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    Perseverance IS the Key to Success

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    Perseverance is the key to success in any endeavor. Particularly when things do not play out as anticipated, we need to be vigilant and try again. There are a number of ways to lighten the burden and increase the odds for being successful.

    Perseverance ~ Try, Learn from Poor Outcomes, Try Again

    Today, there are …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Success Strategies

    Use these Strategies to Bypass Gatekeepers

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    Finding acceptable ways to get around gatekeepers is a hot topic for both salespeople and entrepreneurs. Saddled with the need to continually contact new prospective clients only to not be able to get through is highly frustrating. It takes time away from meeting with clients and implementing sales.

    Even with diplomacy, the common experience is …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Social Media, Success Strategies

    Social Networking Is Often Not Understood

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    Disclaimer: Social networking is not a substitute for attending social events, talking with others on the phone, or having lunch with someone.

    To me there is no question of the growing importance of social networking for people in transition who are looking for their next career stop. However, for many middle-aged people, social networking may …

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    Posted in Career Development, Social Media

    6 Strategies to Increase Sales Success

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    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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    Posted in Reputation Management, Social Media, Success Strategies

    Convert Routine into New Thought for Improved Results

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    Entrepreneurs are frequently advised to put segments of business on auto-pilot so they may focus on the areas that will be more likely to increase revenue. This is great advice up to a point, but then, the benefit dwindles into a loss. Today’s example is of Twitter automation.

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    We can all agree that …

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    Posted in Social Media, Success Strategies

    A Simple LinkedIn Strategy For Career Change Success

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    Ten years ago during the infancy of LinkedIn, I created my profile and waited to see what happened. You can guess, right? Nothing happened!

    At some point I realized that the system wasn’t producing any useful results for me. I was at a crossroads and had to make a decision. Should I give up and …

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

    5 Ways To Refresh Your Personal Brand In 2015

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    1515Are you ready to make 2015 the best year for your career? If so, it might be time to refresh your personal brand.

    Refreshing your personal brand will make you feel more confident about your career, discover new opportunities, and get noticed by employers. By refreshing your resume or updating your online portfolio, you can …

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    Create A Simple Social Media Strategy In Fifteen Minutes

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    It’s a New Year and a new you! Or, at least, that’s what most of us are in the habit of saying. We create resolutions and set goals and are determined to follow through. However, somewhere around February 1, the new shine of the year wears off and, for most people, the commitment to achieving …

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    5 Skills That Will Get You Hired in 2015

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    Do you possess strong communication skills? Do perform well in a team setting? If so, it’s very likely you’ll be a highly sought-after candidate in 2015.

    According to a November 2014 report by NACE, leadership, the ability to work in a team, and strong communication skills are just a few of the top skills employers …

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    Use Facebook Custom Audiences to Increase Your Brand’s Sales

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    Facebook advertising is a great way for personal brands to immediately start building exposure. Since the program began in 2004 there have been a lot of changes along the way. Today there are a variety of options to choose from to help target the right market.

    Many brands and businesses advertise on Facebook as a …

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