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Seizing The Spotlight: 6 Tips for Speaking on a Panel

If you had told me five years ago that one day I would be asked to speak about business on a panel, I would’ve assumed you had the wrong Deborah. Today, I find myself not only doing so periodically, but … Continue reading

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The Show-Up: Conveying Your Business Values in One Swift Move

As we run around frantically from meeting to meeting, bobbing and weaving through our business day on the street, our minds can sometimes work against us. The more coordinates we jam into our schedules, the more time our brains spend … Continue reading

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You Can Count on Me: The Value of Reliability

Over the last few years, I’ve challenged you to examine your business habits in the realm of your presentation and appearance. It’s been a corporate person’s glimpse into understanding the je ne sais quoi of executive presence, and serves to … Continue reading

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Ask And You Shall Receive: Networking As A Two-Way Street

Interviewing seasoned professionals has been a great way for me to gain wisdom and insight into industry trends, company challenges, and corporate culture, and has provided me with a sounding board for new ideas. I value such opportunities, and during discussions … Continue reading

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Corporate Therapy: How Women Can Engage at Business Networking Events

Ready for a confession? I’d rather go to the dentist than attend a networking event. Turns out, I’m not alone. This is especially true when it comes to women networking at professional services events or industry events, where we’re often … Continue reading

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Start The Year Off Right: Memorize The Business Dining Dirty Dozen

In wrapping up a professionally eventful 2014, I thought I’d take a look at the 12 most important business dining missteps that I’ve covered over the years. This review can be a lesson for all of us, since often, while … Continue reading

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“I Can Overcome”: Listening Without Bias

One of the virtues of active listening is to remove any discriminatory preconceptions you may have about the speaker. Now, this is not exclusively about accepting or ignoring the speaker’s agenda (another chapter in the rulebook of active listening). Instead, … Continue reading

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Executive Presence: Putting the U in Punctuality

Punctuality, Period. It sounds so second-nature and unessential to dwell upon, yet being on time speaks volumes about a person— good volumes. Time management skills and preparedness will pay off big time in this dominion, and your punctuality will give … Continue reading

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The Je ne sais quoi of Executive Presence

Being perceived as leadership material is essential to being promoted into leadership positions. Continue reading

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Hosting a Meal: Play the Role of Director ‘til the Bitter End

In the past I have compared Strategic Dining℠ to a game of basketball. Today, I’d like to offer the concept of host as herder. At the end of a business meal, or any meal for that matter, goodbyes can be … Continue reading

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