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Three Ways to ‘Work It’ At Your Office Christmas Party

December 20, 2015
Three Ways to ‘Work It’ At Your Office Christmas Party

Tweet Mixing everyone on an organizational chart with free alcohol can be a recipe for disaster as you have probably witnessed firsthand at holiday parties of yesteryear. Put your workplace celebration to work for you by following these three ways to work it properly. Prepare a brief personal value statement. While your co-workers are...
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Three Fears to Overcome and Grow Professionally in Fargo

December 7, 2015

Tweet Job Service North Dakota recently announced that November job openings in the state were down almost 22% compared to a year ago. As of November, there were still 15,901 open and available positions. This means that there is one unemployed person for every two job openings, so plenty of career opportunities for the...
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5 Steps to Simplify the Solution and Seal the Deal

November 25, 2015
5 Steps to Simplify the Solution and Seal the Deal

Tweet Here are five steps to make it easy for prospects to buy your product or service. Know thy customer.  Instead of rattling off all of your product’s or services’ bells and whistles, pare down the perks that pertain to the prospect’s situation.  Dale Carnegie’s 8th Human Relations principle is to, ‘Talk in terms of the other person’s...
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Back to Basics — Five Ways to Win Friends

November 21, 2015
Back to Basics — Five Ways to Win Friends

Tweet Before starting kindergarten, I reviewed the basic ways of treating people correctly with my son.  As a raving fan of Dale Carnegie, I felt it was necessary to set him up for success in his new school.  My recommendations embody many of the principles outlined in Dale Carnegie’s best-selling book, ‘How to Win Friends and Influence...
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Let’s Talk Turkey — Three Profitable Ways to Show Appreciation

November 12, 2015
Let’s Talk Turkey — Three Profitable Ways to Show Appreciation

Tweet ‘Tis the season to save a bundle from a consumer’s perspective, and sell a ton from a retailer’s perspective. What is often missed—especially when forcing employees to work on Thanksgiving, is the true spirit of the season. There are umpteen ways to show your gratitude to employees and customers, however these three tips are...
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Six Reasons Sales Aren’t Scary

November 3, 2015
Six Reasons Sales Aren’t Scary

Tweet Many people shy away from sales because they fear confrontation; making a mistake; cold-calling and other rationales. Here are six reasons sales roles simply aren’t scary. Sales start everything. Henry Ford famously said, “Nothing happens until someone sells something,” because at the heart of every enterprise is the revenue-generating engine of sales. Appliances...
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Three Ways to Maximize Motivation

October 28, 2015
Three Ways to Maximize Motivation

Tweet When most people land a new job, they are full of excitement and begin contemplating how they can be successful.  After a while, responsibilities become routine and the balloon of motivation that was once ready to burst is now almost completely deflated.  Before we dive into ways to maximize your motivation, consider the three...
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Nice to Beat You — Four Ways Workplace Competition Pays Off

October 21, 2015
Nice to Beat You — Four Ways Workplace Competition Pays Off

Tweet Dale Carnegie once told a story demonstrating how powerful competition in the workplace can be. To incentivize workers in the Charles M. Schwab steel mill, Schwab wrote the quantity of steel that the day shift had produced on the floor.  The night shift worked extra hard to top the day shift’s number and soon both...
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Four Ways to Pump Up Your Productivity

September 30, 2015
Four Ways to Pump Up Your Productivity

Tweet If one of your goals is to be more productive at work, follow these four simple tips. Get your groove on.  When I returned to the workplace after half of a decade raising small children, I was surprised by the number of millennials with earbuds in their ears.  “How can they possibly get anything done?”...
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Three Paths to Innovation at Small Companies

September 23, 2015
Three Paths to Innovation at Small Companies

Tweet Most people agree that an innovation strategy is critical to a company’s success, however many also say that it is easier said than executed.  Of the one hundred largest companies in the U.S. a century ago, only seventeen survive today.  The rate of new product innovation in consumer goods increases exponentially year over year.  Surprisingly, 95...
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