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    Why NOT To Introduce Yourself With A Title

    Would you like to be memorable in a good way? Then, don’t describe yourself by your job title ever again!

    Regardless of how exciting or interesting your work may be to you, you probably won’t get other people engaged by starting a conversation with what it says on your business card.

    If your job title …

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    A Secret For Dressing Like A C.E.O.

    Dressing for success is not just about your attire.

    Walk into the office of any CEO and look at his/her desk. You will almost always find a space that is neat and free of clutter. There are a lot of factors that go into being successful. Among them are being well-organized and highly productive.

    Unfortunately, …

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    Why Employers Respect Candidates Who Negotiate

    It’s irrational to think an employer will tell you to get lost if you try to negotiate their initial offer.

    While you certainly can lose your offer if you take a month to reply, or if you come back with a bizarre demand for your own personal masseuse and access to the CEO’s parking spot, …

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    Why To Respond Slowly To Emails (Part 2 of 2)

    In a recent article, you learned why to respond slowly to emails. Here are 3 specific situations when you should intentionally delay your email reply:

    1. When you receive a “flaky” email (wait at least 1 day to reply). If someone (not a customer or boss) sends you a “flaky” email, you should intentionally wait …

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    Why To Respond Slowly To Emails (Part 1 of 2)

    If you want people to respect you professionally, you should respond to every email you receive as quickly as possible, right?

    WRONG.

    When I started my first full-time job after college, as an executive for the NBA’s Washington Wizards, I used to keep Outlook open all day, so I could reply immediately whenever anyone sent …

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    How Being Paranoid Can Make You 100% Confident

    Would you like to be able to walk into any interview or important meeting and be 100% confident? If you answered “YES” to that question, this article is written for you…

    As a senior in college, I interviewed for a job opening with a Fortune 100 company. At the time, they were the only employer …

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    How NOT To Build Trust

    It just takes a few words to destroy trust and to appear shady.

    Several years ago, I made plans on a Saturday night to do dinner and drinks with a business owner I had just hired to do a small project for my business. At dinner, he mentioned to me that he had also made …

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    A Subtle Way To Look Smart

    It’s really easy to look smart.

    One of my favorite parts of my work as a keynote speaker is after a presentation when students come up to me to ask a question. I love getting the chance to speak to people individually to help them with their specific challenges.

    However, there is one aspect of …

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    Why Professional Etiquette Is Overrated

    Several years ago, I went to a networking event right near Washington, D.C.

    One woman in the group introduced herself as an “etiquette expert.” Then, she gave everyone in the room one of her “best tips on how to be professional:”

    Make sure your name tag is on the right side of your shirt/jacket and …

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    How NOT To Introduce Yourself

    Throughout the course of EVERY day, people you know will ask you, “How have you been?” and “What’s new?”  Your answers to these “small-talk” questions will have a profound impact on the way people respond to you.

    While there is value in being humble and being vulnerable, that does not mean that you should completely …

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