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By Keith Yamashita – Unstuck The prospect of public speaking often hacks away at our confidence. The antidote: Build experience through planning, preparation, and careful attention to details. Keith Yamashita, cofounder of Unstuck, shares 12 of his very thorough tactics for presenting so you, too, can stride confidently onstage. 1. Write down the logic flow,… read more

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By Glenn Llopis – Forbes How often have you seen senior leaders challenge the status quo or ask employees to think outside the box? That’s the question the Harvard Business Review put to more than 1,000 employees across industries nationwide. The result? 42% said never or almost never, 32% said sometimes, and 26% said fairly… read more

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by Kare Anderson – Forbes When things go wrong, we tend to blind ourselves to other’s feelings. We are more likely to fall into a destructive behavioral trap. Sadly, when we do, we cannot be empathic. We weaken that human bond that’s vital to re-grouping and resilience. These blinding mindsets make us feel dumb, powerless… read more

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by Caroline Ceniza-Levine – Forbes Picture this: you get an unexpected call from a recruiter for a very interesting job that you would normally jump at. However, you have been at your current job for just over a year. Your last job stint was also pretty short — about two years — because you jumped… read more

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Potbelly Mulls Sale amid Disappointing Earnings The Chicago-based sandwich maker reported second-quarter earnings that missed expectations. The company is “undertaking a comprehensive review of our business strategy,” interim CEO Michael Coyne said in a statement. Coyne said Potbelly tapped J.P. Morgan Securities “as our financial advisor to assist with this review and development of strategic… read more

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Corrie Byron has been appointed President of Franke Coffee Systems North America Byron will be responsible for accelerating sales and growth of the Smyrna, Tenn.-based Franke Coffee Systems business in the U.S. and Canada. Byron will report to Thomas Patrick Meier, CEO of the global Coffee Systems Division headquartered in Aarburg, Switzerland. “Corrie will leverage… read more

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Shawn Kuhlman as director of sales for Canada and Latin America T&S Brass and Bronze Works, a leading international manufacturer of innovative foodservice and commercial plumbing products, has hired Shawn Kuhlman as director of sales for Canada and Latin America. Kuhlman will focus on supporting T&S customers in Canada and Latin American nations, as well… read more

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The Muse If I had to choose one surprising thing I’ve learned by talking to people about their career stories, it’s that the term marketing encompasses so much more than I ever imagined. This point was further driven home during a recent casual conversation with The Muse’s own senior marketing manager, Cristina Boehmer, who, I… read more