Posts from Fred Glaeser

Creating Change in Haiti

On January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake struck the already fragile and impoverished island of Haiti, which also happens to be my homeland. I live in South Florida now, and like many people in the United States, I watched the destruction with deep sadness in my heart. But it wasn’t until fate ...

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Confidence Can Be Developed with the Right Opportunity

I remember high school very well; those moments stepping over the cracks in the floor, being scared to give my speech in Public Speaking class, and making myself almost invisible in the back corner of the room. People knew who I was, yet I had few true friends. I’ve always been a hard-worker; ...

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3 Tips for Living Life to the Fullest Each Day

Ever since I was a kid, my mother always told me that there was rarely a time I was not smiling. (Even when my 3-year-old brother threw my entire second birthday cake on me.) I do my best to live life to the fullest everyday. That doesn't mean I enjoy everything that happens to me each day, and ...

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Summer Job THRIVE Guide

Initially, I was asked to write a summer job survival guide to share with DECA members as they embarked on another summer of employment. I began writing this article while attending the 2013 DECA International Career Development Conference. The theme for the event was “THRIVE” and it suddenly ...

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A Vector Alum's Perspective: Nick Conedera, Filmmaker, Artist

What does selling knives have to do with being a filmmaker or artist? According to filmmaker Nick Conedera, I would not have been able to raise that kind of money... without my experience selling CUTCO®. On the surface selling CUTCO® might not seem like relevant work experience for an aspiring ...

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Fun with Cooking - Olive Oil, etc.

I have always enjoyed food, but I haven't always liked cooking. You can ask my friends, I used to be the queen of frozen dinners. For the past twenty years I have worked for Cutco Cutlery, so I have always had the right tools and knew how to use them. However, I never really understood the ...

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If You're Into Sales, You HAVE to See How This Inspiring Guy Sold Knives. Yup, Knives. - with Hal Elrod

After interviewing so many successful entrepreneurs, I happened to notice that a few of them have said that because they sold Cutco knives early in their careers, they became good sales people. So I filed it away and said, “I wonder what it is about Cutco. What are they teaching their people? ...

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Leadership Lessons: 4 Habits to Start Forming Today

"What do you mean you don't like my leadership style?" There’s no question that leadership skills can be learned, cultivated, and improved. Developing leadership skills is like hitting a moving target; the more you practice the better you will become. Here are four leadership habits to start ...

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Direct-selling cutlery firm Cutco adds retail stores to market mix

Chances are, most Metro Detroit households have a Cutco knife in their kitchen. And if it's sitting unused, Ken Coker wants to know why. As general manager of the new Cutco Cutlery store in Novi, one of Coker's responsibilities is to help longtime Cutco owners with its "Forever Guarantee," ...

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