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Piera Palazzolo of Dale Carnegie Training wants to contribute to the online conversation about leadership and business management with the blogging community. Dale Carnegie Training was founded in 1912 by one of America’s most influential speakers and leaders. Today the company continues to work with individuals and businesses to build leadership, public speaking, and management skills that result in success.

3 Tips on Building Good Relationships


There are lots of self-help books available today, although you may not be familiar with many of them. But you probably have heard of the granddaddy of these books, and every other self-help book published in living memory, for that matter: Dale Carnegie’s 1936 self-help classic “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” The first » Read More

How to Make a Positive Lasting Impression


In the past I have discussed how important it is to make a positive first impression. While making a good first impression is critical, it is crucial that you continue to have a positive impression on everyone you interact with. Your clients, employer and employees will appreciate your pleasant and positive demeanor the first time » Read More


Get Social – Tips to Help You Improve Your Social Skills


In a world that seems to be run by social media, it’s extremely important that business professionals never let their in-person social skills deteriorate. Whether you’re looking to move up the career ladder, improve your management skills, inspire growth and innovation within your company or simply build more personal relationships, utilizing social skills will always » Read More


New Year’s Resolutions for Leaders


Every year, millions of people around the world make New Year’s resolutions. According to usa.gov, top resolutions range anywhere from losing weight, to recycling more; but for business leaders, why not make a resolution to improve your business and your own personal professional development as well. Below are a few wise words and tips for » Read More


4 Tips to Become a Better Business Person

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We have long heard about the importance of teamwork in the workplace. However, while there is no “I” in team, you will be of no use to your team if you take zero time to work on yourself. As the year ends, take some time to invest in becoming a better business person and team » Read More


How to Handle Change

10-23-2013 1-51-30 PM

As market conditions, budgets and consumer needs change, companies will have to adjust to remain successful. However, change is one five letter word that often strikes fear into teams and employees. According to a study conducted by IBM, the need for company leaders to lead change is growing, but the necessary leadership skills are diminishing. » Read More


How to Lead a Successful Sales Meeting

9-24-2013 4-25-10 PM

Sales meetings are an important process to organizing and motivating staff in order to increase sales and maintain business relationships. Ideally these meetings should be productive and inspirational.  However, they can also easily veer off-course, lose focus and in turn, discourage employees.  Following a few of these tips will help to improve the productivity of » Read More


4 Tips to Help You Make an Effective First Impression


Whether you are in a business meeting, speaking with a customer, or interacting with a new acquaintance, first impressions are crucial. The first moments when you speak with someone are vital and truly set the tone for the entire interaction and all future interactions as well. According to research done at New York University, we make » Read More


Being a Better Leader through Public Speaking

Female Public Speaker

When holding a leadership position in an organization, it is important to be a good public speaker.  Not only is this important to be able to get your points across clearly, but because it improves credibility as a leader.  Situations where public speaking is required can range from simply speaking up at a meeting, to pitching a » Read More


5 Important Tips for Successful Sales Leadership


Sales managers are some of the most critical leaders at a company. A high performing sales team needs great managers not only to cultivate other great sales leaders within the company, but to also help create successful strategies for the business and push the sales team to perform at its best. Without great sales managers, » Read More

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