Communication

Do You Self Promote, Really?

Is it a gender thing? Article after article claims that women are not comfortable with self-promotion.  I am not convinced this is a “female” problem.  Though Sally Helgesen in her book, How Women Rise,

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5 Tips To Keep Fear From Getting In Your Way

Do you ever build something up so much in your head it starts infiltrating your dreams – or nightmares? Please tell me I am not the only one. You have

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Overcome The 3 Most Common Excuses For Being Out Of Touch

In my keynote, Relationship Networking, I always ask, “What’s your excuse?” We all have the reasons in our head for why we don’t follow up, why we don’t connect, why we

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How Do You Create An Environment Of Inclusion?

Writing a book is always a humbling process. You have a plan for how it’s going to go and then, surprise surprise, it takes all kinds of turns you don’t

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How To Hack Holiday Party Conversations

Right before Thanksgiving, my husband went to his first VP Conference in Shanghai. It was a big deal – he was with the leadership of the organization and hoteliers from across the world. My husband,

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How Do You Give?

This last week, we celebrated Giving Tuesday. I almost didn’t remember. I think I like the idea of a day to remind ourselves to have a generous spirit and a

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Who Makes Up Your Support System?

It’s Thanksgiving already, can you believe it? Last year I asked you to share what you were thankful for that year with the hashtag #AlwaysThankful. I loved hearing from you.

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What You Should Never Ask In An Interview

Oftentimes, interview preparation is focused on crafting your stories and structuring clear responses to the expected questions. Do that. But, don’t forget to also prepare questions to ask the interviewer. Wait – isn’t the interviewer asking

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Convention Connection: What You Must Do Before And After An Event

Back in 2012, I did a talk for a Chamber of Commerce Women’s group. Before the event, I received a LinkedIn invite from someone who would be attending. I loved that!

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