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Posts by Tara Schmakel

Tara is a global speaker, coach, author and networking strategist. At one time Tara referred to herself as “The Once Timid Networker” because that’s what her earlier networking experiences were for her – sometimes intimidating, nerve-racking and limited in results. Her “I WILL achieve my goal!” attitude drove her perseverance. With dedicated practice, her systems and strategies began to bear fruit. Networking became more enjoyable and other professional business connections were giving her feedback that confirmed her contagious enthusiasm. Today, Tara invites you to dream big, strive for excellence, stand out from your competition and portray your authentic “fascinating” self to the people with whom you choose to interact

Your Focus – Your Choice

I am a naturally optimistic person. Without thinking, I can see the silver lining in most situations. Granted, sometimes it takes me a little while longer when things are extreme. However, once there, that’s where I live. Recently a situation was in front of me that was just that… extreme.…

Achieve Your 2018 Goals in Full Color

New Day. New week. New Month. New Year. … These are all times when people think about setting goals. Many even break it down into hours or minutes depending on what they are striving for. How about you? Do you have some new goals? When you think about goals for your business you…

Who is your favourite super hero?

Who is your favourite super hero? Do you think DC or Marvel? Do you think of comic books, movies or action figures? Maybe you watched cartoons or a television series with superheroes. Or perhaps you never really got into them because it wasn’t really your thing. Regardless, we are all…

“All That Glitters Is Not Gold.”

I remember reading those words of Tolkien so many years ago. As a person who loves sparkly, glittery things, the words attracted me and their depth had a large impact on my outlook. However with time, pondering on those words became an education in itself. As a very trusting person…

Counterfeit or Authentic?

Have you ever seen counterfeit money? One of my first jobs was at a bank. They showed us an example of counterfeit money. We were given a special marker. With certain denominations, we were to draw a line across the money. If the line disappeared, then we knew the money…