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Are You a Nervous Networker? Tips to Help.

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Are You a Nervous Net-worker? Tips to Help. Are you one of those rare (and very lucky ) people who enjoys networking?   Or d o you arrive at a networking event, look around at the sea of faces, then find yourself overwhelmed by a stream of doubts and uncertainties? Here are some tips to help Negative self talk can tell you that you’re a fraud and everyone else in the room is just great.  There they are, experienced business professionals, at home in this environment.  While you feel like you are just pretending and you don’t really know what you are doing! On top of that you think you are going to forget what to say. You won’t remember anyone else’s name and there is a very good chance you will forget your own! The “sensible” part of you tells you not to be so silly.  But there you are with all these negative thoughts and anxieties in your head.  Well it doesn't have to be like that. These tips will help!  Relax and take a deep breath, then tell your

Travel with Kendra:Stress-Free Travel Tips

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Travel with Kendra: Stress-Free Travel Tips Today we have a guest post from the much travelled Kendra Thornton. Now she is a full time  mother of 3. Before being promoted to the full time position of Mommy, she was the Orbitz director of communications and had the opportunity to travel all around the world. Kendra is a great person to give us tips for travelling  happily  and staying healthy! If you are a woman who enjoys  travelling   but hates the stress of planning each and every aspect of your journey, these tips can assist you in obtaining a balanced and peaceful travel experience. When planning to head out of town, whether you are  travelling  to a faraway exotic location or a destination nearby, vacation is a time when you should be able to unwind, settle down and relax without the constant stress of everyday life following you along the way. While it is important to not over-plan your vacation, having certain things taken care of before you depart can provide you wit

How to make new friends - make a deep connection!

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How to make new friends - make a deep connection! All you have to do is to open up to other people and engage them emotionally. When you open up to them and engage them in a conversation with real feeling -- they will quickly feel deeply connected with you. That's one of the ways to make friends. In just minutes after meeting them, you can t urn you and me into us.  Show a real interest,  Ask questions about them,  Find things you both care about,  Share your interest! Guess what -now you have a friend. Wendy is the The Career Coach - helping you to find fresh perspectives on your Job Search and Career. She helps you work towards your goals and aspirations, in a way that fits in with both work and home life. Email her at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com ,  find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US. A free trial/consultation allows you to try phone coaching from the c

Confidence - begin to build yours today!

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Confidence - begin to build yours today! Dr.Sharon Melnick shares the secrets of her research at Harvard Medical School on how people behave when they lack self confidence and how they can begin to build confidence You can find out more about Dr Melnick at  http://www.sharonmelnick.com/thrive  and if you would like support from a coach to help you feel more confident please get in touch with me at the email address below. I am a trained Confidence Coach. Wendy is the The Career Coach - helping you to find fresh perspectives on your Job Search and Career. She helps you work towards your goals and aspirations, in a way that fits in with both work and home life. Email her at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com ,  find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US. A free trial/consultation allows you to try phone coaching from the comfort of your own home and without risk. Don't forget to

How to Manage Time, Reduce Stress and Increase Happiness

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How to Manage Time, Reduce Stress and Increase Happiness Time is an asset that it is only too easy to waste! Once it has been spent, it can never be retrieved. There is no such thing as a refund, and the only re-runs are the ones that might be shown on the television.  Everyone is under more pressure these days - the pace of life is faster.  Individuals are being asked to work longer hours, sometimes with damaging consequences to their health and family life.  Good time management is essential. Here is t he Penguin Prof's College Success Series: Time Management video. It shows you how to reduce stress and make time for the things you WANT and NEED to do.  For more study tips, stories, penguins and more, visit the Penguin Prof Facebook Page:  http://www.facebook.com/ThePenguinProf   And did you know that penguins TWEET? Follow Penguin Prof on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/#!/penguinprof Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirat

Find Some More Time - Time Management Exercise

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Find Some More Time - Time Management Exercise Here is a Time Management Exercise that will help you find where you waste time.  The lighting isn't great but the exercise is really useful: do the exercise. I agree with Paul in the video, I think you will find a big AHA moment if you do this honestly. Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com  and find out more at  http://wisewolfcoaching.com Related articles Leadership and the keys to keeping your people engaged John Rohn on Sowing and Reaping Managing Time - Priorities and Setting Out Expectations For Others Something to brighten and lighten you heart - Fr

10 Easy tips to have more time for you!

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10 Easy tips to have more time for you! If you are always putting yourself on the back burner, it's time to make a change. Joining in with 10 Easy Tips to plug any leaks in your schedule that keep you from having enough time from Calendar Nirvana Coach Gretchen Duhaime. These are great tips from Gretchen; like other coaches, I find myself working through these with clients all the time. Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com  and find out more at  http://wisewolfcoaching.com Related articles How to Deal with a Flirtatious Coworker! Eckhart Tolle on Loneliness Inspiring Quotes on Courage Managing Difficult

Wow People With Your Voice, Body Language and Content When Public Speaking

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Wow People With Your Voice, Body Language and Content When Public Speaking  PublicSpeakingSkills.com shows you a few of the simple ways you can become both comfortable and effective at public speaking. Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com  and find out more at  http://wisewolfcoaching.com Related articles Job Search: What Are Your Weaknesses? How to Deal with a Flirtatious Coworker! Inspiring Quotes on Courage Are you shy? Learn how to make friends in new situations. Managing Difficult Conversations:9 Questions to Ask Yourself

Tips on Walking for Fitness

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English: Walking the dog in Swarland Wood (Photo credit: Wikipedia )           Tips on Walking for Fitness Walking is one of the simplest and most effective forms of exercise.  You can do it virtually any time and any place.  Whether you are new to walking as an exercise or if you have been doing it for years, these tips can help you get the most from your program.. Check with your doctor if you are very overweight, have a chronic medical condition or if you have had a recent injury.  This doesn't mean you can't undertake a walking program but you should check first "just in case"! Invest in good shoes. These are the only equipment you need, so it is worth investing.   Pay attention to the fit and quality. Shoes should fit when you try them on without any pinching or pressure that could cause blisters or calluses. Wear the type of socks you'll wear when walking when you purchase your shoes.  Shoes should have good arch support

Meeting New People – Be Approachable

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Meeting New People – Be Approachable So you want to make a good first impression when you meet new people at home or at work.  Yes, you know already about dressing appropriately and being polite.  But you want to go beyond that - you want to do your best to make sure that people really like you. Here are some tips; Know what your body is saying.   We all send messages with our body language.  How we stand or sit often tells other people exactly how we are feeling – we don’t need to say a word.   If you are nervous, you can get tense and sometimes your posture says “Leave me Alone” or “I’m too busy to speak to you. That isn't what you mean but it can be what others think.  So make sure you know what your body saying! Be aware of your posture and your gestures – make them welcoming.    Be open.   D on’t stand or sit hunched, or huddled up.  And don’t talk to someone with your arms crossed in front of you – they will think you don’t really want to know them.  

Learn How To Make and Keep Good Friends

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Are You Ready To Make Those Friends You Always Wanted? You too can learn to make real and lasting friends! Do you feel lonely?   Do you need real friends to share your life with?  Do you know how your knowing your values matters when making a friend? how to handle disagreements and stay friends? how important it is to keep confidences? how crucial it is to stay loyal? how to be there for others? how to deal with partners and other close third parties in your friendships? the vital secret that binds an ordinary friendship into something special Are you one of the many people who long to make true and lasting friendships?      How would you like to feel equipped to make many true and lasting friendships as you go through life? It's time to put away any excuses, barriers or other limitations that are holding you back and start to grow your friendships n

Body language and a more confident approach to life!

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Image via Wikipedia Body language has a major part to play in how we communicate with others. People form a very quick first impression of us based on appearance and body language - the way we walk, smile, sit and stand. When we communicate,  this body language plays a major role – greater than the words we use or the tone of voice that we adopt. Once we understand the role that body language plays we can learn to shape the way that others see us.  Body language can help us project a confident image.  Being aware of our body language and knowing that we are projecting a confident image help us to feel more confident!  This supports us in dealing with others as our confidence grows. An understanding of body language allows us to communicate more effectively.  This is because with the right body language we can reinforce the message we wish to convey.   But also it helps us to understand much better the real meaning and emotions of people - those wit