3 Quick Tips for Better Communication During Covid Quarantine

Here you are in 2020, exactly where you thought you’d be…right? Well, no. Unless you’re an essential worker, like the many brave medical staff, truck drivers, grocery workers etc., you are in your home. Maybe you’re alone, or maybe you’re in a house with a lot of people and pets. Your natural daily routines and rhythms are gone. Kids aren’t in school, you’re not at work, you can’t go to the beach or the gym… The result? Tempers flare, little habits that used to be endearing now grate on your…

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The Balanced Millionaire Podcast

Thanks to Eileen Mendel at The Balanced Millionaire for giving me the opportunity to be on her podcast. Eileen Mendel, CEO of The Balanced Millionaire has been hosting podcasts for 2 years at BBS Radio. Check out her previous podcasts for more great content! Learn more about Eileen at The Balanced Millionaire.com. Here's a link to the podcast where we discuss confidence, likability and communicating during the Coronavirus Quarantine. https://bbsradio.com/podcast/balanced-millionaire-march-25-2020

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Job Interviews in 2020: Focus on the Struggle NOT the Glory

You're getting ready for a big job interview and you're nervous. You've put on your best suit and gone over your background, ready to impress the interviewers with all of your accomplishments. What if I told you that your focus is completely wrong? YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS DON'T MATTER AND HERE'S WHY A study from the City University of London's Cass Business school suggests we're approaching impression management incorrectly. People everywhere are making the same mistake: focusing the interview on their achievements and success. You like to talk about your accomplishments because…

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Hurry Up and…

Have you ever thought about how much of your life you spend waiting? Waiting when you’re young…to get older. Waiting to graduate, get a job,  save up enough money, fall in love… Do you remember your last trip to the doctor where you were trapped in a Waiting ROOM.  You wait --on average-- half an hour to see a doctor, which you know in real time is FOREVER. What is all this waiting about? One of my favorite books is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. A young shepherd from Spain…

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The Secret to Connection: One Question

Studies show that feelings of loneliness are more dangerous than being fat. In fact, a six year study of 2,000 people over the age of 50 found that lonely people are twice as likely to die than those surrounded by people. You might think you're connected. You have cell phones, computer, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest...Every day, there's a new way to connect. There are billions of people on this planet. But statistics show that 20% of Americans consider themselves to be LONELY.  That's 60 million people. And this phenomenon…

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Why It’s Okay to Talk About Suicide and Mental Health

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  Four years ago, I lost a close friend and colleague to suicide. I recently received an early opportunity to view The S Word, a movie I supported on Kickstarter. https://theswordmovie.com/ My friend’s name is listed at the end, on the Wall of Remembrance. The S Word is a powerful movie. It follows suicide attempt survivor Des’rae Stage photographing attempt survivors and sharing their stories on Live Through This.https://www.livethroughthis.org/ Here are some quick statistics: Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in young people ages…

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HOW TO EXUDE LEADERSHIP PRESENCE–EVEN IF YOU’RE SCARED AND INSECURE

How many of you have seen a person who can walk into any setting and all eyes are magically drawn to them? How many of you wish you could do that, but instead slide in the door and stay hidden in a corner, hoping no one makes eye contact with you? One of the most desired skills in the workplace is leadership/ executive presence. But what does it take to have it? Here are three quick tips to help you on your journey to success: #1:  Improve Your Body Language…

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DEALING WITH WORKPLACE TROLLS

Trolls. They're not confined to cyberspace. Are you having issues with someone in the workplace who also fits the definition? The word "troll" is used to describe people who sow discord on the Internet, start arguments, cause uproars and foment general discontent. In 2014, Zelda Williams, the daughter of the late comedian Robin Williams, was driven off Twitter after receiving menacing and abusive messages from trolls. In February 2015, the Washington Post published an article by Michelle Goldberg about trolls who have caused many feminist writers to stop writing. Many…

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JURY SELECTION 101: THE OPENING

Do you want to seem like an expert at picking juries...even if it's your first time in court? Below are 3 quick tips to coming across like a seasoned professional. I recently reported for jury duty, despite knowing with my time as a prosecutor, later as a defense attorney and teaching lawyers online nationally about jury selection, the chances of me being selected were slim to none. On this occasion, I didn’t even get asked any questions, but I did have two days to watch the process. I saw a…

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How to Compete at a Moth StorySLAM

Do you listen to The Moth podcast? Have you ever said "I'd like to do that!" Here's a post about the basics. The Moth just celebrated its 20th anniversary. Founder George Dawes Green, a storyteller from the American South, used to spin tales in the summer to friends, while moths flocking to his porch light. He moved to New York and took his tradition along. Now, there are 500 storytelling programs each year in the U.S. and abroad. The Moth Radio Hour is heard on 400 radio stations and is…

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