The Five Ws (and 1H) to Successful Public Speaking

Speaking at tradeshows, conferences, webinars, podcasts and other events provides many opportunities for thought leaders to showcase their expertise. By sharing engaging, empowering and authentic stories, speakers gain name recognition and credibility with prospects, customers and other influencers. Not only does public speaking build brand awareness, but it’s also a direct way to create a good first impression, build trust and establish opportunities to develop ongoing relationships.

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7 Skill Sets Every Marketer Needs for Success

Marketing’s role has evolved over time. In some organizations, marketing has become so important that the position has evolved into a C-level role. Marketing is responsible for creating and monitoring everything a company says and does to build and maintain a loyal, enthusiastic and engaged customer base.

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Practice Holiday Self-Care With These 10 Ideas

For many, the holidays represent fun, festivity and excitement, but for others, the season creates its fair share of stress too. Impending deadlines, year-end reconciliations, unfinished projects or incomplete goals add to an already long to-do list—this on top of gift giving, holiday travel and family visits. With so much to do, it’s no wonder that many of us feel overwhelmed. That said, the holidays are here to remind us to slow down, take a moment to breathe and enjoy time with our loved ones.

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Here’s How To Make Remote Workplaces Viable

The traditional 9-5 workplace is becoming less common. Remote office technology has taken down the office walls. According to a recent study, 70% of people work remotely at least once a week. For millennials, flexible work hours and business days are essential, and 64% of the younger generation say they are willing to quit their job if it lacks flexibility. With the traditional office structures diminishing, how do we ensure productivity as employers and individuals in remote workplaces?

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I’ll Get to it Tomorrow: The High Cost of Procrastination

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What’s the busiest day of the week? Tomorrow. And what’s the busiest time of day? Later. In our fast-paced lives where competing and increasing priorities are rampant, it’s easy to procrastinate. Most of us are guilty of it—delaying and putting things off—but there’s a cost to that behavior, whether it’s in our personal or business lives.

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How to Turn New Year’s Resolutions into Habits

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Most people start the New Year with personal goals—to lose weight, to go to the gym more consistently, to complete household projects, etc. The same is true for people in business. They want to procrastinate less, increase performance, learn a new skill and communicate more effectively. So how do these goals or New Year’s resolutions turn into a reality? The answer lies in forming new habits.

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Creating a Personal Differential in the Workplace

With high school and college graduations in full swing, it won’t be long before recent grads flood the market with their attempts to nail down their “dream” jobs or at least get a foot in the door to start their careers. At the same time, many individuals already in the workplace have been displaced through

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Tunnel Vision Results in Lost Opportunities

.  According to the Oxford dictionary, opportunity is “a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something”. The opposite of opportunity is a challenge, obstacle or problem that gets in the way of seeing and acting upon new possibilities. Enter the concept of tunnel vision. In some cases, tunnel vision comes from an

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