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Brave | AprilNoelle.com
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Brave

I’ve been ruminating on this word, BRAVE, for weeks as I’ve deemed it my “Word of the Year”. As simple as it is, my chosen word of the year has a lot of implications and requirements. Unlike a previous choice, the word brave means “ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage”. Merriam-Webster...

Six Steps to the Perfect Pitch | AprilNoelle.com
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6 Steps to the Perfect Pitch

Did you know, the perfect pitch is extremely important? Why? Because people have short attention spans. How many of you are skimming this article now? People do that while listening too! If your 30-60 second pitch is disjointed, incoherent, or fragmented, PEOPLE STOP LISTENING!  If they do listen to the end, do they know who...

Meet the Right People at Networking Events | AprilNoelle.com
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Who You SHOULD Meet While Networking

It’s almost five o’clock and you signed up to go to a networking event that starts at six. What you really want to do is to go home, eat and go to sleep or take care of the millions of things elsewhere. But… You promised yourself you’d grow your business. It’s been stagnant for a...

Top Ten List | AprilNoelle.com
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The Only Top Ten List You’ll Ever Need

Have you gone to networking event after networking event, followed up with each person, only to NOT receive any business out of the process?  I have. Have you been in the cycle for a while wondering what’s the point of networking?  I’ve done that too. I know I’ve questioned why isn’t this working? Why am...

Your Network Is... | Networking Isn't an Event | AprilNoelle.com
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Networking isn’t an Event

True networking isn’t an event. It’s a call, a coffee, a drink. Networking is building a relationship with the other person. It’s getting them to trust you and you to trust them.   I get frustrated when I hear people, especially entrepreneurs, say that they don’t get anything out of networking events.  If this is...

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Sometimes It’s Not Your “Why”, It’s Your “What”

Podcast episode at the bottom of this post. This is not a transcript, this is a synopsis. I know you’ve heard it – “FIND YOUR WHY and you can accomplish anything!” I’m not going to say finding your WHY isn’t powerful, it truly is. Your why is your driving force. But… Your why may not...

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The Future of AprilNoelle.com

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted on a regular basis here. Probably much longer than I’d like to admit. Honestly, it’s been a long while since I’ve felt like posting. The current version isn’t “me”. I mean, I love my children, but my children don’t make me and in general, unless I’m...

Graduation Invitations | AprilNoelle.com
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It’s Not Too Late to Order Your Invitations for Graduation!

This is an advertisement for Basic Invite but all opinions are mine. I can’t believe it’s almost the end of the school year already. Graduation season has arrived! I can’t wait to see all of my loved ones get promoted or graduate this 2018 year! What is even more exciting is creating the perfect graduation...

9 Tips for Saving on Back-to-School Expenses | AprilNoelle.com
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9 Tips for Saving on Back-to-School Expenses

As the kids go back to school, I can’t help but think about all the money that we, as parents, spend on our little ones. Unfortunately, our schools no longer have enough money to take care of some essentials, so the parents have to step in. But that doesn’t make it easy on our pockets....

National Money Smart Week | AprilNoelle.com
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National Money Smart Week(R) Campaign to Offer Free Financial Education

Thousands of free financial education classes and seminars for consumers will be held throughout the U.S. during Money Smart Week, April 22-29. Free Financial Education Classes are open to people of all ages at businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, community organizations and government agencies throughout the country. They cover a wide variety of money-management topics...

Top 10 Finds from ShiftCon | AprilNoelle.com
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You Need These Top 10 Finds from #ShiftCon

The following post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. In December, I went to my first blogging conference. I wasn’t sure what to expect or how I was going to navigate it. Really, I was scared of the commitment and whether I was going to take this blogging thing seriously. I volunteered for...