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3 Things to Bring with You to a Conference

Attending a conference is a great opportunity to learn from experts in your field and meet new colleagues all over the country (or even all over the world) who can be a great asset for business advice and guidance. But attending your first conference ever can be a really intimidating experience, especially if you’re all by yourself.

If you’ve never attended a conference before, it can be overwhelming to know exactly what the expectations are like what to wear, how to network, and what to bring with you so that you’re prepared to make these business connections.

Here are three things to bring with you to a conference to help you prepare.

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4 Ways to be More Productive

We all wish we could be more productive. If there was a magic pill we could take to suddenly increase the number of hours we could do productive work, many of us would have no hesitation on swallowing it down. Unfortunately, there is no such magic pill out there that can increase the number of tasks we can get done in the day. However, there are many ways that you can change your workday so that you can become more productive.

Here are four ideas to help you increase your productivity and become a happier, healthier worker bee.

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4 Reasons Why You Need to Get Up from Your Desk

It’s happened to all of us. You sit down at your desk around 8 or 9 a.m., you answer a flurry of emails, you jump on a couple of calls, you sit down in a couple of meetings—and before you know it, you see that the clock on your computer says 3 p.m. You haven’t eaten lunch, you’ve barely left your desk, and you only took maybe one coffee break.

We all know that sitting down all day is not a good precedent to set, but do you know how bad it actually is? Here are just a few of the reasons why you need to get up from your desk at least once every hour.

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Most Common Ailments from Sitting at a Desk All Day

We all know that “sitting is the new smoking,” but just how much does it actually affect our day-to-day health? Is it really that big of a deal that we are sitting at our desks all day, or is it overblown?

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Should You Block Out Specific Time to Answer Emails?

It’s hard to imagine a day of work without a single email. In fact, it’s probably impossible to conduct a normal day of work without having to stop and respond to a question from a colleague, a problem from a client, or a new business opportunity that presents itself. While it’s completely amazing that we live in a time where we can all reach other at any given moment throughout the day without having to employ the services of another person (or a carrier pigeon), it can also be completely distracting. It also leads to us not having the ability to shut work off—a luxury that used to exist before the age of the internet.

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