Keeping it Personal Behind the Mask

  By: Debbie Boone, BS, CVPM –  Originally published on Weave. When mask wearing was added to the Covid-19 CDC guidelines, it didn’t bother me.  I have been in a profession that requires mask wearing for many procedures and I understand germs.   But, as a communication expert I knew we were going to lose something very important:   Our ability to read expressions.   Humans are naturally astute at reading the body language of other humans.  We observe subtle changes in lip positions, wrinkles around the eyes and even the cock of the head to attempt to figure out what those
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LinkedIn: The Ultimate Networking Resume of 2020

In Debbie’s video series, “The Bend”, she kicks things off poetically with a favorite quote of hers.  The quote goes: “The end of the road is not the bend in the road unless you fail to make the curve.” She dives deep into conversation with networking expert, David Pinkley, about how networking can help you to make that curve and succeed in your professional life. For a recap on the first half of their conversation, click here. In the second half of the interview, Debbie and David go into more detail on an important subset tool used to network:  LinkedIn! 
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Are You Curious?

By: Debbie Boone, BS, CVPM  Originally published on VitusVet.com. Curious as a cat. We have all seen and been amused by the antics of kittens exploring their world.  Something as simple as a box is incredibly fascinating to these tiny fluff balls.  As humans, we need to follow the lead of these petite felines and keep our curiosity strong. When we lose our curiosity, we get stuck in a rut.  We don’t learn and grow.  Our business stagnates and so does our ability to pivot in tough situations. Here are the things I think we can be more curious about: Technology: 
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