Category: Business

What to know/do during the meeting/event

Arrive early and set up the room (for a big event this could have been done the day before).  Debrief anyone involved in helping you organize the event. Have your checklist ready and make […]

Exercises to reduce tension during presentations

Reducing tension in neck and shouldersTension can easily build up in the neck and shoulders. A technique to help you is to exercise before you make a presentation. Concentrating on a minute or two of […]

What to talk about while networking

Get people to talk about themselves by asking them questions. People love to talk about themselves and they will feel they have built a good relationship with you even if they haven’t found out that […]


Congratulations! You did it. You landed a great new job. You should be over-the-moon excited. Instead, you’re nervous and stressed. Sound familiar? If it does, don’t panic. Most new hires are anxious about that first […]

Five Things Most Hiring Managers Won’t Tell You

What’s going through a hiring manager’s mind during an employment interview? The answer may surprise even the most experienced applicants. OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals, has […]

Myths And Mysteries Of Taking Minutes

Minute taking has changed over the years. The requirements and expectations of the 21st century are very different from the expectations even 10, but certainly 20 and 30 years ago. Here are some points for […]

Use This Marketing Tactic to Boost Customer Engagement and Get More Sales

I’m sure you’ve seen this message (or something similar) on the bottom of a website when you’re shopping for clothes or a trip: “3 left at this price!” It’s a classic example of a nudge, one […]

Getting It Done: Three Steps to Goal-Setting Success (BONUS) 90-Day Action Plan Worksheet

I have a friend who says he doesn’t like to write, he likes to have written. The truth is, he loves to write, but not as much as he loves the satisfaction that comes from […]

20 tips to dress appropriately for work

Whether you like it or not, the way you look plays a role in your success in the modern workplace. “The problem with appearance is that it translates to performance,” says Nicole Williams, a career […]

Practical Ways that Canadian Startups Can Go Global (Without Leaving Home)

If you’re from Canada and have traveled abroad, you’ve probably got one somewhere—a beat-up maple leaf patch that is sewn onto your backpack or jacket. In a world that can seem big and scary, that little insignia […]