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The Anatomy of a Flawless Business Thank You Note

Posted by Bridget Beirne
April 15, 2016
Gratitude is an amazing thing to receive. Our lives move very fast, and it's easy to feel overworked, overwhelmed, and underappreciated. But when someone takes the time to say thank you, you get to take a moment to feel valued. That sender has put a spotlight on your efforts. It feels good.

3 Relationship Building Skills Blunders You're Probably Making Daily

Posted by Kerri Garbis
March 30, 2016
You’re busy, busy, busy, building every business relationship and taking the time to invest in relationship building skills, but you may be making some big blunders and not even know it.  When building relationships, you wouldn't want to miss an opportunity to make a positive impression — those...

5 Quick Tips for Improving Interpersonal Communication Skills

Posted by Bridget Beirne
November 13, 2015
Remember the myth of Sisyphus? Sisyphus, as a punishment for his bad attitude, was doomed to roll an enormous boulder up a great hill each day, only to watch helplessly as it rolled back down to the bottom when he reached the hill's apex. Imagine doing THAT for eternity. (Hence the reason we...

Understanding the Difference Between Business-Speak and Useless Jargon

Posted by Bridget Beirne
September 24, 2015
by Bridget Beirne "Let's put a pin in that and circle back around in the breakout sessions, shall we?  Or let's just offline it and I'll ping you later." Ummm.... What?  At this point, we've all become fluent in business-speak. Every now and again, some new idea arises for which the collective...

The One-on-One Conference Presentation: 6 Trade Show Booth Tips

Posted by Elizabeth Levey
July 10, 2015
by Elizabeth Levey Welcome back, readers!  In past posts, we’ve offered you an in-depth review of how to prepare to nail your conference presentation.  But sometimes, you might not be presenting to an auditorium full of people — you're giving a one-on-one presentation at your company's booth. What...
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