| Technically Speaking - Starting a Digital Agency
by Matthew Maday and Cady Chesney - Feb, 2014
As technology advances, digital advertising is becoming increasingly popular. OnCall Interactive was started by Matthew Maday in his college days, and it grew into an award-winning digital agency in Chicago, Illinois. Join host Cady Chesney to find out what it takes to start a digital agency, where the funds come from, and what you can do to start your very own digital agency. On Technically Speaking, we explore the latest...
| Community Concepts - Sons of Baseball Foundation
by Eric Wallace and Tim Muma - Feb, 2014
Created by a small group of people that share a passion for baseball, the Sons of Baseball Foundation strives to bring the joy of baseball to the lives of children with disabilities and children battling life threatening medical conditions. President Eric Wallace joins Tim Muma to discuss how it all got started, how their organization helps these children, and what companies can do to contribute or even participate. Communi...
| Employment Notebook - Positives of Emotion at Work
by Chrissy Scivicque and Tim Muma - Feb, 2014
Most of the time, we hear that emotions are often an extra obstacle to success at work. Whether it's excitement, fear, frustration or sadness, those emotions could affect individuals from making sound, logical decisions. Chrissy Scivicque, a certified career coach and experience corporate trainer, argues that emotions can actually have a positive influence at work. She stresses they must be used appropriately and gives Tim Mum...
| Volunteering at - American Cancer Soceity
by Mary LaPrairie and Tim Muma - Feb, 2014
Whether it's giving a cancer patient a ride to chemotherapy, putting together a team for Relay For Life or spreading the word about prevention and detection, individuals can help the American Cancer Society (ACS) with their cause. Mary LaPrairie, the Volunteer Coordinator for the Midwest Division of ACS, talks to Tim Muma about the different ways to offer your time and services. She also touches on how volunteering can benefit...
Five Things To Include In Your Career Development Toolkit
by Patricia Erickson - Feb, 2014
In order to excel in life and with your career, it is of utmost importance you have a career development plan to follow. A career development toolkit is an excellent resource which will help guide you through some of the steps in the career management process so you can effectively reach your goals. To help with the process, here are five things to include in your career development toolkit. 1. Know what you want The nu...
What Is A Career Development Plan?
by Patricia Erickson - Feb, 2014
Whether you are just beginning a career are in the midst of one, it is crucial you have a career development plan to follow. There are far too many variables and bumps in the road you will face along the way to pursue a career without an effective plan. Ideally, you should have a career guide from the beginning. Look at it as a roadmap that you would use when going on vacation. You are going to start at one point and pla...
Why Is It Important To Have A Career Development
by Patricia Erickson - Feb, 2014
There are few things as important as having a career development plan when it comes to excelling in life and accelerating in your chosen field. It is vital that you have a clear sense of the direction you would like to head with your career. Career planning is a critical step and is essential to your success not something you want to skip over. The purpose of a career development plan is to help you reach your goals. Ever...
Ten Things for Your Professional Bucket List
by Tiffany Young - Jan, 2014
The traditional bucket list is a list of things to achieve before you die. I think this is an idea that can also be used by any young professional who wants to achieve specific career goals by a certain age. Creating a professional bucket list can put you in a position for a job promotion, a new career, or, better yet, let you explore something new. Here are ten things that young professionals should consider for their lis...
The Fine Art of Listening
by Brian Muys - Jan, 2014
As a communications professional, I take my obligation seriously to write and speak clearly and effectively when interacting with the media, senior executives or faculty, and co-workers. While this seemingly basic skill is not unique to my trade by any means, I’ve found it’s equally essential to respect and master the art of listening. Many of us, regardless of our specific job, are quick to brush off this advice and say t...
A Growth Mindset Can Increase Career Options for Females
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Jan, 2014
Do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? How about others you encounter, whether you're a parent, teacher, counselor, or career coach? Have you noticed if some are more open to trying new things than others? What is a fixed mindset? According to Stanford University psychologist and author Carol Dweck, a fixed mindset occurs an individual believes intelligence is a fixed trait and are therefore more likely to avoid c...
The Myth of the 10,000 Hour Rule – Why Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jan, 2014
"Ask the great athlete or the concert pianist or the successful actor if they arrived at the place where they need no further practice. They will tell you that the higher you climb in proficiency and public acceptance, the greater the need for practice." ~ Eric Butterworth from Spiritual Economics People who can stay on mission and on task with focused intensity for an entire decade are often world-class in their chosen are...
Why Millennials Need Side-Businesses
by Lindsey Pollak - Jan, 2014
Moonlighting has become the new reality for our generation. For 20-somethings who often find themselves underpaid and under-employed, side-gigs provide much-needed income as well as the chance to build on their education and experience. For 30- and 40-somethings, who are often facing stagnant wages as well as increasing household costs, they offer income and the chance to transition to self-employment. Meanwhile, for worke...
9 Reasons Why Every Twentysomething Needs a Side Hustle
by Danny Rubin - Jan, 2014
Andres Zapata is handing Millennials a golden opportunity. The owner of a consulting firm, Zapata closes his office every day at 5:30 pm. No exceptions. Francesca Di Meglio of Bloomberg says our generation demands a greater work/life balance, and Zapata gives us what we want: more free time. How should we fill (some of) the extra hours? With a side hustle. It could be anything: business venture, start-up, developin...
21 Ways To Make A Name For Yourself
by Robin Fisher Roffer - Jan, 2014
What does it take to create a high performance career that gains steam, rather than peters out? Read on. My company Big Fish Marketing turned 21 this year, and I couldn’t be prouder of my business and the brands we’ve built. In honor of our anniversary, I’ve made a list of the major lessons I’ve learned from working with top executives at some of the world’s biggest brands. 1. Be curious. Do everything you can to u...
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