I’m getting married a week from today, which is why Amy and I went to three dance lessons last week. We’re not looking to do anything special. We’re just making a last ditch effort to be merely below average when 200+ people watch our first dance. The standards for dancing ability are a bit different [...]
Yeah, I'm a volunteer coach at the local park, which has about 1,000 kids all vying to be the next Derek Jeter. This year's team was the 9YO Angels, which started off a little something like this (email subscribers click...
I find marketing extremely interesting because the tactics change rapidly, while the basic principles never do. If I was hiring an agency, I’d want a team that brings together the old and the new, even though I often have a strong urge to go with whatever’s new. Adpearance is a Portland, OR based digital marketing [...]
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If you are looking for a job. Don’t put up a facade and hope that you’ll eventually come to terms with what you have resigned yourself to do. Don’t do it. Just don’t. If you are in a job that is not your ideal job. Don’t fake it. Your best work will not come through. [...]
It seems logical, doesn’t it, to focus your job search effort toward applying for jobs online? With millions of jobs posted on over 10,000 job boards, you could apply 24/7/365. You could even apply without having to brush your teeth or change out of your pajamas! Unfortunately, over 99% of online job applications do not produce any [...]
Small businesses don’t usually have huge amounts of capital to work with. They cannot afford to spend too much on advertising and the only way for them to succeed is to focus on providing great customer experiences. If a customer is happy with a certain product or service, then they are much likely to recommend [...]
People respond positively to other relatable people. A recent study in the Journal of Consumer Research found that advertisements that appealed to a specific emotion fared better than those with a celebrity endorsement. In a nutshell, the researchers discovered that an advertisement with an average man proposing to his girlfriend got a stronger response from [...]
Are you driven? Successful salespeople are very goal driven determined to achieve their distant star and beyond. Further defining the personality and deep within, the successful salesperson does soul searching to understand their motivating forces and then prioritizes which to accomplish first. This becomes a forever commitment to education to do one’s best. And the [...]
In 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald introduced Jay Gatsby to the world in The Great Gatsby. This summer, Leonardo DiCaprio brought the iconic character to life once again on the big screen. Jay Gatsby is the master of the intriguing personal brand. Everyone in New York City knew his name. Everyone wanted to know more about [...]
When you seek out a mentor, you may mistakenly want a cheerleader or supportive therapist. But, in a mentor: you need a leader. A person who can tell you the brutal truth, and expect you are strong enough to keep your unwavering faith. A mentor is the person who creates a way for you to [...]
Where do you stand when it comes to multitasking? You may see multitasking as a way of life in today’s reality, or you may see multitasking as a myth: as something people believe they can do, but really can’t. Well, one way or another I agree with you. Writing a report while listening to my [...]
Have you ever been so immersed in learning mode that time literally meant nothing to you? I’ve been in that learning mode. It started with having to reload my computer files onto a different operating system and has been an adventure in learning different ways and for the most part even better ways. Personal branding [...]
Everyone graduating college at one point or another wonders whether the school they attended will have a significant impact on their career. The answer is that in 99.9% of cases, the college you graduated from will not make you any more or less successful, nor will prevent you from achieving any goals. The only time [...]
If your manager is hindering your advancements, try these tips to take control of your career destiny.
Yesterday at the Social Business Summit hosted by Dachis Group and Oracle in Mumbai, I presented (in a room full of Social Media Marketers!) the HR viewpoint of how employees are the key to success in social media and how organizations can leverage them. Show More Summary
David Zinger, Employee Engagement Speaker, on Cartoonist & Designer John Junson This is cheating but I feel so right in doing it that I will go ahead and cheat. John Junson, the Employee Engagement Network weekly resident cartoonist, has just published cartoon number 360 on the network. He has completed a full circle of 360 [...]
The best part of my job as a HR Leadership blogger is I get to talk to some really cool people. I'm going to do a better job at sharing some of those conversations with you. Hell, let's do that...
Your 20s are a hugely formative period of your career. Are you using them to your advantage?
I downloaded my first MP3 from an AOL chat room. I was an extremely early adopter when it came to “file sharing,” but after the lawsuits started and some of my favorite services were shut down, I gave up. Torrenting became all of the rage, and I missed the boat. I’ve heard a lot about [...]