Grow Your Network and Boost Your Business Results

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Do you have a competitor who always seems to have new connections and new clients? Do you wonder how you can grow your network and client base this year to stay ahead of your competition?

3 Ways to Magnify Your Likeability and Get More Clients

People do business with others they know, like and trust. This concept is paramount to any business relationship. It is the key to your success as a business person. It is what will make lucrative clients want to do business with you. It is what will make senior executives want to promote you.

Conversation Skills Part 2: Comment on The Event

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Last week I shared with you Part 1 of this blog post and video series. Click here to watch the video, “Conversation Skills Part 1: Comment on Your Surroundings”. In business, conversation skills are crucial. You need them to connect, engage, and move the business connection to a long-term relationship.

5 Common Body Language Mistakes on International Business Trips

5 common body language mistakes on international business trips

When your boss tells you that you’re being sent on an international business trip, your mind probably fills with excitement and anticipation for what lies ahead. You carefully prepare your suitcase, your professional attire, and your business notes. You may even learn how to say hello€ and €œthank you€ in the native language of where […]

Office Etiquette Tips to Welcome New Colleagues

Office etiquette tips to welcome new colleagues

You’ve survived the holidays, you’ve welcomed in the New Year, and now you have to transition back into office life. When you arrive back at your desk with your holiday glow, there may be some new faces to welcome into your team.

5 Practical Tips for Interview Success – Part 2

Five Practical Tips for Interview Success

Did you know that you have about 10 seconds from the moment you walk through the doors of an interview room to win over your interviewer? During this time, your interviewer will be looking at the clothes you wear, the way you stand, and will evaluate the grip of your handshake. From this information, they […]

Top 5 Dos and Don’ts for Fabulous Cocktail Party Etiquette

Tips for cocktail party etiquette

It’s summertime! The warm weather heats up everybody’s festive spirit and that means more after work drinks, more weekend get-togethers, and more cocktail parties. Cocktail parties are a great way to make new friends, to see old ones, and to simply have fun. They do however require a certain level of decorum and class. Otherwise you […]

3 Steps to Remembering Names at Networking Events

Three steps to remembering names at networking events

No matter how many networking events we attend, we always seem to be confronted with the same problem time and time again: remembering another person’s name. You’re not alone. The reason I decided to write this article is because I find it’s the most common problem professionals or entrepreneurs have at networking events. Good news is: […]

Professional Punctuality

Professional punctuality

In business, before you are assessed on your appearance, body language, and facial expressions, you are first and foremost assessed on whether you are ‘on time’. Punctuality is a critical part of your professional image. Without it, the most expensive Armani suit or Chanel dress may not save you from a negative impression. 

How to Exchange Business Cards in Japan and China

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When you exchange business cards in Japan or China, you are not simply exchanging names that are written on small pieces of card. You are exchanging important human emotions, which can take a business meeting from an ordinary first encounter to a fruitful long-term relationship.