Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

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  • How to Give a Great Special Occasion Toast


    How to Give a Great Special Occasion Toast (photo)There are many reasons people get together throughout the year, from holidays (like Fesitvus, Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years, etc.) to family dinners, from weddings to corporate parties. Regardless of what the special occasion is, you should be able to give a great toast or mini-speech that will inspire in your audience a sense of joy and togetherness.

    Here are some tips to make your toast special for any occasion:

    Don’t drink and speak.

    Now I know that during a special occasion people drink and that’s fine. What I’m saying is don’t get inebriated and then speak – you’re going to sound like an idiot, slur your speech and make a fool of yourself! Speaking sober is my recommendation – drink after, not before.

    Share a personal story.

    Nothing touches people more than a personal story or experience shared. Keep it short though, don’t ramble on. There is an art to storytelling and that’s something I always work on with my clients.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under The Power Communicator ] • [ 1/04/12 ]
  • 10 More Conversation Starters for Your Facebook Page


    Cathy Kuzel (a.k.a. The Connected Woman) gives you even MORE ideas on how to engage your audience on Facebook. If you have a Facebook business page, you’ll want to read this (and the previous) post to improve your social media outreach and build relationships with your customers.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under The Connected Woman ] • [ 12/31/11 ]
  • 10 Conversation Starters for Your Facebook Page


    Cathy Kuzel helps you get connected with her 10 tips for starting conversations on Facebook. If you don’t have a Facebook Page for your business, you should seriously consider starting one, and if you do have one already, check to see if you’re doing everything you can to get your audience engaged.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under The Connected Woman ] • [ 12/03/11 ]
  • 5 Ways a Professional Image Consultant can Help You


    Have you ever wondered if your “look” is saying what you want it to say? Don’t know for sure what an image consultant does? Katherine Lazaruk, ICU Image Consulting, explains the top 5 ways an image consultant can help YOU.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Image Intensive ] • [ 11/23/11 ]
  • 7 Ways to be More Dazzling on Stage


    Boring people is easy. Dazzling people is difficult. Whether you’re giving a keynote or pitching angel investors, you need to be amazing if you’re going to succeed because there is a lot of high quality competition out there. Narges Nirumvala, a.k.a. The Power Communicator, gives her top seven tips to help you dazzle your audience.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under The Power Communicator ] • [ 11/09/11 ]
  • A Guideline to Corporate Gift Giving


    The holidays are just around the corner and as a business owner, giving gifts to your clients and employees is a great way to say “thank-you” in a tangible manner. But, what is the etiquette when it comes to the business of giving? Are there some do’s and don’ts you should know? Cathy Kuzel shares her Give Giving Guidelines to help you plan your strategy.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under The Connected Woman ] • [ 11/07/11 ]
  • Shopping on an Entrepreneur’s Budget


    It’s not always easy to find extra cash to invest in your appearance when you’re spending a tonne on getting your business up and running. However, you are your business and it’s important to spend a little time getting organized so you can put your best face forward. Katherine Lazaruk gives you tips on how to shop so you get great outfits without killing your wallet.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Image Intensive ] • [ 10/10/11 ]
  • 5 Tips to Giving a Great Acceptance Speech


    Accepting an award can be one of the most gratifying moments in a persons’ career. Giving an acceptance speech under tremendous emotional pressure and in front of hundreds of people can be a nerve wracking experience, and can leave the best of us tongue tied. Narges Nirumvala gives five tips to help you make the best impression at the podium.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under The Power Communicator ] • [ 10/03/11 ]
  • Business Casual: Just How Casual Should You Be?


    Relaxed work attire is a trend many entrepreneurs have embraced — some perhaps a little too much. In fact, 39 percent of executives say workers appear too casual when donning a relaxed look. As an entrepreneur, we ARE the company and our appearance should reflect that. Cathy Kuzel gives tips to help you be biz-savvy even on Casual Fridays.

    [ Read More ] • [ 5 Comments ] • [ Filed under The Connected Woman ] • [ 9/27/11 ]
  • Overcome the Biggest Obstacle to Your Success: YOU


    What’s stopping you from achieving your goals and dreams? You have the tools and the talent, but something is holding you back. Is it fear? Lack of confidence? A combination of things? Narges Nirumvala suggests taking a good, hard look in the mirror to figure it out, and she offers five tips to help you overcome your blockages and enjoy greater success.

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under The Power Communicator ] • [ 9/09/11 ]
  • Is Your Style Really Yours?


    Are you feeling overwhelmed keeping up with the latest fashion trends? Just trying to figure out what the fashions are, versus the fads? Katherine Lazaruk gives you the latest trends, and discusses how you can incorporate them within your own personal style.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under Image Intensive ] • [ 9/05/11 ]
  • You’re a Social Media Success! Now What?


    What happens *after* you’ve built up an audience on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn? Cathy Kuzel, networking expert, reveals the 5 P’s of dealing with your growing Social Media connections. This includes a few tips on what you should do to connect them to your business, and what to absolutely avoid!

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under The Connected Woman ] • [ 8/29/11 ]
  • The Beauty of Being an Entrepreneur


    Katherine Lazaruk explores the Beautiful Trap and explains how it can affect you and your business. She also gives tips on how you can escape the trap and challenges you to do three simple things each day to help you stay happy and healthy.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Balance,Image Intensive ] • [ 8/29/11 ]
  • 5 Ways to Use Video in Your Marketing


    Narges Nirumvala, the Power Communicator, has a thriving YouTube channel and uses video in all aspects of her business. In her first “video column” for Entrepreneurial Woman Magazine, she reveals five ways YOU can use video to promote YOUR business as part of your marketing and communications strategy.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under The Power Communicator ] • [ 8/01/11 ]
  • 5 Keys to Maximizing a Coffee Meeting


    Business is built on connections and relationships, not texts, emails or a phone call. Inviting someone to coffee can create new opportunities and the benefits outweigh the ‘extra time’ it will take out of your day. Cathy Kuzel shares five key ways to make the most out of meeting for coffee.

    [ Read More ] • [ 5 Comments ] • [ Filed under The Connected Woman ] • [ 7/25/11 ]