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Are You Mingling?

MinglingMany people are uncomfortable mingling during a networking event. We are often worried about what people will think of us. The easiest way to get around that is to put our focus on them. How? First of all, look for people who appear somewhat lonely, standing by themselves. They appreciate us coming up to them and initiating a conversation. This helps get relationship-building conversations started while promoting confidence in ourselves and the other person. It is easier to join a group previously engaged in a discussion after someone leaves, breaking the circle of participants, which then allow us to comfortably slip right in. The following guidelines will also help: READ MORE »

 

Themes Party

themesIn the same way that styles are an easy way to change the look of document TEXT, themes provide a quick way to change the overall look of the DOCUMENT as a whole.  A theme consists of a set of coordinated colors, fonts and object effects. There are forty themes available in Office 2010.  Themes are a new development that first appeared in Office 2007.  If you’re using an earlier version of Microsoft Office, this tool is not available. READ MORE »

 

Discipline Model

Anyone who has been in the workforce for any length of time is familiar with the traditional discipline model. First you get a verbal warning, followed by the first written warning (on the heals of the statement “I’m going to have to write you up.”), which can escalate to a final warning before termination.

At one company I worked for we used to joke about how many final warnings someone would get before termination. Employees would know they probably had a final final final warning before they were let go because supervisors would rather suffer through a low performing employee rather than have no one on the job. The work didn’t go away even if they employee did. READ MORE »

 

You Are a Powerful Brand

YOU are a powerful brand! What does it say? The wealth of information shared here will empower you to intentionally build your most successful brand, NOW! Enjoy learning a myriad of techniques for positively powerful brandinfluencing people, making an excellent first impression and increasing the bottom line! In today’s competitive business environment, good manners, proper speech patterns, careful grooming, and professional communication skills can make the difference between getting ahead and being left behind. READ MORE »

 

Form Letters

Image result for mail mergeWe’ve all received form letters and mailings from businesses that have personalized information inserted throughout the document. Frequently they will look something like this: READ MORE »