Workforce Development News – Feb. 22, 2011

By on February 22, 2011

Guidelines for Successful Communication With Clients

“If you don’t get the client management right, it can spell disaster for your business. By getting it right from the very beginning, you’ll most likely see things flourish.

5 Tips for Making Better Business Decisions

“To avoid pining over what to do and what to skip, it can help to learn how to make better decisions. Here are five tips for making quicker, more calculated decisions:”

Selling Yourself in the Job Interview

“Every job interview is different–but there are some general principles that can guide you in just about any interview, for any job. When you’re talking about yourself and your experience, keep the following six points in mind.”

Hold Conversations, Not Meetings

“The best way to energize thinking is to hold conversations rather than meetings. In our personal lives, we are used to talking openly with one another, but most organizations have failed to capitalize on the power of conversation in a business setting. So how does a conversation differ from a meeting?”

8 Questions to Ask Before Every Presentation

“Many presenters forget the basics of preparation and planning. Here are eight questions every speaker should have answered before they step in front of a crowd.”

Help Employees Listen When They Don’t Want to Hear

“When change initiatives fail, the culprit is often a lack of good communication from management. But that’s not always the whole story. Communication isn’t just about what management says; it’s also about how employees listen.”

9 Steps to Getting Hired in Today’s Digital World

7 Things Howard Stern Can Teach You About Business

Howard’s accomplishments are based on what he does rather than what he says.

The Top 10 Tax Mistakes That Couples Make, and How To Avoid Them

“While you’re mining this year’s tax instructions for savings on deductions and credits, don’t forget the special rules that come with your marital status. The so-called “marriage penalty” affects only couples with roughly equal incomes that year. Everyone else gets an Ozzie-and-Harriet “marriage bonus.” Here are the top 10 questions you and your spouse should ask yourselves in order to make sure you’re getting your maximum tax benefits:”

A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it.” – Alistaire Cooke

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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