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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...

blogging

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...


freelancer

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...

travelinstyle

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...

thewayyoudress

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...


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Face Value: Take Care of Your Skin

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty. – Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel Coco Chanel’s edict speaks the truth, and any of us who skimped on sleep, indulged in too muc...

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3 Tips for Finding a Chic Work Coat

As the temperature starts to drop, a stylish, warm, and comfy coat is a necessity. If you’re anything like me and like to change up your style and have options, you’ll need two to three coats for the cooler seasons. That’...

storytelling

Storytelling in Business — Show, Don’t Tell

I brand myself not only as a writer, but as a storyteller. The challenge has been to make storytelling work in my career. When I think of a business environment, stories do not come to mind. I struggled with this even in a broa...


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Interview Outfits for People Who HATE Dressing Up

Sometimes, what we play with in our childhood can easily determine some of the same inclinations as adults. When I was a child, I didn’t like playing “house” or “kitchen” like many little girls did...