Category Archives: Professional

5 Tips for Winning a Promotion

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You may be the world’s best venue negotiator, but do you know how to position yourself for a step up the career ladder? Here are some helpful tips. 1. Know thyself. Lisa Quast, author of the award-winning book, Your Career, Your Way, advises a personal SWOT analysis to understand your differentiators and the special skills or experiences that make…

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5 Tips for Organizing Better International Meetings

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In our global world, international meetings have become a necessity for businesses of all sizes. Skype, Zoom, FaceTime and other mobile technologies make it easier than ever to meet virtually with clients or colleagues from around the world between in-person meetings—virtual meetings are less expensive and more convenient than boarding an international flight. That doesn’t…

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Buoy, Don’t Bully

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Positive leadership inspired by joy, collaboration and Renaissance thinking When employees feel disengaged, underappreciated and uninspired, it’s easy to find fault with the workforce itself. But the blame may lie with the leader, instead. “I truly believe that the success and personality of the team is a direct reflection of the leader,” says Eve Schmitt,…

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Top Managers are Good Salespeople

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Motivating employees helps them excel and exceed expectations It is often said that good salespeople do not always make good managers. As a sales director and publisher, I’ve found this to be true. However, I do believe all good managers must be good salespeople. I came up through the sales ranks in my career to…

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6 Career Tips for Women in Leadership

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On April 4, 2017, Fawn Germer presented a webinar titled “Women in Leadership: 10 Tips On Getting to the Top.” The global leadership speaker and the best-selling, Oprah-featured author of eight books, Germer is also a four-time, Pulitzer-nominated investigative reporter. She has written for The Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report. Germer was…

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What Do Your Attendees Really Want?

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Emotions analytics can provide some answers Surveys, questionnaires and diagnostic tests all have their place, but it often isn’t easy to get to the bottom of what people really mean, feel and want. During the past few years, however, several companies have developed products that aim to do just that. Many of these products employ…

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