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What This Nice Guy Wishes He'd Said On All His Past Dates

Joe Seldner | Posted 10.30.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

I've written before that I used to go on a lot of dates, and I've written more recently that I think I'm a pretty nice guy. Those two things -- one fact, one personal opinion -- converged over the years in my not saying some things on dates that I probably should have said. Here are a few of those:

8 Tips For Overcoming The Fear Of 'Putting Yourself Out There'

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living

In researching Quiet, I met a scientist performing groundbreaking work on social anxiety disorder. A charming, articulate man, he confided to me that...

Do You Appear Salesy or Committed? A Self-Promoters Dilemma

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

We can expect some pretty dynamic changes in American marketing techniques to evolve in The New Renaissance -- my term for this burgeoning new era we've recently entered.

Write Now: Avoiding Obnoxious Self-Promotion

Paul Bishop | Posted 09.21.2015 | Books
Paul Bishop

Most of us have had to unfriend or block individuals on our social networking sites whose excessive self-promotion constantly clutters up newsfeeds and group pages. These cretins have no idea how obnoxious they are and never contribute anything but self-promotion to the groups they are, in essence, spamming.

Trumpet-Blowing and Other Necessary Evils of Our Self-Promoting Culture

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 08.21.2015 | Media
Lorraine Devon Wilke

I cannot tell you how many tweets, Facebook posts, etc., I see every day from people trumpeting their product -- usually over and over and relentlessly throughout the day- - without seeing them post or share about anything else.

Women Need to Manage Upward, not Down or Sideways, to Get a Seat at the Leadership Table

Jenny Darroch | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Jenny Darroch

Women enter the workforce now on a more level playing field than ever before: more women than men graduate from college; and recent women graduates almost earn the same as men.

The Art of Getting Promoted: Subtle, Systematic, Sophisticated and Strategic

O'Brien Browne | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Many employees, regardless if they hold an executive, middle management or assistant job assume that all they have to do to get promoted is work hard, be loyal and have the appropriate qualifications; in short, they behave as if promotions were automatic.

An Ode To The Shameless Self-Promoter

Julia Schemmer | Posted 06.10.2015 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

I don't know about you, but I get so excited when I see my friends living their dreams on Facebook or Twitter! By posting what you've been up to, you are involving your entire circle into the process of making your dream a reality.

5 Ways to Look Like an Expert -- Rather Than a Narcissist -- In the Digital Age

Amy Morin | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Amy Morin

The good news is, today's digital world allows you to declare that you're an expert with relative ease. The bad news is, you'll be competing to gain attention in a crowded space.

Why Are People So Annoying?

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.31.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

The fact is that modesty, or even self-effacement, can be more effective than bragging in creating a good first impression. Most of us know this from being on the receiving end, yet we still err on the side of self-aggrandizement. But why do we get it wrong so much of the time? Here's where some new research may be illuminating.

5 Ways to Harness Your Inner PR Team

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Whether it is a raise, a new job position, or a particular romantic relationship, here are five ways to become more comfortable publicly supporting yourself so you have a better shot at getting what you really want...

Selling You: Creating a Winning Professional Bio or Blurb

O'Brien Browne | Posted 03.21.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Keeping these points in mind will make writing your blurb fun and enjoyable because it is about giving to others; and giving is always grander and more joyful than taking - which is exactly the key ingredient that makes up a great blurb.

'Tis the Season to Be Networking! How Women Can Raise Their Profile and Get Ahead

Judith Humphrey | Posted 01.31.2015 | Women
Judith Humphrey

Sure, it is often more comfortable to mingle with friends -- with the people we know. But that won't necessarily make you successful. Instead, when you walk into a room, be bold. Target the people who have influence.

Why You Need to Brag More and 3 Ways to Do It

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.27.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Taking accountability for yourself and your work means accepting the good along with the bad. If you own up to your mistakes, why shouldn't you own up to your victories? Here's how to start getting over the fear of healthy self-promotion.

Success Bias

G. Doucette | Posted 11.05.2014 | Books
G. Doucette

It's not a science experiment, though, so I'll sign off with a different conclusion: Find a way to get readers. Any way you can think of, anything you think might work. Be prolific, be professional, and be available on social media for them. Maybe, if you're very lucky, the stampede will turn in your direction.

Lazy Days of Summer: Time to Relax and Contemplate

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

It's summertime! The solstice just went by and as the days now become shorter, summer has officially begun. It's a time to relax and reboot. It's a time to find some water to splash around in. And it's a time for contemplation...

Why Your 'Behind The Scenes' Job Is Just As Fulfilling

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living

While it may seem that our society thrives on self-promotion and recognition, there are many people who achieve great success out of the spotlight -- ...

Is Self-Publishing Killing Books? My Journey With After the Sucker Punch Answers the Question

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 05.19.2014 | Books
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Do I think self-publishing is killing books? In a word, NO. In fact, not only do I believe self-publishing isn't killing books, I believe it's actually enlivened the marketplace, bringing a fresh, less structured, less filtered, more open life to the entire literary industry.

You Are Your Brand!

Colette A.M.Phillips | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Colette A.M.Phillips

You are the president of your life. When it comes to your career and/or small business you can borrow a marketing page from corporate America. Each person regardless of age, title or the industry/business they are in, need to understand the importance of branding.

You? An Expert? Really?

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 03.27.2014 | Small Business
Abby Rodman, LICSW

Various online sources claim the word "expert" is from the Latin "expertus," which means, loosely, having tested, proved or experienced. And that's just what we expect from experts -- that they learn and discover better ways to do things we can't do ourselves.

How to Write a Professional Bio for Twitter, LinkedIn and More

Her Campus | Posted 03.24.2014 | College
Her Campus

A great bio displays your personality and professionalism year-round, and it's also a quick and easy way for you to garner interest from potential employers, bringing you one step closer to the job of your dreams.

How You Can Actually Look Forward to Mondays (No, Really)

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.16.2013 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Are you mopey on Sunday nights because you dread going to work the next day? If you've lost the passion for your job and feel like you are in a professional rut, it's time to take stock and assess what you really want out of your career.

The Shtickiness Factor

Liz Wainger | Posted 08.20.2013 | DC
Liz Wainger

In today's thriving marketplace of ideas and products, getting noticed is getting harder and harder. But those who manage to claw out of the clutter have found their inner shtickiness and flaunt it -- over and over again.

Ten Deadly Marketing Mistakes Almost Every Author Makes

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 07.23.2013 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

People always ask me what's the single biggest mistake authors make. I'm not sure it's just one mistake, though the truth is that one mistake can sink...

Women Are Less Likely To Take Credit In This Situation

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women

Women are capable of taking full credit for their contributions to a team project -- except if the other team member is a man. So claims a new stud...