The only way to survive and stay productive in today’s market place is by acquiring new skills.  It is not just technical skills that are important in today’s business climate but leadership ability, quick perception and a sharp, professional manner are also critical.  Research has proven that effective communications, greater confidence, and an enhanced image have real bottom line roles in your overall success and productivity. What skill or confidence-building step are you taking this week?   Signing up for a class?  Taking advantage of a free industry-specific webinar?  Joining a fundraising committee to serve the community and network with new professionals?  I’d love to hear about it!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rita Rocker is a national inspirational and educational speaker, communications and image specialist, and a career and virtual presentations coach with Transformation Academy, LLC.  She is the author of “A Guide to Marketing Yourself for Success”, and a contributing author to “The Unstoppable Woman’s Guide to Emotional Well Being -The Total Woman in Leadership and Success Guide for the Unstoppable Entrepreneur.” She has appeared on national television and radio talk shows on self-esteem and communication. A former Mrs. Nebraska and active in numerous professional organizations, Rita is on the Board of the Small Business Association of the Midlands and co-director of greater Omaha’s Affiliated Women International. Rita provides life and career-transforming programs to mature teens and adults. Contact Rita at