Suit Yourself! Wearing What Works for Your Body and Your Brand

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As an image and personal branding professional, instinctively, and by training, I focus on the visual signature men and women create with their appearance, presence, body language and silhouette. While it is not the only thing that matters, the optics (and substance) of your image and brand are crticaly to your success. At a recent networking […]

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The Ten Commandments of Personal Branding – Part 2

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6.  Nurture Your Network: Give, Give, Get Building your brand means being part of a network of customers, clients, followers, fans, friends and competitors.  Think about what talents, skills and abilities you bring to the table and what you can offer to enrich your brand community.  It might be as simple as sharing a link […]

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The Ten Commandments of Personal Branding – Part 1.

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1. Be You – Like No One Else Can One of the first rules of personal branding is to be authentic.  Personal branding takes being you to another level.  Being authentic goes beyond thinking you know yourself to discovering the essence of who you really are, clearly defining personal attributes and aligning them with your career […]

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Back-to-School “VALUES” for SMART Success

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“They’re going back!”  This is the musical theme or jingle for a popular TV commercial by Staples office supply store that promotes sales and price values on back-to-school products.  The ad features a dad skipping happily down the store aisle, pushing a shopping cart filled with school supplies. During the pre-return to school season (much of […]

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Ten Simple Steps to Create a Positive and Lasting Impression in Job a Interview

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Opportunity is knocking.  Are you prepared?  The requirements for landing the position or promotion you desire are, experience, credentials, a good attitude and a strong professional image and brand (in person and in Social Media).   The interview gives you the opportunity to create a positive and memorable impression that will give you a competitive advantage over your competitors.  […]

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Ten Ways To Boost Your Image and Personal Brand

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Is your career soaring to new heights or are you stuck in a rut?  Are you comfortable in social settings knowing that your interpersonal skills are up to par?  Have you had a date recently, felt totally relaxed and confident at a networking event or at appeared to be ease when giving a public presentation?   It’s a fact.  Your image and personal brand could be […]

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Paying Attention Humanizes Your Personal Brand

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These words of celebrated author, Scott Peck prompted me to write this post to launch my new blog Image and Brand Builder. Paying attention may seem like a small act but it is packed with the power to add influence and create positive impressions through responsive and responsible behavior. Regardless of who we encounter in our […]

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