4 Unexpected Ways Holiday Networking Has Been Changed by the Pandemic

by Lisa Rangel

This is certainly a year that is different than any other.  Many things have changed, as has job searching.  And job searching during the holiday season is certainly different this year.  Here are four ways holiday job searching is different and how you can make the best of it to still land your next role during this season and before 2021 starts. College Buddy … [More]

3 Steps to Stop People from Stealing Your Time

by Liz Uram

If you work remotely either part-time or full-time, temporarily or permanently, you have probably discovered that you are a lot more productive when you are not in the office. The main reason for the increase in productivity is that people aren’t inviting you to “got-a-minute” meetings. “Got-a-minute” meetings are those unannounced drop-ins that always take more than a minute … [More]

Ensure Recorded Zoom Interviews Look as Professional as Possible

by Keith Yaskin

In today’s environment, some organizations are turning to video platforms such as Zoom when face-to-face video production poses challenges. It’s worth the effort to ensure a recorded Zoom interview looks as professional as possible. Here are some tips to make sure participants are doing it right. Pick a video conferencing platform allowing participants to easily record … [More]

Get Energized! Create Energy in Your Virtual Presentations

by Angela DeFinis

Whether you’re new to working remotely or have been doing it for years, you know one thing is true: Giving virtual presentations via Zoom and other online meeting platforms can be a challenge. Many professionals feel that online meetings lack the excitement and passion that comes naturally during face-to-face communication. And they’re right! The fact is that energy is … [More]

Communication Tips for Working from Distributed Locations

OTRS Group

Increasing work in the home office offers a variety of opportunities, but also risks. According to a survey among 500 office workers, the vast majority (83 percent) believe that the corona crisis has opened up a new business trend towards more digitalization and home office usage. A clear majority (61 percent) is also in favor of a law establishing a right to work from a home … [More]

How to Prevent Political Discussions from Polarizing Your Workplace


Much has been written about political polarization in the U.S. and how a heated political climate has drawn a line in the sand between voters. But heading into the 2020 presidential election, self-censorship also is on the rise – including at the workplace, where some people fear sharing their political views. Nearly a third of employed Americans worry they could lose their … [More]

5 Tips to Focus Your Company’s Transformation as COVID Forces Change


While the recession caused by COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on businesses of all sizes and industries, some are finding new ways to run daily operations, reach customers, re-shape their business, and stay relevant. But others are still trying to figure out how to transform, and an expert in the field says that launching a transformation begins with setting the right … [More]

Communicating Compassion to Customers in Tough Times Six Connections Suggestions for Showing Empathy

by Kate Zabriskie

Hi. This is Trish with Copytech and we’re running a special on ink I thought you might be interested in. Really, Trish? Our business is down so much that we’re barely making copies right now. Thanks for being tone-deaf. No, I don’t want to hear about your specials. In February you had expressed interest in our trust platform for reviews. Now is the perfect time to pick … [More]

Keeping Your Career Goals on Track, Even in a Remote World


Is remote work and a lack of face-to-face time with the boss derailing career advancement for ambitious employees? Possibly, but even when working from home, savvy individuals can find ways to demonstrate they possess what it takes to move up in the organization, says Kimberly Roush, founder of All-Star Executive Coaching and co-author of Who Are You… When You Are … [More]

Lateness Is a Compulsive Habit. Always Late? There Is a Solution!


Grace Pacie is the first to admit that being on time just isn’t her forte, and she’s not alone.  It’s a very common problem, which leaves millions fuming and frustrated as they waste their time waiting for the people who are always late. Grace hates being late and was desperate to improve her punctuality.  She discovered around 20% of the population struggle with being on … [More]