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  • Swallowing Your Pride To Improve Your Business

    As a savvy (and potentially type A) business woman, you probably have a hard time relinquishing control when it comes to your business. Your business is, after all, your baby. You came up with the idea, nurtured it, built a business around it from the ground up. You know it inside and...

  • Tips for More Effective Networking

     We’ve all heard about the “old boys’ network.”  How well are you using your “successful women’s network?” 

    Sure we all admire the person who got to the top on their own but if we took a close look we’d realize most everyone has help on their success...

  • Playing by the rules; making real life connections

    Dear Reader,

    It’s May and Memorial Day will be celebrated in the US in a few weeks.  That reminds me of an old rule in my family; never wear white shoes before Memorial Day or after Labor Day.  It’s a silly rule.  I realize that now but I kept it for more years than I’d like to admit...

  • This Is Real Life: How to Connect Offline with Your Online Contacts

    Technology has played an interesting role in our lives: It's provided tools to help us get connected and closer to each other, but often we just end up hiding behind them.

    Time Magazine recently reported stated that nearly 40 percent of us socialize online more than we do face-to-face...

  • Homage to Strong Women, Creating a Personal Brand

    "If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman" – Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister

    Margaret Thatcher, known as the Iron Lady for her no-nonsense tough approach to governing, didn’t spend her life trying to please people. ...

  • Stress Management for Workers in Helping Professions

     

    CareerCast.com lists several helping professions among its Top 10 Most Stressful Jobs. For example, in 2013 public service jobs like military member, firefighter and police officer were mentioned in the list. Other stressful jobs include social worker, nurse, physician and educator...

  • How to Get the Most from a Conference

    It’s that time of year again when conferences are starting to populate the business calendar.  Conferences can be great educational and networking tools but to get the most from them requires planning.

    Before you leave for the conference set goals. Be specific. Goals...

  • Avoid Negative Self-Talk and Build Self-Esteem

    Do you sometimes have a tape playing in your head when you make a mistake?  The tape goes something like this:

    • “How can you be so stupid?”
    • “What an idiot you are.”
    • “You are such a failure.”

    This negative self-talk does so much damage.  It’s...

  • Successful Woman Update: Wisdom from Steve Jobs and identifying traits of successful people

     

    Dear subscriber,

    Steve Jobs, the visionary founder of Apple, had this important advice for all of us:

    "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of...

  • The Do's and Don'ts of Responding to Customer Complaints

    We've all heard the saying: You can't please everyone. Yet, when you're in the business of serving clients and customers, one of the things that can make you stand heads above the rest is if you do your best to keep them all happy. A really effective tool for making that happen is by...

  • How to communicate effectively with your network

    We’re often told that to generate support for our latest project we need to tap into our network, contact our friends and families. What usually happens then is we send an email—something along these lines:  “Hi guys, I’m starting a new blog about marketing … so if  you know some advertisers”...

  • Common Spelling and Grammar Mistakes

    Common spelling and grammar mistakes from ASuccessfulWoman.com

  • How to Prevent Bullying in the Workplace

    Oftentimes, when the subject of bullying comes up, we tend to think of one child on a playground getting picked on by another. The truth of the matter is that anyone, regardless of age, race or gender, can become the victim of bullying. If someone is being constantly threatened or intimidated...

  • Listening Skills Workshop

    Business Management Daily presents:

    Listening Skills Workshop
    A New Interactive Webinar
    Wednesday. November 7, 2012
    1:00-2:15 PM Eastern Time

    “Do you listen, or just wait to talk?"

    – from Pulp Fiction

    There are numerous books, webinars, and...

  • The Pros and Cons of Internal Communications Systems

    Life would be simpler if people communicated better. Miscommunication is one of the biggest causes of stress and tension in the workplace. If managers would just communicate tasks clearly, staff would be more confident about their responsibilities. If staff would just communicate their needs...

  • 6 Tips on How to Build your Online Presence

    If you have a website, you must have an online community to support that website. With traffic in the form of blog entries, events, member weigh-ins, comments, or social media, you will have more than enough to drive the discussion about your products and services and to generate enough "heat...

  • How to Pick the Perfect Name for Your New Business

    Your new business is your baby, and as such you really want to make sure you pick out just the right name for it. A new business is a blank slate of possibility, and it's a great way for you to really express yourself and what you're all about, if that's the route you choose to take....

  • The Most Revealing Job Interview Questions

    If you are someone who has the responsibility of conducting job interviews, this is the perfect article for you. That's because the purpose of it is to equip you with the kinds of questions that can reveal the most when it comes to discerning who would be the best fit for your company. The...

  • 5 Fun Team Building Activities for the Workplace

    When you really stop to think about it, the people who we tend to spend most of our waking hours with are our co-workers. For eight hours a day (give or take a few), we share an office with many different kinds of personalities that have many different kinds of expectations. So, for the sake...

  • Top Five Ways to Improve Communication and Teamwork in the Office

    Our understanding of communication and teamwork in the office has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few decades. Professors at top-tier universities like Northwestern and Syracuse have conducted groundbreaking studies about how communication and teambuilding affect productivity and profit...

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