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Five Ways to Conquer the Five Minute Attention Span

April 24, 2015
Five Ways to Conquer the Five Minute Attention Span

Tweet The sheer preparation for a speech is stressful, let alone considering how to maintain the audience’s attention for the entire presentation. Millions of people fear public speaking more than anything else. Many cite the audience as the greatest source of angst—will they pay attention? Laugh if a mistake is made? A recent Fortune...
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Three Keys to Capitalize on Confidence

April 17, 2015
Three Keys to Capitalize on Confidence

Tweet Forbes article, 12 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently, cites the results of a recent study at the University of Melbourne where confident people went on to earn higher wages and get promoted faster than everyone else. The article lists activities such as exercising regularly; seeking out small victories and celebrating other people. Here...
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Is Leadership in Your Future?

March 7, 2015
Is Leadership in Your Future?

Tweet Those who aspire to lead in today’s more demanding world must develop certain attributes before they can be considered for leadership roles. Here are four core attributes required to receive the keys to the kingdom. Lenient – No one is perfect—including leaders. Effective leaders are aware of their own, and their team members’,...
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Set Your Worries Sailing — Live in Day Tight Compartments

February 25, 2015
Set Your Worries Sailing — Live in Day Tight Compartments

Tweet I write this post aboard a cruise ship merely minutes after disembarking and already the cruise director is imploring all guests to, “Leave their worries behind and have a FUN time!” This is easy to do while on vacation sailing the Caribbean seas, but challenging to do during our habitual professional and personal...
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Do You Have the Keys to Unlock Your Potential?

February 11, 2015
Do You Have the Keys to Unlock Your Potential?

Tweet You’ve heard of the Dale Carnegie course, but should you take it? Many successful people—from Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Warren Buffet, attribute their success to the Effective Communications and Human Relations skills taught in this course. View more famous graduates. Here are five questions to ask yourself to determine if you should take...
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Communication—Empower Employees in Three Steps

February 5, 2015
Communication—Empower Employees in Three Steps

Tweet If life is a song, the lyrics are communication. Here are three steps to significantly improve workplace communication and ultimately empower employees. 1.     Ensure Internal Information Is Accessible and Inspirational Despite today’s technologically utopian environment, information is often times poorly organized and/or unavailable to employees. This can be particularly frustrating for newer employees. If...
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Overcoming Worry of Olympic Proportions—An Olympian’s Story

January 28, 2015
Overcoming Worry of Olympic Proportions—An Olympian’s Story

Tweet A recent Fortune article highlights one Olympian’s ability to turn stress into strength—and ultimate success. Emily Hughes was able to overcome obstacles of stress by following principles that exemplify Dale Carnegie’s formula for overcoming worry which is: Live in “day-tight compartments.” Growing up, Emily’s dad always emphasized that she was a “student-athlete” and that “student” came...
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