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Meeting Agenda Templates For Any Type of Conference Call

Who Needs a Meeting Agenda? Every successful conference call starts with a meeting agenda. Before the call, the agenda informs participants what they need...

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Audio and Video Conferencing Icebreakers

How many times can you open a conference call with “one fun fact about yourself?” At this point in my career, my Name/Title/Fun Fact is on auto-repeat....

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What Science Says About Productivity: 6 Strategies to Gain a Competitive Edge

In today’s competitive business environment, even small increases in productivity can be enough to create and sustain a competitive advantage. So, if...

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Read Between The Lines: Client Body Language and Vocal Cues

You’ve done your homework. You’ve prepared for the big meeting. You’re standing in your Wonder Woman power pose. But, you’re unsure if the presentation is...

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Vast Conference’s Favorite Podcasts: 2019

It seems you can’t go anywhere these days without someone wanting to tell you about their favorite podcast – business podcast included! There’s a lot of...

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Best Practices for Presenting Like a Pro

Are you primed and ready to give your best presentation possible? At first, public speaking and presenting your work online may seem daunting. How do the...

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Business Books for Your Personal and Professional Growth

Did you know that growing your career and improving your personal development is as easy as picking up a book? Reading has been shown to reduce stress...

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The Team Collaboration Formula For Success

If you’re an Avengers fan, you know too well that Captain America: Civil War is the perfect example of a potentially powerful team that fails to...

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Conquering Your Public Speaking Fears

More people are afraid of public speaking than dying ACTUALLY DYING! Comedian Jerry Seinfeld jokes that most of us would rather be inside the coffin than...

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Beating Your Bad Work Habits For Good

While we might not want to admit it, we all have at least one bad habit in both our personal and/or work lives that we’d like to break. Whether it’s...

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The Benefits of Being a Positive Procrastinator

You’ve probably heard the expression “there are two ways to skin a cat”. I’m not actually aware of what those two ways are, nor do I need to know…but what...

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Motivating Teams in 2019

Q4 is a festive time of the year. With so many holidays in such a short period, things can get out of hand quickly. While fun, exciting, and refreshing...

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Stick To Your Professional New Year Resolutions

2019 is finally here and back to work water cooler cavorting is rife with New Year’s resolution banter. Who’s getting healthy? Who’s saving more money?...

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The Best Onboarding Plan for New Employees

The onboarding process can set the tone for a new hire’s whole tenure. These onboarding best practices will help you integrate your new colleague...

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Email Etiquette For Employee Onboarding

Every office has different expectations about etiquette and culture, and a lot of those expectations come in the form of unwritten rules. Too many offices...

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Disagreement is Good for Business. Agreed?

I disagree with you. Chances are those four words made you uncomfortable. Do we have a conflict here? Conflicts make most people uncomfortable. You’re...

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The Best Software for Today’s Freelance Workforce

As a freelancer, time is your most valuable resource. You probably got into freelancing because you wanted to set your own hours and enjoy a flexible...

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Communication Tips For Professors

You can avoid a lot of higher education’s nuisances and headaches with the help of internet tools and software. Here’s how communications technology can...

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Must-Haves For A Productive Kickoff Meeting

When you kick off a project, you’re really forging a new company. This company won’t have its own letterhead, or have an earnings call, but, like any...

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Turn Your Commute Into Time Well Spent

Long commute? You’re not alone. We’re in sunny Los Angeles, a city famous for its bumper to bumper congestion. But, we only have the 10th longest commute...

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Spread Your Message at Events Using Collaboration Tools

Share your next event with conference calling and screen sharing tools Hosting a workshop? Attending a conference? Organizing a social gathering? Event...

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Increase Audience Engagemet with 5 Unique Presentation Tips

We’ve all been a victim of a boring presentation. Whether they are given in-person, on the phone, or online. Nothing’s worse than feeling your brain shut...