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  • How To Earn Money from Home

    All about using the Internet to earn money from home.
  • How To Give Gifts at Work

    Buying gifts for coworkers can be a tricky business. When should you do it, and how much should you spend? Is it going to be awkward if a colleague buys you a...
  • How To Know When to Quit Your Job

    A lot of us get frustrated with our jobs, our bosses, our colleagues, or our workplaces. But how do we know when we just need to take a deep breath or a vacation and...
  • How To Use Instant Messaging in the Workplace

    The use of instant messaging in the workplace is on the rise. Many people, myself included, believe that IM will someday replace email as the main communication tool...
  • How To Work with an Embroiderer

    By having all pertinent information at hand and a willingness to work as equals, an embroidery job will invariably go smoother than you ever expected.
  • Analyzing the Styles and Patterns of People’s Handwriting

    Handwriting analysis, or 'graphology', is based on analyzing the way the writer creates words and sentences through the physical action used to do so. Here are some...
  • How To Write a Business or Social Speech

    Do you need to write a speech for a business or social occasion? Here’s how to do it so it’s not just easier, but more effective and more compelling.
  • How To Build a Strong Support System

    The people who surround you--your support system--will determine how well you will build and maintain the self-confidence necessary for success. Why? They are the ones...
  • How To Spot a Liar

    Avoid being the victim of liars by becoming a human lie detector. Easy and effective techniques for spotting and understanding liars.
  • How To Develop a Pleasant, Approachable Appearance

    Many times we discourage people from communicating with us because we don't have a welcoming expression on our faces. This article gives suggestions for how to change...
  • How To Keep Yourself Motivated

    Often, when we get ourselves ready to do something, we are not happy to do it. No matter how hard we try, the task just seems difficult, boring or both. Here is how to...
  • How To Date Co-Workers: NBC's "The Office" Style

    Office relationships are always a bit of a sticky situation. There's no question that dating in the office can make things awkward, especially if things don't...
  • How To Improve Your Punctuality

    Ever wonder how it is that people who seem perfectly reasonable, intelligent and otherwise considerate somehow never learn to be on time?  It's as if they're in a...
  • How To Shake Hands

    Let's face it: Some people--like the Kennedys--know how to shake hands. And considering that you can make or break a deal--or an election--depending upon how well you...
  • How To Deliver an Acceptance Speech

    While we're not sure how many of our readers are actually celebrities, we know that a number of you are celebrities in your own minds. Seriously, even if you're not...
  • How To Observe Etiquette In a Conference Call

    Conference call in the family room in 5, people.  Have you ever read an email like this and rolled your eyes, dreading the myriad annoyances that are collectively...
  • How To Behave at the Office Holiday Party

    Most holiday parties can be categorized in one of two ways - the ones that are social and the ones that are not. Your office holiday party definitely falls into the...
  • Resolving Workplace Personality Conflict: Resolution Strategies

    Interpersonal relationships between co-workers are one of the most important factors in any work environment--and personality conflicts are a leading cause of...
  • How To Improve Communication Skills: Communication Techniques

    One of the most common causes of work-related conflict is lack of communication between co-workers. Because good communication skills are essential in just about any...
  • How To Motivate Employees to Show Proper Office Etiquette

    Workplace etiquette can have a great impact on the atmosphere of an office. A workplace where employees demonstrate poor etiquette can create a negative environment...
  • How To Practice Email Etiquette

    Start to finish. Always begin each message with a cordial greeting, such as dear or hello, or at very least the person's name. Never ramble on...
  • How To Practice Dining Etiquette

    When extending the invitation... Always use the phrase I would like you to be my guest when extending the invitation orally or in writing....
  • How To Practice Proper Workplace and Office Etiquette

    When working in an office all day, it's important to showcase good manners and proper office etiquette. The way you work or talk on the phone at home is one thing, but...
  • How To Do Public Speaking

    Public speaking is one of the more scary undertakings for the average person. In fact, a recent survey showed the fear of public speaking was the number one fear of...
  • How To Get Time Management Training

    If you're like most parents, you probably struggle to balance work and family on a daily basis. How do you finish the proposal your boss requested and still make it to...
  • How To Ask for a Job Promotion: Career Planning

    You've been working hard and feel that you are ready to take a step up the corporate ladder. It's time to ask for a promotion. In any case, I can't tell you how to...
  • How To Start Working From Home

    Working from home is considered to be an ideal situation by many people. No traffic jams, no boss looking over your shoulder, and depending on what you do, you may...
  • How To Ask For a Raise

    You've been on the job for a while and you feel that you should be earning more money. The thought of asking for a raise can be a little nerve-racking for anyone, but...
  • How To Deal With Getting Fired

    Whether you loved the job or hated every minute of it, getting fired is a difficult thing to deal with. Quitting a job in order to move on to bigger and better things...
  • How To Buy Home Office Supplies

    When you are preparing to equip a home office, there are many things to consider. Here are a few ideas that will help you as you buy home office supplies:Assess your...
  • Ideas for Retirement Parties: Gifts, Supplies and Toasts

    Most of us look forward to the day when we will be able to retire. No more alarm clocks, no more overtime, and no more answering to the boss. Retirement is freedom --...
  • How To Limit Workplace Relationships

    Relationships in the workplace, whether they be of a romantic or purely platonic nature, can be tricky to navigate.  Certainly we all want to be comfortable in our...
  • How To Handle an Office Romance

    Considering that we spend 40 to 50 hours a week at work, it's no surprise that personal relationships develop between co-workers.  We work together on projects,...
  • Practicing Telephone Etiquette and Manners: Cell Phone Etiquette

    In today's fast-paced business world, telephone communication is more important than ever. With the proliferation of cell phones, business is conducted 24/7 and the...
  • Proper Buiness Meeting Etiquette and Manners

    Business meeting etiquette is basically good common sense, but one that takes a little practice. Certainly, we can all identify what not to do when planning and/or...
  • How To Deduct Home Office Expenses

    Working from home has many advantages, one of which being the ability to deduct certain expenses on your tax return. Many people either overlook this deduction or...
  • How To Develop and Practice Positive Work Habits

    Every workplace has them--the people that make it look easy. They are liked by coworkers as well as management. Promotions and raises naturally come their way. What is...
  • How To Develop Interpersonal Relationships

    Office life isn't just free internet and endless meetings. Even independent contractors will have to encounter other people sometimes, and as such, you will need to...
  • How To Develop Relationships in the Workplace

    While work does not have to become your entire life, you do spend a significant amount of time there. Having positive relationships with your coworkers can make a...
  • How To Deal with Difficult Coworkers

    Just like life outside the workplace, you won't get along with everyone you meet on the job. However, unlike real life, you can't choose to spend all your time with...
  • How To Learn Japanese Business Protocol and Etiquette

    Conducting business in a foreign country presents many unique challenges, especially when it comes to intercultural communication. Words and actions that are fully...
  • How To Take 5 Minute Breaks During Work

    Cool your fingertips with a chilled can of soda, then place them on your eyelids. Using slight pressure gently roll your fingers outwards in a circular motion. This...