Professional Branding: Build the First Impression You Want on LinkedIn

Formula for a Magnetic Personal Summary on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a powerful, powerful online networking platform. It’s not only where hiring managers go to find information about potential job candidates or where clients go to source information about service providers, it’s where business people will form a first impression about you.

Netiquette: The Art of Social Media for Your Business

Executive Impressions Facebook Etiquette Tips

Prior to social media, potential clients would often make buying decisions based on recommendations from family and friends. As long as your business generated positive word of mouth, new clients would arrive with enthusiasm and approval.

Business Etiquette Basics for End-of-Year Parties!

Business etiquette basics for end of year work parties

The longer you work for a company, the more you feel comfortable in your surroundings and with your colleagues. Feeling comfortable is fantastic because it allows your confidence to shine through.

What to Pack for a Winter Business Trip (for Men)

What to pack on a winter business trip for men

Recently I posted an article for the ladies offering tips on how to pack for a typical 4-day business trip in winter. Today I’€™m offering practical advice for the savvy businessman.

5 Practical Tips for Interview Success – Part 1

5 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 will form an opinion of you, your abilities, your personality, and will have already decided whether you are right for the job. Scary, I know!

The Cultural Intelligence CLICK!

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It was a historic day in 1972. An elegantly dressed lady steps out of a plane, walks down a set of stairs onto a tarmac in China. It was the first time she had ever set foot in this mystifying country, and was only mildly familiar with its culture. Yet, she immediately connected.

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.