Let’s Make Strides Against Breast Cancer!

People deserve every opportunity I remember coming into the office right after I started at Pragmatic Works and I saw a group of nervous people in our conference room. That the first day of our foundation class. where we help people with less opportunity find a new path through technology training and

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Episode 0: What is TWID?

Having trouble staying up-to-date with everything going on in the data world? Do you feel like you can’t keep up with water cooler talk about industry topics? Have no fear, Pragmatic Works is here to help you become a thought leader within your organization. What is it you ask? Well, it’s TWID! You may

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I’m a Microsoft Regional Director

No, I don’t work for Microsoft. I already have a job I love! That’s not what that means. First let me start with some background. I remember the first year I became an MVP. I remember thinking another January had gone by, and I was not selected. I understood. There are so

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My Blog Editing Checklist

How much time do you spend on blog editing? Reviewing my writing is a constant struggle for me. I want to keep my writing approachable and casual, like if we were talking but I want to be grammatically correct. Also, it needs to focus on solving your problems, and providing

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3 Steps to Take Back Your Time

If you’re anything like me, your day is packed with more things than you can hope to finish. Your to-do list is never all scratched off and likely looks something like this.   There are lots of “solutions” for this. Programs like Getting Things Done are useful if you’re willing to adopt

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Speaking like TED in 3 steps

Have you ever been standing in front a room of people, their eyes on you, wondering what you agreed to that put you in this situation? Do you hear that? The pounding of your blood pressure in your ears is only being drowned out by the deafening silence of the waiting audience. You

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Your Inbox is Killing You

We are crushed by email. Just look at the statistics: – 17% of Americans create a new email address every six months – 21% of email recipients report email as Spam, even if they know it isn’t Email management can be intimidating, but there is a way to get a hold of your

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Hire Right – Every Time

I have been blessed to work with some fantastic teams over my career. I feel like my current teams at Pragmatic Works are real dream teams! As we grew quickly, not everyone was the right fit and, with hindsight, I believe we could have avoided those situations, which would have

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Leadership Checklist for New Leaders

I’ve been blessed with opportunities to work with many different kinds of teams over the years. Big and corporate, small startups, church and nonprofit – they all have pros and cons. An industry publication interviewed me recently and asked me about the first things I always do when I take

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