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Like an actor at curtain’s rise, you must quickly gain your audience’s attention and give them a compelling reason to come along with you on your journey.  This requires a whole different approach to your presentation--and your opening in particular--unless you’re willing to risk losing your audience.  And as any good actor knows, once lost, it’s nearly impossible to win them back. Here are three tips you need to know if you want to win the audition for your audience’s attention. By Julie Hansen

Five strategies to avoid common legal employment issues
In employment litigation, documentation is key. Yet many business owners and managers do not document performance problems as they happen. Not only does this make it difficult to give concrete and helpful information when working to improve an employee’s performance, but a lack of documentation makes it more difficult to defend against an unemployment or other claim from an employee who was terminated. By Gillian McKean Bidgood

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