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July 16, 2012
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Getting Ahead 
  • Why your team presentation bombed
    Teams that don't practice their presentations beforehand end up looking awkward and can turn off an audience or client, writes Matt Eventoff, owner of Princeton Public Speaking. "With a team presentation, you're only as strong as your weakest link," he says. "You've got to work on the details." He provides several tips on how to give a top-notch presentation. USA TODAY (7/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
FEATURED ARTICLE: 10 Small-Business Predictions for 2015
Things are looking up for small businesses in 2015. We count down the 10 ways you can get ahead in the New Year. Read the article.

Making the Connection 
 
  • Website helps connect social media contacts to a job listing
    A new website, Jackalope Jobs, is designed to help you find a job via your social media contacts, Matt Petronzio writes. "By clicking on any one job listing, you can see who among your connections could put you in touch with that particular company, and how exactly they are affiliated," he writes. Mashable (7/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Time off boosts employee morale — and other pleasant surprises
New research reveals that a clearly articulated time-off policy that's fairly, transparently implemented improves employee productivity and morale —creating a happier, more loyal workforce for long term success.
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The Landscape 
  • Nonprofits seek business-savvy professionals
    More nonprofit organizations are hiring experienced people from the business world, especially those who have had volunteer experience, Anne Fisher writes. The economic downturn means many nonprofits are particularly interested in those who have financial or fundraising experience, she writes. CNNMoney/Fortune (7/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Your Next Challenge 
 
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Balancing Yourself 
  • Is Twitter crushing your soul?
    Constantly checking e-mails or texts can drain productivity, but the habit can be a difficult one to break, experts say. The key is being more mindful of what we're doing and why, they say. “So we need to find ways to make it as nourishing as possible, as we try to do with our diets, and not just turn to what’s easiest. Is your Twitter or Facebook nourishing or crushing your soul?” says Kelly McGonigal, the author of "“The Willpower Instinct.” The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (7/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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The Water Cooler 
  • Brazilian entrepreneurs open "love hotel" for dogs
    A Brazilian brother and sister are building an eight-story, million-dollar hotel for dogs -- and have announced that one floor of the establishment will be exclusively dedicated to canine romance. The hotel's "romantic rooms" will feature plush cushions, a heart-shaped ceiling mirror and mood lighting, and will cost about $50 per day. National Public Radio (text and audio) (7/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything."
--William Connor Magee,
Irish clergyman

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