networking at events

Here at BNI, the world’s largest networking organization, we’ve got news for you: desperation is not referable. When people demonstrate certain behaviors as part of their networking efforts, it’s a tell-tale sign of desperation. Here are four types of behaviors that desperate networkers exhibit: 1. The Card Dealer This is probably the most common form…

email etiquette

Email is one of those business tools that many of us take for granted and don’t think twice about.  But not practicing basic email etiquette could be hurting your reputation, causing business partners and customers to perceive you in a negative light. You might be the company superstar, but failing to communicate properly via email…

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…