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Back to School: Doing Research & How to Sniff for BS

Back to School: Doing Research & How to Sniff for BS | Communication | Scoop.it
An article titled, “Marijuana Overdoses Kill 37 in Colorado on First Day of Legalization” was published by the Daily Currant January 2, 2014. Since then, it has been tweeted 9,230 times and...
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Is “Foreigner” the New “F Word?”

Is “Foreigner” the New “F Word?” | Communication | Scoop.it
I say “toe-may-toe,” you say “toe-mah-toe.” I say “poe-tay-toe,” you say “poe-tah-toe.” I say “person,” you say “foreigner.” Oh boy. Here we go. Let the emotional rhetoric...
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You’ve Thought about the Goal, Have You Thought about the Journey?

You’ve Thought about the Goal, Have You Thought about the Journey? | Communication | Scoop.it
“The journey is the destination.” ~ Usher I don’t go around quoting R&B artists very often, but what can I say? When something sticks, it sticks. Usher made this comment while responding to...
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3 Steps to Successful Persuasion

3 Steps to Successful Persuasion | Communication | Scoop.it
The Greek philosopher Aristotle had the art of persuasion all figured out about 2,400 year ago. He brought about three guidelines that we still follow today. It’s really a simple process when you...
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Hypocrite Society

Hypocrite Society | Communication | Scoop.it
I’m so tired of people. People suck. No really. I mean that. As I scroll through my news feeds and watch “informative” programming on the TV and listen to “unbiased” opinions on news radio,...
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Nail the Interview! Even if You Think You Have No Experience.

Nail the Interview! Even if You Think You Have No Experience. | Communication | Scoop.it
Article 1 of 3. Before the Interview. This series is specifically for those who are either new to the workforce or are returning to the workforce after having a significant period of time off. But...
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Read this article for tips on interviewing for teenagers as well as adults who are returning to work with little to no experience. 

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Respect Has Gone Down the Toilet. And I’m not Talking About the Kids. 

Respect Has Gone Down the Toilet. And I’m not Talking About the Kids.  | Communication | Scoop.it
You know, I find it very interesting when I hear “adults” complain about teenagers today. “They think everything is about them!” “They don’t know the meaning of working hard!” “They...
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U.S. Government Inefficiency: Who is to Blame? YOU ARE.

U.S. Government Inefficiency: Who is to Blame? YOU ARE. | Communication | Scoop.it
This is not the first time  we've  been pissed off. This is not the first time our elected officials have failed us. Remember the government shutdown in 1995? I do. I was fresh out of the Marine...
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Are You a Social Media Jackass?

Are You a Social Media Jackass? | Communication | Scoop.it
According to the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life project, as of May 2013, 72% of online adults use social media sites. Facebook’s July 2013 report stated it surpassed 1 billion...
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“Like, How Can I Sound More Professional, and, Um, Like, More Clearer, and Stuff?”

“Like, How Can I Sound More Professional, and, Um, Like, More Clearer, and Stuff?” | Communication | Scoop.it
*SIGH* The dreaded “um.” How did our incredibly intelligent human race come to use such vocal filler nonsense? Who knows? But all of us have been forced to listen to another person fumble his or...
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10 Life Lessons From Villainous Vixens

10 Life Lessons From Villainous Vixens | Communication | Scoop.it
They've been cast as some of the most disturbing and frightening villains in history. They’re viewed as cunning, deceitful, driven, and deadly. I say BS! These women have gotten a bad rap. We can...
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3 Tips to Master Difficult Conversations

3 Tips to Master Difficult Conversations | Communication | Scoop.it
Speaking authentically deepens intimacy, and you and your relationships deserve the truth.
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Sometimes we just want to avoid having "the talk" because it's too uncomfortable, but having "the talk" is what can save your relationship.

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30 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions

30 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions | Communication | Scoop.it

"Tough interview questions are supposed to challenge job candidates and make them think on their feet."


Via Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines
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How you react to a question matters just as much as the answer itself. How would you do if you were asked these questions in an interview today?

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 . . . the typical job interview [could be] “the most harrowing forty-five minutes of your life,” writes Vicky Oliver in her book “301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions.”


But you can be prepared ahead of time. We’ve compiled some of the toughest interview questions from Oliver’s book — and how to answer them.

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Back to School: How to Get Free Help with Research!

Back to School: How to Get Free Help with Research! | Communication | Scoop.it
Let’s face it. When you hear the teacher utter the words “research paper,” you cringe. Don’t feel bad. You. Are. Not. Alone. But it doesn’t have to be all that bad. I know this sounds funny...
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It’s Time You Have a Good Conversation…with You

It’s Time You Have a Good Conversation…with You | Communication | Scoop.it
How you talk to yourself is even more important than how you talk to others. Think about it. When was the last time you gave yourself a compliment? Yes, I’m being serious. How can you expect others...
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Oops! I Did It Again…Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Oops! I Did It Again…Open Mouth, Insert Foot | Communication | Scoop.it
The message you send may not be the message received . If the students who take any of my communication classes learn nothing but one important lesson, I hope this is the one. The message you send...
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What I Learned from a Buddhist Zen Master

What I Learned from a Buddhist Zen Master | Communication | Scoop.it
I’m not a big fan of motivational quotes. As a matter of fact, I’m compiling a list of the most useless ones I’ve seen to date. Just a little something to look forward to. However, having said...
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You Spent All That Time Preparing, Now Don’t Screw Up the Interview Doing This

You Spent All That Time Preparing, Now Don’t Screw Up the Interview Doing This | Communication | Scoop.it
Article 2 of 3. During the Interview. This series is specifically for those who are either new to the workforce (teens and college students) or are returning to the workforce (stay-at-home parents)...
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The Internet is NOT an Invisibility Cloak and Now You're Fired. 

The Internet is NOT an Invisibility Cloak and Now You're Fired.  | Communication | Scoop.it
A special THANK YOU to my friends at Online Paralegal Programs for coming up with this eye-opening infographic. If you're currently working, do you know your company's policy regarding employee use...
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Hallmark’s ‘fun’ apparel ornament stirs controversy | Watch XFINITY Videos Online | Entertainment | Comcast

Watch the Hallmark’s ‘fun’ apparel ornament stirs controversy. featured XFINITY video online by Comcast
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What do you think? Have we gone too far with "political correctness?" 

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Be Yourself, but Carefully

Be Yourself, but Carefully | Communication | Scoop.it

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, September 26, 2013 6:34 AM

“Authenticity” is the new buzzword among leaders today.

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Sticks & Stones & More BS We Should Not Teach Our Kids

Sticks & Stones & More BS We Should Not Teach Our Kids | Communication | Scoop.it

"If I were to ask you to complete the following sentence, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but..." what would you say? I can already hear the giggles and the mumblings that sound...

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5 Steps To Being A Jackass

5 Steps To Being A Jackass | Communication | Scoop.it
When poor communication happens, it’s very easy for us humans to place the blame on others. It’s only natural. We are competitive creatures by nature, so when an argument ensues, of course...
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How many steps are you from achieving this status?

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10 Leadership Lessons from The Villains We Love To Hate

10 Leadership Lessons from The Villains We Love To Hate | Communication | Scoop.it
1. Identify Your Goal and Stay Focused. Gollum wanted his “Precious.” He didn’t let anyone deter him from staying the course and retrieving the ring-to-rule-them-all. Evil sorcerers,...
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Think you can't learn anything from these bad guys? Think again.
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Professional Soap-Boxing Blog

Professional Soap-Boxing Blog | Communication | Scoop.it
This blog is written, published by, and is the sole property of Jen Furlong. All articles are my own opinion and may not be copied or reproduced without written permission from the author.
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