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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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Medical Terminology For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Grasping medical terminology starts with knowing the body’s systems, recognizing medical root words commonly used, understanding the Greek influence in medical terminology, and learning those pesky hard-to-spell [more…]

Mediation Process for Resolving Conflict at Work

If you’re a manager dealing with a conflict in the workplace (and what workplace doesn't have some conflict?), you need a strategy to approach and defuse the disagreement. You can effectively mediate the [more…]

How to Plan for a Substitute Teacher

As a rookie teacher, you know the queasy feeling you get when you walk into a classroom unprepared. Don’t leave your substitute teacher in the lurch! Don’t just leave lesson plans — make sure you also [more…]

Keys to a Successful Classroom Observation

As a rookie teacher — or an experienced teacher — you’ll get periodic classroom visits from a supervisor or administrator whose purpose is to rate your class and your abilities as a teacher. During these [more…]

How to Mediate Your Own Conflict at Work

When you're in a conflict-resolution meeting being held between an employee and yourself, you’ll wear two hats, that of mediator and that of contributor. Granted, you’re not acting as an objective third [more…]

Understanding the Firefighter Hiring Process

After filling out an initial application for a firefighting job, candidates vying for a position within a fire department can expect to take several qualifying exams. To be hired as a firefighter, you [more…]

Elements of the Written Firefighter Exam

The written firefighter exam is usually the first step in the firefighter hiring process, after filling out an application. Written firefighter exams test candidates in a variety of subject areas. The [more…]

Oral Interview Tips for Firefighter Candidates

Fear of speaking before a group of people is common, so many firefighter candidates stress about the oral interview stage of the firefighter hiring process. If you remember the following advice during [more…]

Courses to Take to Become a Forensic Accountant

Fraud can be a huge problem for a business or a government entity, and that problem is growing. Most frauds involve financial matters, so the most logical people to investigate them are accountants. Forensic [more…]

Certifications Relating to Forensic Accounting

To become a forensic accountant, no government-issued license is required. However, certifications related to forensic accounting and fraud investigation are issued by several professional associations [more…]

Working toward a Financial Accounting Career

As a financial accountant, you may choose to work in public accounting (doing jobs for multiple business clients) or private accounting (performing accounting work only for your employer). You can also [more…]

Grasping the Mediation Process

Having a structure in place helps ensure that parties stay on track and progress toward a resolution for their dispute. The process isn’t always linear, but it does have several stages that go something [more…]

Exploring Mediation Fundamentals

To be a master mediator, you need to master certain fundamental skills, strategies, and techniques. The following are all traits of a well-trained mediator: [more…]

Checking Out Different Mediation Styles

Mediation isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to dispute resolution. You should choose the mediation technique that you’re most comfortable with and that serves the parties’ interests better than other [more…]

Brushing Up on Mediator Lingo

You can often help parties resolve their dispute by shifting their attention from their legal rights and remedies to the interests that each party is attempting to serve in pursuing legal claims. To do [more…]

Reading Payer Contracts for Key Medical Billing and Coding Details

Insurance companies (payers) offer various levels of coverage to their members, and as the medical biller/coder, you must be able to navigate payer contracts to gather the information you need to prepare [more…]

Medical Billing: Filing a Clean, Error-Free Claim

A clean medical claim is one that has no mistakes and can be processed without additional information from the provider or a third party. It's correct from top to bottom. A clean medical claim meets the [more…]

10 Must-Know Medical Billing and Coding Acronyms

The world of medical billing and coding is like one big bowl of alphabet soup because using abbreviations and acronyms in medical records saves time. Each medical office will have its own most frequently [more…]

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