Abilities for Work

Continue Reading

ExactSource Launches a Subsidiary Marketing Firm to Service Clients in the A/E/C Industry

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014

ExactSource, a national leader in the delivery of talent management solutions and software to architectural, engineering, and construction firms, is proud to announce the launch of their new marketing services company, Ingenium. Ingenium, a subsidiary company of ExactSource, is is the premier marketing and branding agency specifically serving the A/E/C industry.

Ingenium works with professional services firms in the A/E/C industry to meet marketing needs at every level, from idea to execution. They offer a full suite of services including design, search engine optimization, social media marketing, inbound marketing, branding, and performance analytics.

Ingenium was started by core members of ExactSource who saw the need and value of better and smarter marketing with their existing client base. “After years of interfacing with clients in the Architecture and Engineering industry, the leadership team at ExactSource noticed a serious lack of effective marketing,” says Chief Operating Officer Katy McDonald, “Ingenium is our answer to that need. We’re combining our expertise in the A/E/C industry with our thorough knowledge of cutting edge marketing techniques to provide an entirely new service to our clients.”

Rounding out the Ingenium leadership team is President and CEO Jerry Schmidt and Vice President of Sales David Schmidt. Sarah Walpert, currently Director of Marketing & Communications at ExactSource, will assume the role of Ingenium Creative Director.

“At ExactSource, we’ve always strived to stay on top of the latest marketing strategies and have seen significant ROI in the last two years,” Walpert comments, “Then it occurred to us: Why don’t we use our resources and knowledge of both the marketing and A/E/C industries to help other firms grow? So here we are.”

The company was named after the latin word, “ingenium,” which means the ability to understand similarities and relationships innate in all humans. The modern word “engineer” was also derived from the latin word “ingenium,” as the roots of both Engineer and Ingenium mean “to do, to act, or to make.” President Jerry Schmidt adds, “This is us at our core. We believe in helping our clients achieve their business goals and marketing plays a very important part. Our team is made up of an eclectic mix of seasoned veterans and fresh millennials with a common passion for helping A/E/C firms grow.”

For more information about Ingenium or to receive a free marketing assessment, go here: http://www.ingenium-marketing.com/get-started

About ExactSource:

ExactSource is the leading recruiting, organizational consulting, market research, and software solutions company providing services to firms in the Architectural and Engineering sector.

ExactSource is best known in the A/E/C industry for their highly acclaimed ExactProfile technology, a system released in 2012 that assesses and catalogs more than 115 critical engineering skill sets and experience levels that arent typically identified on a resume. Using this breakthrough screening software, HR managers are able to instantly identify the technical candidates that meet their exact requirements. This methodology provides a smarter way to hire, and it is the objective of ExactSource to have every A/E/C firm across the country using ExactProfiles as part of the hiring process.

ExactSource brings a combined 151 years of experience in technical and leadership recruitment, and has established a prominent presence in the Engineering community. The company successfully serves firms in 39 states across the nation, including over 20 firms on the Top 500 A/E list.

For more information about ExactSource and their consulting, research, and recruiting services, visit their website or contact David Schmidt at dschmidt(at)exactsource(dot)com.

About Ingenium:

Ingenium, an ExactSource company, is the premier marketing and branding agency specifically serving firms in the A/E/C industry.

Ingenium was started by core members of ExactSource who, after years of interfacing with clients in the Architecture and Engineering industry, identified a serious need for better and smarter marketing amongst A/E/C firms. Their mission is to build brands and promote growth for clilents using cutting edge marketing strategies, without charging an arm and a leg for agency fees.

Service offerings include design, search engine optimization, social media marketing, inbound marketing, branding, and performance analytics. The leadership team is comprised of an eclectic mix of seasoned veterans and fresh millenials with a common passion for using marketing strategies to grow A/E/C firms.

For more information on Ingenium and their marketing services, please visit their website or contact Sarah Walpert at swalpert(at)exactsource(dot)com.

More Communication Skills Press Releases

Continue Reading

Christian Publicist Cheryl Ariaz Wicker to Speak at First Annual CMA National Media Convention

Monroe, LA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014

Christian publicist Cheryl Ariaz Wicker of Premier1 Studios will lead a workshop entitled Publicity 101: The Must Know Filmmakers Guide to Publicity at the Christian Media Association National Media Convention on October 17-18, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. The workshop will teach filmmakers with limited budgets and publicity experience how to run their own PR campaign. Wickers seminar will include topics as: identifying newsworthy stories, press release writing and distribution, targeting media outlets, media pitching, proper timing for campaignsall tools needed to effectively promote projects to a national audience.

I work a lot with small companies and individuals without the budget for full PR campaigns, says Wicker. For those without a PR budget, doing their own publicity may be the answer. But note that there is a right and wrong way to do it

Cheryl Wicker is a media professional of 16 years who worked as an in-house publicist before starting her own PR agency in 2010. Wickers background in Christian entertainment combined with her PR expertise launched her into entertainment PR, working with authors, speakers, filmmakers and musicians to help them get their message out to a national audience. In addition to running her PR agency, Wicker is also a Christian film producer, having most recently worked with Pure Flix Entertainment on the box office hit Gods Not Dead; television movie Finding Normal, and the upcoming theatrical release Dancer and the Dame. In addition, Wicker hosts the award-winning video podcast Christian Movie Connect and speaks throughout the country at Christian media conferences.

The Christian Media Association (CMA) is holding their first annual Christian Media Association National Media Convention in Dallas, Texas with the goal of uniting and inspiring those involved in Christian media while presenting an opportunity to learn new skills. CMA was founded in 1992 with the vision to help churches and Christians use media effectively and have built a nationwide membership.

For more information on Wicker, go to http://www.cherylwicker.com. To register for the conference, go to: christianmediaconference.com.


As a Christian publicist and the owner of Premier1 Studios, Cheryl Ariaz Wicker has covered the gamut of Christian entertainment, including the arenas of book publishing, music and film. A 16-year media veteran, Wicker began her career as a television news reporter and continues to work as a journalist. This unique advantage of working on both sides of the media, gives her a special rapport with media and excellent skills in crafting newsworthy angles and pitching stories to media. When Wicker transitioned from in-house publicist to running her own business, she expanded her offerings to cover a full range of marketing services, including branding, website development, graphic design, SEO, online advertising, social media, video production, and event promotion, in addition to media publicity. Premier1 Studios’ clients range from Christian authors and speakers, non-profit organizations, feature films, and musicians as well as clients in business and in the fashion and beauty industry.


CMA started in 1992 as a support to churches utilizing media. By 2003, they were holding media conferences across the U.S. to teach and network Christians in media. In 2009, they started their first CMA Chapter in Dallas. The upcoming CMA National Media Conference set for October 17-18, 2014 is their first national conference which will connect hundreds of media leaders in film, TV, church media, video, motions, graphics and more through 50 workshops and 25 speakers over a period of 2 days. The mission of CMA is helping Christians in media to connect and build their media ministry with excellence and integrity.

Find More Careers Press Releases

Continue Reading

Latest Careers News

Women: What Does Success Mean to You? Take Our Poll
How different are women from men in the way they think about their careers? Take this quiz and find out: (These results were based on the interviews conducted by the polling company Penn Shoen Berland with 1000 women and 300 men from May 16, 2014 …
Read more on TIME

Hatcher, Schmitz reflect on their state legislative careers
Tim Schmitz, R-Batavia, who also is leaving the state legislature in January, said they have tried during their legislative careers to always put the interests of the people first. Schmitz, who represents the 65th District, first was elected to the …
Read more on Kane County Chronicle

Students explore careers in health care at Farmington hospital
According to AHEC Director Lorri Brown, “Scrub Club offers students an opportunity to ask specific questions they may have about a particular field of work and serves as a useful tool for students who are undecided about a college major or career …
Read more on Lewiston Sun Journal

Continue Reading

SportsSignup Makes Third Consecutive Appearance on Inc. 500|5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the United States

Saratoga Springs, NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2014

SportsSignup (http://www.sportssignup.com/), a national leader in online sports league management solutions, is on the Inc. Magazine 500|5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for the third consecutive year, the business publication announced today.

Only a tiny fraction of the nation’s companies have demonstrated such remarkably consistent high growth, particularly in the difficult economic environment of the past few years. This achievement truly puts you in rarefied company, Inc. Magazines President and Editor-in-Chief, Eric Schurenberg, wrote when informing SportsSignup of the honor.

SportsSignup ranks No. 2929 overall on the 500|5000 list for 2014, with a three-year growth rate of 124 percent. SportsSignup ranked No. 2784 overall on the 500|5000 list for 2013, and No. 1687 overall on the 500|5000 list for 2012.

The magazine started the Inc. 500 list in 1982, and expanded it to 5000 in 2007.

Our company has been on quite a run, and were honored and thankful to again make the Inc. Magazine 500|5000 list, said Anthony Bruno, CEO of SportsSignup. Our growth is a direct result of our customer-first focus, and the passion, skills and creativity every person on our team brings to the job every day. We all share in this achievement, and each individual should take great pride in driving such amazing results for our company and our customers.

Two weeks ago, SportsSignup announced the availability of its next generation all-in-one Online Sports Management Solution, which provides sports organizations throughout the United States and Canada the ability to manage their administrative and communications tasks on one, easy-to-use, integrated platform.

A recent acquisition by SportsSignup was the catalyst for this expansion of services, which includes online content management (CMS) with integrated team websites, automated scheduling, standings, player statistics, tournament management including playoff bracketing, and iPhone and Android mobile apps.

The Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a four-year period. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of the starting calendar year, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independentnot subsidiaries or divisions of other companies as of December 31 of the last year measured. Revenue in the initial year must have been at least $ 200,000, and revenue in the most recent year must have been at least $ 2 million.

SportsSignup services over 3,000 sports organizations in the United States and Canada, ranging from small, community-based non-profits to major league baseball clubs. The company processes more than 1.5 million registrations and facilitates in excess of $ 100 million in credit card payments on behalf of its customers each year.

The complete 2014 Inc. Magazine 500|5000 list is online at http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list.

SportsSignup and other companies on the list will be honored at the 33rd Annual Inc. 500|5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony, October 15-17, 2014, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix.

Over the past 10-plus years, SportsSignup has established itself as a youth sports industry leader in online registration, e-commerce (MySportsStore

Continue Reading

How do you know when it's time to quit your job?

How do you know when it's time to quit your job?
Team leadership skills. The skills needed to make a team function effectively differ from those needed to be productively as an individual. How should milestones be organized? How do you coordinate effectively and minimize communication overhead?
Read more on Fortune

Washington Redskins wake-up call
In practice, you hear a different level of communication when starter Ryan Clark is on the field compared to Rambo (or anyone else for that matter). The Redskins have harped on Clark's communication skills. How would Rambo fare if he has to fill in?
Read more on ESPN (blog)

The Strange World of Koko, Kanzi, and the Decline of Ape Language Research
Koko is perhaps the most famous product of an ambitious field of research, one that sought from the outset to examine whether apes and humans could communicate. In dozens of studies, scientists raised apes with humans and attempted to teach them …
Read more on Slate Magazine

Soft Stuff: MBA Employers Place More Value In Soft Skills
“Soft skills are paramount in management roles,” said Gavin, who graduated from HEC Paris in 2011. The program is focused on team work, leadership and communication skills, among other key themes. “These soft skills represent the table stakes for …
Read more on BusinessBecause

Continue Reading

Doin’ Time Entertainment’s Inmates With Talent Uses Comedy to Rehabilitate Felons

Indianapolis, IN and Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2014

With more than two million people behind bars, the U.S. has the largest inmate population in the world. It costs the land of the free approximately $ 30,000 per inmate, or $ 60 billion in aggregate, annually.

Doin Time Entertainment hopes to reduce some of these costs to society and fix souls in the process.

Next month the company plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of completing its innovative reality/comedy film, Inmates With Talent, currently in post-production. The film, featuring Ice-T, is focused on helping felons live successful, crime-free lives once they are released from prison and return to our neighborhoods.

Doin Time Entertainments Inmates With Talent, which centers on a bold talent contest and zany comedic moments in prison, is just the start. Doin Time Entertainment plans to use its movie as a springboard to do good work in the community to help felons stay on the right path in life.

America will need it. In 2014 alone, approximately 600,000 inmates will be released from prison and back in the folds of society. Before the gates open and they are set free, how do we increase their chances of never again running afoul of the law and returning behind bars?

Doin Time Entertainment is using a creative approach to the recidivism problem. Its unconventional therapy gets inmates to open up about past sins, own up to wrongdoings and build confidence in their approach to individual goals and life as a whole. Its basis is that if you help felons break the patterns of the past, develop self-confidence, self-esteem and interpersonal skills, offering them a creative outlet to express what they may have been keeping bottled up inside, youve given them a tremendous leg up to succeed once released. This comedy/entertainment therapy can be used as an adjunct to the many drug or alcohol treatment, education or vocational training programs used in prison systems today.

At the end of the day, the proof is in the puddingthe way the Inmates With Talent talent contest formula is perceived by the inmates themselves. One of them, Chad Jackson, perhaps says it best: The contest had a profound effect upon my perception. Johnnys visit reminded me of my worth as a creation of God, diminishing the despair that I may never be able to overcome my past and live a pro-social life, the desire of most inmates. His humanity is desperately needed in our prison systems. Thanks, Johnny, for remembering that punishment without restoration is often more dangerous than no punishment at all.

In Inmates With Talent (http://www.inmateswithtalent.com), Comedians and co-creators Johnny Collins and Joel Jerome gain unprecedented access to Indianas Putnamville Correctional Facility to interact with the inmates in a comedic way at times pushing the envelopeand, in the process, help turn the prisoners lives around. The duo organizes a contest that not only showcases many of the inmates hidden talents but also unites the entire prison population. Think The Voice meets Last Comic Standing in the environment of Orange is the New Black.

An inmate who participated, Lorenzo Reid shared, I think Inmates With Talent is needed all around the country. This will inspire these guys to do something other than go out and rob someone. And this show that Johnny, Joel and the fellas brought here it brought a lot of hope and it inspired me to really put my craft to work.

Doug Garrison, Chief Communications Officer, Indiana Department of Correction commented, Part of the reason why I thought this was an important project was to bring something inside a prison that the offenders dont see every day, that might help them get along better. If they can laugh together, then they might get along better. In terms of the movie, I screened the latest cut recently and really enjoyed it. Its very funny yet dramatic at times and also has a great inspirational message. I hope audiences nationwide enjoy it as well.

America is the land of second chances, Collins concluded. If we can recycle paper bags, why cant we recycle human souls? The old saying that, laugher is the best medicine, certainly applies here. We are using the stage and our comedic therapy to help felons who have committed to change. These inmates will be back in our neighborhoods. We want them back on the right path toward personal success and being productive for society instead of again becoming a liability to it. We look forward to launching our Kickstarter funding campaign next month which we hope will take our movie to the finish line in post-production and then its on to distribution.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inmates-with-Talent/512199215546651?ref=hl and @inmateswtalent.

Also, check out the official Inmates With Talent trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq7wXNrXq-Y.

About Doin Time Entertainment

Doin Time Entertainment is an American film and television production company focused on producing entertainment content in prison systems and other unique environments. The company has received approval to film in multiple prison systems around the country. Doin Time Entertainment aims to produce projects that are commercially viable and socially relevant. Its first project is the exciting unscripted comedy film Inmates With Talent.

Continue Reading

Jason Aldean Dallas, San Antonio, and Spring, TX Tickets on Sale, With Seats Available at JasonAldeanConcerts.com After Box Office Sells Out

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 15, 2014

Jason Aldean Concerts with Florida Georgia Line for 2014 continue through many cities, including Dallas TX, where he plays a show at The Gexa Energy Pavilion October 25. Tickets for the Jason Aldean Dallas concert go on sale at the box office today. Other Jason Aldean concerts feature performances in San Antonio and Spring TX in October that go on sale today as well. See Jason in Saratoga Springs and Syracuse, NY, Bangor, Raleigh, and Charlotte too. Last minute Jason Aldean tickets for the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater concerts in Maryland Heights, MO on August 22 and 23 remain available at JasonAldeanConcerts.com.

Jason Aldean fans and others who enjoy country music know him best for tunes like My Kinda Party, Dirt Road Anthem, Shes Country, Big Green Tractor, Hicktown and Dont You Wanna Stay recorded with Kelly Clarkson, but in total his recordings total 16 singles and 5 albums. Georgia born, Jason Aldean began his country music career in 2005 and continues to release new material and delight live concert audiences. Those attending the Jason Aldean concerts on this latest tour, called the Burn It Down Tour, will hear his top selling single Burnin It Down along with a few songs from his album called Night train including Take A Little Ride and The Only Way I Know.

Many of these Jason Aldean tickets may be purchased with an E-Ticket option, meaning a paper ticket may be printed right from the buyers computer. The printed tickets and computer systems at the arenas hosting Jason Aldean concerts make using the tickets printed at home easy. With the 125% ticket guarantee of authenticity and guaranteed admission to the Jason Aldean concert, fans need not be concerned about an E-ticket. In addition to E-Ticket options, many tickets may still be shipped via next day or picked up near the venue. Buying tickets on the street before a show has become a gamble, inviting fraud; play it safe and buy last minute tickets from a trusted source owned by a company with a longstanding excellent history with the BBB.

The Gexa Energy Pavilion also hosts Luke Bryan on September 20. Fans can catch the Zac Brown Band on October 3.

Sports fans can get Texas Rangers games tickets to see contests at Globe Life Park in nearby Arlington. Look for Dallas Cowboy NFL tickets for games held at AT&T Stadium also in Arlington, at dallas.cheapticketsforfootballgames.com for these and other cheap sports tickets as well.

Florida Georgia Line concerts where they join Jason Aldean, like these Texas shows, should be something very special. Fans can find all Jason Aldean tickets ranging from cheaper tickets to premium seats. For Jason Aldean concerts in major arenas, JasonAldeanConcerts.com offers floor tickets too. Buy a ticket today for a show close to home and enjoy great Country Music. Often Tickets-Cheapest.com sells the exact same seats as other resale sites, and in an exact seat price comparison, Tickets-Cheapest.com recently beat 25 out of 25 competitors for low-priced tickets. Find the right Jason Aldean tickets online or by phone at 855 805 5266 for professional personal assistance.

About Financial Firebird, Jason Aldean Concerts and Cheapest Tickets

The sites to buy cheap concert tickets online, and its sister sites, including the site to purchase show tickets like Aladdin on Broadway, are affiliated with the Financial Firebird Corporation Travel Group. Financial Firebird Corporation, established in 2000 and a proud BBB member, provides unbiased consumer information, software and marketing services. These sites for consumers to buy tickets online operate in the resale market and maintain no relationship with the venues or performers. The resale ticket market allows consumers access to events once the box office has sold out or to buy premium seats when the venue no longer offers any inventory. Within the group of these secondary market ticket services, the Financial Firebird owned ticket sites offer lower prices than competitors. Find the sites at JasonAldeanConcerts.com and Tickets-Cheapest.com.

Continue Reading

Prince George's academies help crack the 'code' to computer careers

Prince George's academies help crack the 'code' to computer careers
Three schools — Crossland High School in Temple Hills, Dr. Henry Wise Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro and Laurel High School — offer two-year Career Technology Education programs that include computer networking and computer repair courses, …
Read more on Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online

Mother-daughter duo starting teaching careers together at Windsor Hill
Although the state Department of Education doesn't keep track of such statistics, it is unusual for a parent and child to start careers in education together at the same school, officials said. "We had talked many times about the fact that we might …
Read more on Charleston Post Courier

Careers: Personality type and communication styles
Your personality plays a paramount role in how you communicate in your career and personal life. Learning more about your own personality type and others will help you to improve your role in having a positive relationship with those who think differently.
Read more on Olean Times Herald

Continue Reading

Dos and don'ts for practice management: The neglected communication skill

Dos and don'ts for practice management: The neglected communication skill
Article Thumbnail Image July 21, 2014 — Bring up the subject of communication skills and most of us naturally think about how we speak or write to our coworkers and patients. The counterpart deserves equal attention. People who really know how to …
Read more on DrBicuspid.com

Toastmasters refine public speaking skills
The Daybreak Toastmasters gather from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. every Thursday at the Northside Lions Club to hone their communication skills, said Doretha Blair, the chapter's secretary treasurer. While the stomach butterflies may take a while to dissolve …
Read more on Jackson Sun

5 Ways to Impress Hiring Managers During an Interview
To prove your interpersonal communication skills, be ready to answer any question regarding your experience working in a team or making decisions. Bring plenty of accomplishment stories relating to your communication skills that demonstrate your …
Read more on Fox Business

Continue Reading