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Gratitude in Business

The Thanksgiving Holiday was the driver of the theme, “Gratitude in Business” at Speaking that Connects monthly business networking breakfast.  Fifteen entrepreneurs mingled over coffee and tea, home-baked sweetbreads, quiche, yogurt and an assortment of dips and veggies to share business anecdotes of thanks. Unanimously, entrepreneurs were grateful for the ability to serve others.  Attendees […]

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Mirrors and Masks in Business

Each month a select group of professionals from a wide range of small business disciplines get together to share their pearls of wisdom around a specific theme at the Speaking that Connects Business Breakfast Forum.  I thought you might enjoy the ideas shared during October’s Forum where the theme was Mirrors and Masks in Business.  […]

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Multicultural Workforce: 8 Skills to Close Communication Gaps

Globalization creates tremendous opportunities for international business, along with the need to communicate with multicultural professionals.  While diversity of thought and culture significantly contribute to innovation and productivity, there are often communication gaps that negatively impact business, and business relationships, even when diversity is apparent, acknowledged, and respected. Being fluent, or near-fluent, in spoken English […]

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Sales in All Situations

When most of us think of sales, we think of a formal pitch like the one Don Draper offers in this clip from Mad Men. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suRDUFpsHus] While Draper gives an excellent sales presentation, “selling” situations manifest in numerous ways outside of formal business. Leading sales expert Daniel Pink, author of To Sell Is Human: The […]

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