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How to Give Less-Bad Gifts

Posted in Commentary on January 15th, 2015

What type of gifts you give someone says a lot more than you think it does. In fact, there is a scientific community that has a field day deciphering the message we interpret when getting certain gifts from certain people. That being said, you might want to learn how to give less-bad gifts in order to avoid getting the wrong message sent out. This article provides 7 science-backed ways to give less-bad gifts, and they all make total sense. The first one is a bit obvious...just give them what Read More...

Why You’re Never Too Young To Be a Leader

Posted in News & Headlines on January 15th, 2015

So you've just started your career, you're at the bottom of the ladder, but that doesn't mean you're too young to be a leader. Sure you may not get promoted to head-honcho right away, but there are other types of ways to start becoming a leader. With the right attitude, an observant eye and a desire to learn, any young professional can prevail early on. Read the full story here :: 10 Steps Read More...

Has the Advertising Industry Become Divergent?

Posted in News & Headlines on January 14th, 2015

Advertising Age announced the Top Campaigns of the 21st Century, which some might find odd since we are less than a quarter into the new century. Apparently there are reasons for it. According to Forbes, there has been so much change that has happened in advertising in the last fifteen years, that the editors at Ad Age decided to capture the winners in a time capsule sort of way. Indeed, there have been some massive advances in such a short period of time, which should be interesting to compare Read More...

Women’s Advantages in Deal-Making

Posted in Commentary on January 14th, 2015

It is somewhat known that women are more apt to be better at relationships than men, but have you ever considered that that may be an advantage business-wise? Investment Adviser Nadine Young believes women may have a small edge in financial negotiations because they like to start them by building relationships. In a study by the AMerican Psychological Association last month, women tended to out-perform men when they negotiate on behalf of another person, when they know the bargaining range anRead More...

How The Internet Will Transform Retail

Posted in News & Headlines on January 14th, 2015

Considering the amount of smart devices we each own, it's pretty obvious to say that the Internet is transforming retail. In fact, by 2020 there could be as many as 30 billion devices hooked up to the internet, meaning easy accessibility to all and any possible retail item you might need. Some people have already abandoned classic shopping completely, while others are using apps to help them spend more strategically. There's also tons of apps for ordering food, booking flight, and even offering Read More...

Why Cash is a Bad Gift

Posted in News & Headlines on January 13th, 2015

There are probably certain times when you wondered if giving cash was an acceptable gift or not. Well, in some cases it is, and in some others, it's considered a bad gift. If you are tipping someone a little extra for the holidays that provides regular service for you, but if you've developed a relationship with that person, you might want to reconsider. In this article, one woman asks an expert what she thinks about her husband giving his (attractive, single) fitness instructor $50 cash in a cRead More...

How To Protect Yourself From Hackers

Posted in Commentary on January 13th, 2015

The internet is a scary place. Your information can get stolen by anyone, which is why it's important to protect yourself from hackers. Virtual Private Network is a technology that can do just that by letting you connect to any private network from whenever you have internet access. When you connect this way, through VPN, it automatically encrypts your data, hiding it from potential hackers. This means you can have the peace of mind when using a corporate network or public or hotel WiFi. The Read More...

Awkward Gifts You Should Never Give

Posted in Gift Ideas on January 13th, 2015

Gift-giving can be hard, and can even end up being awkward if you give the wrong type of gifts. But how are you supposed to know what gifts are awkward to receive? In this hilarious article, one woman makes a very good point about the types of gifts you should never give. For instance, never give a woman anti-wrinkle cream unless of course, she has specifically asked for it. Gifts like anti-wrinkle cream are awkward to give, and even more awkward to get. But at least they'll know how you reallyRead More...

FoolProof Social Media Strategies

Posted in Commentary on January 12th, 2015

Not everyone is great at using social media, in fact, it can be a bit of a conundrum, which is why these social media strategies are pretty much foolproof. First you need to make your main objective to get into alignment. You can have great social media content but they won't matter if your landing pages, websites, and sales team aren't on the same wavelength to close the deal.

Next you need to not limit yourself to the big 3; Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. TheRead More...

Why Relationship-Forward Companies Succeed

Posted in News & Headlines on January 9th, 2015

This is an article about how relationship-forward companies market and sell, beginning with advanced recruiting techniques such as psychometric evaluations to identify and acquire highly relational talent. They also focus on a new set of skills, and look at not only intellectual horsepower, but also communication skills and leadership in sports and community services.

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