professional development

Are You Stopping Short?

Guest Blog Submission From: Deborah Kevin Writer, Editor, Storyteller www.DeborahKevin.com The 90s television show Seinfeld is known for how it changed conversations, and one can immediately connect with someone of like mindset by using phrases such as “sponge-worthy,” “master of your domain,” “no soup for you,” “shrinkage,” and “a dingo ate my baby.” Not only was the …

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Are You Prepared To Speak? 4 Tips to Make Your Next Presentation A Success!

As a business owner, entrepreneur, or someone who generates business, you must be prepared to speak.  Whether you are called on to tell people what you do for a living, who your ideal or perfect client is, or you get the opportunity to talk about your business to a room full of people, you must …

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Are You Working In Your Business Or On Your Business?

If you are an entrepreneur, a small business owner, or someone who is responsible for a specific business unit in your company, pay close attention. The difference between working in your business or on your business can make a HUGE difference in how successful you ultimately are. Knowing the difference Knowing the difference between working …

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Lucky In Business? Nope! It’s A Business Plan!

Sometimes, doesn’t it seem that some people just seem to be extremely lucky with their business? They tend to be on the fast track to closed business deals, higher numbers, more clients, etc. It almost appears effortless. I know their secret! Their secret is not edgy, sexy, or mystifying. It’s the result of the stuff …

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5 Tips for Creating an Effective Cause Marketing Campaign

It’s that time of year again!  In your mailbox, between your favorite shows, at check-out registers and even outside your grocery stores:  “asks” for money.  Good causes doing good things for our neighbors, our community, and our world.  In fact, there are some 1.5 MILLION not-for-profits ($25K or more in revenue) in the US.  So …

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The LOST Art Of Following-Up – 12 Creative Follow-Up Ideas Inside

Could you be missing business and important connections because you fail to follow up? Yes!  You are!  It is not enough to show up to a networking meeting or event and shake hands and collect business cards.  It is what you do AFTER shaking hands and collecting business cards that matter. Lots of times people …

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