color psychology

Color is an integral part of life, we can’t avoid color in life as it is everywhere. The more we embrace it and consciously become color savvy, aware of its affects and transformational abilities, the more we can readily accept how it can positively influence our decisions. Take red for example. To demonstrate the dramatic…

As young professionals, you hear all the time that you must network to find internships, jobs and mentoring relationships. Yet, many of you don’t know how to connect effectively with the business leaders who can help you advance professionally. Many of these leaders are willing to share insights, but few young professionals know how to…

You’re probably familiar with the concept of SMART goals. SMART is commonly defined as Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound. Organizations use these goals with two primary aims in mind. When addressing each aspect of the initials in SMART goals, the anticipated result is a clearly defined direction for the team, and a well-set timeline…

Summer is here! That means it’s time for vacations and making memories. Using our mobile devices we can enhance those memories for years to come. Here are the top 5 things  people are searching for this summer and how to do them on Android and Apple devices: 1. Panoramic Photo Mode Bring the beautiful scenery back…

Competition is fiercer today than ever before, and no matter how much you focus on data, analytics, and performance, it may surprise you that what ultimately matters most to people is the human touch.  Companies don’t make decisions—people do, and people make the most crucial business decisions for personal reasons. It may come as a…

fear of rejection

Are you paralyzed by fear? Good. What you’re afraid to do, you must do. The question you’re afraid to ask, you must ask. In this article, I will look at “getting out on the skinny branches.” Failure is inevitable. Resilience is a life skill, one that will fill your soul and your pocket.  “I learned…

public speaking

Have you ever watched the Oscar ceremonies or Grammy awards on TV? While you may applaud the hot new stars and the legends in the industry, I’m guessing that you’ve seen better acceptance speeches elsewhere. For the most part, the winners are repetitious, rambling, and sometimes irrelevant. Obviously, being a winner does not necessarily make…

persistence perseverance

As the old man stood steadily before the university graduates, they quieted with respectful attention. His years of experience forging a commercial dynasty elicited admiration in business minds from Wall Street to the classroom. He had decades of hands-on wisdom and keen leadership skills honed by the emotionless bottom line of profit statements and the…

communication processing brain

Most business communication fails. Surveys consistently shows that about 75% of business presentations are rated as “mediocre” or worse by their audiences. More seriously, while companies on average rate the quality of the solutions they sell at 8 on a 1 to 10 scale, those same companies rate their sales messaging at a mere 4. At…