Give Kick-Butt Public Talks—Even If You’re Terrified

Simple tips for getting past fear, connecting with your audience, and having fun while you’re doing it.Whether you are a salesperson, aspiring public speaker, or college student, chances are you will have to speak in front of a group. Are you afraid of speaking in front of people? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, according to the National … [Read more...]

Why Every Professional Should Have a Personal Marketing Plan

Successful business owners leverage marketing plans to gain clarity on market conditions, their brand positioning, and to create sound marketing strategy. The end results of a solid marketing plan are clear-cut goals with date-specific action items. As we observe the shrinking U.S.workforce and greater job competition, savvy career professionals … [Read more...]

On Social Media, You Are the Company You Keep

Are you wondering how to best balance personal and professional business connections on social media? If your personal connections are in stark contrast to your personal brand for business, the answer may be that you cannot. According to Careerbuilder.com, over 65 percent of employers check social media profiles as part of the job screening … [Read more...]

How To Negotiate For What You Want

How do you get what you want while leaving the other party feeling like a winner too? Negotiating, when done correctly, creates strong win-win situations for both parties. Unfortunately, most ambitious professionals are stuck somewhere between emulating the stereotypical Hollywood idea of a hardball business tycoon and flashbacks to childhood … [Read more...]

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