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Elaine Rosenblum
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ProForm U® helps individuals and organizations use the art of conversation to achieve their goals.
ProForm U® helps individuals and organizations use the art of conversation to achieve their goals.

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Harvard recently rescinded 10 freshman admissions for posting offensive memes. 35% of admissions officers said they check Facebook, Twitter, Instagram et al, and 44% said what they find has a NEGATIVE IMPACT on applicants. Employers check, too.

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/6/5/2021-offers-rescinded-memes/

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These 2 simple actions will improve your professional relationships.



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Let me tell you a good story...

I could not agree more with Richard Branson’s take on storytelling as a relationship and trust building tool. I teach storytelling as a foundation for interviewing and negotiation. Listening to a story, usually read to us from a book, is the format in which we all "learn to learn" from the time we are babies.

Not only is the art of storytelling familiar, it brings back warm, comforting memories of sitting on our parent’s laps, rocking and listening to their voices share something new, exciting and engaging. Believe me, it’s as good for the parents as it is for the child. Storytelling and story listening is universal and that's why it works so well in interviewing and negotiations.

They say that being listened to and truly heard spikes the same brain chemistry as falling in love. So too in hearing a good story. It reminds us of a warm, secure happy place. If your story is funny that’s even better. There is nothing better than a good story and a good laugh.

My favorite true interview answer to the question tell me about a time you failed is “I got into a car accident during my driving test”. My students and clients love this example. Do not tell this type of story if you are applying for a job at Uber or to drive a Limo. Otherwise, if true, it’s a gem. 

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In the belief wars, being "right" isn't necessarily winning. Try a dose of humility and collaborative words.
http://proformu.com/winning-vs-humility/

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Ever been judged unfairly where #age was a factor? Find a possible solution in this week's ProForm U blog.
http://proformu.com/perspectives-affect-the-digital-divide/ #career

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Are you professionally lucky? These 5 steps show you how to expand your network using smart #luck.
http://proformu.com/smart-luck-5-steps-for-getting-that-next-network-connection/
#careeradvice

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Seasoned professionals, are you reentering the workforce after a hiatus? Find out why employers desire your skills in the latest ProForm U blog:

http://proformu.com/seasoned-professionals-rejoice/ 

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Cherish the benefits derived from writing longhand...
#writing #protip
#ProFormU
http://proformu.com/analog-is-the-new-black/
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