New Girl on the Block Professional Writer Talia is one of a kind. She is a twenty-something word-obsessed, afro-wearing gym addict with a penchant for shower singing, an addiction to cheesecake, and an unparalleled love for bookstores. What we love about her the most is that she always keeps it real and her writing comes from a place of candidness and honesty. Naturally, her passion for words led her to a degree in professional writing from York University where she learned as much about the importance of collaboration, compromise, integrity, commitment, and persistence as she did about the technical aspects of various forms of writing and editing.
40+ Tips to Improve your Grammar and Punctuation After all these years you finally have the courage and opportunity to write the email announcing that you and you alone have single handedly saved the company from utter disaster. You’re excited, you type it, you spell check it, and you hit send.Everything is great except that your gold star memo has dangling modifiers, double negatives and run-on sentences colliding with each other. Now I am no grammar whiz but I know a good resource when I see it. stories, analogies and fables for business, training and public speaking, wedding speeches, best man speeches home » amusement/stress relief » stories and analogies illustrations and analogies for motivation, inspiration, learning and training Here are stories, analogies, research findings and other examples that provide wonderful illustrations for learning, and inspiration for self-development. Read about the travellers and the monk, tickle me elmo, get in the wheelbarrow, the shoe box story, the scorpion and the frog, murphy's plough, Pavlov's dogs, the monkeys and the stairs, and more. Look at the stories index for stories listed by subject.
The toxins you breathe indoors could harm your health Escaping summer in the cool, air-conditioned comfort of your home, the office or shopping malls is almost indescribably blissful some days. But just what are you breathing in? Up to five times the amount of pollution you would be taking in outside, according to air-quality professionals. And poor indoor air quality comes with a considerable cost, one expert says. 9 Networking Groups You Should Join Everyone should know by now that networking is the best way to find a job. Where job boards have a 3-10% effectiveness rate, and probably less now that Applicant Tracking Systems (the software that will rank your resume) are becoming prevalent, networking has a 30-60% effectiveness rate. Referred people are less risk and have a higher retention rate – that’s why companies offer referral bonuses to employees who recommend someone who has been hired. Related: 10 Common Networking Mistakes To Avoid Unfortunately, people do not know how to network (one day I will probably write a short book on how to do it).
Guerrilla Job Hunting In my ongoing series of interviews with job search experts, I tracked down Marky Stein, a career coach in San Jose, Calif., who’s perfected a strikingly innovative approach to finding a job fast – in any economy. She’s the author of "Fearless Interviewing: What to Do Before, During and After an Interview" (iUniverse.com Press, 2001). Her Web site is How to Give a Stellar Presentation Speaking in front of a group — no matter how big or small — can be stressful. Preparation is key, of course, whether it’s your first or your hundredth time. From preparing your slides to wrapping up your talk, what should you do to give a presentation that people will remember? What the Experts Say Public speaking often tops the list of people’s fears. “When all eyes are on you, you feel exposed,” says Nick Morgan, the president and founder of Public Words and the author of Power Cues. “This classically leads to feelings of shame and embarrassment.”
Managing Energy Costs in Grocery Stores Although the actions described in this section require more extensive implementation, they can dramatically increase the efficiency of your store. Ask your local utility for more information about initiating such projects. Optimize Refrigeration The optimization of refrigeration systems can reduce energy use by 24 percent relative to standard practice.