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Rookie Teaching Technique: Choosing a Seating Arrangement

Deciding how to arrange your seats isn't as difficult as you may anticipate; the shape and size of your classroom usually dictate how your classroom must be arranged. Before you get to the business of [more…]

Having What It Takes to Be a Trainer

Although training may seem like a glamorous profession to an observer, like any other profession, it has its hidden challenges. Having the skills to be a trainer is only one prerequisite. A much more difficult [more…]

Obtaining an ISBN for Your Self-Published Book

If you look at any commercially available book, the back cover lists the book's International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and barcode, along with the book's price. Any book that's sold anywhere in the [more…]

Adding Humor to Training

Thomas Edison once said that he had never worked a day in his life. It was all fun! Wouldn't it be great if you could always say that? Adding humor to your training is one way in which you can add fun [more…]

Uncovering the Many Components of Public Relations

Public relations is more than just pitching stories to the media or mailing out press releases. The PR umbrella covers a number of related activities, all of which are concerned with communicating specific [more…]

Avoiding Self-Publishing Mistakes

If you're about to self-publish your first book, you can make a handful of mistakes that can mean the difference between a successful publishing venture and a total bomb. Careful planning and implementing [more…]

Knowing When to Follow Up a Sale

In today's market, more and more professional salespeople are practicing aggressive, thorough follow-up methods that even a few years ago would have been considered unnecessary on some of their marginal [more…]

Confirming That Your Dream Career Won't Be a Nightmare

A career idea has captured your attention. You know something about this potential career from visiting Web sites, doing informational interviews, and reading about the work, but you still don't know whether [more…]

Making the Leap to Your Dream Career

The biggest factor in your transition from one career to the next is money. Although you'd love to just quit your current job and dive headlong into your new career, financial realities keep you from acting [more…]

Earn More Royalties via Self-Publishing

Major publishers typically pay authors a recoupable advance, plus a pre-determined royalty on book sales as compensation. Writers who self-publish their books, however, must cover all their project's development [more…]

Knowing What to Take to a Real Estate License Exam

The big day is almost here. You've passed whatever prelicensing course you had to take with flying colors, and you've filled out and sent in your application for the exam and gotten something back in the [more…]

The Realtor's Role in a Residential Real Estate Transaction

Buying and selling houses is the primary business of real estate brokers and salespeople. Here's an overview of a typical house sale involving real estate agents. [more…]

Honing Your Performance as a Rookie Teacher

After you've created organized lesson plans, you still haven't accomplished anything concrete yet. Everyone will evaluate you based on how well you teach the material in the classroom, not on how neatly [more…]

Debunking a Few Myths about PR

It's ironic: One purpose of PR is to get good press and avoid bad press, but PR itself has had pretty bad press over the years. The public image of PR has been produced in part by corporate flacks who [more…]

Understanding Truths that Rule Every Real Estate Market

Whether you're in a major metro market or a small town and regardless of the country, the economy, or even the day and age in which you're doing business, when you're in the field of real estate, three [more…]

Building a Referral-Based Real Estate Clientele

At its core, a referral is a recommendation. In its best form, a referral is a high-quality lead and a high-probability prospect that is introduced to you by someone both you and the prospect regard highly [more…]

Planning for Employees' Growth, Development, and Education

Employee education is where many organizations get it wrong. Financial, customer, and process metrics are put into place, with strategies clearly laid out to achieve them. [more…]

Choosing the Right Content for Your Self-Published Book

To ensure that your book targets the appropriate audience, provides information of interest, and stays on target in terms of the content, ask yourself these questions: [more…]

Working with Clients as a Flash Web Designer

Unless you're independently wealthy, you create Web sites for friends, or you play with Flash as a hobby, you need to generate a profit from your work. If you're going to survive working with clients and [more…]

Challenges in Rookie Teaching: Facing Bad Behavior Head On

Eventually, it has to happen. One of your kids is going to break a rule, and you'll have no doubt in your mind that it was intentional and a direct challenge to your authority. No matter how fantastic [more…]

Rookie Teaching: Looking at Changes in Classroom Education

You may be young, eager, and willing to bend over backwards to identify with your kids' needs, but you're going to find that the kids you're teaching will little resemble the kid you were at their age [more…]

Traversing the Course Control Panel in Blackboard

In your Blackboard course, you have access to the Control Panel — and your learners don't. You therefore have the power to add, modify, copy, and remove content; turn course tools on or off; and decide [more…]

Easing the Learning Assessment with Blackboard

The Blackboard online environment offers many ways to incorporate both formative and summative assessment techniques in your courses. Consider the following ideas. [more…]

Taking Your First Look at Blackboard

What you will love about Blackboard may also be the source of some frustration, much like in other Web-based applications you may be using. Remember that you're working on the Web, and keep in mind the [more…]

How to Ace Your Personal Training Certification Exam

Being hired as a personal trainer requires a certification if you want to be taken seriously by potential employers and clients. These tips will help you hit the books and prepare for your certification [more…]

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