Presenting for People Who Hate Giving Presentations

microphoneAre you one of those people who hate giving presentations or avoids every opportunity to stand up in front of a crowd to present? If so, you’re in good company. Did you know that three out of four individuals suffer from speech anxiety? Yep, that is 75% of us, which also includes extroverts.

If your goal in life is to ascend the corporate ladder, presentations and speaking in front of your peers will get you there. Whether we’re talking in a team meeting or presenting in front of an audience, delivering presentations is proven to accelerate your career faster than those who do nothing.

However, delivering presentations alone won’t do it. You need to present with flair and

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Tips for Better Organization at Work


Does this image look all too familiar? Being organized at work allows you to be much more productive and get things done. Below are tips for better organization at work.

1. Clean up and clean out!  Clean up the top of your desk so that you have a space to work efficiently.   Clean out all of your desk drawers, filing cabinets, and storage spaces.  Throw away paperwork that is no longer needed and store documents that you will need in the future.  Remove all clutter.

2. Create a filing and storage system that is easy for you to use. 

·       For paperwork – use file folders to sort and organize based upon topic.  Use color-coded files to find information

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Tips to Effective Business Emails

emailpicEffective communication skills in the business environment are essential for day-to-day operations as well as career progression.  The most successful leaders are excellent communicators.

Writing good emails in any corporate environment is key to getting your work done efficiently and effectively.  Since most workers receive a large volume of email each day, it is important that your emails are crafted well so that you can get the response you need within your expected time frame.

Here are Tips to Effective Business Emails:

Do not over-communicate by email. If the subject you are writing about needs back-and-forth discussion, it is better to do that in person or via phone.  Also, you do not want to use email to communicate about personal

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Things to Expect Besides a Paycheck

health insAs more millennials enter the workforce, companies need to be aware of the different types of benefits that attract this new pool of talent. Gone are the days where just a salary was enough to recruit workers. Millennials expect more benefits, meaningful work, and a chance to make a difference. Here are the top 8 things millennials expect from their employers that can help your organization be an employer of choice for this informed and bright generation of new talent.

1) Health Insurance: Millennials expect health insurance to be covered by employers. This includes dental and vision as well. In the past, workers were content with minimal insurance or none at all. In a recent survey done by The

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Tips to Creating a Clear Social Media Presence

Socialmediaworkplace“You are what you share.”  C.W. Leadbeater

Social Media is not just a part of the social world anymore, but now a part of the business world in which we operate daily as professionals. Companies use social media to communicate updates to their consumers, recruiters use it to assess online behavior, and research is driven from social media engagement data to create new products. These are just a few ways that social media networks are completely changing the landscape of the business world.

As professionals, it is important to to creating a clear social media presence that represents your own personal brand positively. The ability to creating a clear social media presence,  communicating ideas, and making connections

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Entrepreneurs’ Tips to Making Good Business Decisions


Entrepreneurs’ Tips to Making Good Business Decisions

Entrepreneurs are considered serial decision makers because they make lots of decisions every day and are generally wired to be risk takers and aren’t afraid of learning from their mistakes. Decision-making usually comes easier to entrepreneurs and high “D” personalities versus people who tend to be more risk averse. For those in which decision-making is more natural, you should focus on improving the quality of your decisions.  For those in which decisions are harder to make, you need to focus on following effective decision making steps and using techniques to help synthesize information.  Then, act upon those decisions that you have made rather than procrastinating.

Good decisions require a person

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Knowing Yourself and the DiSC Profile

Knowing yourself is defined as having a clear perception of your personality and work style, including your strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions and is the first step to becoming more effective to working with others.

There are many personality instruments that make it easy for people to understand who they are and how they work better, but we believe the DiSC assessment is the best for career development, talent redeployment, and outplacement. Unlike assessments such as the Myers-Briggs, StrengthFinder, and the Birkman, DiSC is really useful in helping people make informed career decisions as well as helps people identify and develop areas of weakness that hold them back from attaining their next career move.  This assessment provides a wealth of information about their workplace priorities and

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Outplacement Services Testimonial

Outplacement Services Testimonial

On the morning of July 8th 2014, Michael Ettinger was introduced to Careerminds because his job of Senior Manager for a global financial services company based in Philadelphia was eliminated. He describes his reaction as shocked and disbelief, particularly because things seemed to be going really well for him and his job. Michael was offered a severance package that included outplacement services with Careerminds. Up to this point in his career, he hadn’t heard of outplacement services, but was willing to give it a try because it was important that he transition quickly into a new job.

On the personal side, Michael just had a new baby and his spouse was staying at home which made it even more critical that he find something. The stress of

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Top 10 Holiday Networking Tips

networkingtipsTis’ the season to spice up your networking over the holidays. This year, our career consultants are offering up their top 10 holiday networking tips for job seekers looking to transition into a new job for 2015. We all know that the holidays are hectic with shopping, families, decorating, making cookies, and lots of other joyful things, but don’t stop thinking about your job search and networking. Below is the Top 10 Holiday Networking Tips to consider from Careerminds:

Attend an industry holiday party. Most associations host holiday parties for members and non members. This is a great networking opportunity when people are relaxed and willing to talk and share ideas and experiences. Attend a Yoga or Zumba class as well

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Are Outplacement Providers keeping up with HR Analytics?

CaptureAre Outplacement Providers keeping up with HR analytics? Over the last year, I’ve read time and time again that HR is sitting on a gold mine of data about their workforce. The only problem is most companies and HR executives don’t have the tools to access the “data” in order to make sound business decisions. A new generation of SaaS based analytics software is allowing organizations to access employee data more efficiently and reliably as well as message it in a way that is presentable to company executives.

The world of outplacement is no different. Over the years, outplacement providers have struggled with providing real time analytics to their clients because of the traditional nature in the

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