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7 Reasons You Might Be Obnoxious and Inauthentic

The above photo was the look on my face and the face of the friend at a networking event recently when one or two attendees were being, for lack of a better word, obnoxious. I didn’t have to tell my friend what I was thin...

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How to Handle “I Don’t Want to Be in Your Network.”

It’s great to get out, network, and meet more people. Some connections turn out to be valuable, while others naturally fizzle out. And then there’s the people who, even when you’re friendly and open, do not wa...

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Make Your Office Memorable

When I worked in newsrooms, people often came in to take tours of the station: potential new employees, elementary school classes, local business groups. Of course, that didn’t mean our work stopped. We sometimes cleaned ...


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6 Ways to Tell Someone is Slimy (If It’s Not Already Obvious)

We’d like to think it’s easy to spot someone who’s going to take advantage of us – someone who is “slimy.” We’d like to think they all look something like the guy above – bad hair, bad cl...

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Treat Everyone as an Expert. They Might Be.

Lou Adler’s LinkedIn blog recently talked about preventing hiring mistakes. He leads us through the reasons hiring managers often “count out” candidates. And this piece of advice stood out: Treat people you do...

Make Positive and Genuine Connections

I’m at a time in my life when I’m not only looking to expand my network, but to make new friends in the process. There’s nothing like having a group of like-minded professionals to spend some down time with. But in order ...


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Productive Networking: Strike the Right Balance

We’ve talked about how to stay productive at work and at home, but being productive when you’re networking is an equally important task. There are so many ways to network today: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and the good old...

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What Board Service Is….And Isn’t

We’ve told you in the past how finding and joining a Board of Directors can not only enhance your career path, but build a stronger network, and it give you an opportunity to exercise your skills in a new area. Many Board...

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Finding a Formal Mentorship Program

In my best Sally Struthers infomercial voice: “Do you want to find a mentor? Sure. We all do.” And while there’s no $1 per day way to get the best mentor for you, there are ways beyond LinkedIn and your person...


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Body Language Can Help You Fake It ‘Til you Make It

Today, notice your body language when your emotions go up and down. When your boss annoys you, are you crossing your arms, slouching? When you’re excited, are you leaning forward in anticipation? Sure, we all know our bod...