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Defuse the Discomfort Caused by Calculating Monetary Awards

When putting a price tag on something that’s priceless, such as a person’s health and wellbeing or the life of a loved one, start by acknowledging the impossibility of the task. Admit the inadequacy of [more…]

Strategies for Creative Solutions in Mediation

Here is some guidance on how to identify creative solutions to a mediated dispute, and how to apply these strategies. You can often help parties solve their mutual problems by bundling or unbundling issues [more…]

Use Mirroring to Lead Parties in Mediation

Mirroring is a mediation technique that capitalizes on the fact that people naturally tend to reflect what they observe. When you see someone in pain, you’re likely to wince in empathy. When you witness [more…]

Draft a Business Plan for Your Mediation Business

Entrepreneurs typically craft a business plan to persuade banks to lend them money. As a mediator, you too are an entrepreneur, but you probably don’t need a lender or a venture capitalist to bankroll [more…]

Draft a Budget for Your Mediation Business

You’ll need to draft a budget for your mediation business. Few businesses have a lower overhead than mediation does. All you really need is a roof over your head, a vehicle to get you from point A to point [more…]

Should I Incorporate My Mediation Business?

Incorporating sounds like something reserved for big business, but it offers a couple of perks for small businesses, such as mediation businesses, both legally and financially: [more…]

What Paperwork Do I Need In My Mediation Business?

Like most businesses, the business of mediation involves some paperwork. Fortunately, it’s fairly light, consisting of a couple letters and a contract. Here is some guidance on preparing the paperwork [more…]

What Are Typical Rates and Fees for Mediators?

Mediation rates and fees vary from as low as nothing for pro bono work to upward of $20,000 a day for commercial litigation. What you can expect depends a great deal on two factors: the arena in which [more…]

Market Your Mediation Business

When you choose a niche for your mediation business, you choose a market, and that market becomes the community in which you practice. Your market/community may be special education, healthcare, human [more…]

Establish an Online Presence for Your Mediation Business

When most people are in the market for something, including a mediator, they search for it online. When people search for mediation services, you want your name to pop up at or near the top of the search [more…]

Set Up a Facebook Page for Your Mediation Business

It’s easy to set up a page for your mediation business on Facebook. Although Facebook is almost exclusively a social venue, most of its members expect businesses to have a presence there, and the service [more…]

Use Twitter to Promote Your Mediation Business

Twitter is a popular social venue where you can and should be active to promote your mediation business. With Twitter, you send tweets, short messages that consist of no more than 140 characters, including [more…]

Use LinkedIn to Promote Your Mediation Business

LinkedIn is more for business than social networking, which makes it a great place to network with fellow mediators and the people who are likely to be in the market for mediators, especially attorneys [more…]

Promote Your Mediation Business with Face-to-Face Networking

To promote your mediation business, you will need to do some face-to-face networking. To be successful, you need to know what your contacts value most in a mediator, prepare yourself with business cards [more…]

Get Repeat Clients for Your Mediation Business

In the mediation business, one of the best sources for new business is the clients you’ve already served, so keep in touch with them. You want to show your clients that you care about them and that you’re [more…]

Join Mediation Associations to Grow Your Mediation Business

In the ongoing effort to grow your mediation business, if you don’t yet belong to a local mediation or dispute-resolution association, your first step is to find and join the largest and most active group [more…]

Build a Referral Network for Your Mediation Business

To expand your client base for your mediation business you need to build a referral network. This is often easiest when you approach it as a team sport. Join forces with an elite squad of like-minded professionals [more…]

Target the Niche for Your Mediation Business

When you decide to grow your client base for your mediation business, one of the first steps is to target your niche, so you need to know specifically what that niche is. If you’re unclear what your niche [more…]

Phrases You Should Never Use during a Negotiation

Certain phrases always manage to clank against the ear. The following list covers some expressions that have little place in life, let alone a negotiation. [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Negotiation Skills In A Day For Dummies

Using the Alphabet to Identify Malignant Melanoma

You can use the alphabetic classification system to evaluate melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer. This guide helps you determine whether a skin lesion is malignant. The mnemonic is the first [more…]

Knowing What the APGAR Score Evaluates

An APGAR score measures how well a newborn is doing at 1 and 5 minutes after birth. The five factors you evaluate just happen to line up with the last name of the doctor, Dr. Virginia Apgar, who created [more…]

Tricks for NSTEMI Treatment

When you're treating a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (an NSTEMI), keep OH BATMAN in mind. The mnemonic works for treating unstable angina, too. [more…]

Classifying Anemia by MCV — Mean Corpuscular Volume

In anemia, the body has a reduced quantity of red blood cells. One of the best ways to classify anemia is by the MCV, or mean corpuscular volume, which is expressed in femtoliters [more…]

Five References Every Medical Transcriptionist Needs

The following proven performers should be on your reference bookshelf as a medical transcriptionist. All of them are available in both print and electronic versions. [more…]

Where to Get Medical Transcription Training

The two primary sources of medical transcription education are community colleges and online schools, and they each have their own strengths and weaknesses. Here’s how they compare: [more…]

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