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Jill and Brad discuss the top ways to laugh a little more in, around and far away from the water cooler. You can always hire by horoscope, although the long-term implications have not yet been analyzed by the FDA. You can try some improvisational brainstorming, wear more party hats, get more ridiculous in your emails or laugh more out loud. Really: Try it. Right now. Start by giggling...and then when you feel really stupid, giggle a little louder. When you get to full belly laugh, stare at your colleagues real hard between the eyes. Point at them and then shout-laugh so they get scared. Works every time. Have any tips of your own that they missed? Call Jill & Brad at 708.872.7878 and let them know.

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Jill and Brad discuss the top things to check when you’re thinking of quitting. Consider this: Maybe you’re just having a bad day. Or do you just need to change a few things up to feel better about the whole shebang?  Maybe you can split your work up to make it feel less burdensome. Or make different mistakes than you did before. You could even steal copy borrow people’s ideas if that helps. Anything to change things up a bit may help you when you feel like it’s time to quit what you’re doing. Have any tips of your own that they missed? Call Jill & Brad at 708.872.7878 and let them know.

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Jill and Brad discuss the top lessons they’ve learned from their mentors. From needing only one thing to be in business -- customers (thanks Lars DuPont!), to hiring great people and getting out of thei way (thanks Bob Baker!) to why it’s imperative to look at all sides of the business problem at hand (thanks Marylin Dyer Blair!), there are many gems from many mentors who have helped build better businesses. Have any mentors’ tips of your own? Call Jill & Brad at 708.872.7878 and let them know.

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In this episode Jill and Brad discuss their teams and how they conduct their meetings. From no cell phones allowed (yes, we just said that!), no computers allowed (yes, we said that too!) to setting an agenda. We know these top 5 magic meeting methods will boost your productivity in order to stay on track and get everybody on the same page. Have any that they missed? Call Jill & Brad at 708.872.7878 and let them know what they missed.

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Jill and Brad are LIVE AT TECHWEEK! The first stop on The Hand Gesture Tour in Chicago, IL, was a raging success. They laughed, they cried, they wore gloves and took shots and donned ski goggles and shouted a whole lot -- at a live audience. They discussed what their perfect day is like, and Kyle Joseph did the running man in a red tracksuit the entire time that Rob Clearfield played the keys and Mike McGee -- Mike on the Mic -- emceed the whole thing. It was a blast, to say the least.

For the Top 5, Jill and Brad discuss the top productivity killers and how to kill them.

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