Nov 7, 2018

This Veterans Day, Thank a Veteran

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On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany to end the Great War, also known as World War I. In 1938, November 11 became the federal holiday of Armistice Day though it had been

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Oct 31, 2018

Halloween Lesson: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

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Many of us like to stay within our comfort zone and we convince ourselves that we have everything we need within the zone and do not need to stray from there. Once we take the chance and move beyond our fears of failure, being the center of attention and other issues, and venture outside the

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Sep 18, 2018

The Power of the Follow Up & Tips for Harnessing It By Delia Mendoza

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Before I came to NRPR, I didn’t understand the concept or power of following up with a journalist after you pitch them. I was very shy and I felt like I was bothering them, or felt that if I followed up that they would get annoyed with me. While too many follow ups can pester

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Sep 12, 2018

How To Tap Into The True Potential Of A Millennial Workforce by Nicole Rodrigues

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It’s hard to deny that the millennial generation has cultivated a bad reputation in the business world. I, like many of you, have encountered those select few twenty-somethings who have entered the workforce with a sense of entitlement that is not necessarily predicated on experience, education, work ethic or ingenuity. Yes, those select few can

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Sep 5, 2018

Does Your Email Send the Right Message?

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Although we spend more time texting and less time on face-to-face and phone conversations in our personal lives, in the business world, email remains the dominant form of communication, according to an August 2018 survey conducted by Adobe. While email is convenient, with over 200 billion sent daily, and often effective as a communication medium,

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Aug 29, 2018

Time to Go Back to School

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Although it’s been years since many of us were in school, this time of year may put us in the mood to start a new project or build proficiency in a new area. It is also a great time for new beginnings and getting organized. Here are some tips to help you to get back

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Aug 22, 2018

I’m a CEO Mom and I’m Here to Tell You: You’ve Got No Reason to Feel Guilty

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In case you missed it, Nicole Rodrigues, founder & CEO of NRPR Group, shared her thoughts on being a CEO mom in this article published in Working Mother. I don’t have to tell you that being a mom is hard work. You already know that. You also know having a successful career can be just

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Aug 8, 2018

​Summertime is a Great Time for Networking

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In summer, the daylight hours are longer and work may be slower because colleagues, partners and customers may be on vacation, which makes it a great time for networking and self-improvement. We think of networking as something one should do when looking for a new job and while that is true, it also has great

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Aug 1, 2018

Should you check email on vacation? By Nicole Rodrigues

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In 2017, the US Travel Association conducted its fifteenth annual State of the American Vacation study, which surveyed 2,593 managers who are company decision-makers including 479 senior leaders and 2,083 middle managers. The study found that 54 percent of Americans left vacation time on the table. The chief reason for so doing is fear of

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Jul 18, 2018

NRPR: Corporate vocabulary sets stage for success

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Every group, be it a family, sorority, business or agency, has its rituals, symbols, roles, rules and vocabulary, which make up its culture. These customs help to reinforce and perpetuate the culture. Most of the time, culture is invisible and may or may not be taught. It is most visible when someone violates the rules

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