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  • Norene Cashen
    Published about 12 hours ago
    What Does It Mean to Be a Life Coach?

    What Does It Mean to Be a Life Coach?

    I’ve had a few careers in my time. Therapist, writer, poetry teacher, journalist, soldier, sales manager and nonprofit leader. There was a common thread in all of them. Even way back when I was 16 years old and leading Wednesday night youth services at a Pentecostal church, coaching principles – such as awareness, partnership, trust and presence – were with me, guiding me and defining me.
  • Infomance
    Published about 12 hours ago
    Become a successful blogger in 2020

    Become a successful blogger in 2020

    Six Simple Steps To Start A Blog
  • intern dm
    Published about 13 hours ago
    The Science behind the B2B Deal Closing Technique!

    The Science behind the B2B Deal Closing Technique!

    A positive attitude should be contagious in closing a deal.
  • Dlinkers
    Published about 13 hours ago
    Brand Strategy 2.0: Guide to Revamp Your Business Goals

    Brand Strategy 2.0: Guide to Revamp Your Business Goals

    Every year, new ideas are rising that business owners are revamping their strategies to catch up and follow the latest trends. It does not mean that when your brand strategy is working well, you will not consider changing your game. Refreshing your business goals is one way to let your audience know that you hear what they want.
  • Muhammad Waleed
    Published about 13 hours ago
    Things a Computer Repair Shop Software in the US Can Do for Your Business

    Things a Computer Repair Shop Software in the US Can Do for Your Business

    All repair retailers need the best computer repair shop software in the US in their pockets to give their businesses a new life. Let me tell you why.
  • EmmaWilliams
    Published about 13 hours ago
    What is Commercial Real Estate and How to Market it?

    What is Commercial Real Estate and How to Market it?

    These structures serve the purposes of shelter, education, work, etc. The rise of technology and the pandemic in 2020 have reshaped the distinct definitions of these applications. Nevertheless, commercial real estate continues to play a significant role in the real estate business.
Staff Picks
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Advice
  • shopia dicousta
    Published about 15 hours ago
    7 Google AdWords Tips for Lawyers for Winning More Clients

    7 Google AdWords Tips for Lawyers for Winning More Clients

    Google AdWords is a powerful tool to attract the target audience into potential customers. Most firms are aware of the importance of this fact. When such is the case for lawyers and attorneys use this tool for online marketing. There are many useful Google Adwords tips for lawyers which they can implement in their law firms.
  • Dlinkers
    Published a day ago
    First Locum Tenens Assignment in COVID-19: What You Need To Do

    First Locum Tenens Assignment in COVID-19: What You Need To Do

    Locum tenens career is growing in popularity when the pandemic arises. It is a solution to the growing physician shortage for different countries. Permanent or retired physicians are changing their careers and pursuing a different path that would give them more opportunities. As they started a new career, they must prepare for their first assignment, and be ready at all times.
  • Darshan
    Published 3 days ago
    How to prepare for PTE Academic in 2 weeks?

    How to prepare for PTE Academic in 2 weeks?

    So, you have to pass the PTE exam in short notice?
Business
Career
  • Norene Cashen
    Published about 12 hours ago
    What Does It Mean to Be a Life Coach?

    What Does It Mean to Be a Life Coach?

    I’ve had a few careers in my time. Therapist, writer, poetry teacher, journalist, soldier, sales manager and nonprofit leader. There was a common thread in all of them. Even way back when I was 16 years old and leading Wednesday night youth services at a Pentecostal church, coaching principles – such as awareness, partnership, trust and presence – were with me, guiding me and defining me.
  • Craig Middleton
    Published a day ago
    6 Fun Career Fields for Creatives

    6 Fun Career Fields for Creatives

    The creative mind is powerful in that it can generate thousands of ideas at once, and that's only the beginning. Creative people have a knack for putting various elements together to create new and exciting things to present to the world. There is a multitude of different career fields for creatives to choose from where they can use their skills, learn new ones, and produce outstanding material for themselves and others.
  • Joseph Sherrill
    Published 3 days ago
    About the founder of Gainesville Peer Support, Corp.

    About the founder of Gainesville Peer Support, Corp.

    About the Founder – President – Webmaster. When I was a kid mania ate me up. All that energy racing thoughts hard to go to sleep. It was all negative patterns to may life. Then I learned things about my symptoms through lots of hard work and education, I was able to use my mania energy extra brain activity To Fuel drive positive aspects of my self image. I use it to give me the focus and attention towards knowledge and maintaining a healthy self image and outlook of my life. The schizophrenia is a different jurny to undertake?
Celebrities
Economy
  • Shubhangi
    Published 7 days ago
    NJ Ayuk billions at play

    NJ Ayuk billions at play

    As the entire world around is locked within their places due to the current pandemic situation, economies and financial markets have been the biggest victims. Regardless of whether there is a person indulged in the industrial sector or the oil and energy sector, everyone is facing the heat of the current crisis situation. Presently, this is where the technology sector can bring on a ray of hope for everyone around to think about newer and better ways to make things happening.
  • Tonya Lane
    Published 8 days ago
    Indonesian Finance: The Road to Success for Every Asian Business

    Indonesian Finance: The Road to Success for Every Asian Business

    It has not been longer than several decades ago when the financial system has started to change. People in Indonesia have finally given the trust to the local currency. For that reason, the banks in the area had more savings and income to start giving loans to the economy.
  • Nicolette Ann
    Published 12 days ago
    I graduated into RECESSION.

    I graduated into RECESSION.

    Disclaimer: I do not believe it is beneficial to compare circumstances. Regardless of the stage you are in life, Covid-19 can affect you and may have thrown you, or your loved ones off course. Some may argue that the reality of life is that it’s a privilege to say that doing something you love is more important than doing something for money, and I do think so as well. There are bills that I can hold off and I have enough savings to last me through the pandemic, which thereby also gives me the opportunity to debate my priorities of working a job to survive vs. investing time into passions.
Fact Or Fiction
  • Ram Arora
    Published 7 days ago
    The Myths and Truth about Direct Selling Business

    The Myths and Truth about Direct Selling Business

    No ‘work-at-home’ scheme is demonized and misunderstood than network marketing and direct selling. At its best, direct selling and network marketing are seen as ‘unimportant’ mommy-business or something that Uncle Bob does only to find his good luck. And at its worst, it is perceived as scam artists and being ‘full of greedy snakes oil salesperson’. Simultaneously, others tout direct selling business as a viable method to jump-start a home-based part-time business.
  • Salome Raphaela
    Published 8 days ago
    Lucid Dreams

    Lucid Dreams

    As a person who has had a plethora of these dreams, I've always wondered, are they real? Did I imagine this? Was I just overstimulated during the day? Well, needless to say, I got my answers. I've had Lucid dreams since I was a child. Lucid dreams are those that are so vivid in imagery, they seem real. Like you wake up wondering where you are because you swear you were just somewhere else. They tend to occur during REM sleep, which means Rapid Eye Movement. This is the second stage of sleep, the deep sleep. If you've ever watched someone sleep and see their eyes moving like crazy, they're in REM and probably having a wild dream. REM sleep happens like 2-ish hours after you fall asleep. So, one day as a child, I had a dream that me, my mom, and siblings went to a store and saw someone we knew but had not seen in a long time, a very vivid dream like I was there in person. I saw the entire scene play out as if it were real. The next day, we went to that same store, and everything that happened in my dream happened in that store. Now, as a child, that was very scary because how can that be real? I thought dreams were just that, dreams. As I grew older, the situations seemed to happen more and more. So in 2016, I decided to start keeping a dream journal because they were getting way more potent. In this present life in 2020, I am a very spiritual person. I tend to skew toward the fact that my dreams were actually real or have real messages behind them. So I just documented them back then and didn't really pay attention, as things in my real waking life were more important. 2020, I finally had time to actually sit down and go over my journals from 2016-present. The dreams that I recorded blew my mind. All of these dreams were lucid, and all of them were either warnings or precognitive. It scared me because I tied each dream to an actual event in my waking life that happened to me, my family, or close friends. So do I believe lucid dreams are real? Yes! In my opinion, those are the dreams that you need to pay special attention to. They have meaning so record them. I used to write them down, but voice notes are way faster lol. You'd be surprised at what they really mean in waking life...Like one of my most recent dreams...I was warned about an extraterrestrial visit I would soon receive...Stay tuned for my next article where I'll tell you all about it.
  • Dontraneece Gordon
    Published 16 days ago
    Crystal of the North

    Crystal of the North

    "You're on your own."
History
  • Ruth Elizabeth Stiff
    Published 3 days ago
    SERVANTS IN THE EDWARDIAN ERA

    SERVANTS IN THE EDWARDIAN ERA

    Many of us have seen “Upstairs Downstairs,” “Gosford Park” and, more recently, “Downton Abbey,” and do we not ‘wonder’ at how life was back then, in the Edwardian Era. To be a Servant or “In Service” was looked at as a decent job, with a possibility of promotion (after many years), especially if you worked “in the big house.” My own grandmother was a maid in service before getting married, and the photo of her in her maid’ uniform, is quite an heirloom. I remember her trying to teach me ‘Silver Service’ (serving in the dining room) and how ‘strange’ it all seemed to me personally.
  • Pamela Hazelton
    Published 14 days ago
    Most Iconic Duo: And So it was Written

    Most Iconic Duo: And So it was Written

    Behind every story is a writer—someone who painstakingly strings words together. The goal is simple: to trigger an emotional response.
  • Mae McCreery
    Published 2 months ago
    The Lost Generation

    The Lost Generation

    Americans who lived in Paris at this time had many different types of jobs. Although most people fell into a type of artistry or were independently wealthy. Considering an American could live in Paris for about a $1,000 for a whole year, a lot of people came to Paris to party and not work. While Ernest Hemingway lived in a one bedroom apartment with his wife, writing articles about life in Paris to the Toronto Star, Cole Porter had moved to Paris solely with his grandfather’s fortune. Although he did make a name for himself as a songwriter, but he made little money from it.
How To
  • Infomance
    Published about 12 hours ago
    Become a successful blogger in 2020

    Become a successful blogger in 2020

    Six Simple Steps To Start A Blog
  • SEOWebOptimization
    Published about 15 hours ago
    How To Properly Use Off-Page And On-Page SEO Solutions UK Based

    How To Properly Use Off-Page And On-Page SEO Solutions UK Based

    Search engine optimisation is the process of maximising an online site or blog’s exposure on search engine results pages. Obtaining an SEO services UK based is vital for virtually any company to acquire more exposure online and have more buyers. If you work with a search engine optimisation firm, you will see that they use a couple of techniques: off-page and on-page search engine optimisation.
  • Alisha Hill
    Published about 15 hours ago
    All You Must Know About IATA And Dangerous Goods

    All You Must Know About IATA And Dangerous Goods

    Shipping of dangerous or hazardous goods is an intimidating task. Moreover, it is also a highly regulated practice that might turn out difficult for various reasons. It can be complicated to obtain compliance buy-in from every member in the company engaged in the shipping process. However, as discovered by many companies out there, non-compliance with IATA (International Air Transport Association) along with DOT regulations, might turn out to be expensive.
Humanity
  • Ada'Mesha Adkins
    Published 3 days ago
    Being Micro-Managed

    Being Micro-Managed

    Don't you just hate when your working only for someone to come in and tell you your doing little to almost everything wrong!? Don't you hate when you feel like your doing everything right or everything you feel is right only for someone to come in and tell you "its not the way its supposed to be done". Well let me tell it...the work I do is very important to me especially with the job I'm doing, but my supervisor always comes at me with the simplest issues and I know I'm not perfect... I don't try to be but It just sucks when someone can tell you everything your doing seems to be wrong or not done their way and THAT'S THE THING. When I know I'm following the rules, doing everything correct and someone comes in and tells me "it's not done the right way", I'm quick to get upset. And some of you probably would too if there was a boss/supervisor out there telling you that everything or whatever your doing is not THERE WAY! I hate being micro-managed, it makes me feel like someone has the right to control what I say, what I do, how I do and say things and what I'm supposed to do. ***HINT*** The con in working for someone...which is why I'm taking a leap of faith and starting a business of my own. This business of mine is something to me that was not easy to even figure out if that was something I wanted to do. Before realizing this dream of opening a business, I was working in a retail store called Stein Mart. If you haven't heard of that or only even seen it once but can't remember...just think about stores like TJ Maxx, Belks, etc. It's very similar to those stores but I was working there for about almost two years (started in 2017 after high-school) and stopped in early September of 2019. Being there did teach me a lot, in fact I think that's where it started for me being micro-managed and having an issue. I was a sales associate in ladies but of course multi-tasking throughout the store in other departments as well. Still to this day (in 2020) I remember every single person I've ever worked with, their names and the impact they've had on my life. Something like that for someone like me, was definitely a life-lesson and something I'll never forget. Being there, working and being around all types of people from different walks of life WOKE ME UP to the world of customer service. Being micro-managed at this job made me realize that I'm in charge of my own journey and if it's one thing the employees taught me while being there is to NEVER SETTLE. It's crazy I say that too because right after I left Stein Mart, I went to go work for someone else...this time in a call center. It almost seemed like "I love myself but do I love myself enough to say I owe myself"? Working for someone vs. working for myself. It seems A LOT easier to work for someone else and that's why we all do it or most of society does it. But the other half of society chooses to make those sacrifices that I am afraid to make. And I constantly ask myself "what am I doing with my life"? "why am I constantly allowing someone to overpower me, control me, use me? and then someone once said it.."your not living in your gift". And that hit me hard! It wasn't until I heard that, that I realized that I was partly living in my gift which was customer service because that's the only enjoyment I get from interacting with people. When I interact with people they are the reasons I give my all to something because it's not for me I'm really doing it for, I'm doing it to help someone's life (in whatever way that may be). That is the ONLY joy I receive from working underneath someone. But why can't I receive that same joy from working for myself, or can I; and I just never really paid much attention to the idea and thought. And this is how I realized that I'm great at my job! Now I just need to start my own business... IT ONLY GOES UP FROM HERE!
  • Mayan Kingdom
    Published 3 days ago
    Being An Essential Worker During Quarantine 

    Being An Essential Worker During Quarantine 

    The world seems to be falling apart right in front of our eyes and there is nothing that we can do. The Earth keeps spinning around on its axis, time does not stay still, and we cannot either. 
  • Lena Bailey
    Published 5 days ago
    update #3 about leaving corporate America

    update #3 about leaving corporate America

    So in my last update I shared that my general manager was fired and that there was more of an urgency to leave. That's where we pick up.
Industry
  • Nadeem Iqbal
    Published a day ago
    Financial marketplace: what it is and how it is built

    Financial marketplace: what it is and how it is built

    Building Financial Marketplaces: Approaches and Mistakes
  • Joel Greene
    Published a day ago
    Working in Hospitality

    Working in Hospitality

    5 weeks ago, pubs re-opened and everyone was extremely happy about it, however, people underestimated how hard all the pub staff were working to provide drinks and food to each of the customers. Pub staff are put through the ropes to keep customers full and hydrated, as well as happy and comfortable. The UK temperate recently sky-rocketed and working in the heat has been awful, the uniform is also full black, so 30/35 degree heat vs the full black uniform makes every shift extra warm, and the uniform also contains all heat and sweat.
  • Mimo le Singe
    Published a day ago
    Dior: A Look at Emotional Labour and Emotional Branding

    Dior: A Look at Emotional Labour and Emotional Branding

    In the age of multimedia storytelling and digital experience, luxury goods company Dior has their actors implement emotional labour by crafting enchanting stories with their brands and communicating with their audience in an alluring fashion.
Interview
  • Tammy Reese
    Published 8 days ago
    Kenyetta Miller

    Kenyetta Miller

    Hey Vocal readers hope you are doing well in these continued unprecedented times. As my blog series continues on the Vocal Creators platform I am pleased to present to you Kenyetta Miller who is the Owner of FaceCARD Glasses LLC. I am dedicated to highlight and feature business owners like Kenyetta who are making their mark in the world. We have to support eachother more than ever as we continue to uplift and fight for the betterment of all black lives. Congrats to Kenyetta on all of her success so far. We here at Vocal wishes her an amazing continued journey as a BOSS. Please enjoy our interview!
  • Tammy Reese
    Published 8 days ago
    Precious L. Williams

    Precious L. Williams

    Have you ever met the full-figured diva who has taken the business world by storm and won BIG? Well now you have! Precious L. Williams, also affectionately known as the #KillerPitchMaster, can help you #slayallcompetition with her “killer” elevator pitches, media pitches, and investor pitches. Precious is a world class master communicator who works with successful entrepreneurs and speakers and helps them take their professional pitching and speaking skills to the next level. With over 25 years of experience in creating unique speaking and public speaking techniques, Williams is also known for her innovative training programs and services to her clients and sales teams at Fortune 100 companies. These companies include Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, eBay, etc.
  • Jason Schwartz
    Published 10 days ago
    Interview with Tik Tok Star Liv Pearsall aka Lil' Breadstick

    Interview with Tik Tok Star Liv Pearsall aka Lil' Breadstick

    I had the pleasure of speaking with Liv (over Zoom, thanks 2020) about her incredible growth on Tik Tok and where she gets all her ideas.
List
  • Sarthak Aggarwal
    Published 4 days ago
    5 surprisingly easy high paying jobs part-1

    5 surprisingly easy high paying jobs part-1

    The daily nine-to-five grind can be brutal and soul-crushing. Everyday, millions of people force themselves out of the bed so that they can go to work at a job they can't stand. Its a shame, but what can you do?
  • Kristi Jacobsen
    Published 5 days ago
    6 Invaluable Lessons I learned as a New Entrepreneur

    6 Invaluable Lessons I learned as a New Entrepreneur

    Entrepreneurship was never in my life plans. I followed the traditional path of going to college and getting a job, then going to graduate school and getting promoted.
  • Lewis Robinson
    Published 6 days ago
    Content Writers: Why Your Business Needs Them

    Content Writers: Why Your Business Needs Them

    Virtually any type of business, large or small, can benefit from the skills of a proficient content writer. Several options are available; it really just depends on the nature of your business and your goals for it. Many businesses don't have the money to hire in-house content writers. This shouldn't stop you, though; it's easy to find knowledgeable and experienced freelance writers. Investing in some great content now can considerably enhance the success of your business over a relatively short amount of time. What kind of content does your business need? These are just a few options available.
Literature
Social Media
  • DSDRB
    Published 13 days ago
    How Social Media Marketing can Help in Brand Name.

    How Social Media Marketing can Help in Brand Name.

    We are living in a digital world where everything is within our reach by just a click. Computers, mobile phones, laptops and tablets have become an inseparable part of our life and we spend our maximum time in front of the screen. We all use Internet for various purposes. Some of us use it for entertainment, some use for educational purposes or some use it to expand their business.
  • Robert Jordan
    Published 14 days ago
    How Brands Can Use Live Streaming with Facebook Stores

    How Brands Can Use Live Streaming with Facebook Stores

    What is Live-Streaming, and how is it helpful?
  • Heisenberg
    Published 15 days ago
    Gautam aka Drag(Akshat Gautam) Digital marketing Tips

    Gautam aka Drag(Akshat Gautam) Digital marketing Tips

    I am Gautam aka Drag real Name Akshat Gautam, a Tech savvy who graduated in engineering but discovered my true passion in blogging and SEO expertise. I am a Digital Marketer, an SEO Expert, and Social Media Campaign .