The Way You Are Isn’t Always the Way You Come Across

Canaday, SarasmIf you always try to put your best foot forward, yet you’re not gaining the ground you deserve, it could be your communication style. Career strategist and author Sara Canaday helps you identify the blind spots that are holding you back.

by Sara Canaday

You can do everything right for your career—network, take on extra projects, work overtime, etc.—yet still find yourself veering off track because of professional blind spots: little behaviors, attitudes and ways of communicating (verbally and otherwise) that are holding you back or causing full-on setbacks in the workplace. Read More

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How to Solve the Work-Life Imbalance

Alcorn, KatrinasmMaxed Out book coverDitch the guilt and self-blame—and change the conversation about work and life, says the author of MAXED OUT. A new dialogue starts here…

Q: Most working moms feel maxed out. Yet we rarely say more than, “I’m tired” or “What a week!” What are we NOT saying to our friends, family, each other?

A: I hear from a lot of women who say they have the life they always wanted (kids, career) . . . and it’s killing them. They feel like they’re always letting people down, like it’s somehow their fault that they can’t be all things to all people. Read More

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Seven Little-Known Tips to Easily Build Thought Leadership in 140 Characters or Less

New Vision Lena West articleOne of the biggest complaints I get about Twitter is the 140-character limitation. Many entrepreneurs feel they don’t have enough space to really share what they want to say. However, others have welcomed the on-board requirement of editing their missives down to the essential thoughts.

This type of self-editing does not come naturally to most, so below are tactics you can use to make leveraging Twitter easier while still getting your point across and underscoring your brand. Read More

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What To Do When They Ask You To Work Free

Pynchon-Victoriasmby Lisa Gates and Victoria Pynchon, Co-founders of She Negotiates Consulting and Training

If you are a consultant, professional or solopreneur and you’re offering a free consultation to give potential clients a slice, a sense of your value and skill, how is it going? Read More

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Master the Art of Instant Connections: Mel Robbins

Mel-Robbinssm1Do you hate networking events? Then turn them into a game with a friend, says Texas Conference for Women speaker Mel Robbins in our 25-minute teleclass. Challenge yourselves to meeting a specific goal before you go, for example, collecting 10 business cards. When networking, scan the room to find people to whom you are drawn. Follow your gut, and go talk to them! Compliment them on their blouse/shoes/pin, or just tell them they have great energy and you wanted to meet them. Click the link below to listen to the full teleclass. Read More

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