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Top 27 Ways to Use Your Toastmasters Experience

Published on February 8, 2013 By Rae-Ann Ruszkowski

As the second in my series of “When Firing Your Boss Isn’t an Option” series, I have come up with a list of 27 ways to use your Toastmasters experience to its fullest. Joining or Attending Toastmasters is actually tip #2 on my 27 Free or Inexpensive Ways to Drive Your Career and Build Your […]

LinkedIn: The Power of Skills and Expertise

Published on September 11, 2012 By Rae-Ann Ruszkowski

Dear Rae-Ann:  Is there 1 thing I can do in LinkedIn now, that will take less than 15 minutes of my time, that can increase my being found in the search results? There sure is!  And you don’t have to know a lot to implement it either. It’s the Skills and Expertise area. Here’s a […]

Personal Branding Challenge

Published on August 16, 2012 By Rae-Ann Ruszkowski

The terms brand and branding are over used and watered down at times, but the concept of personal branding at the core, and understanding it, is important.  Many of us have been unconsciously telegraphing our personal brands without much awareness. Why not start branding yourself properly and own your brand to build the career success you’ve dreamt […]

USP 101: Thought Provoking Questions

Published on August 16, 2012 By Rae-Ann Ruszkowski

To create your USP [Unique Selling Proposition] or YSP [You-nique or your ‘Y’ (why) Selling Proposition], requires much introspection, and one that most don’t want to take the time to do. When you are confident and in touch with your strengths and skills, you already own your USP. For the rest of us that requires some […]

Branding for Dummies

Published on September 20, 2011 By Rae-Ann Ruszkowski

Where are you, really? We are all stars, like the sun, the center of our own universe. Yet when you pull back a gazillion miles, to see the picture in a frame, we are but atoms. Each particle having a purpose.  But for many, the problem is, we are taught to conform, to become part […]