Ask Questions to Enhance Workshop Engagement

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A workshop differs from a presentation or lecture in the focus on the “work” in the “shop” the space creates. Some kind of effort is done that places the audience in a direct experience of the topic. In a workshop, the audience tends to leave with results from the activities …

How a Blog Creates Career Development Value

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If you use an Internet search engine to research a topic, if you aren’t absorbing information from an organization you’re likely to do so from someone’s blog. Test it out for yourself. Search “The best way to shine shoes” and scan the first 10 links. Blogs. “Blogging” is defined by …

The Value of Having a Business Card

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The business card is one of the most common resources for professionals and non-professional interests alike. I remember experimenting with a number of card designs during undergrad. I’d go to Vistaprint and toy with the options. Choosing different titles, seeing which resonated most. With a large stock available and card …

2 Ways to Have Empowered Meetings

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Meetings appear to be dry gatherings of little worth, but they can be useful opportunities to expand your influence for missions you resonate with. P.S. – Meetings don’t just happen in companies and can take many forms (masterminds, lunch out, the classic golf scene, impromptu) so it’s essential to know …

3 Reasons to Take Meeting Minutes

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Unless you’re working in a well-developed organization, you may not come across meeting minutes. “Meeting minutes” are literally the minutes (or moments) recorded from a meeting. When there are many members in the meeting, it’s likely there will be plenty of information, recommendations, cross-talk, possible disputes, ideas, all sorts of …

2 Tips to Avoid Digital Self-Sabotage

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So you’ve clicked the “Submit” button on the online application. Or you sent the resume to someone specific by E-mail. Or you’ve just handed off your business card to a potential employer in an unexpected social event. This is an opportunity to congratulate yourself for taking that step, grasping the …

How to Skill Build with a Company in 90 Days

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On an interview it’s been my observation that questions of professional skill development rarely surface, unless asked by the candidate. In all the interviews I’ve personally been on, only about 2 employers asked me directly about how I’d like to grow with the organization. Every other time I was the …

Metaphysical Preparation for Job Interviews

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Having been on the side of  an interviewer and interviewee, and assisted people with their process I’ve come to recognize a few perceptions of this event. One, there’s a lopsided perception that the candidate must plead for the job opportunity. Two, the employer needs to be on their best behavior …

Pepper, Sophia & The Creative Powers

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I attended an event at The Japan Society earlier this summer, to see the display of the AI robot Pepper. The system is built with a humanoid-type upper body and a lower body that’s more machine-looking. Pepper doesn’t have a face (yet), but it’s capable of interacting with people, recognizing …

A Little Thank You (Letter) Can Go A Long Way

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[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=UUqvh1GRkIslY6G1e0IMrWOw[/embedyt] Sometimes a little thank you can go a long way. Appreciation is one of the inner gifts experienced when someone shows they value you. In some way, you’re acknowledged as a human being and it’s a rewarding feeling to know that, of the 7 billion people on the …