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From Knucklehead to Businessman: James Tucker

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“What you see is what you get.” This is how one of Oryx Nashville’sSenior Corporate Trainers, James Tucker, describes himself. Well, we sat down with James one-on-one to see exactly what we get.
So, James, where are you from? I was born and raised in Chicago, IL What were you like growing up? I was a knucklehead for sure; I was known for pestering teachers. Give me an example of when you pestered a teacher I remember a time in Chemistry class on a test day, another student sarcastically asked the teacher if he had to take the test. The teacher smirked and said, “If you have a 100-grade average, then you don’t have to take it. Do you have a 100 average?” The student shook his head. Continuing to pass out the tests, the teacher made her way to me. She placed the test on my desk, I wrote my name at the top, and I slid my test to the front my desk and said, “Done.” Puzzled, the teacher asked, “What?” I replied, “Well, you said told that guy that he didn’t have to take the test if he had a 100 a…

Introducing The Comma Club!

Congratulations to the members of The Comma Club! 🎉  They have added a comma to their checks this week! Thank you for holding yourself to a higher standard and setting the bar high! Your work ethic has been contagious. Who will be joining the club next?! Follow us on Instagram to stay updated!

Oryx Nashville's Top Tips for Upcoming Grads

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As graduation approaches and you begin the search for the initial step in your career path, it is critical to get a head start. Oryx Nashville has composed four simple tips that will get you ahead of the competition and off and running towards your career.
Ditch your teenage email. Get a professional email address: it's hard to change email addresses; we get it. From forwarding emails importing contacts, it's not a simple process. However, your studmuffin007@yahoo.com address shown at the top of your resumes is not impressive.
Ory Nashville's recommendation: Get a Gmail address and using your first and last name in it.
Make sure your social media presence is on point. Employers are using social media to find out what type of person you are. So, think from their point of view about the photos you have posted from last summer. If your potential employer saw them, would they be put off? You may also want to Google yourself (as silly as it may sound), and you will be amazed how …

Congratulations, Christian!

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Oryx Nashville is thrilled to announce that Christian has officially hit the qualifications required for Assistant Management! Christian’s tenacity, leadership, and resilience are just a few of the reasons why he’s earned this accomplishment. Congratulations to Christian and his team on this outstanding career milestone! 👏👏

All About Alex

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Meet Senior Corporate Trainer Alex Morris – fun, friendly, eccentric, and a huge asset to our team at Oryx Nashville. Get to know all about Alex in our exclusive one-on-one interview with her! Where are you from? I was born and raised in Johnson City, TN, about 4 hours from Nashville. What were you like as a child? I was was very independent, eager to learn, and super nerdy. Do you have any siblings? I have 1 younger brother named Heath. We are 3 years apart and have always been very close! What were your hobbies growing up? Playing softball, reading (I love Harry Potter!), and shopping What were you involved in during high school? I was involved in Key Club, theater, and student council. What did you do after high school? I attended King University in Bristol, TN as both an undergraduate and graduate! After graduating with an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, I taught 1st grade for a year. I quickly realized it wasn’t my thing! I went back to King University for graduate schoo…

Meet Senior Corporate Trainer Ashley

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Our team members at Oryx Nashville are the reason for our success. When an individual like Senior Corporate Trainer Ashley joins our team, we are reminded of how fortunate we are to work with Nashville’s top talent! Born in St. Louis but raised in Belleville, IL, Ashley grew up with her parents and her older brother. During her high school years, she played flute in her high school’s band and enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. Upon graduating, Ashley was accepted into Tennessee State University in Nashville as a Business Administration major. She had visited Nashville before with a friend and fell in love with the city, so she was all for living there! Ashley enjoyed her time at Tennessee State, but she soon learned how expensive college was and decided to pursue another opportunity: she joined the Air Force Reserve. One of Ashley favorite parts of being in the Air Force Reserve was the opportunity it gave her to travel and see new parts of the country. First, Ashley mo…

Oryx Nashville's Travel Highlights of 2017

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As the year comes to an end, Oryx Nashville is reminded of all the places that 2017 took us. Our industry gives us the opportunity to travel both domestically and internationally, so for travel lovers like us, it’s a perfect fit! During 2017, we had the opportunity to travel to places such as Charlotte, Dallas, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Memphis, Indianapolis, and even Cancun!

To kick off the year, Oryx Nashville’s management team headed to Charlotte, NC in February for our broker’s annual “Keys to Success” conference. The conference was an opportunity for our team at Oryx Nashville to set goals for the year while networking with other marketing and sales professionals. The event also recognized top performers and industry leaders, such as our President & Director of Operations, who were awarded bonus checks from our brokerage firm!
During the last week of July, our broker hosted another national event in Dallas, TX: the “National Leadership Seminar.” Marketing and sales firms from all …