Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

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  • 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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  • 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 ]
  • 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 ]
  • 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 ]
  • 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 ]
  • 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.

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  • 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 ]
  • 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 ]
  • 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 ]
  • 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 ]
  • 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 ]
  • Take a Coffee Break…it’s Good for Business


    Scientific studies suggest coffee is good for your health but did you know it’s also good for business? YOUR business? Cathy Kuzel, expert networker, explains how coffee meetings can help you build meaningful B2C and B2B relationships. Strong business relationships mean a strong bottom line.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under The Connected Woman ] • [ 6/27/11 ]
  • Part 2 – On That Note: Tips for Sending Handwritten Notes


    Cathy Kuzel follows up her article from last month about “Why” handwritten notes are an effective marketing tool in business, with this article explaining “How” to go about it. She points out that handwritten notes can be the tipping point that gets you new clients and helps you truly stand out from the crowd.

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under The Connected Woman ] • [ 5/23/11 ]
  • Part 1 – On That Note: Effective Marketing on a Shoestring


    What can you do to make yourself stand out from the crowd without spending an arm and leg on marketing? Cathy Kuzel has a remarkably simple answer for making a positive, lasting impression on clients and business colleagues.

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under The Connected Woman ] • [ 4/25/11 ]