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Business Cards That Work

Business Cards That Work

It’s just a little bit of paper… just two inches high by three inches wide, just an unassuming piece of paper with a name and a phone number on it….so why is it so important?

Because it’s your business card! Oftentimes, it is one of the first impressions that is made about you and/or your company, and you will want it to be a good one!

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Why Your Professional Image Matters

Spruce Up Your Personal Packaging: Why Your Professional Image Matters

Do you remember the scene in the movie “In Pursuit of Happyness” with actor Will Smith when he arrives for his panel interview in a paint-stained work pants and wrinkled shirt? He had unfortunately been arrested the day before for not paying parking tickets and spent the night in jail. Dirty, weary, but determined, the character Christopher Gardner pulls himself together and presents himself to the hiring panel for consideration in the Dean Witter stockbroker internship program.

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Reflections on a Paperless Society

Reflections on a Paperless Society

We’ve all heard about the coming of a paperless society, especially since electronic devices play such a big part in our daily lives. A national scientific telephone survey was conducted by Poll Position this year.

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Weight Just a Minute! The Deal with Paper

Weight Just A Minute! What’s the deal with this paper?

I don’t know about everyone else, but more than once I’ve confused myself trying to determine the differences in paper weights. The paper weight on one package says it is 60 lb paper, but yet it feels much lighter than another package of paper that states it is also 60 lb weight. What’s the deal? Unfortunately, the Constitution does not guarantee that all paper is created equal – so let’s try to figure this out.

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Social Media Is Just That: Social

Social media is just that: Social

…which means that the rules of etiquette apply.
If you want to build your brand using social media outlets, remember your table manners.

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5 Steps to a Great First Impression

5 Steps to a Great Introduction

We believe that eyes may be the doorway to the soul, but the hands are the doorway to a successful encounter. Robert E. Brown and Dorthea Johnson

Have you ever met someone, shook their hand and been disappointed? The limp rag shake or the death grip both leave you with an impression about that person. What reaction are you getting with your hand shake?
Today we will help everyone make a great impact with their hand shake. That first impression is so important –Let’s make it a great one.
There are 5 parts to an Introduction.

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Networking on the Job

Networking on the Job

Are you among the 132 million* USA adults holding down a full time job? Or perhaps you are in the mix of 27 million* with part time jobs? Or maybe you are self-employed? Whatever the situation, congratulations you have a job and an income stream. But this is not the time to get cozy and feel secure. You need some insurance to protect your career and your financial future. I’m not talking about life insurance. I’m talking about professional networking.

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A Letter is Better

Southworth Supports “A Letter is Better!” Campaign

When I think of Valentine’s Day, one of the first things that come to mind for me is the cards – the racks upon racks of greeting cards that start pouring into the aisles of retail stores immediately following New Year’s. The same racks that, fast forward 5 weeks later, are barren and wiped out like the milk freezer at a grocery store on the day a snowstorm is forecasted. Why all the cards… why the need? We live in a digital world. We communicate digitally every day don’t we? Can’t we just email or, better yet, text our loved ones on Valentine’s Day to tell them how important they are to us? Well I guess we can, but does it really mean the same? Isn’t it the effort that makes it meaningful, the idea that someone took time and put thought into it that really makes it special to us?

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Friday the 13th: Just Another Superstition

Friday the 13th: Just another superstition.

Do you suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobib?

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Stay Energized: 5 Ways to Keep Your Tank Full

Stay Energized: 5 Ways to Keep Your Tank Full

“Passion is energy. Feel the passion that comes from focusing on what excites you.”

–Oprah Winfrey

Unlike cars, people don’t come with gauges to tell us when we’re running low on energy. It’s up to us to keep tabs on where our energy level is and find ways to pump ourselves up when our tank gets low.

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