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    Three Tools for Making Your Presentations and Visuals Pop!

    When you’re tasked with creating a slide show or visuals for team members/clients, relying on tools like Powerpoint and Word will rarely impress. While these tools were considered innovative in past decades, they offer nothing fresh to brand you as more inventive than your peers and competition. With increased online resources, it’s easier than ever …

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    How to Successfully Work with and Manage Millenials

    Is the younger, tech-crazed generation giving you a run for your money in the workplace?

    An interesting benefit of my work as a professional speaker is interacting with sometimes thousands of people every week, across generations. Few topics illustrate generational differences in the workplace as technology, my particular topic. In fact, it’s impossible to discuss …

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    2015 Will Be The Year Of IntraPreneurship

    Have you ever had a great idea at work?

    Were you able to do anything about it?

    In 2015 that will change. Or, it should.

    Smart Companies are stepping up and are willing to help internal employees to develop their ideas. Is your company one of them? I hope so.

    Some of the more famous …

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    4 Last-Minute Gifts to Give Your Boss and Coworkers

    As final reports are submitted and employees tie up loose ends before the holidays, many are scrambling around to find the perfect gift to give their colleagues at the annual company holiday party.

    While it might seem like finding a holiday gift is the last of your priorities this time of year, it can actually …

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    Three Tips for Crafting Your 2015 Professional Vision Board

    Are you refreshing your personal brand in 2015 or looking to reinvent yourself and go into a new profession? A vision board may help you crystallize your 2015 goals.

    Vision boards are simply visual representations of your goals. They can be digital or physical collages of images representing your targets. Some  create vision boards using …

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    Words do Matter In Workplace Communication

    Since the 1970s, communication experts have been citing research results released by Dr. Albert Mehrabian on the related value of three vital components of human communication: words, tone & body language.

    Mehrabian’s report reinforced reports released in the late 60s by the Journal of Consulting Psychology and the Journal of Personality and Psychology.

    That research …

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    Wrong Conversations Rule Workplace Communication

    Back in December I wrote here about a new concept, The 4 Workplace Conversations. 

    It came out of a recent client case study. At the time I was facilitating a training session to help the senior leadership team of a client confront issues directly in a way that reduced workplace conflict.

    This workplace communication model …

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    The Underappreciated Art Of No in Business

    How to set respectful professional boundaries to avoid burnout.

    In a rebounding economy, where many professionals and business owners are still trying to find their footing, it may be tempting to simply be grateful for opportunities and refrain from doing anything that might make you look like anything less than a team player. However, if …

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    Four Simple Tactics For Social Media Success

    Practical tips for making social media manageable and effective.

    With the overwhelming number of social media platforms available, many professionals find themselves feeling either left behind or inundated. Social media, when used for business, should be practical. If a network is not making you more efficient, effective, and connected, then you should discontinue its use. …

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    Build Your Brand By Building Your Team

    How to create your own personal brand dream team and accelerate your professional growth.

    Whether you’re a business professional or a business owner, having a solid team is imperative to building a strong brand. If there is one thing I would go back and tell my younger self, it is that constructing  a solid team …

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