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    5 Tips for Making More Effective Meetings

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    Many of us attended so many unproductive meetings or meetings we don’t even know why we are there for. Unfortunately, we cannot avoid making meetings altogether because a successful business needs brainstorming, discussion and an open-dialog among others. However, we can make meetings more effective. In order to increase efficiency and not to waste everyone’s …

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    The Second Biggest Mistake You Are Making

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    My career transition practice is full of amazing people with a huge well of talent, potential and experience. Each person is completely different. And with each person, I’ve identified a specific obstacle they are overcoming, so they can quickly move ahead on their goals. That problem identification and problem solving is the primary focus of …

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    Personal Branding Blog Weekly – Work Your Networking Plan Daily

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    You may have already witnessed the results of networking. People with strong connections often get the inside scoop on industry information, good deals, and sometimes, the good jobs. Making connections and nurturing these relationships over time is important. Solid established networks have catapulted many careers and businesses.

    Unfortunately, for many of us, networking does not …

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    Workplace Meetings: Hate ‘Em, But Can’t Live Without ‘Em

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    If you had been at a recent keynote I delivered last week you probably would have agreed with audience members who identified meetings with no assigned accountabilities as a serious workplace communication problem.

    It’s one of the biggest complaints I get from audiences when asked for their biggest frustrations with communication in their workplaces.

    Millions …

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    Photographs to Enhance Your Personal Brand

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    A photo is around a long time, plus, in seconds, it can be transmitted around the world via social media. Good spontaneous photos don’t just happen. You need to think it through in advance so you have the photo readiness – not the photophobia – that delivers the message you want.

    I saw comedian George …

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    The Purple Cow Job Description – Should I Apply?

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    Purple Cow Job Description?

    I guarantee you have read a purple cow job description. It’s one of those that, when you finished reading it, you said to yourself:

    I am not qualified for this job but… is anyone?

    They are looking for the purple cow. The ideal candidate does not exist!

    I am going out on …

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    How Millennials Can Become Millionaires

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    Contrary to popular belief, it’s not the amount of student debt, choice of college major or even past interview failures that prevent many recent graduates from achieving wealth.

    Rather, it’s the habits one forms, the beliefs they hold to be true, as well as their ability to keep an open mind and strict focus.

    Pulling …

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    Achieve Success: Cut Toxic People Out!

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    “Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.” – Shirley MacLaine

    Successful, happy, likeable people tend to be able to set boundaries better than others and are good at speaking up for themselves in a respectful yet firm fashion. For others, especially some who are highly sensitive, it can be a real struggle to …

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    Branding Mistakes to Avoid

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    Branding is an important component to business success. But too often, business owners leave branding to chance or don’t direct their branding efforts. Here are some common branding mistakes and what to do about them.

    No Defined Brand Message

    Branding often gets confused with taglines and logos, but these aren’t brands, they’re representations of a …

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    Understanding the Hiring Manager Prior to the Interview

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    Who is the hiring manager? Who are they really?

    You are scheduled for an interview with the hiring manager. Who is this person? What do you have in common?

    The more you know about the hiring manager before the interview, the more you can do to work on building a relationship during the interview.

    Remember …

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