Is Your Body Language Helping or Hindering You?

Is Your Body Language Helping or Hindering You?

Your hand and facial gestures and the way you sit and stand say more about you at any given time than they words you speak. In fact, according to studies, your body movements account for 55 percent of your communication, while 38 percent of what you have

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10 Tips to Take the Work Out of Networking

10 Tips to Take the Work Out of Networking

Networking is an important tool, which not only can assist you in finding a job – and perhaps the one after that – it also can help you become a better communicator, gain confidence and build relationships. But networking isn’t all about you. Networking is about being

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Are You among the 70 Percent Unhappy in Your Career?

Are You among the 70 Percent Unhappy in Your Career?

According to a recent Gallup poll, 70 percent of United States employees are unhappy and disengaged with their jobs. They feel unheard, undervalued and unappreciated. That’s almost three quarters of the American workforce! If you feel you’re among this disproportionate number, then perhaps it’s time to look

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Soft Skills Matter

Soft Skills Matter

Your technical skills alone are no guarantee of success. Don’t get me wrong, they’re essential. In fact, you need technical skills to get a job and to do your job. But it’s your soft skills that will lead you up the proverbial socioeconomic ladder to advancement, success

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Do You Have Executive Presence?

Do You Have Executive Presence?

One of the great myths in our world is leaders are born, not made – you either have executive presence or you don’t. Frankly, the truth is just the opposite: Leaders are made, not born. Executive presence is a mix of learned skills, which everyone can develop

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Chew Like a Bunny

Chew Like a Bunny

I recently had the pleasure of teaching an etiquette class to boys and girls ages 8 to 10 years old. It was pure joy! These youngsters not only were excited to be in my class, they ate it all up (pun intended). After showing them how to

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6 Winning “Speak Clearly” Tips When Presenting

6 Winning “Speak Clearly” Tips When Presenting

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ width=”1/2″ el_position=”first”] When it comes to presentations, I’m sure we’ve all experienced the good, the bad and the ugly. When speaking, the engagement factor is a key sign of success – in fact, if your audience is not engaged, it can have

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How Smart are Your Smart Skills?

How Smart are Your Smart Skills?

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ width=”1/2″ el_position=”first”] Today, more than ever, companies are looking for candidates who not only have a superstar resume – chock-full of experience, skills and results – they’re wanting those who have a cluster of great personality traits, social graces and communication skills.

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