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Keep Employees Sizzling All Summer

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July 7, 2011

Tweet By Laurie Kaiser Now that we’re in the height of summer with all its lovely distractions, you may find your employees’ motivation flagging. Of course, everyone needs a vacation to recharge, but when your employees are in the office, you want their minds to be present as well. As a manager, it’s up...
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Attention Salespeople: There’s Hidden Gold In Your Existing Alabama Accounts

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July 5, 2011

Tweet Very often salespeople are so focused on landing that next “huge” account that they are often overlooking the best, most profitable accounts in their funnel: the existing customer. If you’re an Alabama sales executive looking to really grow your revenue and produce above and beyond your company’s expectations, why not look at your...
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Public Speaking Requires Proper Training

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July 1, 2011

Tweet Public speaking skills are very important to learn and develop no matter what industry you work in. Unfortunately, as valuable as it is, public speaking is not a skill that comes easily for most people. With the proper training and practice, however, you’ll be able to improve your public speaking and presentation skills...
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Effects of Mother Nature Apparent with Alabama Unemployment Rate Increase

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June 23, 2011

Tweet According to a recent press release issued by the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations last week, the May 2011 unemployment rates were up 0.3% from April 2011, going from 9.3% to 9.6%.  This rate represents 206,809 unemployed persons, which is slightly higher than the May 2010 unemployment rate of 9.5%. According to the...
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Business Education Leads to Advancement

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June 3, 2011

Tweet Individuals who are dedicated to enjoying maximum career success and job satisfaction understand the importance of participating in Dale Carnegie Training’s professional development courses on an ongoing basis. Whether you are looking for a career change, a move into management, or to just become more efficient in your current position, constantly improving your...
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A Sure-Fire Way to Tick People Off & Lose Customers For Life

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May 24, 2011

Tweet Be nice to people; smile; say please and thank you; listen to others; don’t interrupt.  Simple stuff right?  Seems like common sense, especially for those employed in the service industry.  However, experience repeatedly shows that COMMON SENSE IS NOT ALWAYS COMMON PRACTICE! Last week I arrived early to a business meeting where about 25 colleagues and...
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Bright Outlook for Alabama’s 2011 Economic Forecast

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May 20, 2011

Tweet UA’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) forecasted a stabilized Alabama economy at the 23rd annual Economic Outlook Conference held January 13 in Montgomery. UA’s CBER also predicts a steady economic growth throughout 2011, expecting Alabama real GDP to grow more than 3.4 percent, faster than the 3.2 percent gain IHS Global...
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Protecting the Balance

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May 11, 2011

Tweet No, this isn’t Star Wars or the Karate Kid, where it’s all about balance (whether it’s the Force or martial arts, doesn’t matter). We’re talking about real life here — corporate life. The term ‘life’ is used with a double meaning, though, as when you’re talking about work and income, it’s very important...
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Shelter From the Storm

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May 4, 2011

Hueytown Alabama Baseball Team Overcomes Tornado Tragedy - JV pitcher Brandon Miller, hiding under a mattress in his house when a twister started to take his sister. He saved her with seconds to spare.
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Celebrate International DNA Day in Huntsville

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April 21, 2011

Tweet International DNA Day. Sounds pretty nerdy, right? OK, so maybe it is a bit, but Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology will host a celebration of the day that the famous double helix structure was discovered. Located at 601 Genome Way in the Cummings Research Park, HudsonAlpha is a nonprofit educational and research center,...
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