Soft Skills Matter

Soft Skills Matter

Your technical skills alone are no guarantee of success. Don’t get me wrong, they’re essential. In fact, you need technical skills to get a job and to do your job. But it’s your soft skills that will lead you up the proverbial socioeconomic ladder to advancement, success

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Do You Have Executive Presence?

Do You Have Executive Presence?

One of the great myths in our world is leaders are born, not made – you either have executive presence or you don’t. Frankly, the truth is just the opposite: Leaders are made, not born. Executive presence is a mix of learned skills, which everyone can develop

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Chew Like a Bunny

Chew Like a Bunny

I recently had the pleasure of teaching an etiquette class to boys and girls ages 8 to 10 years old. It was pure joy! These youngsters not only were excited to be in my class, they ate it all up (pun intended). After showing them how to

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6 Winning “Speak Clearly” Tips When Presenting

6 Winning “Speak Clearly” Tips When Presenting

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ width=”1/2″ el_position=”first”] When it comes to presentations, I’m sure we’ve all experienced the good, the bad and the ugly. When speaking, the engagement factor is a key sign of success – in fact, if your audience is not engaged, it can have

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How Smart are Your Smart Skills?

How Smart are Your Smart Skills?

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ width=”1/2″ el_position=”first”] Today, more than ever, companies are looking for candidates who not only have a superstar resume – chock-full of experience, skills and results – they’re wanting those who have a cluster of great personality traits, social graces and communication skills.

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10 Dining Blunders to Avoid While at a Power Lunch

10 Dining Blunders to Avoid While at a Power Lunch

[spb_text_block animation=”none” animation_delay=”0″ padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ width=”1/2″ el_position=”first”] You’ve been waiting for this day for a long time, and it has finally arrived. Good for you! You’re going to a power lunch to meet that important person/people who can impact your success. You’ve done your homework and are

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