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  • Online PR and Social Media for Experts, Authors, Consultants, and Speakers

    Online PR and Social Media for Experts, Authors, Consultants, and Speakers

    After a grueling amount of research, writing, and editing, Online PR and Social Media for Experts, Authors, Consultants, and Speakers is now available. Check it out at The book itself is 130 pages, and while it is aimed at "experts", it is completely appropriate for those with expertise working [More]

  • No Conflicting Advice

    No Conflicting Advice

    There are great colleagues, and there are bad colleagues, and you have to work with them all. But what happens when your interaction with the bullies and the slackers begins to influence your success? While what you do ultimately depends on your relationship with them, here are some strategies you [More]

  • No Year’s Resolutions

    No Year’s Resolutions

    Every year, do you resolve to do something special, or something different, or maybe something that you used to do? If so, then you are probably in the minority, as many people have completely given up. And those who haven't given up, make commitments only to break them a month [More]

  • Just Ask

    Just Ask

    We ask others for things all of the time: on the job, with our families, and in the community. Yet, we aren't always met with the response we want. How can we improve our odds?  Here are four suggestions: 1) Ask for something specific. If people don't know exactly what [More]

  • The World Revolves Around Others

    The World Revolves Around Others

    The harder you work, the greater your rewards. These words are pounded into our brains from an early age - but are they true? Unfortunately, our rewards are determined not just by how hard we work, but also by those we work with, and especially those we report to. If [More]

  • Nemawashi Master

    Nemawashi Master

    In Japanese culture, there is a cultural practice to avoid causing others to lose face. In business meetings, this often means that objections are not raised, and decisions are made apparently without a thorough discussion. While this is what appears to an outsider, the reality is far different. The Japanese [More]

  • A Better Four-Letter Word

    A Better Four-Letter Word

    Have you ever been in a conversation when the other person spends more time talking about themselves than the subject at hand? They pepper the conversation with me, myself, and I, assuming that you (and others) are held spellbound by their perspective and accomplishments. Me has two letters, but it [More]

  • Network Intention

    Network Intention

    Each holiday season, there is no end to the number of parties, receptions, get-togethers, and other opportunities to spread the good cheer. Some people enjoy this opportunity, and others loathe it. Even for those interested in networking, the "fake smiles" that seemingly must be worn at these events can become [More]

  • PAR 3

    PAR 3

    While PAR 3 might have special meaning for golfers, it is actually the name of a great framework for describing your experience. It can be used in sales presentations, group status meetings, brochures and web sites. PAR stands for Problem, Action, Results. Rather than describing what you did (the "Action") [More]

  • Tomorrow’s job today

    Tomorrow’s job today

    As children, we get up and go to school... because that's what we do. As young adults, we choose a college or university to give us the skills to succeed in a particular career. For many people, formal education then stops - and for good reason: why bother with more [More]


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