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Black Friday

Black Friday: Holiday Style Gift-Giving & Shopping Guide

Hopefully you were able to take advantage of some great early morning Black Friday deals, and if not, don’t worry — there’s still time! Whether you’re recovering from too much turkey or have to go to the...

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Gain a Competitive Edge with “Executive Presence”

This past week I had the opportunity to meet with a successful young female managing partner who heads up the Detroit office at the company I work for. I was struck by how she exuded that often elusive quality known as “execu...

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Career Girl Shoes That Last!

I can remember the first time I ever threw away a pair of shoes and most other women can, too. It was probably one of those pairs of plastic Barbie or Princess shoes from Walmart that you begged your mom to buy you and they bro...


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Save Face: Keep it Simple, Sweetheart

Last week, in “Face Value: Take Care of Your Skin,” I offered four essential skincare habits for healthy skin. Those tips included: take your makeup off at night, use an eye cream, exfoliate, and wear a sunscreen....

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Form Over Function Over Form: Jazz Up Your Presentation!

I was on the phone with my dad a few months ago and he was talking about a presentation he had coming up for work. He asked for some pointers, and I joked around that as long as he didn’t read text directly off his slides...

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Just Blog It! Tips on Starting Your First Blog

I have a confession to make. When I started my marketing and sales blog, I simply gave it a whirl. I already read incessantly and thought it would be fun to write about my reactions and ideas. Little did I know that six months ...


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1 Item 3 Ways: Jeans for Casual Friday

I believe you should always dress to impress, even on casual Fridays. In a recent post, I stated how I enjoy wearing dresses to work and my usual workwear consists of skirts and dresses. Now on the rare occasion that I do wear...

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Flying Solo: The Life of a Freelancer

My boss is a drag. Sometimes she makes me stay up until 6 a.m. to finish a project. She regularly makes me work weekends and holidays with no extra compensation. She also takes credit for all of my work. ALL of it. That’s...

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3 Simple Ways to Travel in Style

  I have spent the majority of my career living out of a suitcase. At one point I was traveling full time for work and going to grad school part time. I survived. With some trial and error, business travel became second na...


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Conveying Executive Presence With Looks and Dress

It’s a business “buzz phrase” that’s been around for a few years now: executive presence. What is it? It’s that certain something, that je ne sais quoi that makes someone appear to be a strong, cap...