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This 4-Letter Word May Be The Key To Your Success

Do you have it? The one trait that is arguably the strongest predictor of success isn’t what you’d think. It’s not intelligence, creativity, street smarts or good looks. It’s GRIT. In her short, but powe...

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Fall in Love this month — with your Job

  February – it’s the month filled with love. Hearts, chocolates, flowers, and pink; you get my drift. It’s the month you either look forward to each year or the time of year you dread to see roll around. Yes, yo...

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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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4 LinkedIn Groups Every Journalist Should Join

LinkedIn is a great place to connect with people in your field. Unlike other social networks, it is purely meant to be a community of professionals. One of the best ways to make these connections is to join groups. Of course th...

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So You Want to Work in Marketing?

Want to work in marketing? As of late, I’ve been getting the typical question, “so what did you major in?” When people hear that I actually got a job in my major, communications, they are always very surprised. The truth ...

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The Career Girl’s Guide To Writing Effective Emails

These days most of our work tends to be done over email, which means that mastering email communication can help you get ahead. A successful email will clearly express your point, and evoke a response from the recipient(s). Fol...


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Indecision – The Popular Form of Self-Torture

Why are you torturing yourself? That’s what indecision is: a self perpetuated state of torture. You know what I’m talking about. Indecision is that feeling of being trapped in the space between your options. It is going aro...

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Getting Back After the Holidays – How to Do It

After a couple weeks, or even a couple days, off for the holiday break it can be confusing, arduous, and draining trying to navigate returning to some remnants of a normal schedule. Throw some traveling, extra pounds, and weird...

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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...


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Get Creative This Year!

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. ― Albert Einstein Creativity tends to be associated with artists, innovators, and your scrapbooking friend down the street, but the most succes...