Stepping Into the Unknown

Stepping Into the Unknown

So you’re comfortable with the basics of presenting and training, and you are ready to integrate something new into your presentation. Most people face a dilemma at this point.

Your existing presentation or routine is probably cozy and safe. It gets the job done, but deep down, you know that you can push your audience or class even more. Of course, changing things up poses a great risk. Most people would rather have a safe, by-the-book presentation than risk failure for something greater.

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Leaving Your Mark

Leaving Your Mark

If you live in Japan, at some point in life, you are going to have to acquire a “hanko” (name stamp). Like a signature in western countries, a hanko is a way to represent yourself in correspondence and business transactions.

The other day, I was staring at my own hanko and wondering how I could get more use out of it. The only place that requires me to use it is my bank—I can simply sign for everything else. Then it hit me: “This would make a great blog post!”

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Event Summary: Social Networking and Personal Branding on the Global Stage

Event Summary: Social Networking and Personal Branding on the Global Stage

The Japanese-language event summary for "Social Networking and Personal Branding on the Global Stage," is now online thanks to Crossover and Zesda, the two organizations that co-hosted the event. Be sure to visit the links in the previous sentence to learn more. Read on for the seminar's three main takeaways.

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Join Us at the 2017 ACCJ Kansai Women in Business Summit

Join Us at the 2017 ACCJ Kansai Women in Business Summit

We are excited to collaborate with LIFE.14 to produce video interviews at the 2017 ACCJ Kansai Women in Business Summit on September 19. For those attending, look for us during the reception for a chance to share your thoughts on what is sure to be another inspiring event.

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How to Create an Environment that Breeds Success

How to Create an Environment that Breeds Success

I never considered myself a runner... Until I became one. Truthfully, by many people's standards, I'm still not a true runner. That being said, I've managed to go from running a 10K once a year to running a 10K (and more) weekly---something I never imagined doing in my wildest dreams. So how did I pull this off? The funny thing is that I didn't even really try.

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Dress Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal

So you’ve been doing your presentation routine for a while now. You’ve gotten used to your regular rotation of topics and can anticipate what the audience will be like for each one. Your stomach is officially butterfly free.

Then it happens. For one reason or another, you are tasked with presenting a new topic, in a new style, with a new kind of audience. You don’t know where to begin, and unfortunately, those pesky butterflies managed to find their way back into your stomach.

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Productivity on a Budget: These 3 Tools Stand Out from the Rest

Productivity on a Budget: These 3 Tools Stand Out from the Rest

Small-business owners and those who work for non-profit organizations often need to meet high expectations on tight budgets. Over the years, I've experimented with countless productivity tools and methods. The following rise above the competition to help you get your work done quickly and affordably.

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