Posts about Skills For Life

Tightening the Miscommunication Gap

We eagerly communicate with each other by using our personal understanding of a terminology before taking into consideration our audience’s understanding. We do this all the time with language. In the book Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis speaks to the evolving definition of the word gentlemen: The ...

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A Vector Alum's Perspective: Nick Conedera, Filmmaker, Artist

What does selling knives have to do with being a filmmaker or artist? According to filmmaker Nick Conedera, I would not have been able to raise that kind of money... without my experience selling CUTCO®. On the surface selling CUTCO® might not seem like relevant work experience for an aspiring ...

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Being Healthy on the Road

When you eat healthily, you feel better. Everyone knows this but not everyone follows it. With summer right around the corner, everyone starts to focus on eating healthily and working out to be ready for the summer. This is something that I've been focusing on as well. After eating healthily and ...

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Leadership Lessons: 5 Tips to Develop Better Control Over Your Emotions

When you are managing a challenging schedule (with work, school, other activities), sometimes stress can get the better of you and make it difficult to control your emotions. In general, emotional reactions to any situation have a strong possibility of making things worse. Keeping emotions in ...

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Officially launching The Voice!

Our goal for The Voice: To be a trusted source to help prepare you for the job market after high school or college. When you're ready to start looking for your first job, not only will you be prepared, but you will stand out from the competition and be better positioned to to land your dream ...

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The importance of understanding originality leads to a better appreciation of progress

Love it or hate, we all know it: The Harlem Shake. You Tube videos involving children and CEOs, professional athletes and military personnel, and oh so many more! There's a role for everyone, mostly because very little dance talent or coordination is required. Which, coming from someone who ...

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Financial service professional excels; recalls experience selling knives

SYRACUSE, NY – The only thing Darren Grahame was thinking about that one day in the drive‐through window at the local McDonald’s was whether the next customer wanted to “Super Size” an order. Little did the junior at the State University of New York/Binghamton know that the next customer would ...

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California real estate professional honed sales skills while selling knives in college

CARLSBAD, CA – Carlton Lund had no idea his desire to purchase a brand new Mustang in 1969 would propel him on a journey that would be instrumental in him becoming one of California’s leading real estate professionals and a model for civic involvement. A student at the University of ...

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Vector alumnus, Nathan Langley, fights prescription drug abuse among youth

Story originally by Joanna Jullien of Examiner.com. Read the full article here. San Diego, CA - In today's economic environment, it's more important than ever that we are developing skills that make us relevant in the workplace. Job related skills as they pertain to specific tasks are ...

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