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Here are some great TIPS if attending a Webinar!

Webinars are becoming the norm for blending training. How you participate depends how much you get out of the information. If you are not structured, like myself, or so busy

Have you seen a decrease, increase, or generally the same amount of business etiquette knowledge in the workforce over the years?

With the XYZ generation, which I call the e-generation, yes, I have seen a big drop in business etiquette and protocol in the workplace. Largely because this generation has not

Are you settling for less than perfect when it comes building your wardrobe/professional image?

This morning while visiting my sister, she gave me the Veranda Magazine. She pointed out the letter from the Editor-in-Chief, Dara Caponigro, in their August 2011 magazine (www.veranda.com) . It

When I am at a networking function, how long should I spend with each person I meet. I heard 8-12 minutes per person. Is this correct?

Actually, how much time you spend with each person depends on the purpose of your attending the function. If you are there to meet as many people as possible, then 8-12 

Who should initiate the business discussion when having a meal?

The rule is simple. The one who did the inviting should initiate the conversation of business. If you are hosting you should wait until after the order has been taken

The other day my boss was with me on a ride along during my sales calls. I introduced the two of the them but it didn’t seem right. Is there a right way to make a proper introduction?

Yes, there is. The rule is simple. You introduce the Junior person to the Senior person. But you say the most important person’s name first, in this case, the Senior

Is a messy desk costing you a promotion?

I found this article about if a messy desk can cost you a promotion! Click here to read the article. As you read the article remember that Perception Is Reality.

What is the best time frame to show up at an office for a meeting?

You should arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to a meeting so that you can acclimate yourself to the surroundings and to settle down before your meeting. You do not

Are shorts appropriate for the office?

An article posted in The Work Buzz, The CareerBuilder.com Job Seeker Blog, Anthony Balderrama discusses the yeas and nays of wearing shorts in the workplace during the summer. You can

Five things NOT to do when trying to develop and enhance your Personal Brand!

Your reputation is your personal brand. Everything you say, do, touch and create affects your Personal Brand. Here are 5 things to avoid when trying to build your Personal Brand!

What is the BIGGEST mistake that people make when they begin the interviewing process?

People don’t really know who they are! Or at worst, they don’t know how to communcate who they are to others! Before you begin writing your résumé, making phone calls,

What is the most common mistake that professionals make when getting a head shot taken for their marketing materials?

Your “face” is your logo. It is your Primary Personal Branding Identity. It is the visual of who you are! The biggest mistake that professionals make when planning for their

How do I determine if an image consultant is right for me? I talk to a lot of “stylist” but they do not seem to know about my business environment. What is the difference between an image consultant and a stylist and what do I need??

I get this question asked a lot. There are several things you first need to know before you seek professional services. What Is The Difference Between A Stylist And An

How much is your Personal Brand Equity worth?

What is your Personal Brand Equity? There are two components when you are talking about Personal Brand equity:  tangible and intangible. Tangible refers to how much your product brand (skills)

Razor blades are so expensive! I spend almost $200.00 per year! How can I extend the length of my blade? Same for my wife as well!

Okay, I am not one to promote “products” BUT there is one item that I will share with you that will help you with your dilemma and save you tons

My wife had her colors “done”. I know it helped her with makeup and all but what about for men. Do we need our color done too? If so, why?

It is just as critical for men to have their colors “done” as it is for women. This process is technically called Color Analysis. It is a system that helps

What is in a name when it comes to building your Personal Brand?

Ralph Lauren is a very well known brand globally and it all started with his name. But his name was not Ralph Lauren, it was Ralph Lifshitz. So he changed

Even in Hollywood, performance can go just so far! Personal Branding is key:-)

Most of us think that performance is everything to your career. Sure, you have to perform to keep your job, but what distinguishes you from everyone else that has the

I am sooooo frustrated hearing about Personal Branding. What does it really mean?? HELP!

  Don’t stress out. It is not that complicated, but developing your personal brand takes a strong commitment, time and patience. You have to first wrap your hands around all

Business Stationery: the lost art of communications

Business stationery is the lost art of communication. Using it today can really make you stand out to others. Hard copy correspondences are more likely to be read in today’s