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Public speaking is the number one universal fear. The emotions range from slight nervousness to people feeling as if they are going to pass out. Here are a few things

Many people struggle with not having enough time. As things slow down a bit during the summer, it is definitely a time to practice your time management skills. You may

Today we consume five times more information every day than we did in 1986, an incredible amount that’s equivalent to 174 newspapers…a day. That probably includes a lot of Facebook

I love Learning. I might even be obsessed with it! So, when I first heard about Learning at Work Week (LAWW), I immediately got excited. It is being celebrated around

These days companies of all sizes are looking for new ways to inspire, empower and motivate their employees in a way that is generous and moral boosting. The concept of "vision

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the saw” – Abraham Lincoln A big part of my success over the years

“Increasing employee engagement, creating a healthier culture and building a world-class organization that sees exceptional growth every year is what all leaders in any industry want for their organization. If

Recently I conducted research with my corporate clients and one of the biggest challenges they faced fell into the category of employee engagement and performance. “How do I get my

There's plenty to do this year to get ready for the new year. The days of 2017 are getting shorter and we are moving fast into 2018. While most are in

TALKING TIPS

Fear gripped me like a python wrapping around my body and squeezing the air out of me. Yeah, I can talk all day long about communication; I have ingested so

Workplace bullying is so common and serious that Dr. Gary and Dr. Ruth Namie established the Workplace Bullying Institute in the United States with a mission to eradicate it. The workplace

True story: Peggy was a talented attorney who was undeniably good at what she did. When the partners of her firm gathered to determine which attorneys would be invited to

In a world where the customer is always right, customer service representatives are often subject to down right abuse. I find most people who deal with the public are ill-equipped

This is the staff’s chance to implement what they learned in the customer service workshop today. Janice is asked to demonstrate how to greet the customer. Scene: The customer walks up

If you tend to feel a little shy in networking situations or when meeting new people, this will help to make it easier to engage in a conversation. There are

She was painfully shy when she came to her first Develop Professional Charisma session. She was small in stature, with a young face, but it was her ‘little girl’ demeanor

She was well educated, she had a degree in law though she wasn’t using it. The director she reported to conceded she was very good at what she did, however

At some point in your life you may be asked to give a tribute to someone you know. The occasion may be a birthday, anniversary, wedding, retirement, funeral or a

ALONG LIFE'S ROAD

Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring. He is our father in the sight of God,

Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. — Psalm 67:3 What a wonderful show of national solidarity from those who participated, were involved and gathered

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” — John 8:32. “I swear by Almighty God that the evidence I will give is the truth, the whole

“This is the day that the Lord hath made: We will rejoice and be glad in it.” — Psalm 118:24 Our text today is a well-known musical score and is sung

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. — Psalm 23:1 I am like the jockeys on their horses that come out of the gates for the Kentucky Derby. They

“Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing

“Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: ‘I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?’” – Jeremiah 32:26-27 Two weeks ago, on the

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that

“When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold

PEOPLE, PASSION, AND PROFIT

I have been a corporate trainer for over 20 years and while I see the benefits of doing training in organizations, it still can be a hard sell to get

I often wonder if work has always been so stressful or if it is a new phenomenon? Was the concept of work meant to be so challenging? If we examine

Being a leader is not easy and in today’s context it is even more complex because of the varied dynamics that have crept into the workplace. Some leaders feel that

A lot of Bahamians feel that the Bahamian dream is to live like an expatriate worker: high salary, beautiful home in an upscale community, allowances, discounts and benefits that far

As a human resources professional, I get to see the good, bad, and the ugly of the employee experience. We are the ones that woo talent into the organization and

In this resolutions series, people that work in organizations ought to also set some targets in 2018 for their performance and growth. Here we are already completed almost two months

In the course of my work I get to listen to lots of news – the good, the bad and the ugly. I have attended work weddings, christenings and housewarmings.

The job market today continues to be competitive for today’s professional. People are looking for an opportunity to get started, career advancement, or to change careers. Job seekers often ask

Here we are at the start of a new year again. Last year was a very eventful year in the workplace ranging from unemployment woes, layoffs, employment inequities, new

IF YOUR HOME COULD SPEAK

One of the main goals of the design process is the enrichment of the lives of human beings, whether in designing shoes, chairs, electronic gadgets, automobiles or buildings. This is

Every year at the end of May the media declares the opening of the hurricane season. Every year at that time, hardware and convenience stores announce sales designed to help

We recently met with a client who was questioning a bill. They were sure the work being billed was included in our agreement. We explained, perhaps not too convincingly, that

You sit in a doctor’s office, waiting to be called in. In your mind, you run over what you plan to tell the doctor: when the pain started, what you

Why do architects charge fees? What is it for? Is it necessary? Well, let’s talk about fees. But, trust me – architects only charge fees because it’s necessary. Architects, like lawyers, doctors or

“Boy, it’s hot! It must be 98 degrees outside, and I swear it’s hotter inside than outside.” Many of us remember visiting our grandparents, or growing up on one of the

This is the third and final post in this series, in which we have studied the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process as a valuable tool for reaping the benefits of

Last week, we suggested that the most important role of an environmental impact assessment (EIA) is that it is not a simple report, but a series of events and activities

Over the past several months there has been considerable mention of EIAs in the press and on talk shows. The reaction of the public indicates a belief that an environmental

REAL ESTATE REALITIES

The Bahamas Real Estate Association is currently lobbying the government to halt the increase of the $500,000 purchase amount non-Bahamian owners must spend to be fast-tracked to become permanent residents

“The chickens have come home to roost!” This proverbial saying is perhaps the best way of describing our financial predicament which we currently find ourselves in. Government has announced that effective July

Several years ago, the people of Eleuthera designed a vision for the future of the island. That vision, entitled A Shared Vision for South Eleuthera, did not include a cruise

The government’s new housing program to offer low-cost properties valued at $30,000 is commendable and gives those Bahamians who otherwise would not be able to afford a lot in today’s

In the past, for prospective home buyers seeking out locations either to build or purchase, one of the main concerns has been traffic. In previous times, the Eastern Road was a

In the past, for prospective home buyers seeking out locations either to build or purchase, one of the main concerns has been traffic. In previous times, the Eastern Road was a

Picture this: You are presented with a demand letter from your bank or insurance company advising you are in default of your mortgage and the process of your home’s foreclosure

I think it’s safe to say that we would all agree that governing the islands of The Bahamas must be a fiscal nightmare for any government. Think about it; every service

Dr. Hubert Minnis, prime minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, recently announced in a televised address a $2.5 billion investment for West End, Grand Bahama and an incredible reduced

Q'S INVESTMENT TIPS

In The Bahamas there have been thousands of people who have been given the opportunity to receive a large lump sum of money unexpectedly. Some have been able to hit

Many people think that when you make a certain amount of money, financial independence is automatic. This couldn’t be further from the truth. A person can be a multimillionaire but

Wikipedia defines financial planning as “a comprehensive evaluation of an individual’s current pay and future financial state by using current known variables to predict future income, asset values and withdrawal

When it comes to investing in The Bahamas there are quite a few options one can consider. The market may not be as robust or diversified as the United States’

The job hunt – It’s that part of life where the unsure, job wise, meets the hopeful. It’s the portion of adulthood when reality sets in (if it hasn’t already)

A big concern for a growing number of Bahamians is accumulating unwanted debt. Being in debt can be a stressful experience, no matter your circumstance. The fact of the matter

For many millennials in The Bahamas, student loans have been a proverbial shadow hanging over our heads. It's a financial burden that takes years, and for some, decades, to break

Investing in real estate is widely considered to be the soundest decision an individual can make. But for most millennials, particularly in this market, we are, for the most part,

There’s a new craze across the globe and it has nothing to do with fashion or entertainment. It’s called crypto currency, and it’s quickly becoming a transcending force on how