Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Columns rss

  • What Am I Going To Wear?


    I have a business presentation coming up. What am I going to wear? (Photo)"What am I going to wear?" Sound familiar? 

    Let’s face it, as women we have always had another factor to that professional persona – fashion. Out of necessity or personal choice, women could never get away with the one black suit, a couple of clean shirts, socks and underwear on a business trip as most men are able to do. As a business woman, when you’re preparing for a major presentation, you have a checklist: the video is uploaded and queued, hard copies are printed, you know the material backwards and forwards and you’re prepared to clinch the deal. Now for the last item on your checklist and it can be the most challenging one of all…
     
    What am I going to wear? 
     
    This is not a frivolous question and you know that it matters. You want to convey an image of authority, knowledge and expertise that compliments your presentation, not detract from it.
     
    With the relaxed dress codes of today, it can be a tough decision on what’s appropriate. Here are a few simple guidelines to assist you in being the professional business woman that you are.
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  • Don’t Get Tripped Up for Fall!


    What are the hottest fashion trends this Fall? And will they look good on YOU? Image consultant Katherine Lazaruk gives you the inside scoop on the top three.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Image Intensive ] • [ 9/17/12 ]
  • Is Your Image Affecting Your Bottom Line?


    Studies show that good-looking people are perceived as more intelligent, competent and earn 10-15% more than their less attractive counterparts. Katherine Lazaruk gives tips on how to look your best.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Image Intensive ] • [ 9/10/12 ]
  • So, What Makes You Different?


    Cathy Kuzel explores what it takes to stand out from the crowd and be noticed. Includes journal assignment.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under The Connected Woman ] • [ 8/29/12 ]
  • Public Speaking: 4 MORE Things You Need


    Narges Nirumvala, The Power Communicator, follows up last month’s column with more fundamental tips for helping you become a better public speaker.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under The Power Communicator ] • [ 7/24/12 ]
  • How Do You Start Your Work Day?


    Does the way you start your work day influence whether you’ll be productive the rest of the day? Cathy Kuzel argues that it does, and gives you tips for staying on track and getting lots done.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under The Connected Woman ] • [ 5/29/12 ]
  • Public Speaking: 4 Fundamentals You Need to Know


    Becoming a confident public speaker can help you in so many ways, especially when you’re in business. It comes across when you’re making a presentation to clients, giving workshops or even just meeting for coffee. If you aren’t comfortable with public speaking, only YOU can change that by making a commitment to practice and improve. Narges Nimumvala, public speaking coach, reveals which four basic things will make or break your next public speaking engagement.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under The Power Communicator ] • [ 5/11/12 ]
  • The Most Important Six To Do’s in Your Day


    It’s been proven that the average business person can effectively accomplish up to six­­ tasks per day. But what if you have more than six tasks on your to do list? Cathy Kuzel shares her six-step method for figuring out which tasks are the most important for you to do, and how you can incorporate her method into your daily routine.

    [ Read More ] • [ 3 Comments ] • [ Filed under The Connected Woman ] • [ 4/26/12 ]
  • 10 Networking Do’s and Don’ts


    Narges Nirumvala, The Power Communicator, gives tips on networking etiquette. What are the top do’s and don’ts? How to make a good impression? What should you absolutely NOT do? And if you have any questions for Narges, feel free to ask in the comments section.

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under The Power Communicator ] • [ 4/02/12 ]
  • Are You Really Earning What You’re Worth?


    Do you want to make more money in your business? Cathy Kuzel, the Connected Woman, suggests examining how you’re spending your time, gives tips on how to use your time more effectively in your business, and challenges you to take charge and earn what you’re really worth.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under The Connected Woman ] • [ 3/29/12 ]
  • Love Yourself First, Not Last


    Katherine Lazaruk looks at how the busy entrepreneurial lifestyle can affect your health and well-being when you put your business first. She proposes that to be the best entrepreneur you can be, you need to put your business second — and yourself first!

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Image Intensive ] • [ 3/08/12 ]
  • How do I Deal With a Negative Family Member?


    Carmen Jubinville, The Big Life Coach, gives advice on how to deal with a negative family member. She also gives examples on how you can set clear boundaries in a way that is respectful to you and the person you’re speaking with.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under Ask an Expert ] • [ 2/28/12 ]
  • Stop Screaming at the Computer Screen!


    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results. Stewing over your problems won’t make them go away or get better. Cathy Kuzel, the Connected Woman, gives tips on how to get over your mistakes and get one with finding ways to fix them.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under The Connected Woman ] • [ 2/27/12 ]
  • 5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Public Speaking


    What can public speaking do for you? If you haven’t embraced it yet, Narges Nirumvala (The Power Communicator) explains how public speaking can transform your life, giving a boost to your self-confidence as well as to your marketing efforts.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under The Power Communicator ] • [ 2/08/12 ]
  • Celebrate the Old You in the New Year


    It’s a brand new year. Are you ready to be a brand new you? But…what if instead of making plans to change yourself into a new-and-improved version of yourself, you make plans to find your ‘old self’ and get to know her again? Katherine Lazaruk gives tips on how to find out what you used to do and what you used to enjoy, before you grew up and started living a life of “shoulds.”

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Image Intensive ] • [ 1/18/12 ]