Brian Maynor July 18, 2013

  July 17, 2013

By Brian Maynor July 18, 2013   What would you say if I told you it was possible to look 10lbs. thinner instantly?  If you were like me, you would…

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Jerry Bellune July 16, 2013

  July 15, 2013

By Jerry BelluneJuly 16, 2013How to break the rules successfully Do you want to be another “me-too” business?Neither did Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey.They met in 1983 and have been…

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Deborah OConnor July 16, 2013

  July 15, 2013

By Deborah O’ConnorJuly 16, 2013 I’ve had a request by a business entrepreneur to write an article regarding the do’s and don’ts of funerals. What is the right thing to…

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Deborah OConnor July 16, 2013

  July 15, 2013

By Deborah O’ConnorJuly 16, 2013 I’ve had a request by a business entrepreneur to write an articleregarding the do’s and don’ts of funerals. What is the right thing to do…

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Jerry Bellune July 16, 2013

  July 15, 2013

By Jerry BelluneJuly 16, 2013How to break the rules successfully Do you want to be another “me-too” business?Neither did Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey.They met in 1983 and have been…

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Jeffrey Gitomer July 8, 2013

  July 7, 2013

By Jeffrey GitomerJuly 8, 2013   Dear Jeffrey, I sell copiers in NYC, and this year I finished as the numberone rep in the nation. I truly believe that would…

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Jerry Bellune July 8, 2013

  July 7, 2013

By Jerry BelluneJuly 8, 2013Lessons from a $50,000 flop You may have heard of Al Neuharth.Al was the flamboyant founder of USA Today.He spent millions making USA Today profitable.But he…

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Jerry Bellune July 8, 2013

  July 7, 2013

By Jerry BelluneJuly 8, 2013Lessons from a $50,000 flop You may have heard of Al Neuharth.Al was the flamboyant founder of USA Today.He spent millions making USA Today profitable.But he…

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Deborah OConnor July 9, 2013

  July 6, 2013

By Deborah O’ConnorJuly 9, 2013 What exactly is professionalism? We all know we have to have it to be a success, but how is it defined? The dictionary defines it…

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Deborah OConnor July 9, 2013

  July 6, 2013

By Deborah O’ConnorJuly 9, 2013 What exactly is professionalism? We all know we have to have it to be asuccess, but how is it defined? The dictionary defines it as“professional…

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Brian Maynor July 11, 2013

  July 3, 2013

By Brian Maynor July 11, 2013   At some point in your career, if not already, you will be required to participate in an office outing full of teambuilding exercises…

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Brian Maynor July 11, 2013

  July 3, 2013

By Brian Maynor July 11, 2013   At some point in your career, if not already, you will be required toparticipate in an office outing full of teambuilding exercises with…

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L. Paul Cline July 2, 2013

  July 2, 2013

By L. Paul ClineJuly 2, 2013Men ask me often, what is in style, 2 button, 3 button, pleats or flat fronts, wide ties, narrow ties, cuffs or no cuffs?  Fashion…

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Jerry Bellune July 2, 2013

  July 1, 2013

By Jerry BelluneJuly 2, 2013Are you in danger of failure?All of us can fail, and most of us eventually do.Our failures are largely self-inflicted but . . .If we never…

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Jeffrey Gitomer June 27, 2013

  July 1, 2013

By Jeffrey GitomerJune 27, 2013   With all the dumb laws on the books these days, you’d think they’d have one smart one for taking responsibility. Wouldn’t it be cool…

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Jerry Bellune July 2, 2013

  July 1, 2013

By Jerry BelluneJuly 2, 2013Are you in danger of failure?All of us can fail, and most of us eventually do.Our failures are largely self-inflicted but . . .If we never…

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Deborah OConnor July 2, 2013

  July 1, 2013

By Deborah O’ConnorJuly 2, 2013 Business casual attire sounded like such a great idea. Business people could work in casual clothing, assuring comfort and flexibility in the work place. Everyone…

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Deborah OConnor July 2, 2013

  July 1, 2013

By Deborah O’ConnorJuly 2, 2013 Business casual attire sounded like such a great idea. Business peoplecould work in casual clothing, assuring comfort and flexibility in thework place. Everyone would be…

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Paul Cline June 27, 2013

  June 27, 2013

By L. Paul ClineJune 27, 2013 Perhaps you’ve heard the following, I hear it almost daily   The days of wearing a suit are gone. Casual Friday? It’s casual week around here.…

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Brian Maynor June 26, 2013

  June 25, 2013

By Brian Maynor June 26, 2013   “I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!”  We have all been there.  Standing in front of the closet, rummaging through every item we own trying…

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Brian Maynor June 26, 2013

  June 25, 2013

By Brian Maynor June 26, 2013   “I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!”  We have all been there.  Standing in front of the closet, rummaging through every item we own trying…

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Jerry Bellune June 24, 2013

  June 24, 2013

By Jerry BelluneJune 24, 2013Pro golfers play in a tough league.Lots of pressure and big money at stake.Have a bad day as a pro golfer?You have a bad pay day,…

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Jerry Bellune June 24, 2013

  June 24, 2013

By Jerry BelluneJune 24, 2013Pro golfers play in a tough league.Lots of pressure and big money at stake.Have a bad day as a pro golfer?You have a bad pay day,…

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Deborah OConnor June 24, 2013

  June 23, 2013

By Deborah O’ConnorJune 24, 2013 One of the most complicated and misunderstood aspects of business or homeentertaining is proper seating. Many business deals and friendships canbe at stake, therefore it…

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Deborah OConnor June 24, 2013

  June 23, 2013

By Deborah O’ConnorJune 24, 2013 One of the most complicated and misunderstood aspects of business or home entertaining is proper seating. Many business deals and friendships can be at stake,…

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Brian Maynor June 20, 2013

  June 20, 2013

By Brian Maynor June 20, 2013   A lot of people work in offices that do nothave a defined dress code or the rule is ‘business casual’ without anyfurther definition…

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Do your clothes fit properly?

  June 20, 2013

By L. Paul ClineJune 20, 2013 1.  Contrary to popular belief, men’s dress clothes should always be comfortable.   2.  Your clothes send a message if they fit well.3.  That message…

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Getting a Great Job June 19, 2013

  June 19, 2013

By Blake DuBose and Mike DuBoseJune 19, 2013 “I sent out 200 resumes in the last month and haven’t heard anything!” “I’ve been trying for so long, I’m about to…

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Getting a Great Job June 19, 2013

  June 19, 2013

By Blake DuBose and Mike DuBoseJune 19, 2013 “I sent out 200 resumes in the last month and haven’t heard anything!” “I’ve been trying for so long, I’m about to…

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Jeffrey Gitomer June 20, 2013

  June 19, 2013

By Jeffrey GitomerJune 20, 2013   The two least understood words in sales are also the most powerful. Both of the words are related. Both of the words have nothing…

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Brian Maynor June 20, 2013

  June 18, 2013

By Brian Maynor June 20, 2013   A lot of people work in offices that do not have a defined dress code or the rule is ‘business casual’ without any…

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Deborah OConnor June 17, 2013

  June 17, 2013

By Deborah O’ConnorJune 17, 2013 Last week I was teaching etiquette to a group and was asked the question, “Why do we need etiquette anyway, and how did it start?”…

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Jerry Bellune June 17, 2013

  June 17, 2013

By Jerry BelluneJune 17, 2013 How to create deliriously happy clientsConsumers are happier making irrevocable decisions.And they suffer less buyer remorse.That’s from the Journal of Consumer Research.Who knows this better…

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Deborah OConnor June 17, 2013

  June 17, 2013

By Deborah O’ConnorJune 17, 2013 Last week I was teachingetiquette to a group and was asked the question, “Why do we needetiquette anyway, and how did it start?” Here is…

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Jeffrey Gitomer June 17, 2013

  June 17, 2013

By Jeffrey GitomerJune 17, 2013   I am on it.I am into it.It’s attracting customers.It’s making sales.It’s free! What is it?It’s almost social media.It’s BUSINESS social media. It’s your ticket…

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Deborah OConnor June 13, 2013

  June 12, 2013

By Deborah O’ConnorJune 13, 2013 More and more business is being conducted today with only a mobile phone. In fact, almost half of all people in the US have only…

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Deborah OConnor June 13, 2013

  June 12, 2013

By Deborah O’ConnorJune 13, 2013 More and more business is being conducted today with only a mobilephone. In fact, almost half of all people in the US have only a…

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Style: Brian Maynor June 13, 2013

  June 11, 2013

By Brian MaynorJune 11, 2013   You know it’s possible to dress too young for the office, but didyou also know you could dress too old?  After working for a…

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Style: Brian Maynor June 13, 2013

  June 11, 2013

By Brian MaynorJune 11, 2013   You know it’s possible to dress too young for the office, but did you also know you could dress too old?  After working for…

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Jerry Bellune June 10, 2013

  June 9, 2013

By Jerry BelluneJune 10, 2013 Break your bad selling habits Do you get a lot of pest sales calls?I sure do, trying to sell me stuff I don’t need or…

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Jeffrey Gitomer June 5, 2013

  June 5, 2013

By Jeffrey GitomerJune 5, 2013   Hello Mr. Gitomer, I read your article on LinkedIn in the Daily HeraldBusiness Ledger here in the Chicago Suburbs. I am a fan. You…

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Brian Maynor June 6, 2013

  June 3, 2013

By Brian MaynorJune 6, 2013   You have taken all the right steps toward earning a promotion: worked hard, put in the hours and impressed the bosses, yet nothing seems…

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Deborah OConnor June 4, 2013

  June 3, 2013

By Deborah O’ConnorJune 4, 2013 People do business with those they know, like and trust. They will go out of their way to deal with someone if they know that…

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Brian Maynor June 6, 2013

  June 3, 2013

By Brian MaynorJune 6, 2013   You have taken all the right steps toward earning a promotion: workedhard, put in the hours and impressed the bosses, yet nothing seems to…

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Deborah OConnor June 4, 2013

  June 3, 2013

By Deborah O’ConnorJune 4, 2013 People do business with those they know, like and trust. They will goout of their way to deal with someone if they know that they…

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Jerry Bellune June 2, 2013

  June 2, 2013

By Jerry BelluneJune 2, 2013 How to sell to women and menThis is not Mars-and-Venus feel-good stuff.It is based on scientific research.It will help you become more effective.Your purpose may…

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Brian Maynor May 29, 2013

  June 2, 2013

By Brian MaynorMay 29, 2013   We have all felt the rush of excitement that follows landing a jobinterview.  The optimism of what could happen, the hope that it does…

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Jeffrey Gitomer May 29, 2013

  May 29, 2013

By Jeffrey GitomerMay 29, 2013   Most people reading this have never tweeted. (You included?) On the offchance that you have tweeted, my guess is you have less than 5,000Twitter…

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Brian Maynor May 29, 2013

  May 29, 2013

  By Brian MaynorMay 29, 2013   We have all felt the rush of excitement that follows landing a job interview.  The optimism of what could happen, the hope that…

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Jeffrey Gitomer May 27, 2013

  May 27, 2013

By Jeffrey GitomerMay 27, 2013   When The Who recorded the song Going Mobile in 1971, they had no idea whatthe future held, nor that they were the predictors of…

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