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5 ways to improve your self-confidence

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Do you feel like you sometimes lack confidence at work? Are you going to give a major presentation or are you about to ask your boss for a raise? You don’t feel as self-confident as you’d like, but you can follow a few tips to give you that extra boost of self-confidence you need….

Get the right results by giving the right feedback

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Managers need to be comfortable with giving feedback to your employees. This is often the challenging part as they may fear confrontation, or their general management style may mean that giving feedback is uncomfortable for them. However, there are some methods you can use when giving feedback which will help ensure that you get the result that you want. …

6 basics of a top-notch presentation

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Giving presentations, even small ones, is unavoidable at work. Moreover, speaking publicly is part of life in the 21st century. Therefore, it is worth looking at how you can capture your audience’s attention and keep it….

Which formula really closes the sale?

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What is closing the sale all about? Closing is the final step in the complex sales process that requires a high level of skill on the salesperson’s part. However, what most salespeople fail to realize is that closing is more than just using closing techniques. There is much more to consider and discover….

Move your team past the storm

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When planning a project, bear in mind that no one is able to do every single task on their own. That is impossible. You need a team to support you and you will need to learn how to delegate to others if you are willing to keep your project on time and on budget. …

Your body language’s impact on your success

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Body language is one of the most important parts of communication. In fact, we devote more than 90 percent of our attention to interpreting one another in terms of body language and voice. Only once we have done that do we listen effectively to what the speaker says….

Welcome to our blog

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We are excited to launch our first bookboon blog for students and business professionals. Here we will provide you with personal development ideas and insights into various scientific and business topics. Read about stress at work, job searching or ways to close a sale. We have got something for everyone. And if you can’t get enough of a topic you read about, just delve into the whole book provided by us. Soon, you will also have the opportunity to get…