Liz Scavnicky-Yaekle


Four Ways to Maximize Your Well-Being and Enjoyment of Life

January 19, 2017
Four Ways to Maximize Your Well-Being and Enjoyment of Life

The easiest way to prioritize your life to maximize your enjoyment is to consider your day as being divided into thirds.  Ideally, eight hours should be dedicated to sleep; eight for work, and the remaining eight hours are yours to what your heart desires.  Here are four ways to maximize your overall enjoyment of...
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Five Steps to Solve Prospects’ Problems and Seal the Deal

January 12, 2017
Five Steps to Solve Prospects’ Problems and Seal the Deal

Whether a sales professional’s sales cycle is short or long, here are five specific steps that will help seal the deal.  Consider the customer’s point of view.  Dale Carnegie’s 17th Human Relations principle, ‘Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view,’ is paramount to building a strong relationship with customers. ...
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Review and Refine Your New Year’s Resolutions

January 5, 2017
Review and Refine Your New Year’s Resolutions

While 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, only 8% actually achieve them.  If you have already set your resolutions or goals for the New Year, you may want to revise them to ensure they are realistic—and hence more attainable.  Here are three actions worth taking. Focus on the future.  Many of us look...
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Four Formidable Things to Do during Your Downtime

December 29, 2016
Four Formidable Things to Do during Your Downtime

Everyone knows it’s important to take time off from work, yet many people struggle to do so.  In fact, a Glassdoor survey revealed that the average American employee only takes half of their earned vacation or paid time off. Unplugging every so often is essential to attain a healthy work-life balance.  To help you...
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Three Steps to Take before You Set New Year’s Resolutions

December 22, 2016
Three Steps to Take before You Set New Year’s Resolutions

As 2016 draws to an end, approximately 45% of all Americans will set goals or resolutions for the New Year according to a University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology article.  Here is a ranking of the top six resolutions: Lose weight Get organized Spend less, save more Enjoy life to the fullest Stay...
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Dale Carnegie Celebrates 104th Anniversary and Unveils New Brand

December 15, 2016
Dale Carnegie Celebrates 104th Anniversary and Unveils New Brand

Last week, the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa was erupting with enthusiasm as over 800 Dale Carnegie leaders, trainers and partners gathered at the organization’s biannual International convention.  The organization (formerly known as Dale Carnegie Training – now simply referred to as Dale Carnegie) is also marking its 104th anniversary. The Dale...
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Three Ways Managers Can Maximize Employee Engagement during the Holidays

December 8, 2016
Three Ways Managers Can Maximize Employee Engagement during the Holidays

With all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, many employees wonder if it really, ‘tis the season to be jolly.  While businesses are focused on fulfilling customers’ needs in an effort to grow their share of holiday consumer spending, many managers fall short on recognizing the employees who actually provide the...
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Three Reasons to Slow Down This Holiday Season

December 1, 2016
Three Reasons to Slow Down This Holiday Season

It’s the ‘most wonderful time of the year,’ or is it?  For many Americans, the Thanksgiving holiday officially kicks-off a month full of stress as they struggle to balance their professional responsibilities with additional ‘tis the season to-do’s.  Here are three reasons to slow down so you can glow all season long. The pace...
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Three Reasons Giving Gratitude Year Round Is Good for Business

November 17, 2016
Three Reasons Giving Gratitude Year Round Is Good for Business

It’s common for businesses to show customer and employee appreciation during the holidays, however some organizations are differentiating themselves by weaving such efforts into their daily and weekly plans.  This approach to appreciation is benefitting their bottom line and more.  Here are three reasons to give gratitude all year long. Showing appreciation increases employee...
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Four Fortunate Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

November 10, 2016
Four Fortunate Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

Communicating constructive criticism in an effective manner that benefits both parties can be downright challenging.  This is especially true when providing feedback to peers in the workplace which is a growing trend. Peer-to-peer feedback regarding an employee’s strengths and weaknesses offers insights into their performance beyond the top-down reviews given by their supervisors.  Here are...
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