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Q: what did you learn in school that has been helpful to you in business today?

Q: What did you learn in school that has been helpful to you in business today?

Donnell Harlin, Jordan Chase Insurance Agency

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Do your homework, when you do your homework and come to class prepared you learn what you don't know in advance. The same is true in business. When I am finding new clients and working for my clients, when I come to a meeting more prepared and do research in advance, I am able to serve them better.

Griselle Martinez, TotalHR Services

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What I learned was now to market my business to people with different ethnicities

Paul Moore, The IMIH Group LLC

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Communication is one of the big items I learned in school. Close your mouth and listen and you can learn a lot and communicate effectively. This has helped me in both my personal and professional life.

Jason Patton, Prepaid Legal Services Inc.

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The best skill I acquired was how to be a problem solver in my math classes. How to take a problem, analyze it and develop different solutions and avenues of what the solution could be. This helps me out in business today.

John Fox, TotalHR Services

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The oral book reports I did in front of a classroom gave me public speaking skills I have applied in business today.

Michelle Minor, Crain's Detroit Business

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Learning to work within the constraints of a deadline is something I got used to while in school. Deadline-driven work helped develop my initiative to follow through and be persistent.

Muata Mahluli, Merrill Lynch

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Personal initiative. Not in a class but in your academic life you have to take personal initiative. This quality is important in being in business for yourself today because in order to perform you have to take personal initiative. There is no one to follow up behind you, you are either going to perform or not.

Pamela Hayden, America's Professional Services

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Participating in drama and competing in debate to learn public speaking was perfect to prepare me for what I do in business today.

James Kaza, SailTime Detroit & Sea Hawk Sailing School

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The thing that helped my career the most are the public speaking classes I took both in high school and college. It builds your confidence, makes you not afraid to talk to people and makes you better at thinking on your feet.

Ashraf Samuel, JC Technology Consultants

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A leadership class in school is helping lead my business and keep my employees happy.

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