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9 Scenarios for Presentation Skills Training

If you’ve ever been through a presentation skills training program, you probably know what a difference it can make in just one day. You may have seen a significant improvement in your confidence, polish, and messaging – just between the morning...

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Plan Your Leadership Communication Development

 

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Advocates Can Help Your Career

One of my past coaching clients recently reached out to me to reconnect. He was proud of his latest accomplishment -- moving from a sales role to a marketing position within the same organization.

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Business/Career Goals: Change From Old School to New School Thinking

The way that businesses operate is changing in many ways. Concepts about effective leadership are changing, as is the prevalence of flex-time, shared jobs, working virtually from home, and the need to influence with or without authority based on...

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Are You Difficult to Work With? Understand Your Behavior to Change It

Earlier this month, I blogged about dealing with difficult people in the workplace.

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Career Advice for New College Graduates -- What Employers Really Want

If it's nearly May, college graduation is right around the corner.

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Lessons From Golf's Masters Tournament: Career Mastery

The 2014 Masters Tournament is underway as I write this post -- always an exciting event for everyone who loves the sport of golf.

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National Workplace Wellness Week: Professional Development's Impact on Health

Did you know the first full week in April -- April 7 to 11th -- is National Workplace Wellness Week? No, that’s not a late April Fool's joke -- it’s a real resolution that was initiated by the American Heart Association and passed by the House of...

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Innovation: The Exciting New Vision TEDx Philadelphia Shared

Last Friday, March 28, the city of Philadelphia was proud to host a TEDx conference titled, "The New Workshop of the World."

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Are College Grads Learning the Soft Skills Needed to Succeed?

Earning a college degree is getting more and more expensive. There's now troubling research that indicates the ROI on these degrees isn't what these graduates expected.

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A Comprehensive Company Wellness Program Also Includes Career Wellness

As we’re wrapping up month two of the new year, I wonder if you’ve started working on your personal wellness program?

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Always Strive for the Gold In Your Professional Career

The Winter Olympics are now over, and the athletes have all returned to their respective countries. Does that mean their pursuit of excellence has ended?

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Attitude & Accountability Can Combine for Success -- Or Failure

Your attitude & personal accountability can combine for success -- or failure. Which do you choose?

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More New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

A carefully chosen New Year’s resolution can provide a necessary boost to your career.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Career Success in 2014

Are you a New Year’s resolution maker?

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Ten Books to Take Your Career to the Next Level: Your Competitive Advantage Series

It’s been a busy year here at BRODY, and I’m thrilled to announce that we are putting the finishing touches on our series of 10 mini-books, the Your Competitive Advantage series.

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Are Self-Confidence Issues Holding You Back Professionally? If So, You’re Not Alone

A few blogs ago, I wrote about the importance of self-confidence -- and how women often have a harder time owning their achievements.

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Body Language / Handshake 101: Avoid Cold Shoulders like Recent President Obama & Russian President Putin Meeting

Do nonverbal signals really matter?

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Business Blunders: Avoid the 5 Promotion Assassins

This might sound like a no brainer, but if you want to get to that dream job with the corner office and the other perks, you need to become the best you can possibly be at the job you currently hold. I’m not just talking about the actual skills...

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Business Blunders: Can You Shoot Yourself in the Foot With a Handshake?

The answer to the question posed in the title is, in a word, YES!

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Lack of Soft Skills Could Mean Closed Doors

I ran across an interesting article in Philly.com that really got me thinking -- "Employers: Entry-Level Applicants Are Just About Useless." It highlighted the results of a new study about the gap between employers’ perceptions and the...

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Go the Extra Mile, Even Without the Extra Dollar

An interesting article in the Huff Post caught my eye the other day: McDonald's Orders Friendly Service After Customer Complaints Rise.

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Advocates -- Your Secret Weapon for Professional Development

Are you lucky enough to have a business mentor?

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Is Fear Inhibiting Your Professional Development?

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” ~~ T. S. Eliot

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Are You Taking Advantage of All Professional Development Opportunities Your Company Offers? (part 2 of 2)

This blog is the second of a two-part series written by guest blogger Sean Conrad.

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Are You Taking Advantage of All Professional Development Opportunities Your Company Offers? (part 1 of 2)

This blog is the first of a two-part series written by guest blogger Sean Conrad.

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Is Mastery Really a Mystery?

“Why do you still practice after all of these years?”

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Getting Smarter in 2012

Recently, there was an article in Newsweek called “31 Ways to Get Smarter in 2012.”

Since I wrote this blog -- and the next few -- while I was on vacation, I thought it might be fun to comment on some of these ways.

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First Real Job

I have asked members of the BRODY team to occasionally contribute a blog. This one is written by our newest, youngest addition, Whitni Rouse. Her message is relevant-not just for young employees or other new hires but for all of us.

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Corporate Climate Primed for Training & Development: Time to Start Spending Now!

From all I am reading, corporate profits are increasing, and corporate spending continues to decline.

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Accountability Presentation at VirtualU on May 18

It’s fair to say that we’re entering a brave new world in lots of ways.

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My “Olympic” Lesson: Training and Development Pays Off

My husband and I were hooked on the Winter Olympics – both from the sports competition aspect as well as the “back story” angle about the athletes. These Olympic athletes are all winners, whether they medaled or not.

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September Means Back to School – Not Just For Kids

It’s back to school time.

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Be Open to All Possibilities

The third point from my keynote graduation speech at Temple University.

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Graduation Time Lessons To Share

Have you ever given a graduation speech?

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Post-Layoff Action Plan: Pick Up & Move On

I’ve been fielding many inquiries of late from members of the media – all related to stories they are doing about our business climate of increased job loss and a horrific economy – and how those who weren’t laid off can cope with the guilt of...

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My Book Recommendations

I once heard the quote, “You are who you are based on the people you meet, and the books you read.”

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A Toast To You!

 

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