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    Errors to Avoid and Communication Consistency Will Fuel Sales

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    Nothing is more distressing than to try to work with someone who is inconsistent throughout all of their communications. This includes verbal, written, and behavior in addition to body language and facial expressions.

    The inconsistency is troubling because it raises the question of whether the person may be trusted. As a business professional it is …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    Which Path Appeals to You?

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     What if…?

    The lack of time to get everything done, myriad of special requests, and the need to do extra research will sometimes put us in a tailspin. What if a routine commitment suddenly required hours of research without extra income – would you politely decline or accept the responsibility?

    This type of decision is …

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    Putting your out of office message to work

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    It’s summer time.

    Time for vacations.

    Time for the inevitable Out of Office message.

    Who still uses Out of Office messages?

    It should come as not surprise, even to millennials, that there are still a lot of people that use email. Yes, there is a trend towards text messaging, instagram and snapchat. While I don’t …

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    Anonymous Rage

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    Digital anger happens to everyone. Whether blindsided by a rude comment or engaged in a chat that quickly heats up, there is no evading the feeling of wanting to yell at your inanimate screen before throwing it on the floor. Unfortunately, breaking your screen won’t erase the rage now bubbling inside you. The message remains …

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    Avoid these Potholes in the Road of Communication

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    Communication is already complex.  It is a road filled with U-turns, roundabouts and dead ends, stretching on as far as the eye can see. Communication is extremely layered, encompassing spoken words, volume, timbre and body language in a complex display of sound and movement. With the advent of email, text without the subtle signs of …

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    Keeping Your Personal Brand Professional in a Shark Fight

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    The higher you climb, the more fans you get. Subsequently, the higher you climb, the more people are there to point out flaws in your arguments. Openly calling someone out for misinformation has always been a practice. Whether through poetry as was popular in the 1700s or through the internet as is popular today, you …

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    Posted in Personal Branding, Positioning, PR, Reputation Management

    How to Be More Persuasive at Work

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    Little is accomplished alone. To achieve complex goals, we often must rely upon the hard work and cooperation from those around us.

    Therefore, our ability to be persuasive will either further our capacity to lead a successful, lucrative career or it will greatly hinder our odds of achieving our full potential.

    By learning how to …

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    Posted in Job Search, Reputation Management, Success Strategies, Workplace Success

    Winning in Leadership

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    Few are born a leader, many shy away from the job, only a few embrace the change, dedication and passion it takes to mold, upgrade and mentor a team of subordinates. There are several reasons why individuals avoid management positions or why management and leadership positions seem to avoid them.

    Our recruiters have seen that …

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    What Anger Says About You

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    You would be surprised if you could ask your anger what it really means.

    If anger were sitting next to you when you got cut off on the road, what would it say? If anger were on a conference call with you when you tried to cancel your cable service, what would its message be? …

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    When Your Personal Brand is Too Good? Too Bad!

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    Talk about the power of a personal brand! Angela Ahrendts reputation is worth more than nearly any NBA star, the president of any country, and even Tim Cook – the CEO of Apple, where she now works.

    “Apple’s newly-recruited head of retail was paid more than $70 million in her first year with the company …

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