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Infographic: A Meeting Agenda that Actually Works

If you’ve been in the business world for any length of time, you’ve likely attended your fair share of meetings. And nothing is worse than showing up for a meeting only to veer off track and end up with nothing to show for the time you’ve spent. Check out this infographic created by The Business Backer, […]

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Is Work-Related Stress Wearing You Down?

April is Stress Awareness Month. Here are a few facts about work-related stress and five quick tips on how to address it.

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Productive Partnerships: 5 Quick Tips for Building Better Vendor Relationships

Often, a key factor of whether or not a project or strategic initiative is successful comes down to the type of relationship a company has with its vendors. Studies show that healthy vendor relationships can significantly impact the bottom line. In Planning Perspectives, Inc.’s 2018 North American Automotive OEM – Supplier Working Relations Index® Study, […]

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Infographic: 6 Best Ways Leaders Can Inspire Their Teams

There’s a great quote from author and leadership expert John Maxwell: “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” Essentially, to be an effective leader, you not only have to be technically proficient for the job, but you also need to be able to inspire your team to […]

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Set an Example of Work-Life Balance for Your Employees to Follow

In January, we polled our readers about their top professional goals for 2018 and with 23% of the votes “focus more on work-life balance” was the top result. Unfortunately, for many workers, that’s much easier said than done. From fear of falling behind or missing deadline to worrying about how they will be perceived if […]

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Make a Lasting Impression—Present like a Storyteller

Studies show that as much as 75-80% of the population has some degree of fear of public speaking, or “glossophobia.” However, it’s an important skill that may have major implications for your future success. In fact, according to a Harris survey conducted on behalf of Prezi, 70% of employed people say “presentation skills are critical […]

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Infographic: The Perfect Pitch

Nervous about your next big business pitch? For many people, it’s a stressful process that takes plenty of practice to perfect. One way to help ensure your pitch goes off without a hitch is to create an effective PowerPoint presentation. Checkout this infographic created by Logo Coast, a San Diego-based design studio, for some great insight […]

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Infographic: LinkedIn Etiquette and Best Practices

LinkedIn is a powerful tool that can be used for both finding a new career or your next all-star employee. However, there are some unwritten etiquette rules and best practices that can help you utilize the social platform more effectively. Check out this infographic from Melonie Dodaro, CEO of Top Dog Social Media, for some […]

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Focus on Safety: Stay Active at Work

June is National Safety Month!   Whether you work on a construction site or in a traditional office setting, safety at work impacts every worker in one way or another. For employers, safety can affect everything from workers’ compensation costs to productivity. For employees, it impacts work environment, health, and morale. Sponsored by the National Safety Council, […]

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Five Steps for Crafting a Quick and Effective Elevator Pitch

According to the late author and motivational speaker Zig Zigler, “success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.” You never know when you might cross paths with someone who could impact your career or become your next big client. So, it’s important to have a well-crafted “elevator pitch” ready to go when you need to introduce yourself […]

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