Can Women Be Confident AND Elegant?

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There’s so much talk in the media about how women should be more confident, powerful, and authoritative. We’re told to find our female gravitas, exude executive presence, and project leadership qualities if we aspire to reach the corner office.

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3 More Tips on Doing Business in France

3 More Tips on Doing Business in France

A few months ago, I posted an article offering 3 Tips on Doing Business in France. This week, I want to expand this advice because I know many of you are intrigued about France and are interested in learning about how business is done in this wonderfully sophisticated country.

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Top 7 Questions for Cocktail Party Etiquette

7 Questions for Cocktail Party Etiquette

Last year I wrote a hugely successful post titled “Top 5 Dos and Don’ts for Fabulous Cocktail Party Etiquette”. I received so much positive response from this post, and some wonderful questions, I wanted to create another post to prepare you even more for your summer cocktail parties. Here I’ve prepared some practical answers to […]

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4 Tips for Easy Communication in International Business

4 Tips for Easy Communication in International Business

If you’ve ever done business outside of your home country, you’ve no doubt experienced at some point confusion or misunderstanding during conversations with your international business partners. Perhaps your message did not get across 100%. Perhaps the other person continually asked you to repeat yourself. Whatever the reason, miscommunication is a common occurrence when you’re […]

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3 Reasons to Attend Your Company Barbecue

3 Reasons to Attend Your Company Barbecue

During the summer months, many companies host an annual barbecue, picnic, or other casual gathering for their employees. These events are organised with the purpose of moving you and your team out of the office and giving you a chance to get to know one another in a more casual and fun atmosphere. In most […]

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5 Cell Phone Etiquette Mistakes to Avoid

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Bad cell phone etiquette, or for my fellow Australians, bad mobile phone etiquette, is something that everybody seems to have been irritated by at one time or another.

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How to Choose the Right Wine at a Business Lunch

How to choose the right wine at a business lunch

You’ve been invited to a business lunch, and you’ve been offered to choose the wine. If you’re an expert sommelier, then choosing the right wine to pair with your meal should be a breeze. But most of us don’t have that type of expertise. And when you open up the wine menu, you have absolutely […]

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Considerations for International Business Gifts

Considerations for International Business Gifts

Travelling internationally for your job can be a lot of fun. It’s a chance for you to meet new people, make new connections and see new places. To leave a positive and memorable impression on those you’ve met during your business travels, it’s often a good idea to offer a gift as a way to […]

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4 Body Language Mistakes in the Office

4 Body Language Mistakes in the Office

When you’ve worked so hard to climb the corporate ladder and have put so much effort into building your education and technical skills, that last thing you want is to damage your professional reputation with the wrong body language gestures in the office.

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Summer Dress Tips to Look Cool and Professional

Summer Dress Tips to Look Cool and Professional

Do you find it difficult to keep cool and look professional in summer? Personally I find summer to be one of the hardest seasons to dress for when you’re a businessperson. You can leave your house looking fresh and lively but after riding a crowded bus and/or train, you arrive at the office flustered, hot, […]

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