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When You Learn Your Employee is an Alcoholic

It’s not only disheartening but also disruptive when you learn one of your staff members has a drinking problem. Just this past week, a business colleague had a very upsetting experience that almost lost her a client. She called us in frustration because she didn’t know what to say to her employee. Don’t Become an

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Wrap Your Negative Feelings in a Tiffany Box and Keep Climbing

Do you regularly wind up capitulating to the OMG condition? OMG, I can’t do that. OMG everybody is superior to me. OMG I’ll never excel. The rundown goes on of all that negative reasoning that you require to banish. What Did Negative Thinking Actually Accomplish For You? If you’re going to make a presentation or

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Why Memorizing is a Dirty Word

Unless you’re a professional actor who is paid to learn his lines, don’t try to memorize your presentations — virtual or in-person. Why put more pressure on yourself when you’re already anxious in front of an audience? Memorizing is a no-win strategy. Instead of engaging with the audience when it’s time to speak, you’re inside

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Your Client’s Executive Assistant Can be Your Best Friend

CEOs and other top-ranking executives these days are glued to their computers like the rest of us. But a high-powered executive assistant is still an essential fixture in the executive suite, even if her boss types his own memos. In fact, she has taken on more important responsibilities in an increasingly fast-paced business world. One

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Can a Big Ego Derail Your Success in Business?

“Big Names” in business and politics often bomb in public appearances. Have you wondered how this happens and if their egos get in the way of their good sense? Ego is OK in Small Doses All of us are egotistical to some degree – meaning we are self-centered and sometimes come across as self-important. Who

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Are You a Powerful Speaker or Just Background Noise?

As speakers, not many of us will actually ascend to the degree of Winston Churchill, or John F. Kennedy. But there are things you can – and should – be doing to turn into a memorable speaker and stand apart from the crowd. What distinguishes you? One day, sooner rather than later, set aside some

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Tips to Remember That Name When You’re Drawing a Blank

Have you ever been at an event and started to introduce your boss to a Very Important Person and then, out of the blue, you couldn’t remember the VIP’s name? You’re a rare and lucky person if that hasn’t happened to you. What do you do? How do you recover and save face? It’s Not

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How to Answer Questions From a Reporter Without Messing Up

Once you’ve mentioned your key messages during an interview with a reporter, are you prepared to answer the questions that are sure to be asked? The Q&A can be the most important part of the interview. If you blow an answer – or blow off the reporter – all your media training and hard work

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