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6 Effective Ways to Deal with Criticism

Consider the source. Do you value the criticizer’s opinion? Does this person have a pattern of being helpful or harmful? What kind of criticism is it? Some criticism is just plain mean. Other forms of criticism is constructive. Constructive criticism isn’t a personal attack. Have an attitude of growth.  Be open to learning and changing. […]

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Three Tips For Building Your Network

by Marina Theodotou Research shows that 70 percent of jobs are found through networking. It is hailed as a fundamental prerequisite, and it can take many forms: social media networking, online networking, and person-to-person. 1. Give before you take Networking is about building, expanding, and cultivating your business and civic society relationships to cultivate your […]

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Tips to Improve Your Listening Skills

by Katherine Hurst Paraphrasing  Paraphrasing and summarizing are both fantastic communication skills that help you to make sense of a speaker’s points and also allow you to demonstrate that you are listening closely. Consistent Eye Contact    Be sure to tailor your eye contact to the needs of others, too—if you’re dealing with someone anxious, […]

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Top 5 Presentation Dos & Don’ts

Do – Learn Your Material – Take the time to commit your material to memory.  An educated speaker is worth listening to and will keep the audience engaged. Don’t – Read from the Slides – Nothing is more boring than a presenter using their slides as a script. Show them your shining personality, not your […]

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How do I Differentiate Myself? Personal Branding

IMPRESSION – A first impression is important. it’s how people will remember you. PERSONALITY – Your personality is what attracts and engages people. INTERESTS – Make yourself more memorable by sharing your interests and passions. EDUCATION – Did you earn a unique degree or attend a prestigious institution? SKILLS – What are some hard and soft skills you possess. ex. […]

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5 Steps to Rock Any Networking Event

By Andrew Medal  Not everyone loves bobbing in and out of a strange crowd with a bundle of business cards in one hand and a plate of cheese in the other. Approaching people you don’t know while trying to build connections can be awkward. Nevertheless, the fact remains: a face-to-face connection can help you to […]

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How These 16 Words Affect Your Close Rate

By Chris Orlob Research has shown that overusing “filler words” creates a slightly negative perception of the speaker. But do filler words actually have a meaningful impact on sales outcomes? As salespeople, we pride ourselves on being professional communicators. Filler words make most of us cringe. But professional communicators can sometimes be too nitpicky (attend […]

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How to Finish What Your Start

Be selective in what you embark on (Don’t just start on anything – do only the stuff you are passionate about) Estimate the resources you need (So you know what to expect) Budget your time and energy accordingly (So you can finish the project in a timely manner) Quit being a perfectionist (Whatever you’re obsessing […]

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