Your Email address is What?

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For crying out loud people! For the last time! IF YOU ARE IN BUSINESS use your website email address branding! Enough with the free advertising of free accounts.
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The email address is NETZERO??? really, I didn’t even know they were still around! C’mon SCORE, time to tighten up your game! Whats YOUR email address?

When to throw out a business card

When To Throw Out A Business Card

It’s not just a matter of clutter. It’s not just a matter of contact management. Some of your contacts in your management files need to be thrown out also. It’s about productivity. It’s about making sure you are really moving your business forward and not just doing busy work.

Those contacts that you do not actively work are useless. It’s great when you have an autoresponder going out, and they get messages out to your contacts. However, some of your contacts, you have not written a note, an email, or made a call to in over a year. What do you do with that? If you want to re-establish contact, then do so with some information that benefits that person. If you can not find anything that really helps them, then forget it. I just recently got an email from someone I literally have not heard from in 2 years or more.

This person stopped returning phone calls or emails a LONG time ago. The email told me all about the charity she’ll be participating in and how much money I need to donate to help. In and of itself, this is great. I am happy she has found something to make her life meaningful. I am happy to donate to causes. At the same time, I am thinking, hmmm. This is the only thing you have to say to me? Give some money?

So, do yourself a favor. Make a real effort to connect or just drop it. You will run into that person some where and have the opportunity to start over. In the meantime, if you make they feel like you just want to use them, it’s not going to work. So look at your contacts. Send them something good for them ( not you) and drop the rest.

If you have gotten busy and do not regularly speak to your important contacts, change your schedule and start making time for that.

So, when was the last time you threw out a business card and why?

Top 4 Skills You Should Never Neglect as a Professional

Top 4 Skills You Should Never Neglect as a Professional

The internet has changed the way professionals build their personal brands completely. In a previous article, we discussed how to further refine your personal brand and show off your expertise. Maintaining a strong online presence and a positive personal brand can lead to many new opportunities to explore.

Boasting a specific set of skills is great, but having those skills mastered should never stop you from covering the basics. There are important basic skills to have in order to succeed as a professional in today’s competitive market and we are going to take a closer look at the top four to master in this article.

Attention to Details

According to a well-known computer science professor, Cal Newport, ‘focus’ is the new IQ. A professional’s ability to maintain focus and pay close attention to detail play important roles in determining the quality of work produced at the end of the process. Good attention to detail is even more important since customers now have more options, which means they expect nothing but the best results possible.

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Driving is considered a mundane skill and not many professionals take it seriously. In reality, driving can be invaluable. You can save a lot of time and get to meetings faster when you have the ability to drive. You can also stop worrying about messing up your suit or attracting unwanted odors while taking public transport.

There is no reason why you shouldn’t learn to drive and pick up a driving license today. You can even find mock theory tests and more information on the Highway Code by checking out resources on the Toptests website.


Humility is more of a trait than a skill, but it is a trait that can be mastered nonetheless. The last thing you want to do is acting like you know everything. It’s even worse when you become arrogant since this often leads to you treating your clients poorlyHumility is the key to building genuine relationships on a more personal level. Clients that like you personally are more likely to hire you for future projects. You will also get along better with team members and will have a generally better time exploring different opportunities on the market.

Data Analysis

Regardless of your industry, being able to capture information and analyze data is critical. The world is built on data these days. Every business decision is made using data as the defining factor.

Good data analysis is a skill that can also be transformed into the ability to analyze situations based on relevant information. This is a skill that can be applied to customer analysis, market analysis, product development, and various other fields you want to explore. It is a critical skill to have if you want to succeed in the modern market.

Master these four skills and you will be able to present yourself better as a professional. These may seem like basic skills that can be mastered overnight, but they are invaluable nonetheless. You will be surprised by how much better your life as a professional will be once you have these key skills under your belt.

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