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Every so often I like to share what I’m reading because, well, I live alone and have no one to talk to about it. That’s a lie. Two of the following books come from my company’s Inclusion Book Club. I just like to share what I’m reading because I (obviously) think it’s interesting, and because I find it interesting I think that more people should be reading it. That’s it really. So in no particular...

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I work part time at a local coffee shop – both for the free coffee, human interaction (working from home is a lonely endeavor) and for some extra cash (we all have student loans to pay). The other day we noticed an insidious smell of smoke, but couldn’t determine where it was coming from. Thinking it was just a heating element or an exhaust fan out of whack we all ignored it. Half an hour later the smell became sharper and...

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Recently I wrote about how body language improves your public speaking, giving 5 reasons why you should add movement to impact your story. Today I’m going to tell you how you can add gestures effectively. The classic, awesomely high-waisted video below discusses the three main types of body language we utilize on a daily basis: posture, movement, and gestures. Posture is the way you hold yourself, often based upon the level of...

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If you’ve never heard of Prezi, it’s a presentation software that is non-linear, has multi-media capabilities, and is a bit existential. So how do you use it in your job search? There are three major things to keep in mind when developing your strategy. Audience The first thing to consider in developing your Prezume is your audience. You may be sending it out with your resume, so it may be a good idea to use a Prezi in...

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  tl;dr (i.e. If You Have No Interest And/Or Don’t Want to Read the Whole Long Epic Tale) I wasn’t 100% convinced that I wanted to share this on the internet, but I can’t talk about part of the story and leave out the rest. In short, I had a routine physical two months ago that found something in my abdomen. The doctors still don’t know what that something is, but it’s big enough that it needs to...

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The Importance of Phrasing

The Importance of Phrasing


Posted By on Jul 16, 2013

I recently joined an orchestra in the city where I live. It’s for people who played earlier in life, became adults, got busy with stuff, and haven’t picked up their instrument in years. I play the violin. Second violin, to be exact. I used to play in a band in college. I went from reading sheet music and playing scales to looking at a piece of paper with a few guitar chords and lyrics on it and needing to improv a solo. It...

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Remember when I said that you should read good writers in order to become a better writer? In honor of President’s Day, a friend of mine on Facebook offered a Presidential Challenge – read the definitive biography of every United States president in order. He said it took him years. He also said it was a great way to understand America’s history, shifts, progress, and evolution. I’m a big fan of biographies for...

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I’m currently finishing the last chapter and a half of my first e-book based on my old, soon to be incorporated, blog. The information covers the utilization of social media to make a job search successful as well as traditional job search tips like how to write a resume that will get you interviews. The chapter I’m wrapping up is about your online reputation – how you can find out what is written about you on the Internet, how to...

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