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By Beth Stoller

 Dear Speaker and Event Planner, Like Ketchup and Mustard, Facebook and LinkedIn,   on their own they have great merits but together? Oh what a great impression they can make!!! First lets look at the main component – the audience. Event planners strive to bring quality ‘entertainment’ to their attendees.  They want them to see va

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Use these 'power sentences' to advance in your career

By Sylvia Lafair

After years of listening, responding and experimenting with ways to get a point across, I’ve put together powerful sentences that you can make your own — and be sure that others will respond in a positive way.A single word can change your mood for better or worse. A single sentence will give you a reason to move toward or away from someone who is speaking.You can’t lead

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The 13 Most Common Destructive Patterns in the Workplace

By Sylvia Lafair

Becoming aware of your personality behavior patterns and finding ways to change the ones that get in the way of your business leadership puts you in a strong position for success. Pattern awareness is the next step up for emotionally and socially intelligent entrepreneurs who need to find the short cuts to resolving conflict and gaining fans and new customers.Here is the bottom line: all rel

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8 Characteristics of Genuine and Remarkable Leaders

By Sylvia Lafair

Watching and listening to the candidates as they apply for the highest office in the United States is a great educational exercise. Think about who leads you at work, think about how you lead. Where would you rate yourself?Who speaks from an authentic place? Who has a great vision for the future? Is it really possible to implement? Who is willing to speak about what is uncomfor

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The Art of Refinement

By Brian Haggerty

When we hear the word refinement, we think of notable figures like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly, F Scott Fitzgerald and Benjamin Netanyahu. Perhaps we think of people we know personally. But what does it mean to be refined? Is wealth or fame a prerequisite? Does one have to have attended a finishing school? Let's start by looking at the definition of refinement. Refinement is define

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Get to know your Mirror Neurons

By Brian Haggerty

Have you ever jumped out of your seat, cheering, when your favorite football team scores a touchdown? Or how about sitting at the edge of your seat, watching a horror movie, yelling at the person in the movie not to open the door because the monster awaits them on the other side? If you have experienced either of these - along with yawning when someone around you yawns - then you have experienced

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Think before sharing on social media

By Brian Haggerty

Depending upon how it is used, social media can be a wonderfully enriching vehicle for humanity, or a reminder of its worst elements. It is a reflection of who we are; an establishment of a personal brand. It is an extension of what we are. It allows us to extend our reach into the minds and worlds of everyone and anyone. But a disturbing aspect — very much overlooked by many — is its

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To Lead Authentically, Leaders Must First Know Themselves

By David Grossman

Early in my career, I was fortunate to work with some incredibly inspiring leaders who brought out the best in me. I gravitated toward them because of how they made me feel. I trusted them because they were genuine, authentic, and because they demonstrated much more confidence in me than I had in myself. They stood for my potential, which was incredibly motivating for me as a 20-something professi

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Super Powers: Smart and Fast Steps for Improving Your Executive Communication in 2016

By David Grossman

As a kid, I loved superheroes. Being the good guy and making a difference were always important to me. And I desperately wanted to have my own superpower. As I grew up, the realization settled in — painful as it was — that a superhero’s life was not in the cards. Instead, I settled on finding my own heroes, in real life, and learning from them. As I developed my career as an exec

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13 Ways to Become a Better Leader

By David Grossman

I buried my mother at the end of 2012. I knew that the day would come, yet it was way too soon. At 82, she was battling leukemia — and the worst kind.GG, as we called her, had two goals, and was uncharacteristically direct with her doctor the day she was diagnosed: “I have a grandchild coming [my second daughter] and a wedding to attend [her grandson’s], and you’re goin

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