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How to Network Without Leaving the House

The main obstacle to networking is finding the time to do it. Meeting up for after-work happy hours, weekend conferences, or mid-day lunches, may not work with your sch...

AWFUL or EXCELLENT Cover Letter?

The decision has been made - time for a new job!  The résumé has been spiffed up, and you have found the perfect new position for you.  Now it is time for the cover ...

Making the Most of a Networking Event

The holiday season has come to an end.  You might be all partied out, but your calendar says otherwise. It's time for a networking event. Networking events are an easy ...

Happy New Year from the People at Improving Communications

Well lookie here… the Earth has revolved around the Sun once again! Three hundred sixty-five days have elapsed (or as the cast in the musical Rent would sing, “...

Listening: One Cohesive Unit (Rod Morgenstein)

NOTE: As you read, apply Rod Morgenstein's message of listening to your profession by substituting the discussion of "music" with "work," and terms related to "musician" ...

How to Improve Your Telephone Voice

Speaking on the phone can feel unusual. It can feel like you are talking to yourself, since no visible audience is present. Whether you are speaking to one person, or a ...

Majuscules and Minuscules – The Art of Using Capital Letters

Using capital letters properly is a sign of respect for your audience and subject. By not using, or misusing capital letters, your readers may think that you don’t kn...

How to Pitch a Presentation Idea

Ask yourself this question: If you could give a presentation on any topic, to any audience, what would it be?   You’ve had an idea for a presentation in mind f...