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Verizon battles robocalls with new tech

 

Verizon hopes to stop robocalls by opening access to new technology for its subscribers. The tech, called STIR/SHAKEN, is a caller ID technology you don’t have to install. It is intended to identify when numbers are being spoofed. Robocalls usually spoof numbers to make targets believe the call is legitimate. Usually, they make it look…

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What should your obit reveal?

 
Jerry Bellune

By Jerry Bellune   My Seton Hall University reporting students’ 1st writing exercise was simple: Write a 250-word obituary you would want read at your funeral. Bear in mind that it will appear in the local newspaper, too. Your loved ones will read it and smile. “He (or she) was sui generis,” they will say.…

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Achieve your goals on time – every time

 

By Jerry Bellune   Our friend Ann Elliott agreed to work with us on our 1st book. Its mission was to teach sales people the top 7 strategies of sales super stars. They were great sales people we had worked with over the years. Ann worked with us about an hour and left us a…

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HP recalls more laptop batteries

 

By Katie Ritchie   The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the computer and printer business HP is expanding a recall from January 2018. The recall is of Lithium-ion batteries for HP commercial notebook computers. These batteries are also in mobile workstations. The batteries pose a safety risk. The batteries have been overheating, melting…

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RSVP Today: Making sure the right people are in the room for your event

 

By Emily Eckert NP Strategy   My first article in October covered tips and tricks to help execute your event without a hitch. Nailing down those logistics can be a full-time job in and of itself, but all of that planning will mean nothing if you neglect what SHOULD be one of your first tasks:…

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When talent and hard work aren’t enough

 

By Brian Maynor   “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King   All of us are talented in one way or another, and most of us try to play to those talents when working hard toward success, but…

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Your best source of new business

 

By Jerry Bellune   All of us know we should ask for referrals but we too often forget to ask. Our friend Ruth King advises her coaching clients to place a statement at the bottom of their bills, proposals and the backs of their business cards. Print “We grow our company through referrals from satisfied…

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How leaders can prevent sharing from becoming oversharing

 

By Brian Maynor   Thanks to social media, our lives have become a testament to oversharing. The common thought is that everything we do needs to be shared, and if it doesn’t get a certain amount of likes then it wasn’t valuable.  Not only is this new way of thinking dangerous, not everyone wants or…

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Tips for victims of tech scams

 

by Katie Ritchie   Did you pay a tech support scammer? If the scam took place a long while ago, it may be too late to get your money back, but you can always try. As with any scam, the sooner you react, the better. If you paid the scammer with a credit or debit…

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The two “C”s of success

 

By Brian Maynor   I’m willing to wager when thinking about success we’ve never thought the two “c”s in the middle of the word before. Now what if I told you two things you can associate with those letters could make all the difference in whether we’re successful or not?  Those two things are confidence…

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