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$37 Billion Is Lost Every Year on These 9 Meeting Mistakes

April 14, 2014

drake-baer"There are about 11 million meetings taking place in America every day, and a third of them are unproductive. It comes at a cost: an estimated $37 billion is lost every year to unproductive meetings," writes Drake Baer (photo, left) in a piece at BusinessInsider.com. 

"This shows that while we have lots of meetings, we're simply not any good at them. Tons of organizational psychologists have looked into why. Find the most common mistakes below."


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The Complete Guide to Twitter Etiquette

April 14, 2014

rebecca-hiscott"Forget distinguishing the salad fork from the dinner fork. Today's lessons in etiquette are all about looking good on social media. And Twitter, as the microblogging platform of choice for more than 200 million users, is one of the most influential platforms," says Rebecca Hiscott (photo, left).

"We've put together a comprehensive guide to Twitter etiquette (or Twetiquette), so you can look your best on social media. To master the basics of Twitter, consult our "Beginner's Guide to Twitter" first."

Author bio – "Rebecca Hiscott is a Mashable features intern with a master's degree in journalism from New York University. Originally from Montreal, Canada, she now lives a quiet and caffeinated life in Brooklyn. You can read her recent work at Vanity Fair, The New York Observer and Bedford + Bowery. Follow her @rebeccahiscott."


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8 Best Apps for Team Collaboration

April 14, 2014

jessica-fee"There are hundred of apps that claim to "increase productivity" and "optimize company workflow," but how many apps actually do? We've selected a list of 8 apps that actually make your workday easier, and team collaboration more enjoyable in the process," writes Jess Fee (photo, left).

Author bio – "Jess Fee is a features intern at Mashable where she writes social media and tech inspired narratives. Follow her on Twitter for a daily dose of random ruminations: @jessfee​."


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How Fast Can You Edit?

April 14, 2014

lynn-gaertner-johnston-2"Each of the wordy phrases below can be replaced by one word. How fast can you edit them?"

Note: Ms. Gaertner-Johnston provides her answers in the comments section below the piece.


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How to Become a Google+ Wizard

April 14, 2014

google-plus-logo"Even for those who are "in the know" about the benefits of Plus, many have difficulty learning how to use Plus effectively. In this instructographic, we discuss an overview of how to use Google Plus for marketing, including a daily recipe for Google Plus success."


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Social Media in Our Workplaces

April 11, 2014

chris-riback"It’s hardly an overstatement that social media has taken over our personal lives," writes Chris Riback in a piece at TheWeek.com. "With Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more, it has become difficult to find time to say a simple “hello” in person as opposed to online."

"But what about in the workplace? Beyond the regular searching for new jobs on LinkedIn, how does social media impact the way work gets done? How does it affect HR? How does it affect us as individual employees?

"The recent study “State of Social Technology and Talent Management” by SilkRoad, the HR talent software provider, showed that some '75 percent of leaders in human resources and talent management believe their companies need to catch up on their understanding and use of social networking technology (internal and external).'"


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22 File-Sharing Tools for Easy Collaboration

April 11, 2014

grace-smith"Instead of overflowing email inboxes with attachments, we can make use of a variety of file-sharing tools, all cloud-based, with many including storage facilities to track your transfers. These tools also save you from the setup, cost and maintenance of running your own home server (VPN), and make it easy to upload files to share with friends or colleagues, access remotely (on any device), or store for later," says Grace Smith in a piece at Mashable.com.

Author bio – to learn more about Ms. Smith click here.


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11 Negotiating Tips for People Who Hate Negotiating

April 11, 2014

jeff-haden-3"I hate negotiating. (Hate negotiating.) To me, a negotiation always feels at least a little confrontational and I'm a confrontation-averse kinda guy," admits Jeff Haden (photo, left).

"Unfortunately, negotiating is a fact of business life.

"So if, like me, you're an admitted negotiating sissy, here are a few ways to make negotiating a little less stressful, a little more fun, and a lot more successful: . . ."


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The 17 Worst Things to Say on Your Resume

April 11, 2014

suzanne-lucasSuzanne Lucas (photo, left) presents the results of a new survey by CareerBuilder.com.

Author bio – "Suzanne Lucas spent 10 years in corporate Human Resources. She's hired, fired, and analyzed the numbers for several major companies. She founded the Carnival of HR, a bi-weekly gathering of HR blogs, and her writings have been used in HR certification and management training courses across the country."


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Art at Arm’s Length: A History of the Selfie

April 11, 2014

snippet-first-selfieJerry Saltz covers the topic at Vulture.com.

Image credit – original article (Parmigianino’s Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, 1523–24)


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