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A few weeks ago companies all over the United States celebrated some variation of Administrative Professionals Day. Just this past week on May 6th we celebrated National Teacher Appreciation Day (a personal favorite for obvious...

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5 Ways to Overcome Feeling Overwhelmed and Stressed Out

Have you ever had one of those days (week(s), month(s), etc.) where you just felt overwhelmed/stressed out? The type of overwhelmed/stressed out where you weren’t sure how you were going to keep it all together? You know ...

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Who Am I?

In my interpersonal communication classes I challenge my students to answer the question: Who Am I? At first glance this seems like a relatively easy question to answer, right? Many of us are asked a similar question in an inte...


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5 Quick Travel Tips

I have been lucky enough to travel often and I was recently thinking about how there are many things I consider to be “common travel knowledge” that others might not be privy to. Here are my top 5  Travel Tips: Always dou...

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Greek Life Skills in the Workplace

Being in a sorority is a life-changing and influential experience. The problem is that many people in our society look down upon those of us who are Greek. The media has done us no favors either, with movies in particular over ...

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Group Exercise and Making New Friends

About two months ago I decided to take advantage of a Living Social Deal for one month of unlimited boot camp classes. I was hesitant to go alone to a boot camp class where I would know NO ONE. Part of me wanted to bail, but I ...


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Being Polite

How polite are you? I want you to really think about this question, because the odds are we could all probably be a little more polite than we actually are. I get it, trust me I do. That instinct to throw politeness to the wind...

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Interviews: Before and After Tidbits

In the fall I attended a conference where we (all fellow forensics coaches) were asked to give one “super power” we have as part of our self introduction. WAY better than answering what your spiritual animal is…yeah, I ha...

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Remembering to Take Time to Have Fun

Sometimes in our fast-paced, technology driven society I think we forget about how important it is to connect on a personal level with someone. More importantly, we forget how important our friends are to our well-being. If you...


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Communication in the Workplace

One of the lectures I give near the end of my Interpersonal Communication course centers on how we communicate in the workplace. While Organizational Communication is the field of the communication discipline that focuses on wo...