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Dan Rust on the Ross Kaminsky Show

Dan Rust on the Ross Kaminsky Show

Dan Rust on Denver’s KHOW-AM radio with Ross Kaminsky talking about”Workplace Poker” and why people struggle with self-promotion at work. How can you “toot your own horn” without being perceived as a blowhard braggart?

Ross Kaminsky is the host of the Ross Kaminsky Show, heard every weekday morning on KHOW-AM in Denver, and a columnist and blogger for The American Spectator. Mr. Kaminsky is also a regular donor to other free-market and libertarian organizations including Reason, the Cato Institute, and the Independence Institute.

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Jordana Green Show Interview

Jordana Green Show Interview

Jordana Green hosts a radio show on WCCO 830 AM (Minneapolis) weeknights from 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. CST. On this show segments below she interviews Dan Rust about his book Workplace Poker, and offers her own insight into the modern work environment. They discuss self-promotion strategies, how to effectively “toot your own horn” without being perceived as a blowhard.

They also discuss the importance of personal charm and charisma in career advancement, and whether or not someone can actually learn to be more charming. Dan shares stories of several “charm-challenged” individuals who were able to develop greater effectiveness in this area. It took time and significant effort, but eventually these overly-serious grumpy folks were able to become quite pleasant and indeed, charming.

The total interview (parts 1 and 2 below) lasts about 30 minutes.

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How to Fine-Tune Your Résumé


It’s one of the first things people think to do after losing a job: quickly get a résumé into as many hands as possible. But career experts say doing so without a strategic plan is a mistake becauses it wastes time and energy and typically results in few callbacks. Here’s how to fine-tune your résumé: Read more

10 Things Emotionally Resilient People Don’t Do

Emotional resilience is trendy, so read on. Basically, this means that if you are emotionally resilient, you can bounce back from most setbacks that life can throw at you. In times of stress, failure or even a natural disaster, your emotional resilience will be put to the test. The word ‘resilience’ comes from the Latin word ‘resilio’ which means to bounce back. Business people, social workers and school children can all benefit from this emotional fitness.

So, how emotionally fit are you? Let us look at what these people never do because they have a natural talent to cope with the stress of everyday living.

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