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    Solidify Your Brand with Connections and Referrals

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    As a small business owner, solopreneur or freelancer, competitors abound as many businesses and individuals offer the same services or products you are offering. Providing value added services or products is not enough to stand out and get people connected to you. It takes a powerful personal and business brand to provide the proof of …

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    Posted in Networking, Personal Branding

    Five Points for Thinking Handy

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    Build your soft skills by building things.

    Building things build skills

    Whether you are building a spreadsheet or a tiny house.

    Building things builds skills.

    Do you remember how it felt to create something, finish it, look at it and enjoy it?

    Are you handy?

    Seventeen years ago this week I lost my dad. One …

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    Posted in Career Development, Networking

    You’ve Got 3 Minutes. What Will You Say?

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    Everything cannot be boiled down to 3 minute increments.

    Nor should they be..

    However, there are times when that’s all the time you have. Sometimes you have even less. Perhaps as little as 8 seconds. (Have I already lost you?)

    Do you need the full three minutes?

    For the sake of argument let’s just say …

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    Posted in Career Development, Networking, People, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    Small Business Networking Strengthens Your Personal Brand

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    Ideally, every business can only survive when there are people, and one’s net gain depends on his network. No wonder the economics analysts maintain that connecting/networking is one of the most important business, and life skill sets you will ever learn. Studies have shown that a greater percentage of people found their job through personal …

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    Why We All Need to Start Taking our Lunch Breaks

    Whether you’re a compulsive snacker, a lunch at your desker, or an I’ve not even got the time to eater, we all need to start taking more lunch breaks.

    In the UK alone, only 29% of employees get a full hour lunch break. Two thirds say they can’t even take 20 minutes.

    So why do …

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    Posted in Articles, Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Employer Branding, Networking, Personal Branding

    How to Make Valuable Connections with Local Press

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    Every business owner or professional wants press coverage. It legitimizes your business in the eye of the public. It creates awareness about you and your services. And of course, it makes you feel proud and accomplished.

    Press coverage, or simply getting quoted in an article as an expert in your field, is hard to come …

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    5 Elevator Pitches That Pique the Curiosity

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    You’re at that pivotal point in your entrepreneurial journey. It’s time to secure an investor. You’re ready to take the next step, and want to partner with a business minded person who understands your specific needs. You managed to peak the interest of several big name money makers, and it’s time to move on to …

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    You Get What You Give

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    There are many reasons why it is appropriate to name this post in this manner: 1) my good friend wrote a marketing book with the same title; and 2) this particular concept is very true. Whether you like to say, “show your love,” “pay it forward,” or any similar maxim, taking part in a program …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Me 2.0, Networking, People, Personal Branding, Positioning

    What Is My Dream Job?

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    You’ll read hundreds of articles online about how to chase your dream job, but are too scared to chase it. But what if you’ve got no idea what you dream job is?

    Some surveys suggest that as few as 30% of the population work in their dream jobs; often people know they’re not happy in …

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    Posted in Career Development, Job Search, Networking, Personal Branding

    Applying for Jobs Is Ineffective

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    Many people are looking desperately for suitable jobs, but ask yourself whether you’re just working hard at it or smart at it. Many get so disappointed by the entire process that they give up entirely. Please don’t! Via this article, I want to revive your interest by attempting to logically explain the job search process …

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