Apologies to Shakespeare. The correct quotation from Twelfth Night is, of course, “if music be the food of love, play on.” Yet experts say that music can nourish most areas of human life and Shakespeare attributes formidable powers to it in many of his plays and poems. But is it true?
Quite an amount of research has been done on the subject and the conclusion is that, for most people, music boosts productivity during work and study. Psychologists believe the reason is that it stimulates the release of dopamine in what’s called the reward area of the brain. Put simply…
Big businesses have long known that their online reputations are critical to their profitability and even their survival, but what if you work for yourself? For freelancers, independent contractors and the self-employed, the need for active reputation management is not always apparent.
Even so, there are many reasons to manage your online reputation in a proactive and protective manner. In the digital age, your reputation and your personal brand are one and the same, and damage to one could be devastating to the other. Here are some simple steps you can take to manage and protect your online reputation.