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Take Personal Branding from “You” to “Universal”

I met Lori Martinek in 2008 when she generously came to Minnesota to speak at a conference I was planning on the topic of entrepreneurship and small business branding. It’s not often you meet someone as skilled and authen...

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Are Women with a Flair for Fashion More Powerful?

Take a look at the photo above. What would you say about these women knowing nothing about them. If you’re anything like most of us, you’re probably thinking words like stylish, professional, beautiful. Other words ...

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Why Good Grammar Matters

Grammar: some of us are good at it, while others need a little more practice remembering the rules.  As a former journalist and now a writing graduate student, good grammar has always been a must.  If I lacked grammatical ski...


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Stop the Potty Mouth in the Office….and Everywhere Else

CareerBuilder isthe source for job search information, and is the authority for behavior in the workplace. They know what they’re talking about, kids. So I’ll trust them when they release a study like this one. A ne...

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Shopping for Your Best Business Attire

A big shopping trip before a round of job interviews or before a business trip can be a lot of fun, but it can quickly turn frustrating when you can’t seem to find anything that fits.  You stand in the dressing room looking ...

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Lighten Up with a Communications Cleanse

Remember that time you ate too many chips and guac, and subsequently felt you could combust? Or, when you drank yourself into oblivion, and woke up the next day with a headache that felt like ninjas attacking your brain? It saf...


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How to Look Good on a Webcam

A while back, we shared with you an article all about “Skyping for Success” – using Skype for networking and the job search. And as Skype and other video chat forms become more popular in the business world, w...

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Make an Impressive First Impression

While we are taught not to make quick judgments about the people we meet for the first time, we always want to make a good first impression.  Whether it is a date, an interview, or a meeting with a potential client, how we pre...

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Bring Your Whole Fun Self!

A blog called techinspire.me recently profiled entrepreneur Charisse Conanan, the Founder and CEO of Smarteys. And while Charisse’s company is incredible, and her ideas about paycheck planning are revolutionary for millen...


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Erasing Resume Blunders

Sometimes we all wish our life could come equipped with one big eraser – that those things we’re ashamed of or wish hadn’t happened could all but disappear. Unfortunately, though, all of the erasers in our liv...