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How to Make Personalized Gifts Pay Off

by / ⠀Career Advice / February 17, 2020

Personalization means different things to different people. To a customer on your email list, a birthday email with a customized salutation might be plenty. But to impress someone special — a high-value client, a partner, or an employee who went above and beyond this year — a fruit basket stamped with your company’s logo isn’t enough.  To be clear, gifts are great ways to show your appreciation. But…

7 Guaranteed Ways to Get Sh*t Done in Today’s Digitally Distracted World

by / ⠀Career Advice / February 8, 2020

Technology gets smarter by the minute. Humans, not so much. While machine learning enables AI to help us automate laborious processes, the increasing amount of digital distraction seems to make us dumber.  A study by London’s Institute of Psychiatry revealed that persistent distractions by email and phone calls can cause as much as a 10-point drop in IQ.  Digital distractions make us lose focus — which impairs critical…

6 Tips on Using Social Media for Hiring at Your Small Business

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / November 12, 2019

Social media is useful for more than reconnecting with a high school sweetheart or sharing political memes. It’s also an effective way to hire candidates, particularly in a tight job market. Consider this: According to a 2018 survey by CareerBuilder, 70% of companies use social media as a tool in the hiring process. And it’s not just to make sure candidates have a clean online presence. It is…

12 Best Motivational Speakers to Capture Your Audience

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / May 11, 2019

Whether you’re looking to engage your audience, employees, customers, or family and friends, it boils down to communication. When you can effectively speak with others, you’re aligning your objectives, goals, and values with theirs. You’re also letting them know why and how they’re important within the bigger picture. Needless to say, this is an important area everyone should strengthen. One of the best ways to achieve this is…

4 Business Tips You Didn’t Know You Learned in High School

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / April 18, 2019

You thought “promposals,” undercooked cafeteria pizza, and hallway passes were things of the past. And hopefully, those unfortunate realities are indeed behind you. But to become a successful entrepreneur, it turns out you have to relive at least some of your high school experiences. Despite the challenges of being a teen, those years taught you valuable lessons that you can use as a corporate leader. From discovering and…

The Fastest Way to Propel Your Career Forward in 2019: Mentoring

by / ⠀Career Advice / March 6, 2019

Sometimes, personal drive and education need a boost. If you’re struggling to achieve your goals in 2019, you may need a mentor. Even the most accomplished college graduates recognize that education rarely provides all the answers for the real world. According to recent research from Gallup, only 36 percent of college graduates strongly agreed that their degrees provided the knowledge and skills they needed to succeed in the…

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