Advancement

Need a Job? How To Rise Above the Gray Ceiling

Champagne, brie, scotch and event planners. While your first guess – “What are things that go together?” – may well apply in many cases, the correct answer should be, “Name four things that improve with age.” Unfortunately, the perceived

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Your Business Voice: Wimpy or Winning?

Your voice is a powerful tool when you speak for business; it has the power to give you gravitas and create a winning professional image.  It also has the power to jeopardize your credibility, especially if you sound weak or “wimpy." Here are some

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The Downside of Upspeak and Vocal Fry

Warning: Upspeak and vocal fry could hinder your career. If you're like me, you just tried to say that sentence aloud using both vocal inflections and found you can't. They're contradictory; the first flips everything up an octave into a question

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How to Look More Confident (Even When You Don’t Feel It)

Without uttering a word, your posture, gestures and overall demeanor speak volumes about your confidence, leadership and general regard for others. Don't believe it? Think back on the professionals who made a difference in your life. While you may

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The $70,000 Minimum Wage

Plenty of hotel and events workers throughout California were on the front lines when the "Fight for 15" movement failed to convince legislators to nudge the state minimum wage to $15 an hour. As it turned out, they'll have to wait until next year to

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4 Must-See TED Talks for Planners

You might have missed this year's TED conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre—more than 90 speakers over five days ending March 20. That's where some of the world's most engaged and engaging minds meet to present their thoughts on how to make

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