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Manage Your Drinks at the Holiday Party

I can’t wait for the holiday party, either. The food is good. Everyone seems to have a good time. It’s a great way to actually relax with the people at work.

I have a new holiday tie picked out for the occasion. Rudolph’s nose actually glows. Hey, it’s the holiday party. There’s room for some frivolity in the dress code. But I’m drawing the line at antlers.

I even did some homework on holiday party small talk. Mingle all the way.
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A Happy Thanksgiving: Connect By Disconnecting

I hope you’re not reading this blog at the Thanksgiving table. Come on. Don’t you have anything better to do? Like being thankful and being with family?

Okay, maybe you’re not. But I bet you’re tempted to check your email while everyone slips into a tryptophan coma. While you’re at it, why not tweet that funny joke your nephew told at dinner? What’s the harm of seeing how your Facebook friends are enjoying their holiday? Maybe no one will notice or mind, but there’s a real good chance someone’s going to notice and take offense.

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How to Make Your Memos More Memorable

Do you want to your writing to be more memorable?

Forget about crafting beautiful prose. Trim your memos, presentations and e-mails with bullet points.

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WordPress Tutorial: How to Use WordPress as an Online Notebook

The best notebook for you depends on how you think and organize. The same goes for online note taking. There are a lot of options.

But I’ve been using WordPress blogs to take notes when I have Internet access. Why?

  • Access notes from anywhere
  • WordPress is a great writing app
  • Notes are searchable
  • Categories and tags help you organize thought
  • Turn notes into blog entries

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8 Qualities to Seek in a Business Mentor

Hey, thanks for taking the time to meet with me. I have a favor to ask.

Owning my own business is relatively new to me. I’m figuring things out as I go. And since I work from home, I don’t have the chance to seek feedback and discuss options with coworkers. So I was thinking that I could use a business mentor. Someone to help me avoid some of the pitfalls of entrepreneurship.

Maybe that someone could be you.

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Effective Sales Presentations for Closers

The Closer is a television show about a police detective who has an uncanny ability to close cases. The secret to her success is how she leads suspects into confessing in the interrogation room.

You can have the same success. Not at closing police cases but at closing deals. Instead of interrogating murder suspects, you’re going to give killer sales presentations. Luckily you don’t need a gun, just some basic sales presentation techniques. Click Here to Read Article …

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Go to Meetings Prepared: 4 Survival Tips

Go to Meetings Prepared: 4 Survival Tips

The best way to go to meetings is to be prepared. No, I’m not talking about reading the agenda, doing “homework” or writing reports. I’m talking about some simple steps that will keep you in the game and save your sanity if the meeting goes bad.

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Online Job Recruitment with Social Media

Online Job Recruitment with Social Media

So we’ve laid the groundwork for finding a job online. But are you going online to find the right people to work for your company? Of course you know how to post to job Internet boards, Google candidates’ names and check out social media profiles. But there’s more you can do for online job recruitment.

Ask your marketing people about how social media could help you find the right person for key positions in your company. Here are some things they may tell you: Click Here to Read Article …

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