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Marissa Brassfield

Marissa Brassfield is a productivity expert, marketing consultant and communication efficiency specialist. At Ridiculously Efficient she helps solopreneurs and high-performance teams become more effective so that they can grow their businesses without sacrificing their sanity.

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Most Recent Posts by Marissa Brassfield
  • 4 Icebreakers for Networking Events

    Meeting new people always has the potential to bring out your awkward side, especially when said people can influence your career. Nothing beats the awkwardness like a great icebreaker that can help both parties feel a bit more comfortable engaging with each other. Here are four icebreakers you can use at your next networking event.
  • The Cost of Job Stress [infographic]

    Job stress can cost businesses a lot more than an anxious worker. According to the infographic below from Top 10 Online Colleges, job stress can hinder workers' ability to solve problems, make them less productive and cause higher absenteeism. All of this can cost U.S. organizations $300 billion a year.
  • Study Reveals Majority of Workers Feel Trapped in Their Jobs

    A large majority of North American workers say they feel trapped in their current jobs. Right Management, which specializes in talent and career management solutions, conducted a survey of almost 400 employees throughout the U.S. and Canada and found that job satisfaction is exceedingly low and many don't feel that they can easily change jobs.
  • 5 Tips to Make Coworking Work for You

    Utilizing a coworking space has many benefits for small and large businesses alike. It can help get the creative juices flowing, become a great networking tool and can even boost morale. If you're unsure about entering the realm of coworking, check out five tips below to learn how to make it work.
  • Why Get Your Master's in Nursing? [infographic]

    Have you ever considered a career as a health care professional? Getting a master's degree in nursing can help open up a myriad of doors for you, and the professional and personal benefits are endless. The University of San Fransisco put together the below infographic to help you figure out if a master's in nursing is right for you.
  • Salary and Career News Round Up: Vogue's Second Biggest Issue, Detroit Files for Bankruptcy and LivingSocial Closes an Office

    Every Friday we round up the salary trends, career stories and job news that you may have missed during the past week.
  • 5 Tips for Post-Vacation Productivity

    You're sitting at your desk, blankly staring at your computer screen and remembering the days (which were just yesterday) when you were sipping a cocktail on a beautiful beach. Unfortunately, your vacation is over and it's time to get back to work. Easing back into regular life is often difficult when you have hundreds of emails to reply to and a week's worth of memos to catch up on. Here are five tips that will help you get productive again after your vacation.
  • What Makes an Employee Happy? [infographic]

    Keeping employees happy is an important part of running any business. It helps reduce turnover, makes employees more productive and can even boost your bottom line. Yast put together the below infographic to outline what really makes employees happy.
  • Switching Gears: Learning to Plan Your Career Change With Karen Okulicz [interview]

    If you are stuck in a work rut or have been out of a job and can't seem to find a position in your field, it might be time to consider a career change. I recently interviewed author Karen Okulicz, who, after having to navigate the world of unemployment herself, now offers advice on how professionals can make a successful career transition. She's written three books on the subject: "Try! A Survival Guide to Unemployment," "Decide! How to Make Any Decision," and "Attitude! For Your Best Lived Life."
  • Are You an Entrepreneur [infographic]

    Do you have what it takes to be a business leader? Many leadership skills come naturally to the best entrepreneurs, with characteristics as simple as just carrying business cards with them at all times. If you aren’t sure if you have the skills of an entrepreneur, check out this infographic below from Masters in Business.

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