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Take Your Presentation from Blah to Brilliant!

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Seven Successful Presentation Skills to Win Your Audience! How many presentations do you give on a daily basis? This is a trick question. The answer: all day! Whether we are at the office delivering the quarterly numbers, sitting across the table in a heated negotiation, teaching about Newton’s Law in Science class, or networking at […]

Five Professional Image Tips Thanks to Marco Rubio’s Boots!

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What would the media say about your professional image? The run for Presidential office has taken a turn. A shift from the pressing issues of the economy and global warming to the significance of Republican Senator Marco Rubio’s shiny black boots! Of course, this focus on fashion is a direct attempt at fellow Republican opponents […]

Office Holiday Party Etiquette – Five Tips for Success!


As the Andy Williams song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” The air is crisp, jovial family meals, vacation days, big sales at the mall and the dreaded, er…I mean exciting Office Holiday Party! In life, we are always seeking opportunities to create special memories to cherish for years. When it comes […]

The Business Bite & Other Dinner Etiquette Tips

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How many business dinners have you attended where your final memory of your dinner companion was chewed food discarded on the side of their plate or strands of spaghetti slowly being slurped into their mouth? Disgusting, right!? Question: Do table manners really impact our image?

Take A Stand for Your Personal Brand

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The Importance of Promoting You! I remember interviewing for my first “professional” job more than 20 years ago. I was preparing to interview for a receptionist position in a small adhesives manufacturing company. Perusing the local newspaper, my eyes fell on this position, I knew I could do the job. I circled the ad and […]

Five Tips to Rock a Pocket Square for the Holidays

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Personality in a Pocket! Have you heard the saying: “It’s the little things in life that mean so much?” This thought requires us to take a step back and really think about the little details and events that have occurred in our lives.

How to Make a Statement With Accessories

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I recently facilitated a lively workshop where I spoke to several women about the importance of understanding our body types to dress for success. We have no more than 7 seconds to make a great first impression – how we present ourselves nonverbally sets the tone for victory. Before we jumped into the second part […]

Don’t Let Size ‘Weight’ You Down

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I am proud to share this wonderful, heart-felt testimonial I just received from Debbi: Thank you so much I feel like a new Woman, a beautiful Woman!! Over the last few years a lot has gone on in my life and as a result I have gained some weight. I have not felt comfortable in […]

Stop “Hem”ming & Hawing With This Wardrobe Tip

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Ladies – I have a secret style tip! A secret that will make you happy and save you money in the long run…. Dying to know??? My secret is…. Alterations! Yes – alterations! You may be thinking, ugh – I am paying enough for my clothes; I don’t want to spend extra on alterations, not […]

Accessories! Five Magical Ideas to Dress Up or Down Your Look

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“The only rule is don’t be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.” Paris Hilton I love the concept of this statement. Now, for a woman 30+, this does not mean wear frilly cocktail dresses to the supermarket. It means, dress each day as if you were going […]