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Birmingham Boasts Boost in Minority-Owned Businesses

March 8, 2012

Tweet Thursday, March 8th was International Women’s Day.  It was the perfect time to shine a light on Birmingham’s finest women business owners such as Judy Smith, President of Smiths Machine, which became a certified Woman-Owned Business in 1996. Today, Smiths Machine LLC employs over 100 highly skilled workers who provide state-of-the-art precision and quality...
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Go for Goals in the New Year

December 29, 2011

Tweet The New Year is a perfect time to reflect on your 2011 performance and create your 2012 goals. Dale Carnegie once said, “Inaction breeds doubt and fear.  Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”  If you...
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Circumvent Scrooge by Giving the Greatest Gift of All: Sincere Appreciation

December 22, 2011

Tweet Earlier this year, the state of Alabama determined that a teacher who accepts a Christmas turkey, gift card or any item with a specific monetary value from a student is breaking the state’s ethics law.  The penalty is up to a year in jail and a $6,000 fine for the teacher who accepts...
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Interpreting Nonverbal Buying and Warning Signals

November 21, 2011

Tweet Whether a short or long sales cycle, most sales professionals are always eager to arrive at the commitment stage as their ultimate goal is to close a sale.  The primary key to ascertaining if the prospect has reached this pivotal point is the ability to interpreting buying signals: both nonverbal and verbal. Not...
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Do You Have the Courage to Start Your Own Business?

October 6, 2011

Tweet Three years ago, I decided to leave my six-figure paying job to pursue my passion and start my own business.  The decision required months of deep thought, planning and opportunity analysis.  Most of all, it required a lot of courage. Dale Carnegie once said, “Most of us have far more courage than we...
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Alabama Launches Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference

September 12, 2011

Tweet Of the one hundred largest companies in the U.S. in 1917, only seventeen survive today.  The rate of new product innovation in consumer goods increases exponentially year over year.  Surprisingly, 95 percent of all technology ever invented was invented in the last five years. Most people agree that an innovation strategy is critical to...
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Are You Dale Carnegie’s Biggest Fan?

August 1, 2011

Tweet Calling all Dale Carnegie fans! Dale Carnegie local franchisees have announced their search for Dale Carnegie’s Biggest Fan. The winner of the contest will receive an iPad2! It’s easy to enter: Determine how Dale Carnegie has most impacted you or your company. Chances are the benefits you received from taking your Dale Carnegie...
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Dale Carnegie Personal Leadership iPhone/iPad App Is #8 on the Apple iTunes Store

June 20, 2011

Tweet Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’ve asked yourself, “What would my Dale Carnegie instructor say?” or “How would Dale Carnegie have reacted to this?” Well, now you can carry a Carnegie Coach in your pocket to help you engage successfully with clients, prospects, peers, and management–anywhere, anytime! Dale Carnegie...
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What Language Does Your Body Speak?

June 14, 2011

Tweet Did you know that your voice inflection, facial expressions and body language can make up over 90% of your message? The ability to communicate well is vital to creating and growing personal and professional relationships.  Many people do not realize that we communicate with much more than words, rather with our nonverbal communication,...
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