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  • Increase Your Marketability with NAAEI Professional Designation Courses

    With less than a month remaining until the presidential elections, everyone is talking about jobs and unemployment rates. The news is full of reports of people who have been out of work for more than a year and still can’t secure jobs. And, some of those people with jobs may be looking for greener pastures elsewhere but aren’t sure how to qualify for the job they really want. That’s where...
  • Who Needs a Stairclimber When You Live On the Third Floor?

    They say getting dressed for your workout is half the battle. Half the battle for me, more specifically, is making the decision to resist watching nine YouTube videos of my latest Hollywood obsession—Anna Kendrick from “Pitch Perfect” at the moment—put the bag of croutons down (I eat them like chips) and sort through my dirty pile of laundry for a pair of running shorts. My apartment community...
  • To Catch a Liar

    My parents had it easy—a fact I like to remind them of as often as possible. You see, my brother and I were not your typical adolescents. We didn’t drink, we didn’t skip class, we didn’t go around town wreaking havoc upon unsuspecting elderly neighbors. In fact, it’s safe to say we were the world’s best—and, according our more popular peers, boring—teenagers. Thus, having a fake ID never even...
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE: Scrap The Sales Script!

    Before the “Value Meal” I can remember this irritating question, “Would you like fries with that?” echoing through the outside speaker as I would drive through my neighborhood McDonalds. I am confident the person who asked didn’t really care if I ordered fries or not—it was not sincere—it was scripted.   Two recent studies released by the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business...

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