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Body Language 34 Proximity

Have you ever been talking with another person from a different culture and had the distance between both of you cause you to be uncomfortable? It happens all the time to business people who deal with multiple cultures.

If you want to see how uncomfortable proximity can be, take a look at this hilarious two-minute clip of a Seinfeld episode. Just go to Youtube and search on “Close Talker.” It illustrates the issue perfectly.

Proximity rules between cultures

The rules for comfortable proximity are mostly governed by the home country of the people involved. The comfortable distance between you and another person is one thing for you and may be something very different for the other person. There are some general trends that will help you navigate this sticky part of body language successfully.

According to Sue Bryant in Country Navigator, “Contact cultures – southern European, Latin American and…

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Jun 28: Lead Generation: 19 Tips For Better Results

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Lead Generation: 19 Tips For Better Results

Need more leads? Of course, you do!

A well-optimized landing page is one of the most effective methods of generating authentic leads for your business. It drives traffic to your website, develops familiarity with your visitors and can gain you warm leads.

But what marketing campaigns increase traffic to your page and drive conversions? What value exchange does your business need to increase leads?

And for year around affordable marketing, don’t forget online marketing sites. Read more…

Recommended: 7 Strategic Tips to Boost Your Business Content Marketing

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Owning Your Personal Brand Starts with YOU

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When it comes to designing your personal brand, it’s essential to understand yourself. If you don’t, you can’t possibly represent your best self to your ideal clients and others who need to know about you, like colleagues, cohorts, and coworkers. You need to know how you’re wired and be able to communicate this effectively. From there, people will choose whether to work with you or not based on what you’ve shared about yourself.

Understand
how others see you.

Do you know how others see you and how you come across at
work? If not, take a survey. Ask
friends, family, colleagues, coworkers, managers and others whom you trust what
they think your top five skills are and the top three words that come to mind
when they think of you.

By knowing who you are, what you want, and what makes you
unique, you will be able to clearly…

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Owning Your Personal Brand Starts with YOU

Rock Your Career®

When it comes to designing your personal brand, it’s essential to understand yourself. If you don’t, you can’t possibly represent your best self to your ideal clients and others who need to know about you, like colleagues, cohorts, and coworkers. You need to know how you’re wired and be able to communicate this effectively. From there, people will choose whether to work with you or not based on what you’ve shared about yourself.

Understand
how others see you.

Do you know how others see you and how you come across at
work? If not, take a survey. Ask
friends, family, colleagues, coworkers, managers and others whom you trust what
they think your top five skills are and the top three words that come to mind
when they think of you.

By knowing who you are, what you want, and what makes you
unique, you will be able to clearly…

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You Are the Face of Your Brand

Rock Your Career®

Editor’s note: Updated 6/7/2019

Missing headshotWho would you, your customer or a potential employer hire? The silhouette above or one of these smiling faces below?

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Your image is part of your brand. Having your smiling face in your social networking profiles helps build your “know, like, and trust” factor. People do business with people they know, like, and trust.

Not only that, have you ever said, “I know the face; I just can’t remember the name…”

Your face, your professional headshot, helps people remember you.

When attending networking events, you leave with loads of business cards, many with names, contact information, and logos, but no photo. How do you remember if the name you found on LinkedIn is the right person you met when the profile has only a silhouette?

It’s frustrating.

That smiling mug of yours is part of your brand, use it!

Having your face in your social networking…

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How to Use Social Media to Boost Your Personal Brand

Rock Your Career®

Personal branding on social media is an intimidating topic for some professionals and consultants. Maybe you’ve struggled with it, too. You want to be warm and approachable, but you don’t want to cross the line into oversharing. You want to be professional and polished, but you don’t want to be thought of as the boring guest at the cocktail party.

Choose Your Networks

The first thing to do when using social media to uplevel your personal brand is to decide how you want to be known. Pick one to three subjects you’d like to focus on, so you become THE Expert in those subject areas. And they should be things you’re excited about, because you’ll be sharing and writing about these topics for some time in order to become known as Subject Matter Expert.

You can have a profile on every social network if you want. But most professionals and…

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Empowerment Comes From Within

Practical Practice Management

Empowerment is a term regarding a business management style where managers give staff members the power to make certain decisions within boundaries.

This is a definition of empowerment:

  • Empowerment is the process of enabling or authorizing an employee to think, behave, and take action, and control work and decision-making in autonomous way with the job tasks that have been given to them.

What does empowerment actually look like in the workplace and what are the benefits of giving it to employees and do you really give it to them?

According to Captain David Marquet the author of “Turn The Ship Around”, “People are already empowered.  What you, as a leader do, is give them the voice and authority to exercise the empowerment they naturally have.”

To sum it up, it is the state of feeling self-empowered to take control of one’s employment responsibilities.  Captain Marquet further states, “If it takes the boss…

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