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Why Network?

What are the benefits to networking? How do you get the most out of it especially if you are shy or introverted? There are numerous benefits to networking and lots of ways to just get out there regardless if you … Continue reading

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What Makes You Effective

Ever thought about it? You probably did when you weren’t being effective and, guess what? You didn’t come up with a good answer! Want to know why? Because what you focus on is what you get! When you were worrying … Continue reading

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Using Influence Rather Than Authority

Yes, lots of people love authority but having authority is a lot of work, no fun and games. And you might say, “see, we don’t want to play, we want to work!” You’re right! We want to work but with … Continue reading

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The Truth About Overnight Success

OK, we all want to be successful and every time I hear someone say that so and so was an overnight success, I always say, “Yeah, right!” No one is an overnight success but there are some ways to create … Continue reading

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How to Manage the Boss

Organizations are no longer hierarchical—or at least the ones that want to survive and thrive—so you may be able to access any number of top level people at any time. However, you want to keep your boss on your side … Continue reading

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How to Build Business Relationships

Regardless of what your position is in the company, if you’re not continuously building business relationships, you’re lagging behind and it’s hard to play catch up. Why? Because relationships take time. Most are not made overnight—especially in the business arena. … Continue reading

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Good Referrals Are Warm Calls!

Ever had a sales person call you and tell you that your best friend or business associate gave her your name and number? Happens all the time. However, this is a cold call for the salesperson. Cold calls are necessary, … Continue reading

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Fostering Creativity

Everyone talks about being more creative in the workplace but who does it? You want it to be part of your workplace but what do you do to begin to awaken the creative places within your staff? Just asking your … Continue reading

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Don’t Like What You See Around You?

If you don’t like what you see around you, don’t get mad! Believe it or not, you created it and you can uncreate it, change it, whatever you want to do. It’s your choice! That’s what so exciting about it! … Continue reading

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Are You Hearing Everything Your Customer, Isn’t Saying?

Only 7% of what we say is verbal! The other 93% is nonverbal! How do you think Dr. Phil got his start? Reading the nonverbal communication of prospective jurors as a jury consultant. And that’s why he’s not afraid to … Continue reading

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