Quality of sleep

Link Between Quality of Sleep and Personal Excellence

According to a National Sleep Foundation poll, almost one-third of American employees revealed that daytime sleepiness interferes with their daily work activities at least a few days each month. On top of that, the line between work and home is blurring. Employees are spending an average of nearly 4.5 hours each week doing additional work…

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social media feedback

Best Ways To Get Feedback on Social Media

One of the best ways to grow your audience is by getting social media feedback. This has a number of advantages. It will give people the feeling that you’re imbedded in a community, give you ideas about where you should head and what you should talk about and keep your audience engaged. So how do…

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Nostalgia

Nostalgia Marketing

Recently I was invited to give a presentation to the PR class at the Nova Scotia Community college on the different aspects of blogging—from personal blogs as a way to practice your craft, to professional blogs to grow your profile, to blogs as an integral part of a solid content strategy. One of the hardest…

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Women at work

Seeking Advice as a Woman at Work? HBR’s New Podcast Has Got You Covered

I’ve been listening to NPR for more than 20 years, so when Podcasts started to become a trend, I was in heaven. From the early days of This American Life, I’ve always loved to listen to stories aloud. But for years I looked to podcasts as just a form of entertainment to pass the time…

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Pop The Champagne! Exciting SHIFT News (x2!)

Announcing some exciting news out of not one, but two SHIFT offices: Alan Marcus (NYC) has been promoted to Managing Director and Jennifer Purcell has been hired as Vice President to lead the SHIFT Austin office — congrats, both! Alan will continue to lead and grow the New York office while expanding his strategic council even more…

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writing errors

8 of the Most Common Writing Errors

Writing is one of those skills that can enhance the possibilities of your success, no matter what you do for a living. With the increased use of social media and texting, many of us have restricted ourselves to simplified spellings, pro-slang words, or we can say a form of “newspeak” from 1984, the dystopian novel…

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work/life balance

Achieving a (Successful) Work/Life Balance

It’s been another restless night at the Coates Mather house. My husband and I stumble down the stairs, into the kitchen, kids in tow, spilling cheerios, milk and half brewed coffee all over the place. Its 6:20am, go time is 7:20am. We debate about who should get ready first as we side glance at unanswered…

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Learn from Luxury brands

What Social Media Marketers Can Learn from Luxury Brands

When implementing strategies that involve social media optimization, experts can use a software program that offers detailed statistics, post videos that feature a company’s products, add reviews that describe services that a business offers, evaluate the strategies that competitors utilize, offer rewards for individuals who buy the company’s products and examine the interests of potential…

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Professional image

4 Easy Steps to Upgrade Your Professional Image

Whether you’re an employer or an employee, chances are you’ve heard the theory that you only have a seven second window to make a good impression when you meet someone for the first time. While a great first impression will certainly boost your chances of getting a new job, the same technique does not necessarily…

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LinkedIn Metrics

LinkedIn Metrics – Q&A Series: Clicks or Social Actions?

In terms of LinkedIn metrics, is it more valuable to have more clicks or higher social actions? As your company page grows and you share new content every day, it increases the opportunities for others to find out about and interact with your page and its content on LinkedIn. If you are new to LinkedIn…

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