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Contemporary Business Solutions
Volume #93

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Book Review: Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead

I just had to read this book by Sheryl Sandberg to find out what all the hype was about. I would hear my girlfriends using “lean in” in sentences and I wanted to know what they meant…well, now I do!

I had a tough time with this book. The premise is that there are too few women leaders and the author tries to outline ways to improve women’s situation in this area.

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26 Ways to Engage Your Fans on Facebook

Are you posting to your Facebook Fan Page and it feels like nobody is listening? To get engagement (Likes, Comments, Shares) on your status updates, start employing the following tactics:

  • Attract Readers' Attention to a Point in your Article
  • Balance Various Types of Content
  • Craft Posts to Drive Click-Throughs
  • Develop Evergreen Content
  • Express with Emoticons

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7 Ways to Nix Interruptions at Work

Unless you work alone, it's entirely possible that your colleagues are hampering your productivity. While it's great to work in a collaborative environment, sometimes you've just got to put your head down and get some work done. These tips can help:

  • Invest in noise-cancelling headphones
  • Regularly ban talking for a period of time
  • Don't lure people to your space
  • Escape your open office
  • Ban interns from asking questions until 5pm

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Suzanne is a Des Moines transplant who has realized the Power of being a Free Agent. Well-versed in many and varied skills, she has a passion for helping organizations and people achieve their potential. Suzanne = wife, traveler, multi-linguist, triathlete and cook.


Suzanne Hull, the Get It Done Girl, is a great resource for helping "techno-scaredy cats" get up-to-date with the social media world. She is knowledgeable, patient and gentle in her one-on-one instruction, and her tips and help lead to measurable results in viewership and contacts. In addition, Suzanne is a top-notch workshop presenter and a skilled group facilitator. Two thumbs up to Suzanne Hull, the Get It Done Girl, of Contemporary Business Solutions!

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