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Check Out What’s Been Going On With 212 Inc. This Month

Client Hosted Neon Party at National Conference in Miami, FL

212 Visit To California

Free Jet Ski Rides at National Conference in Miami, FL

Charity Dodgeball Tournament To Raise Money For Operation Smile 

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5 Things Business Leaders Can Learn from Tiger – Forbes.com – Jason Selk, Contributor

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonselk/2012/08/24/5-things-business-leaders-can-learn-from-tiger/

After falling off the performance roadmap for a few years, Tiger Woods has recently re-established himself as one of the top players in the world.  Not only is Tiger positioned to make history and become known as the greatest golfer of all time, but it also appears he is leading others to improve their game, as well. Here are 5 things business leaders can learn from Tiger:

1. Face Pressure Head On

When recently asked about how much pressure he was under for an upcoming Major, Tiger responded by saying, “The same. The same pressure as any other tournament, and the same pressure every other player faces.” Pressure is self-imposed and can serve as quite a distraction if not dealt with properly. The most effective method for working through pressure is to acknowledge that the stakes are high and then move on. Force yourself to focus on what you can control, rather than allowing your mind to fixate on what could go wrong or on what the competition is doing. Jim Weddle, Managing Partner of Edward Jones, knows all too well about dealing with pressure. In 2011, in the face of a tough economic climate in which most brokerage firms struggled to survive, Weddle lead the company to one of its most successful years in the firm’s history. Weddle exemplified an unwavering focus on working with long-term individual investors and emphasizing quality rather than allowing his mind to waver on the uncertainty of the market. If you find yourself focusing on the potential obstacles to your success, commit to replacing those thoughts within 60 seconds with an idea for one thing you can do to put yourself in the best possible position to move forward.

2. Learn to Give Credit Where Credit is Due

Self-confidence is the number one variable for positively impacting performance in the entire field of sport psychology. This principle extends to the business world, as well. Tiger is often heard giving himself credit for his “strong iron play” or having his “focus on-target.” Learning to give oneself credit is an extremely effective method of increasing self-confidence and, hence, improving the likelihood for strong future performances. Get in the habit of writing down at least three successes at the end of each day. Doing so will have a compounding effect on self-confidence, thus allowing you to bounce back from tough times more quickly.

3. Emphasize Preparation

Prior to his dreadful Thanksgiving disaster, Tiger was definitely the hardest working and the most prepared player on the tour. I was lucky enough to have access to his training plan, as well as that of 4 other tour players with whom I was working. Tiger was out-preparing 3 of the 4 players by more than 30%, and the forth he was outdoing by a whopping 50%. After working through some personal distraction, Tiger is back on track with his mental and physical preparation. George Paz, CEO of the “mega-pharm” company, Express Scripts, lead his team to unprecedented market cap growth by emphasizing industriousness. In an interview discussing the changes within the company, Paz referred to his task of ensuring that the quality of the level of service provided to clients remains strong as “my 8-to-5 job.” He went on to say, “My 5-to-8 job is what’s the next move?”  Work ethic and preparation will go a long way at determining the final score on the scoreboard. It is a fairly straightforward equation: if the work ethic is consistently there, the results are sure to follow. Are you outworking your competition?

4. Believe

When Tiger was recently asked if he was surprised at his reemerging dominance, he simply answered, “No. Next question.” An old saying in sport states: “Positive thinking doesn’t always work…negative thinking does.” When you believe in yourself, you significantly increase your ability to achieve greatness. Easier said than done, yet replacing negative and self-doubting thoughts with affirmative thoughts will have a significant impact on your success. Consider adopting a mental training program to train your brain toward positive thinking.

5. Be Accountable without Deprecation

Tiger has learned to be accountable for mistakes without internalizing failures. Take for example his comment about losing a late lead in the US Open: “I had the lead, and I lost it. I’m not happy about it, but it happens.” Great athletes and leaders alike have a tendency to beat themselves up when they fall short of expectations. Individuals who spend too much time punishing themselves for shortcomings become poised for lowered self-confidence and emotional unrest. Jack Welch, the former CEO of G.E., has been famously quoted stating: “I’ve learned that mistakes can often be as a good a teacher as success.” Welch has used the solutions generated from his mistakes to put himself in a better position than when he started. Learn to own failures without making excuses, and then quickly begin focusing on solutions to increase the probability for improvement. There is no need or benefit in stewing about your shortcomings, so stop doing it.

Tiger Woods is an inspiring example of leadership and dominance in sport, and some of the principles of mental toughness he displays are also found in the most successful business leaders in the world. He has not always been on top, yet his relentless drive serves as a mold for success. Realistically, business leaders are not always going to experience success, and high times are going to be tempered with seemingly brick walls to climb. How these difficulties are handled separates the leaders from the ones who fall behind. Developing a plan to deal with pressure and keep confidence high, while consistently working hard will go a long way at putting you on the leader board in golf, business and life.

212, Inc. Travels To Atlanta And Is Recognized As One Of The Top Performing Companies Of 2012

212, Inc. traveled to Atlanta this weekend for a national client conference.  At the conference, 212, Inc. was recognized as one of the top performing offices of 2012.  212, Inc. was acknowledged for having had such successful growth over the past year.

Great job 212, Inc.  Keep you the great work!

This time last year……

I have been extremely impressed and very proud of the teams performance lately…But if you want to know just how good the performance has been, let’s compare results from this time last year…

Week Ending September 19, 2009:
Number of agents on telecom campaign: 11
Total new accounts: 93
Total Revenue: $9,853.00

Week Ending September 18, 2010:
Number of agents on telecom campaign: 30
Total new accounts: 210
Total Revenue: $33,771.00

This time last year……

I have been extremely impressed and very proud of the teams performance lately…But if you want to know just how good the performance has been, let’s compare results from this time last year…

Week Ending September 19, 2009:
Number of agents on telecom campaign: 11
Total new accounts: 93
Total Revenue: $9,853.00

Week Ending September 18, 2010:
Number of agents on telecom campaign: 30
Total new accounts: 210
Total Revenue: $33,771.00

The Perfect Handshake

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/07/16/scientists-reveal-secrets-perfect-handshake/?test=latestnews

The Perfect Handshake

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/07/16/scientists-reveal-secrets-perfect-handshake/?test=latestnews

212, Inc. Raises Money and Awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

212, Inc. Raises Money and Awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
A sales and marketing company participates in the Great Strides Walk in support of Cystic Fibrosis

Riverside, RI (PRWEB) June 15, 2010 — 212, Inc., a sales and marketing company, announced that the company raised and donated money to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the leading organization in the United States devoted to cystic fibrosis.

President Andrea Atkinson and the 212 Inc. team got family, friends, and business partners to donate money in their effort to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The team concluded their fundraising efforts by participating in the 5K Great Strides Walk, an event where tens of thousands of co-workers, friends and family come together each year as one community for one cause – to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

Our main goal was to raise awareness
“Our main goal was to raise awareness,” said President Andrea Atkinson. “Collecting donations and walking for the cause did just that!”

The 212, Inc. team had participated in a walk for multiple sclerosis in April. It went so well that they decided to donate their time and participate in another charitable organization event.

“I wanted to personally get involved with Great Strides since I have a loved one with Cystic Fibrosis,” Andrea Atkinson said. “I was so excited that the team was just as enthusiastic to help!”

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212, Inc. is a direct marketing and sales agency focused on meeting the needs of the Fortune 500 community. For more information, contact (401) 272-2600

212, Inc. Raises Money and Awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

212 Inc. Raises Money and Awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
A Providence-based sales and marketing company participates in the Great Strides Walk in support of Cystic Fibrosis

Riverside, RI (PRWEB) June 15, 2010 — 212, Inc., a Providence-based sales and marketing company, announced that the company raised and donated money to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the leading organization in the United States devoted to cystic fibrosis.

President Andrea Atkinson and the 212 Inc. team got family, friends, and business partners to donate money in their effort to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The team concluded their fundraising efforts by participating in the 5K Great Strides Walk, an event where tens of thousands of co-workers, friends and family come together each year as one community for one cause – to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
“Our main goal was to raise awareness,” said President Andrea Atkinson. “Collecting donations and walking for the cause did just that!”

The 212 Inc. team had participated in a walk for multiple sclerosis in April. It went so well that they decided to donate their time and participate in another charitable organization event.

“I wanted to personally get involved with Great Strides since I have a loved one with Cystic Fibrosis,” Andrea Atkinson said. “I was so excited that the team was just as enthusiastic to help!”

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About 212 Inc.
212 Inc. is a direct marketing and sales agency focused on meeting the needs of the Fortune 500 community. For more information, contact (401) 272-2600

212, Inc. Reviews How to Change a Behavior

We have all been in a position at one time or another when we wanted to change a habit, routine or personal discipline. Whether it be going to the gym and eating better, studying our trade at work or school, or maintaining better relationships in our lives — changing our current behavior in order to get a better result is inevitable. Here are a few pointers on how to change your behavior.


5 Ways to Change Behavior

1.Take ownership. If you don’t think you can change, you can’t. Believe in your ability to change and take ownership before getting started.

2.Be patient. Positive, lasting results take time, usually 50% to 100% longer than most people initially think.

3.Accept difficulties. Real change takes real work. When setting out, be prepared to face challenges you didn’t anticipate.

4.Refuse to be distracted. Something more important will inevitably come up. You need to make your development a priority and refuse to let distractions divert your path.

5.Maintain. Once you’ve started to see traction, don’t declare victory. Sustainable change requires maintenance over a lifetime.

212, Inc. Reviews How to Change a Behavior

We have all been in a position at one time or another when we wanted to change a habit, routine or personal discipline. Whether it be going to the gym and eating better, studying our trade at work or school, or maintaining better relationships in our lives — changing our current behavior in order to get a better result is inevitable. Here are a few pointers on how to change your behavior.


5 Ways to Change Behavior

1.Take ownership. If you don’t think you can change, you can’t. Believe in your ability to change and take ownership before getting started.

2.Be patient. Positive, lasting results take time, usually 50% to 100% longer than most people initially think.

3.Accept difficulties. Real change takes real work. When setting out, be prepared to face challenges you didn’t anticipate.

4.Refuse to be distracted. Something more important will inevitably come up. You need to make your development a priority and refuse to let distractions divert your path.

5.Maintain. Once you’ve started to see traction, don’t declare victory. Sustainable change requires maintenance over a lifetime.

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How to Make a Great Professional First Impression – wikiHow

How to Make a Great Professional First Impression – wikiHow

How to Make a Great Professional First Impression – wikiHow

How to Make a Great Professional First Impression – wikiHow

How to Motivate Your Employees – wikiHow

How to Motivate Your Employees – wikiHow

How to Motivate Your Employees – wikiHow

How to Motivate Your Employees – wikiHow

Great Tips on How NOT to Interview!

Top 10 Interview Blunders

1. Don’t Prepare
Not being able to answer the question “What do you know about this company?” might just end your quest for employment, at least with this employer. Background information including company history, locations, divisions, and a mission statement are available in an “About Us” section on most company web sites. Review it ahead of time, then print it out and read it over just before your interview to refresh your memory.

2. Dress Inappropriately
Dressing inappropriately can work both ways. You will certainly want to wear a suit if you are interviewing for professional position. When interviewing for a summer job at your local theme park or as a lifeguard, for example, dress accordingly in neat and casual attire. If you aren’t sure what to wear, visit the organization and watch employees coming in and out of the office to see what they are wearing.

3. Poor Communication Skills
It’s important to communicate well with everyone you meet in your search for employment. It is, however, most important to positively connect with the person who might hire you. Shake hands, make eye contact, exude confidence, engage the person you are speaking with, and you will let the interviewer know that you are an excellent candidate for this position – before you even answer an interview question.

4. Too Much Communication
Believe it or not, a recent candidate for employment, who, by the way, didn’t get the job, didn’t hesitate to answer his cell phone when it rang during an interview. Leave the phone behind or at least turn it off before you enter the building. Same goes for coffee, food and anything else other than you, your resume, your job application, and your list of references. They don’t belong at an interview.

5. Talk Too Much
There is nothing much worse than interviewing someone who goes on and on and on… The interviewer really doesn’t need to know your whole life story. Keep your answers succinct, to-the-point and focused and don’t ramble – simply answer the question.

6. Don’t Talk Enough
It’s really hard to communicate with someone who answers a question with a word or two. I remember a couple of interviews where I felt like I was pulling teeth to get any answers from the candidate. It wasn’t pleasant. So, even though you shouldn’t talk too much, you do want to be responsive and fully answer the question as best you can.

7. Fuzzy Facts
Even if you have submitted a resume when you applied for the job, you may also be asked to fill out a job application. Make sure you know the information you will need to complete an application including dates of prior employment, graduation dates, and employer contact information.

8. Give the Wrong Answer
Make sure you listen to the question and take a moment to gather your thoughts before you respond. Like the following candidate, you’ll knock yourself out of contention if you give the wrong answer.

The interviewer had completely described a sales and marketing position to the candidate. She emphasized that cold calling and prospecting were the most important skills and experiences needed for the position. The candidate responded to the question about what she did or didn’t like to do in sales, with these words: “I hate to do cold calling and prospecting, and I’m not good at it.” That response ensured that she wouldn’t get the job!

9. Badmouthing Past Employers
Your last boss was an idiot? Everyone in the company was a jerk? You hated your job and couldn’t wait to leave? Even if it’s true don’t say so. I cringed when I heard someone ranting and raving about the last company she worked for. That company happened to be our largest customer and, of course, I wasn’t going to hire someone who felt that way about the company and everyone who worked there.

It’s sometimes a smaller world than you think and you don’t know who your interviewer might know, including that boss who is an idiot… You also don’t want the interviewer to think that you might speak that way about his or her company if you leave on terms that aren’t the best.

10. Forget to Follow Up
Afraid you didn’t make the best impression? Are you sure that you aced the interviewed? Either way, be sure to follow up with a thank you note reiterating your interest in the position and the company.

Finally, even if you do flub the interview, don’t take it to heart. I don’t think there is anyone hasn’t blown an interview or two. If it happens, look at it like it just wasn’t meant to be, learn from your mistakes and move on to the next opportunity.

What do you think is the top interview mistake you can make? Take a look at more top interview mistakes and add yours to the list.

Great Tips on How NOT to Interview!

Top 10 Interview Blunders

1. Don’t Prepare
Not being able to answer the question “What do you know about this company?” might just end your quest for employment, at least with this employer. Background information including company history, locations, divisions, and a mission statement are available in an “About Us” section on most company web sites. Review it ahead of time, then print it out and read it over just before your interview to refresh your memory.

2. Dress Inappropriately
Dressing inappropriately can work both ways. You will certainly want to wear a suit if you are interviewing for professional position. When interviewing for a summer job at your local theme park or as a lifeguard, for example, dress accordingly in neat and casual attire. If you aren’t sure what to wear, visit the organization and watch employees coming in and out of the office to see what they are wearing.

3. Poor Communication Skills
It’s important to communicate well with everyone you meet in your search for employment. It is, however, most important to positively connect with the person who might hire you. Shake hands, make eye contact, exude confidence, engage the person you are speaking with, and you will let the interviewer know that you are an excellent candidate for this position – before you even answer an interview question.

4. Too Much Communication
Believe it or not, a recent candidate for employment, who, by the way, didn’t get the job, didn’t hesitate to answer his cell phone when it rang during an interview. Leave the phone behind or at least turn it off before you enter the building. Same goes for coffee, food and anything else other than you, your resume, your job application, and your list of references. They don’t belong at an interview.

5. Talk Too Much
There is nothing much worse than interviewing someone who goes on and on and on… The interviewer really doesn’t need to know your whole life story. Keep your answers succinct, to-the-point and focused and don’t ramble – simply answer the question.

6. Don’t Talk Enough
It’s really hard to communicate with someone who answers a question with a word or two. I remember a couple of interviews where I felt like I was pulling teeth to get any answers from the candidate. It wasn’t pleasant. So, even though you shouldn’t talk too much, you do want to be responsive and fully answer the question as best you can.

7. Fuzzy Facts
Even if you have submitted a resume when you applied for the job, you may also be asked to fill out a job application. Make sure you know the information you will need to complete an application including dates of prior employment, graduation dates, and employer contact information.

8. Give the Wrong Answer
Make sure you listen to the question and take a moment to gather your thoughts before you respond. Like the following candidate, you’ll knock yourself out of contention if you give the wrong answer.

The interviewer had completely described a sales and marketing position to the candidate. She emphasized that cold calling and prospecting were the most important skills and experiences needed for the position. The candidate responded to the question about what she did or didn’t like to do in sales, with these words: “I hate to do cold calling and prospecting, and I’m not good at it.” That response ensured that she wouldn’t get the job!

9. Badmouthing Past Employers
Your last boss was an idiot? Everyone in the company was a jerk? You hated your job and couldn’t wait to leave? Even if it’s true don’t say so. I cringed when I heard someone ranting and raving about the last company she worked for. That company happened to be our largest customer and, of course, I wasn’t going to hire someone who felt that way about the company and everyone who worked there.

It’s sometimes a smaller world than you think and you don’t know who your interviewer might know, including that boss who is an idiot… You also don’t want the interviewer to think that you might speak that way about his or her company if you leave on terms that aren’t the best.

10. Forget to Follow Up
Afraid you didn’t make the best impression? Are you sure that you aced the interviewed? Either way, be sure to follow up with a thank you note reiterating your interest in the position and the company.

Finally, even if you do flub the interview, don’t take it to heart. I don’t think there is anyone hasn’t blown an interview or two. If it happens, look at it like it just wasn’t meant to be, learn from your mistakes and move on to the next opportunity.

What do you think is the top interview mistake you can make? Take a look at more top interview mistakes and add yours to the list.

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Ways to Waste Your Money During the Holidays
http://hubpages.com/hub/Ways-to-Waste-Your-Money-During-the-Holidays

Love wasting money during the holidays on gifts no one wants, disposable decorations, and overpriced toys? After conducting interviews, here are some ways you can really waste your money. But these are just the tip of the iceberg.
What are ways you think people waste money during the holidays?
Buying a gift for someone? The best way to waste your money is on clothes that they haven’t specifically asked for. It will be guaranteed to sit in their closet collecting dust for years to come!

Have a teenager who loves video games? Find an educational one. After all, it is a video game, they would love one that teaches them at the same time, right? Of course! Not. Have a blast knowing that that $40 video game has been sold to a reseller for $6.

Gadgets! Who wouldn’t love a new ‘gadget’, right? Gadgets do all sorts of things. They can open bottles, find your remote and twirl your pasta right on the spoon! Wow! Hate to break it to you, but people have survived crushing cans on their own (yes there is actually a can crusher gadget). Gadgets quickly make it on the super highway to the junk drawer.

Funny Mugs/Dog Mugs/Cat Mugs/Any Mugs – People love dog mugs. There is nothing like taking your first sip of coffee in the morning putting your mouth to a dog face on a cup. It’s going in their next garage sale!

Zhu Zhu Pets – This is the toy fad of 2009. But, these $8 Zhu Zhu pet hamsters are going for up to $60 (and it isnt’ even Thanksgiving!). Go ahead, spend your money on this overpriced battery operated furball. It is sure to entertain your kids for MINUTES!

Poinsettias – Poinsettias are great for decorating, right? They are hard to take care of and usually die before Christmas. On top of that they are poisonous. So, go buy them! They will dry up, cause bugs, and maybe even poison your dog (and you can spend even more on a vet bill!). Savers go with fake ones. They last for years and wont’ damage the family. Maybe its my brown thumb, who knows?

Frames – Frames are great. Unfortunately most people seem to be running out of places to put them! I spoke with one person who has one shelf in a closet dedicated to frames she has received through the years and just has not had any place to put them.Most people just regift them. Maybe that is why there are so many frames given during the holidays? Hmmm…

Personal Products – You found this great acne medicine, wrinkle reducer, or weight lost system. So, you think your friend with the same problem would love it! You would be his or her knight in shining armor. They would love you for introducing you to this miracle product and their life from this day forward would be so much better. Sorry folks, you are just going to upset them and might lose a friend. So, unless you have too many, it should probably remain your secret product.