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    Prepare Yourself to Ask Better Phase Two Questions

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    If you have ever watched the White House briefings you may have noticed the reporters always have a follow on question at the ready. Of course this is to be expected as they are professionals in the reporting business. You should take a page from their playbook and also be ready with that follow on …

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    For Personal Brands, It’s Self above Service

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    Service listings that is.

    Personal branding strategy to increase word of mouth

    Let me tell you the tale of the financial planner…..

    Hi, I’m Maria Elena and I’m a financial planner.  I provide 401Ks, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, SEPS, IRAs, I can help you with college planning and take care of all your financial needs.  …

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    How You Answer This ‘Warm-up’ Question May Leave You ‘Out-in-the-Cold’

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    At the beginning of virtually any job interview you will undoubtedly be asked what are commonly referred to as “warm-up” questions. For example, you might be asked, “Tell me why you think you might be the person for this job?” Or perhaps one like this: “Describe for me what you do in your current job.” …

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    10 Common Personal Branding Mistakes to Avoid

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    For many people, especially creative types and those involved in business, building a personal brand is one of the most important steps towards success. This is also something that is never “finished.”

    Building a personal brand is on ongoing project that can easily eat into your work time—if you let it.

    However, it is possible …

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    Easily Achieve the Smooth Sale

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    Certain practices are essential for building trust and likeability as you develop the sale. Patiently adhering to the correct process will ultimately get you to the end goal you hold dear. Not doing so, or implementing selective pieces of an overall strategy, and out of order, upsets the potential relationship. The poor practice diminishes the …

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    What to Do When You’re Afraid of Networking

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    Does the thought of entering a crowded room filled with strangers make your palms sweat?

    Networking is a fear many people share. Some would even say it’s one of the scariest steps of finding a job. Whether it’s getting freaked out by small talk or the fear of forgetting someone’s name, networking can be a …

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    Create a Stress-Free Work Environment

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    In today’s environment, jobs are hard to find. Since companies are aware of this fact, they are putting more and more pressure on their employees.  Pressure and stress reduce employee performance creating horrible consequences for the employer. Employers should reverse this and help decrease their employees’ stress levels.

    There are many factors within a business …

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    Personal Branding Weekly – The Quick and the Dead

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    Today’s consumers are always on the move, and they love to get hold of any information the fastest way that they can. If you have a potential customer with very limited time to listen to take in a sales pitch, what will you say to make a memorable impression? How are you going to create …

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    How To Update Your Personal Brand After Changing Careers

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    The average Baby Boomer has held eleven jobs from ages 18 to 46, according the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, but it is estimated that Millenials are expected to have as many as 20 jobs in their lifetimes! In a climate ripe with unemployment, underemployment and a strong desire to “do something that makes a …

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    15 Ways to Prepare Your Personal Brand for Startups

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    What is one piece of personal branding advice you’d give someone who wants to work for a startup?

    The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs …

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