7 Steps to Become Great at Thinking on Your Feet

It’s not easy to think for shy people to think on their feet – those lacking enough confidence – people who get nervous in a group setting. To speak well extemporaneously, here are strategies that will work for you.

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Despite Failures, Sound Transit Benefits from Short Voter Memories

Washington state’s Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority – better known as Sound Transit – is anything but sound in fiscal terms. Here’s why.

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Hiring and Laying Off Workers: 3 Often Asked Questions

Employers often ponder hiring and firing in this uncertain economy. So if you’re like many employers, coping with a tepid economic environment, you might need to re-think your approach to human resources, too.

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Is SEC on Track to Make Fundraising Easier for Startups?

July 27, 2013 The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or more simply known as the JOBS Act, was supposed to make it less complicated for entrepreneurs to raise capital by easing security regulations. You might recall it passed on bipartisan support, and became law in April 2012. But under the law, unless the U.S. Securities […]

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For Stronger Profits, Avoid 11 Typical Pricing Mistakes

In general, how can you manage the sweet spot – between your price-optimization and costs? Here’s how.

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Marketing – Why Visual Content Works on Facebook, but Hashtags Don’t

Ninety-eight percent of top brands have a Facebook fan page, but Facebook’s hashtags don’t enhance engagement with consumers. That’s one of two salient conclusions from an analysis.

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Lesson for Compassionate Bosses from Employees

If you’re a boss, don’t expect appreciation, commitment or loyalty from a worker you help with personal and work issues. They take it for granted.

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3 Best Interview Strategies for a Promotion in Your Company

So your company has an opening that would mean a promotion for you. Great. But make sure you prepare properly to avoid disappointment.

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Why You Can’t Expect Needed Reforms in Washington State Schools

July 16, 2013- An additional $1 billion was added to funding of Washington state schools in the 2013 legislative session for a total of $15.2 billion in the biennial budget. But Democratic lawmakers – at the urging of the Washington Education Association (WEA) – refused to allow reforms. “Though the new budget will increase state […]

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Why Companies Are High Maintenance to Customers (but Don’t Know It)

Businesses are losing profits because they inconvenience customers. This results in lost revenue, tarnished branding and narrower profit margins.

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Seattle business consultant Terry Corbell provides high-performance management services and strategies.