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    Personal Branding Weekly – It’s No Picnic

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    For our readers in the U.S. and Canada, Happy Labor/Labour Day!

    For many small business owners, it’s time to get back to business.

    The summertime can be overwhelming.  Juggling kid’s, activities and family reunions/vacations and still be accessible to clients, can take its toll on even the most driven entrepreneurs.

    Let’s get back to business!…

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    5 Steps for Becoming an Indispensable Leader

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    Indispensable leaders make employees better, they drive revenue and maintain a sense of optimism around the office.

    They understand that each day of leading is a challenge and embrace the hurdles they encounter rather than circumvent those obstacles.

    These are the individuals who accept full responsibility for the performance of their people. They embrace the …

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    Give Up The Bloody Fight of Doing it Yourself

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    Imagine you were setting out to network with people today. Let’s do the math. If you allot 30 minutes to connect with someone (imagine ordering a coffee or making it through a parking lot, building and a receptionist – none of these activities all in all can be done in less than 30 minutes each). …

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    Multiple Choice Leads to Improved Solutions

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    Do you remember your old school days, where the standard test featured was that of asking you to choose between True or False answers? Those types of tests can easily drive the creative person crazy as the grey line and new possibilities were always seen. The entrepreneurial sort would ask of each question, “What if?”  But …

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    Personal Branding Weekly – Bloodied, Beaten by Your Own Hand

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    Dave blew it this week.

    His email response was filled with CAPS, accusations, references to “pent up feelings” – all the things you may want to say but didn’t (which would be the smarter move) -  have now placed in an email where it can live for eternity (and be shared, reviewed and re-read).

    I’ve …

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    Wow Prospects and Influencers: 3 Social Media Daily Tasks

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    Social media allows professionals to construct strong business relationships leveraging insights and data previously unavailable pre new millennium. So why are so many professionals wasting time, not getting results?  They typically have a weak personal brand and network, and don’t invest time building relationships.

    Create a Strong Network

    Prior to joining any social network for …

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    ‘Death by Interview’—What it can Cost YOUR Company

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    While the overall unemployment rate is definitely showing steady improvement, millions of men and women still are having trouble landing a job, or at least landing one in a timely manner. One primary reason for this is that some companies continue to drag out the entire interview process beyond any reasonable limits and then take …

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    Complementing Core Competency Strengthens Growth

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    Getting started in business is overwhelming to say the least. There are so many “have to” learn components. It’s not just about your core service, but also about business development and communication to attract interest in your services. For most people, they are horrified to learn they need to become a salesperson too. And for non-techies, …

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    Personal Branding Weekly – Dazzling Conversation Starters

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    Ever hit that moment of awkward silence?

    At an event and don’t know what to talk about?

    Does it seem like all you do is grip, grin and graze making chit chat that’s merely a conversation seeking a topic?

    Here’s an easy acronym to navigate you through a conversation. Ask questions following the pattern of …

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    You’re Losing Money by not Using These Prospecting Tips

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    How to leverage Google and LinkedIn for high-level prospecting.

    One of the things that surfaces when I’m training sales professionals is how much time many of them waste on social media by not being strategic. Instead, they find themselves watching cat videos, playing Candy Crush, or reading endless tweets. I won’t even get started on …

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