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Handling fears before public speaking

1 Some of us have very deep-rooted fears and anxieties when it comes to public speaking, especially if it’s not one of our natural talents and we have to work hard at developing the skill. Even if public speaking comes naturally to us, we can still understandably get nervous at...
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Why is it important to follow-up?

0 Without follow up then a meeting, interview or new contact is simply an empty hole. How often do you send a thank you note after attending an interview? Recent statistics show that not only do you need to make a good impression during the interview, you also need to...
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Do you just burst in unannounced?

0 There’s another much more effective way! “Hello, Hi, Hiya, Howzit, Howdee”– just a few of the many ways to greet people but they all come down to the same thing – a quick greeting, an easy opener. According to my trusty dictionary, a greeting is “a polite word or...
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Is feedback a dirty word to you?

1 Careers coach Lucinda Harlow says don’t worry, sometimes difficult feedback happens to good people… Feedback can come in all shapes and sizes. You’re told your management style needs work as you’re too abrupt; you need to tell less, empower more; be less emotional or bossy; have more empathy… all...
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Do You Know How to Get Ahead of the Crowd?

1 With an incredibly competitive job market throughout the entire country, you’ve got to do more than ever before to secure that job. Applications for every job are increasing and this means if you don’t stand out, you might not make it past the shortlisting stage. The sheer number of...
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