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February 14, 2018

8 Business Travel Tips to Thrive as a Business Traveler

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Gearing up for another business trip? Perhaps you’re a frequent business traveler and want to streamline the process, or maybe you’re preparing for one of your first business trips. Either way, having a systematic routine for getting yourself ready to hit the road will end up saving you time.   Here are eight smart business […]

February 7, 2018

8 Ways to Manage Public Speaking Anxiety

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For many, the idea of speaking in public is daunting. While a little nervous energy is healthy, excessive public speaking anxiety can be crippling. Being charismatic and engaging doesn’t necessarily come naturally, even to successful business people and world leaders. Whether it’s a keynote speech for hundreds of people or a simple team meeting, it […]

January 31, 2018

8 Personal Power Bases You Might Not Realize You Have

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Whether you’re seeking to advance your career or grow your business, making progress toward your goals can come down to your ability to enlist the help of others—often through activating one’s personal power bases. Perhaps you need to ask for a raise or a promotion, or maybe you need to request funding to kick off […]

January 24, 2018

The Importance of Body Language in Sales

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While it’s important to know what you should do in meetings and negotiations, knowing what you shouldn’t do is often just as important – and it begins with bad body language. The best sales managers know that while you may have a polished sales presentation, tasteful attire, and a product that practically sells itself, you can still miss out on […]

January 16, 2018

10 Classic Buying Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

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If you’ve been using our negotiating tips, then it’s entirely likely a sale is on the horizon – so it’s important to be able to recognize it. As a salesperson, it’s important to stay tuned into the customer and what he or she may be feeling, thinking, or doing. It easy to get too caught up […]

January 10, 2018

8 Common Professional Body Language Mistakes To Avoid

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It’s not always what you say that makes the biggest impression. Before you even open your mouth, nonverbal habits you’re not even aware of could jeopardize your ability to make a good impression, close a deal, get promoted, or earn a new customer. Professional body language is critical to any business exchange, and it’s just […]

January 3, 2018

When Failure is Good: Learning from Failure

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  “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy   Growing up, we learned that all failures are bad. So when we did fail, it hung over our heads as an unpleasant reminder of what happens when we try something new. But failure can be good when we learn from […]

December 27, 2017

Resolutions & Business Quotes for the New Year

When asked about New Year’s resolutions, common responses are losing weight, getting a new job, and saving more money. For entrepreneurs, the answer is more complicated as business New Year’s resolutions require greater specificity and accountability, and the motivation to see them through.   As you and your team plan for the year ahead, consider […]

December 20, 2017

7 Professional Gift Ideas for Coworkers & Partners | Cydcor Blog

A simple gift can speak volumes when you want to acknowledge, maintain, or strengthen a professional relationship. The gesture of gifting shows thoughtfulness, consideration, and appreciation, especially if that gift can be incorporated into a daily routine, or make the recipient’s average day exceptional.   Whether you are acknowledging the diligent dedication of your employees, […]

December 13, 2017

Get What You Want with These Top 5 Negotiating Tips

  By Brooke Levy   Top Five Negotiating Tips   For many, negotiation is the most intimidating of all sales and business skills. It seems like one of those mysterious talents you either have or don’t have, and knowing a situation requires negotiation—buying a car, accepting a new job offer, or making a business deal—will […]