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How to boost your self-esteem and confidence

Confident business people

Contrary to common beliefs, neither confidence nor self-esteem are traits we are born with. This means, they can be developed and improved. Self-esteem and confidence are not the same thing, but they are closely linked. Self-esteem is the way we feel about ourselves, and confidence is how capable we feel of our performance. Having high…

How to write successful business emails

Email business communication

Have you ever received a business email that left you puzzled and pondering about ‘what the author meant’? You are not the only one. We have all experienced it more than once in our careers. The problem is that, by the time we got all the clarifications needed (provided that we actually made an effort…

Five commandments for blowing your own trumpet

Otter blows his own trumpet. ©PurpleCat Design, 2016

Self-promotion can be a tricky matter: while blowing your own trumpet in small doses is crucial to your career progression and business success, extensive bragging may be perceived as arrogance, and will push clients away. Here are the five basic rules to help you blow your own trumpet successfully: 1. Be self-reliant. Don’t wait for…