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Can Wearing Color Hurt Your Career?

Even before she left The Today Show, Ann Curry told The Ladies Home Journal she believed her bosses at NBC were not fond of her wardrobe choices. It’s clear to see in the photo above that Ann is a fan of loud fabrics and ...

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The Making of a Good Conversation

If you’re headed out this weekend, you may have the chance to make some new connections. Whether it’s a potential new client, a new network contact, a new friend, or your next date, how you conduct that first conversation i...

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Working Wardrobe Role Models

Every woman in the world has, at one time or another, rolled our eyes at a woman in our office dressed inappropriately. Whether she’s wearing an outdated Mickey Mouse sweatshirt, or a “far too trendy” jumpsuit...


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Extrovert vs. Introvert: Which One Are You?

Introvert and extrovert tend to be mislabeled.  Often, when people think of an extrovert, they think of a friendly, outgoing person and conversely think of an introvert as a quiet, shy person.  These qualities may be true to ...

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Take Personal Branding from “You” to “Universal”

I met Lori Martinek in 2008 when she generously came to Minnesota to speak at a conference I was planning on the topic of entrepreneurship and small business branding. It’s not often you meet someone as skilled and authen...

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Are Women with a Flair for Fashion More Powerful?

Take a look at the photo above. What would you say about these women knowing nothing about them. If you’re anything like most of us, you’re probably thinking words like stylish, professional, beautiful. Other words ...


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Why Good Grammar Matters

Grammar: some of us are good at it, while others need a little more practice remembering the rules.  As a former journalist and now a writing graduate student, good grammar has always been a must.  If I lacked grammatical ski...

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Stop the Potty Mouth in the Office….and Everywhere Else

CareerBuilder isthe source for job search information, and is the authority for behavior in the workplace. They know what they’re talking about, kids. So I’ll trust them when they release a study like this one. A ne...

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Shopping for Your Best Business Attire

A big shopping trip before a round of job interviews or before a business trip can be a lot of fun, but it can quickly turn frustrating when you can’t seem to find anything that fits.  You stand in the dressing room looking ...


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Lighten Up with a Communications Cleanse

Remember that time you ate too many chips and guac, and subsequently felt you could combust? Or, when you drank yourself into oblivion, and woke up the next day with a headache that felt like ninjas attacking your brain? It saf...