7 Steps to Take BEFORE Quitting Your Job.

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Most likely, you will eventually quit your job. It’s only a matter of time. With the job market regaining strength and your desire to move up the ladder quickly, it is inevitable. Movers and shakers…. Well, move. The only real question is how will you do it without leaving a bad taste in your employer’s […]

16 Marketing Predictions for 2016 from Forbes

Are You in Front of These Trends?

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This week Forbes posted an article on the top trends for 2016 as predicted from the C-suite. This was an interesting read and something I would recommend for the BLAST community. Key messages I got out of this article: 1) Engagement is king! Whether it is employee engagement to make them better brand ambassadors or […]

Do you have an Office Screamer?

Here is How You Handle That One!

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I am a mother of a beautiful young professional but at one time, she was an unruly teenage girl with all the emotional outburst and temper tantrums you can imagine. If you are a parent of a teen girl, you can relate with the trial and error of having to figure out how to deal […]

Are You Struggling to Build a Sales Culture?

Tips for building a winning organization.

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Every organization I work with has a goal or an initiative to turn their organizations into a “sales culture” but very few actually know how to make that happen. And as a result, often ends up on the wish list of greatest intentions that never seems to take shape. Are you struggling with the same […]

Is Likability a Factor in Strong Leaders?

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According to Tim Sanders, in his bestselling book “The Likability Factor”, the more you are liked, the happier your life will be. The higher your career will soar and the more money you will make. The book goes on to discuss how the people you meet along the way, will choose whether they like you […]

The headline read “REI is closing on Black Friday”!

Is this suicide for retailer or a smart PR move?

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Yes, you heard correctly. REI’s CEO, Jerry Stritzke announced that they will be closing their 143 stores and paying their employees to head outside! So, what do you think? Why every other retailer is fighting for customers to come into their stores on Black Friday (some even opening on Thanksgiving) by offering deep discounts and […]

How to Get Your Point Across in 30 Seconds or Less

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In the living world of business, capturing somebody’s attention is difficult when you are competing with so much other noise, but to keep them engaged for another 30 seconds while you get your point across…well that takes skill! Take a look around you and how fast the world is spinning around you. Take note of […]