Secrets to Achieving Success in Sales

March 6, 2015
Three Secrets to Achieving Success in Sales

Is there a secret to success? Yes, according to a recent Inc. article which explores the findings of several studies revealing how to achieve more success in life. While the principles could be applied to any aspect of a person’s life, this post focuses on how to achieve more success in sales. 1.     Keep...
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Set Your Worries Sailing – Live in Day Tight Compartments

February 25, 2015
Set Your Worries Sailing – Live in Day Tight Compartments

I write this post aboard a cruise ship merely minutes after disembarking and already the cruise director is imploring all guests to, “Leave their worries behind and have a FUN time!” This is easy to do while on vacation sailing the Caribbean seas, but challenging to do during our habitual professional and personal lives....
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