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Effective Communication Skills Are Essential

Effective communication skills are important regardless of your profession. Whether negotiating a purchase, interacting socially, engaging in important conversations, or just getting your kids to listen, being able to state your case succinctly and effectively is a skill that will…


SCG Heart Walk

SCG takes steps to support American Heart Association

Last month, SCG offices nationwide proudly participated in the American Heart Association’s Heart Health Month to help prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects. Every one of us are touched by this disease in some way and know…


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What’s your reaction to Facebook “Reactions”?

It’s going to be interesting to see people’s reactions to Facebook “Reactions”.  The ‘Like’ button on Facebook is a helpful option when viewing posts made by family, friends and even friends of friends. As someone who does not like to comment…


good Super Bowl commercials

Where have all the good Super Bowl commercials gone?

The average cost for a 30 second commercial during the Super Bowl is about $4.5-5 million. Yet as the price continues to rise for the spots, why are the actual good Super Bowl commercials going downhill? Watching the Super Bowl…


Public Relations Tackles The "Winter Blues"

Public Relations Tackles The “Winter Blues”

The evidence is anecdotal (around-the-water-cooler complaints), scientific (a host of medical studies), and likely personal. If you spend most days in an office environment and reside north of the Sun Belt … well, you’re well aware winter has the power…


Balancing Work/Life Stress By Volunteering

Balancing the stress of work and life isn’t an easy task, but it is a necessary one.  Although I’ve always had animals of some kind growing up (yep, I was the one trying to save every neighborhood dog, turtle, rabbit,…


FaceTime vs. Face-to-face time

Put down the phone!” — a phrase commonly heard at dinner tables and general gatherings everywhere. Many lament that the current generation, so engrossed in their phones, is losing valuable face-to-face communication skills, always entranced by a virtual world. But…


Yoga For Busy Professionals

Today’s professionals have a lot of demands on their time, so allocating a few minutes a day for yoga isn’t always possible. But what if they understood the potential benefits yoga can bring to their work and wellbeing? To a…


Do you love the hearts on Twitter?

Have you noticed the change to your Twitter feed yet? They have replaced the star icon which was used as a way to “favorite” a tweet. Instead you now have a heart icon to show you “like” the tweet. Twitter…