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So How Do You Come Across?
So How Do You Come Across?
Many of us have one idea of how we come across, but often the perception can be different. And it can affect how others see us. IABC Fellow Joe Williams shares ways three ways you can start to master speaking in front of others in this article. He'll divulge more during The Strategic and Confident You - part of the IABC Fellows' Circles of Wisdom at World Conference.
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5 Tips to Brainstorm Your Way to Better Creativity
5 Tips to Brainstorm Your Way to Better Creativity
Brainstorming sessions often lead to frustration or more of the same ideas. But what if you could get employees to open up and share what they're thinking? Creativity expert Marilyn Barefoot shares five ideas for unlocking creativity and making sure your next brainstorming session makes a difference.
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Build Your Own Personal Brand in 8 Easy Steps
Build Your Own Personal Brand in 8 Easy Steps
While a personal brand is built over a career, there are some easy steps you can take to give your online presence a big boost. Inc. columnist Geoffrey James tells how you can make it happen. Get started by figuring out what you're good at and then owning that on the web and social media platforms.
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How Post-It Notes Can Make You a Better Communicator
How Post-It Notes Can Make You a Better Communicator
You may think you're a world-class multitasker, but chances are all that juggling makes you stressed, and things occasionally fall through the cracks. The solution may be a visual workflow system called kanban that dates to postwar Japan. Sue Johnston, ABC, says it's a lifesaving practice that will make you better at communications -- or anything you do.
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Do This and You'll Look Great in Your Next Headshot
Do This and You'll Look Great in Your Next Headshot
Does the thought of having a company headshot taken make you panic? Is your LinkedIn image still a grey outline? Then it sounds like you need some tips on taking a better portrait. In this Lifehacker piece, photographer Peter Hurley shares a few solid tricks that will make anyone instantly more photogenic.
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Will Women in Communications Ever Close That Pay Gap?
Will Women in Communications Ever Close That Pay Gap?
Sometimes it feels like we're stuck in a 1980s time warp. The IABC Foundation first documented that women in the communications were paid less than male counterparts in 1986 Little has changed over the past 30 years. Kellie Garrett, MC, one of Canada's Top 25 Women of Influence, explores the problem and the solution in this interview with CW magazine's Natasha Nicholson in this podcast.
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Discovering Your Life’s Question: Lesley Jane Seymour on Finding Fulfillment Later in Life
Discovering Your Life’s Question: Lesley Jane Seymour on Finding Fulfillment Later in Life
Even successful women in their 40s and 50s have dreams and goals. CW Executive Editor Natasha Nicholson caught up with Lesley Jane Seymour, editor-in-chief of More magazine, for an inspiring conversation about what it takes to discover fulfillment later in life.
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When it Comes to Gender Equality, Shahnaz Taplin Says We're all in this Together
When it Comes to Gender Equality, Shahnaz Taplin Says We're all in this Together
A poor woman in a developing country seems to have little in common with a career woman in the U.S. or Europe pushing against a glass ceiling. But Shahnaz Taplin, founder of Invest in Muslim Women and a panelist at the IABC Foundation Luncheon, says issues of economic empowerment unite women everywhere. Read how she's creating economic growth by helping advance the lives of disadvantaged women.
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Hear Cindy Gallop on What Businesses Need to Blow Up - and How to Start Over
Hear Cindy Gallop on What Businesses Need to Blow Up - and How to Start Over
"You cannot do new world order business from an old world order place….We have to redesign the way we do business if we really want to own the future,” says Cindy Gallop the outrageous brand innovator behind IfWeRanTheWorld.The bad news is that most companies are doing business that old way and companies will seriously have to shake themselves up if they want to make any real progress. Hear what she says on finding a more human way to connect with customers in this podcast.
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Supporters and Critics Turn "Ban Bossy" into Smart and Meaningful Dialogue
Supporters and Critics Turn "Ban Bossy" into Smart and Meaningful Dialogue
LeanIn.org and the Girl Scouts launched “Ban Bossy,” a campaign to support female leadership skills. Within 24 hours, #banbossy was trending on social media and banbossy.com had a million hits. But, more than simple likes and shares, the response to this two-word campaign reveals a public that is interested in a much deeper conversation.
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What Not to Wear for Your Next Big Presentation
What Not to Wear for Your Next Big Presentation
Giving a speech in front of a crowd is a big deal, but Nancy Duarte says it's not the time to show off your sex appeal. Duarte, an IABC Silicon Valley member and thought leader when it comes to effective presentations, says that short sleeves, sweat and short skirts are distracting, so don't go there. See how to dress for success in this LinkedIn post.
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Five Strategies for Marketing in an Uncertain World
Five Strategies for Marketing in an Uncertain World
You may not have known it, but we're living in a world that can be described by the acronym VUCA: volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. What it means is that you have to approach your social media marketing very carefully, says David Warschawski, CEO of the award-winning agency. He shares fives strategies that companies can use to make sure they're always prepared.
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Could a Desk Plant Help You Win a Promotion?
Could a Desk Plant Help You Win a Promotion?
Well, we know the plant can't go into a meeting with you. But scientific studies have shown that workers who have plants on their desks are more creative and attentive while people with a view of nature feel happier at work. In this Fast Company article, Eric Jaffe explains why a little green is so good for the brain.
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