Why Saying “No” Is a Smart Business Decision

"Deciding which projects should get our attention, or organizing with partners which household tasks are at the top of the to do list, sucks up our energy and our time. We can spend so much of our time simply organizing our schedule that we’re exhausted before we even get to the work that needs doing!"

"That’s why saying ‘no’ is a smart business decision. Sometimes, there isn’t enough time for everything. Sometimes, you’re best served by opting out, rather than trying to squeeze it in."

Author bio – "Kara Perez is the founder of Bravely, a company that connects women and money. She freelances in the areas of personal finance and travel, and she eats peanut butter straight out of the jar."

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7 AI Tools to Help You Grow Your Blog

"You want to get more people to read your blog posts. More people reading means more opportunities to convert those readers into prospects. More prospects means more opportunities to sell. More sales equal happy executives, which equal happy marketers."

"Turns out, there are AI tools that can help you get more readers in several different ways. And they can help you starting right now."

Author bio – Paul Roetzer is "founder and CEO of PR 20/20 and the Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute, and the author of The Marketing Performance Blueprint."

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Re: Are You Around This Morning?

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston discusses the all too common habit of not changing the subject line in email threads.

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What Can One Click Reveal about You?

"Every webpage you visit, your online purchases, the songs you listen to on the internet, pages you follow on Facebook or any likes you leave under posts on social media create your digital footprint, which is a gold mine of information about you, information that can be used to influence your behavior. According to a recent study conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr. Michał Kosiński, psychologist from the University of Stanford and graduate of SWPS University, digital footprints can reveal not only your likes and dislikes, but they can also disclose information about your character traits."

Read the full article by Michał Kosiński (photo, left) . . .

What Can One Click Reveal about You?

"Every webpage you visit, your online purchases, the songs you listen to on the internet, pages you follow on Facebook or any likes you leave under posts on social media create your digital footprint, which is a gold mine of information about you, information that can be used to influence your behavior. According to a recent study conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr. Michał Kosiński, psychologist from the University of Stanford and graduate of SWPS University, digital footprints can reveal not only your likes and dislikes, but they can also disclose information about your character traits."

Read the full article by Michał Kosiński (photo, left) . . .

How to Improve Your American Accent: Understanding Schwa

"What the heck is SCHWA??? If your goal is to speak English like a native, you definitely want to know! In this American accent lesson, you'll learn all about this important sound and how it impacts the pronunciation of syllables in English words. . . ."

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Business Communication Tools: Email vs. Slack, Which Do You Prefer?

Ellen Salzler (photo, left) breaks it down at D2Demand.com.

Author bio – Ellen (Salzler) Welker is marketing director at Imagine Business Development.

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3 Tips to Have Better Conversations

"Be genuine. Be interested. And stop hogging the conversation."

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Jim Thome Makes Memorable Hall of Fame Speech

"All-time great slugger practiced speech at least once a day for months leading up to ceremony."

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27 Common Spelling Mistakes to Avoid

"Proper spelling makes people perceive you as more intelligent and can increase your chances of getting a job."

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