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Online learning comes of age at CMC

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Back in 1967, when Colorado Mountain College offered its first classes, about the closest students got to interacting with computers was watching Spock and Captain Kirk flip open their handheld communicators in a television series called "Star Trek." Fifty years ago, CMC students couldn't begin to dream how educators could reach students through today's virtual classroom. But now, a student from virtually anywhere with access to a computer and the web can earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of General Studies degree from CMC entirely online. Students can also take classes online toward a bachelor's degree without physically entering [...]

4 Steps to Building a Stellar Personal Brand

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Free Webinar | August 16th Find out how to optimize your website to give your customers experiences that will have the biggest ROI for your business. Register Now » As an entrepreneur, you want to build a personal brand that shines—and sparkles. And pops. In essence, you want to be seen. You see other brands with loyal followings, and you wonder how you can get there, too. You know your message or product is unique. You just want to get your message out there... To stand out from the crowd. You’ve done the work, put in the hours, and yet [...]

14 interview tips that can lead to a job

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CALGARY, Alta. July 24, 2017/Troy Media/ –  New books about landing job interviews are published every year. But a chapter in one 10-year-old book, Acing the Interview: How to Ask and Answer the Questions That Will Get You the Job!  by Tony Beshara, is worth re-reading. It lists essential interview tips that can lead to job offers. Here are 14 of them: 1. Sell yourself hard. Contrary to what many career experts say, interviews are not a “two-way street,” says Beshara. Don’t waste time trying to figure out what a company can do for you. Sell yourself hard by concentrating [...]

8 Mental Disciplines More Powerful Than Self-Doubt

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Success, happiness and fulfillment boil down to how we think. We cannot live in self-doubt and have positive or successful life experience. We have lives full of great things and people, but when we come from a negative, selfish or paranoid mindset we miss out all the good at our fingertips. Our beliefs about life become the exact mirror experience we live. The good news? It is not hard to change our thoughts about life. It requires only one thing, and that one thing is mental discipline. Because actions follow thoughts, once our beliefs change, the entire way we live changes. [...]

10 Secrets to Making Money While You Sleep

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Now more than ever, people are looking for new ways to make money 24 hours a day, seven days a week, without the need to remain stationed at a desk. But, these new passive ways of earning money do require you to invest a small amount of time automating your work processes. Let me take you through the process. There are thousands of ways you can make money on the side nowadays. As long as you have an internet connection and a computer or mobile device, your opportunities are endless. Examples of new jobs you could consider for your side hustle include: [...]

How to Give Your Subscribers an ‘Ease of Ordering’

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Free Webinar | August 16th Find out how to optimize your website to give your customers experiences that will have the biggest ROI for your business. Register Now » Simply operating a subscription service isn’t convenient enough anymore. Consumers not only expect their subscriptions to save them time, but also to require little upkeep on their part. While struggling to fight back against more personable brands such as Dollar Shave Club and Harry’s, Gillette is seeking every advantage. Perhaps that’s why the company recently introduced text ordering for its Gillette On Demand service, enabling members to text “BLADES” when they’re ready for [...]

Is it time to change our approach towards CPD?

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In the ever changing world of FE and work based learning and as the role of the assessor changes significantly in the current climate of apprenticeship reforms and delivery of the new trailblazer standards the importance of keeping up to date with knowledge, skills and competence is more important than ever. So now is as good a time as any to take stock of your skills set and think about how you can demonstrate up to date competence and your continuous professional development.  So where should you start? A good definition of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is that it is [...]

Fitbit turns teens off exercising, study finds

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Fitness tracker makers would have you believe that all that stands between you and the motivation to get up off your couch and get healthy is their shiny wearable device. But a new study conducted by researchers in the UK suggests that, in some circumstances, fitness wearables can end up doing the opposite: becoming a de-motivating factor, after the initial novelty of wearing a tracker wears off. Researchers at Brunel University London the University of Birmingham conducted an eight-week study to investigate whether fitness wearables could encourage young teenagers to take more exercise. Their study focused on school pupils, aged [...]

5 Reasons Why Travel Should Be an Essential Part of Building Your Business

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Taking your business on the road might seem impractical. Not only do you have to deal with the practical realities of tasks and deadlines looming over your head, but your location factors heavily into how much you can accomplish in a given day. But, would you believe you can improve your business by embracing your travel bug? I’ve built my business while traveling all seven continents, and I can tell you from experience that not only is it possible, but there are actual benefits to it. Here are five reasons to take your startup on the road. Related: How to [...]

Six Emotional Leadership Styles – Leadership Skills From MindTools.com

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Choosing the Right Style for the Situation © VeerMagdalena Ignite team members' passion by matching your leadership style to their emotions. Think for a moment about the best boss that you ever had. What was it that made working with him or her so rewarding? Maybe he was happy and excited about his work, and that made you feel happy and excited, too. He never got angry when problems came up, but instead focused on finding workable solutions. He was confident, but always ready to hear other people's opinions. As a result, you enjoyed your job and consistently performed well. [...]