Category Archives: Communication

Inviting An Ex to Your Wedding

Does an "ex" belong at your wedding?  Well, it isn't just "your" wedding...and the compromising begins.

Respect, not selfishness or jealousy should guide the planning of the wedding guest list. From the audience: wedding day etiquette, ex-boyfriendQ:  My fiancé and I are having a huge argument about this...
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How To Handle An Awkward Situation With Your CEO

Spending time with your CEO can be eye-opening.

Any amount of time you get with your CEO, is an incredible opportunity.  It's an opportunity to get noticed through your communication and social skills. Use this time with him/her wisely. And never squander away this opportunity as a gripe session.  Here is...
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8 Ways To Maturely Handle A Workplace Friendship Break-Up

Workplace friendships can help make the workday much more pleasant.  

Becoming friends with coworkers is common and natural. Some workplace friendships even blossom into life-long romances. However, sometimes workplace friendships turn into cliques, leaving other relationships idle or undiscovered. Cliques or groups usually form naturally because it's convenient, schedules sync, you work in the...
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7 Ways to Decline a Request for a Business Recommendation

When you provide a professional recommendation or testimonial, your name and reputation is attached.

Do you cringe when someone asks you for a business testimonial or recommendation?  Do you often get asked by people you've just met because of your position or name recognition? Anonymously filling out a, "Rate my presentation" questionnaire is one thing, but when someone asks...
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7 Business Networking Tips and Techniques

Attitude and techniques can help you hate networking a little less. 

Is networking necessary? Not if you are content in your job and never plan on leaving the company. Let's hope the company is willing to along with your plan. Networking can seem dull, a waste of time, and fruitless; except for the freebies that...
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National Honesty Day

April 30 is National Honesty Day.

In some cases being honest is not easy or the wisest thing to do, especially in the workplace. Picture this: Only yesterday, your boss was a brunette with a mainstream hair style, but this morning he walks into the office beaming with delight and confidence showcasing his new cut...
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How to Split the Check Without Ruining the Evening

The process of splitting the check can ruin the most pleasant dinner. 

Dining out with friends can quickly turn disagreeable, when the check is presented. And, depending on how everyone handles this all too frequent occurrence, relationships and stomachs can turn sour. Q: If I only order a salad and soft drink, why am I expected...
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When They Come Home From College for the First Time

Returning home from college can be a difficult adjustment for both student and parent, especially when it's the first time back home.

He's coming home from college for the first time! His favorite cookies are baked, his favorite yogurt is neatly stacked in the refrigerator, his bed is freshly made, and all...
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Comparing Your Child to Others

When your coworker compares her child to yours, can it be considered borderline bullying?

Q:  I have a coworker who is always finding ways to compare her child to mine. We both have boys that are about one year apart. She inquires about his height, whether he knows how to (insert her child's latest...
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