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October Newsletter

Last weekend we celebrated my dad’s 70th birthday with live music, family and friends. The weather was perfect – warm and sunny, not a cloud in the sky. It felt like we had squeezed out the final drops of summer. 

There are many shifts underway this season, and I hope you can pause and mark them in meaningful ways. Gather your people and find something to celebrate! You deserve it.

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September Newsletter

The beginning of a new school year feels like an invitation for a fresh start: sharp pencils, blank notebooks and endless possibility. The opportunity to begin anew doesn’t just apply to students. Resolve to be a lifelong learner! Sign up for one of our programs to kick start your fall, boost your confidence and deliver big at work.

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August Newsletter

The beginning of a new school year feels like an invitation for a fresh start: sharp pencils, blank notebooks and endless possibility.

The opportunity to begin anew doesn’t just apply to students. Resolve to be a lifelong learner! Sign up for one of our programs to kick start your fall, boost your confidence and deliver big at work.

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July Newsletter

Experiencing anxiety or fatigue with the return to in-person work is perfectly normal—and we are here to help. We’re happy to ease your transition to on-site meetings, sharpening your skills and boosting your confidence. 

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June Newsletter

There’s something about the arrival of summer vacation that makes me feel nostalgic. I remember how vast and infinite those three months felt to me as a boy.

Research underscores the importance of play – not just for children, but for adults. Workplaces that incorporate play reap considerable benefits. They ward off stress, spark creativity, heighten productivity, generate optimism and deepen relationships.

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May Newsletter

Has working at home made you comfortable? Maybe a little too comfortable?

As organizations start bringing employees back into the office, now is the perfect time to sharpen your communication skills with Dardis. Operating remotely for more than a year has made us all rusty.

When it’s time to resume all those client meetings and presentations, we’ll ensure that you hit the
ground running.

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April Newsletter

All it takes to improve my day is a short walk. There’s something about a change of scenery that recharges me. The fresh air never fails.

Enrolling in a Dardis course has a similar effect. It allows you to step away from your daily routine and feel like a student again. When you return to your desk, you’re not the same. You’ve got new skills, new drive and a new perspective.

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March Newsletter

As an Iowan, March always feels like a turning point. The first hints of spring emerge, the snow melts away and we start anew. If there was ever a year that I appreciated spring – this is the year! A much more positive outlook is ahead of us, and for that I am truly grateful. Here's to renewal, to spring and to seeing you — our partners, friends and family — in person!

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February Newsletter

Last year forced us to be nimble, finding creative ways to reach our clients. In that spirit, we’ve re-energized our social-media outreach. There, we’re sharing stories and resources, including new videos like this one. We’ve also refreshed this monthly newsletter. I hope it feels more personal: from me to you.

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The Non Word

The dreaded non-word. Have you ever left a conversation or meeting with someone and wondered how any one person could have 53 uhm’s and uhh’s in their delivery? Please don’t be ‘that person’! In all seriousness, if you don’t have the right communication techniques, you can quickly fall into that category.

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