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Ten Workplace Body Language Mistakes

April 24, 2014

jacquelyn-smithAccording to Jacquelyn Smith (photo, left), "When dealing with the business world, it's especially important that you're aware of your body language. Your non-verbal cues and gestures can make or break relationships, and may have a significant impact on your success."

"Here are 10 common body language mistakes employees make."


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Here’s How to Really Detect Lies: Stop Looking for Anxiety and Instead Look for “Cognitive Load”

April 24, 2014

eric-barker-2Eric Barker (photo, left) tells us what to really look for in people who may be lying. It is not what one would normally think.


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9 Tricks Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Other Top Execs Use to Run Meetings

April 24, 2014

elon-musk"Since we've already looked at the most egregious meeting mistakes, we decided to explore how the most successful executives run effective meetings," writes Drake Baer in a piece at BusinessInsider.com.

Photo – Elon Musk


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The Ultimate Interview Prep Checklist

April 24, 2014

hannah-morgan"There is nothing more exciting or nerve-wracking than hearing you’ve been invited for an interview. Congratulations, all your hard work has paid off. But your hard work isn’t over yet," warns Hannah Morgan (photo, left) in an article featured at USNews.com.

"There are a number of mistakes or assumptions job seekers make going in. The more prepared you are, the more confident you’ll appear. This checklist will ensure you’re prepared to ace your upcoming interview."

Author bio – Ms. Morgan's mission is "guiding new job seekers through the treacherous terrain of job search by providing a map and tools to navigate today’s competitive landscape." Her blog can be found at CareerSherpa.net.


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23 Apps to Help You Get More Done in a Day

April 24, 2014

dan-waldschmidtDan Waldschmidt, of Edgy Conversations, lists the tools he uses to get things done.


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30 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Knowledge Next Month

April 23, 2014

susan-young"Somewhere in between the PR pitches, tech announcements, and six second video snippets, you may just find time [next] month to understand a few new social media tools and best practices," writes Susan Young (photo, left), President of Get In Front Communications, Inc.

"Keeping in mind that our collective heads are exploding, I have taken the liberty to compile a “To Do” list for the month. Feel free to take a day off or switch things up a bit."


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The Ultimate Guide to the Invisible Web

April 23, 2014

open-education-database-logo". . . It’s a common misconception, however, that googling a search term will reveal every site out there that addresses your search. In fact, typical search engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing actually access only a tiny fraction – estimated at 0.03% – of the internet. The sites that traditional searches yield are part of what’s known as the Surface Web, which is comprised of indexed pages that a search engine’s web crawlers are programmed to retrieve."

"So where’s the rest? The vast majority of the Internet lies in the Deep Web, sometimes referred to as the Invisible Web. . . ."


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12 Words That Used to Have Radically Different Meanings

April 23, 2014

christina-sterbenz'Word meanings can shift radically, just like pronunciation,' writes Christina Sterbenz.

"Called semantic change, a shift in a word's meaning occurs when frequent misuse becomes standard, or when metaphoric use becomes literal.

"Sometimes, the original definition of words is all but forgotten. 

"We've pulled some of the best examples."


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Here’s How to Greet People Around the World

April 23, 2014

justin-gmoser-2According to Justin Gmoser (photo, left), "If there's one thing you should get right when visiting a foreign country, it's the greeting. International travel resource Vayama has done the research to make sure we don't look like fools when we travel. Here are some traditional greeting customs from around the world."


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15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs to Know

April 23, 2014

barbara-pachter"In her new book "The Essentials Of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter (photo, left) writes about the specific skills professionals need to understand when presenting themselves in a business setting," writes Vivian Giang.

"From how to introduce yourself to what to order at restaurants, these are the social rules you need to know when establishing relationships.

"Pachter has given us permission to use these excerpts from her book."


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