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Defeating Vocal Fry With Speech Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

You may not have noticed vocal fry before, but once you recognize it, you'll hear it everywhere. Most famously used by the Kardashians, vocal fry is the sound made when someone speaks in a low tone, so their vocal cords are relaxed, but without much force behind the breath. The result is a rough, gravelly voice. You'll generally hear it at the end of sentences, and it gives the impression of a relaxed, more casual style of interaction.

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Topics: Career Advice, Healthcare

Career Success is About More Than Doing the Job

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 22, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Being a great employee is about more than just having the right education and training to perform your job well. A Financial Express article from earlier this year talked about some of the other skills you need if you want to succeed in your profession.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

One Key to a Successful Career: Time Management

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Because we do not have unlimited time in the day, anyone who hopes to have a successful career needs to learn proper time management skills. While some people are great at time management, most people struggle to properly manage their time.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Best Career Advice: Learning From People in Other Fields

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When people think about learning valuable career skills, they assume they are going to learn these skills from someone in their own career field who is already successful. Suzy Welch, a business journalist and speaker, has different career advice. She said one of the best things you can do to further your career is to watch HBO's “The Defiant Ones.” It is about Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine and their rise to success in the music industry. Whether you watch this mini-series or turn to someone else who is has had a successful career, there are several things you can learn from successful people, even when they have pursued a different career path than you.

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Topics: Career Advice

Three Tips for Balancing Motherhood and a Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Whether you are a new mother or you have several children, sometimes it might feel like you are experiencing an internal battle between being a great mother and doing your best job at work. If you are struggling to balance your career and motherhood, consider some of these tips for working mothers.

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Topics: Career Advice

Career Advice: Helping Yourself by Helping Others

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Recently, Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, offered career advice for anyone hoping to be a great leader. Weiner, who is the highest rated CEO on Glassdoor for 2017, said "Inspire, empower, listen & appreciate. Practicing any one of these can improve employee engagement; mastering all four can change the game." Weiner's focus is on developing these qualities as a leader, whether as a CEO, manager, or other leader in a company. These qualities, though, can and should be developed by anyone wanting to progress in their career.

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

Key to Career Productivity: Ruthless Prioritization

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

For many people, the more tasks they have completed, the more they feel like their day has been productive. Unfortunately, when people focus on the number of tasks they complete rather than the importance of each task, they often start with the easiest task, and the more difficult, and often more important, tasks get procrastinated.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

5 Career Tips for Creating More Than You Consume

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

At times, you find that people with very modest salaries have high standards of living while people with high incomes can’t seem to live as well as they like. Why exactly does this happen? Obviously, everyone’s aim is to create more than they consume. And they’re constantly trying to achieve this aim. No one sets out to live outside their means.

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Topics: Career Advice

Bad Career Advice that Many People Believe

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Whether you are seeking a promotion or actively looking for a job entirely different, you have likely heard an assortment of career advice. While some of that advice is helpful, some of it might actually be destructive to your job search efforts.

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Topics: Career Advice

How Fake Smiling Can Destroy Your Career Prospects

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM

There is much power behind a sincere smile. It's been proven that smiling is contagious. And it is certainly one of the first displays of emotion that an infant shows that elicits a powerful response to the recipients. Success magazine reports that when you are around happy and smiling people, you involuntarily begin imitating their actions and attitudes. Once you begin to mimic these behaviors, you in turn begin to have an emotional response as well resulting in an elevated mood.

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Topics: Career Advice

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