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    Holidays and Your Personal Brand: The Gift of You


    The season for holiday parties has only just begun. From now until the beginning of January, invitations for galas and soirees across town will be doled out, inviting everyone to celebrate a break from work with alcohol and delicious hors d’oeuvres. While it might be tempting to arrive to each with a stack of business …

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    6 Strategies to Increase Sales Success


    The ultimate business goal is to convert your effort into sales. How you work, communicate, and persevere will ultimately affect sales growth. Accordingly, the following strategies are provided to help you achieve your goals with greater ease.

    Sometimes difficulties are encountered when it comes to communicating with others. The reason is their experiences and understanding …

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    Skills, Passion and Execution – Tips for Hiring Managers


    Hire for Smarts.

    Dig for Passion.

    Look for proof of Execution.

    When hiring someone … or looking for a job yourself … these are three things you should be aware of and using to insure you find the right fit or are the right fit.

    These are especially true whether you are freelancing, consulting or …

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    5 Ways to Control Bad Habits


    Habits run our lives. Our behavior has a direct and profound effect on our attitude.

    Anyone can manage the good times and can cultivate the habits that promote well-being and success. However, every now and again, we gain bad habits that cause fatigue, self-depression and create a significant barrier to success.

    When we act like …

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    Would You Improve Communication With Your Clientele?


    Many people make the pronouncement that they specialize in… Only when you approach them to learn more, it turns out they don’t know a whole lot about your segment of the population. Their misleading statement turns into wasted time and frustration.

    The improved approach is to wait until you fully understand your targeted clientele before …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    Your Data Exhaust May Precede You


    Data Exhaust and You!

    You are what you excrete.

    This may be an unpalatable thought, but it’s as true in what we eat as in what we consume on the internet.

    What we spew out from our internet interactions is fodder for the Social Media apps, tools, and websites we use to attempt to tailor …

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    Convert Annoyances into Content and Improved Relationships


    Undoubtedly we have all been thoroughly annoyed in the past by someone else’ thoughtless behavior. This week a person trying to “sell me” contradicted her previous words regarding the monetary amount in question. Nothing irks me more than retracting what was initially agreed upon.

    As business people, the most significant point to remember is the …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Reputation Management

    4 Behaviors of High Performers


    Anyone willing to pay the price can be a success. Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of society is married to the status-quo. They want what was, not what can be. They believe that their intelligence, their personality and physical aptitudes are fixed.

    This mindset hinders their ability to generate revenue, solve problems and create opportunities.

    Conversely, …

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    Becoming a Better Listener in Three Easy Steps


    Everyone wants to be heard.

    Whether they are speaking.

    Or through their actions.

    “When you have been listened to … you have a full measure of empowerment.” ~ Paul Shoemaker

    Become a Better Listener

    When you listen more you will become better at everything you do. This is also true if you are a professional …

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    How to Present Yourself Like an Executive 


    In business, no man or woman obtains a top job, lands an extraordinary deal or develops a significant following without a combination of poise, authenticity and confidence in their abilities.

    That combination of poise, authenticity and confidence is the foundation of what is referred to as executive presence.

    Needless to say, having a presence that …

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