Your Personal Brand
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 ...

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...

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...


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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The Beauty of Interviews

This morning as I prepare for a job interview, thoughts rattle through my head: What questions shall I ask? Have I done a thorough job of researching the company? What if I don’t get the job? What if I do? What color lipstick...

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Is Lip Gloss a Feminist Issue?

Some women love it and others loathe it. For the former, it represents an adult candy land, a veritable potpourri of powder, paint, and perfume. For the latter, it represents a dreaded chore undertaken with gritted teeth and a ...


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To Ink or Not to Ink: Tat is the Question

A few months ago, I took a quiz that was titled something like “How Millennial Are You?” One of the questions was “Do you have a tattoo?” For me, the answer is no. But in all truth, I love tattoos. I wat...

branding

Your Personal Brand: Define and Own It!

This year, I made the commitment to create my personal brand. To my pleasant surprise, I already had one! I learned that the key to “creating” a personal brand is to define and polish how you already influence your network ...

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Build Something That Lasts

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Margaret Stender, President and CEO of the Chicago Sky WNBA team. A true champion for women, Margaret inspired us all when she shared her six essential steps to building somethin...


nownotlater

It’s January! (Okay, not yet, but we’re closing in!) + Why You Need To Think About This Now

  How would it feel to be standing strong, full of accomplishment as you enter 2013? It never fails: Every January, I talk to amazing people who want nothing more than to feel the freshness of the new year. Instead, they f...