“Years of Service” Pins

What is a “years of service” pin? A service (or recognition) pin recognizes that a member has served a notable number of years in an organization and that service is appreciated. It also says that the organization has successfully retained a member for a long period of time. This demonstrates that the organization is deserving […]

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It’s all about the Fit and Details

Good fit is critical and the paradigm of professional dress. A great looking suit will lose its visual power if it does not fit perfectly. Furnishings (e.g., men’s hosiery, belt, tie or tie clip) or accessories (e.g., women’s jewelry, hosiery, belt or scarf) add the finishing touches and should project personality and attention to detail. […]

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When Knocked Down … Get Back Up!

That’s How Books are Written! Like so many others, I have had many twists and turns in my personal life and career. Some related to market collapses, others to lifestyle changes and health-related challenges. Mine helped me write books! My first serious health-related challenge happened when I was stabbed in a senseless act of violence […]

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Sleeveless Dress Tip

With today’s trend on sleeveless dresses, blouses, and shirts, just how to do you avoid the deodorant “white chalk” marks? Especially on dark colors! This is particularly frustrating when you buy the “no mark left behind” type of deodorant. Most often, this happens because you are putting

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When Offered Words of Wisdom . . .

LISTEN, REFLECT, AND TAKE A CHANCE! “You are the only one that did not need to be here. You just did not know it!” Those were life-changing words from Stan Gargani, Dale Carnegie instructor, and a huge turning point for my career in 1981 and what brought me to where I am today! It was […]

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Offering “The Complete Package!”

In my previous blogs, I shared with you my journey into the “image industry,” and how this industry has evolved and the directions it has taken. In this blog, I will share my journey into the world of professional etiquette and international protocol—another branch on the “image” tree—in the hope that it will shed a […]

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Discovering Your Speciality

There  are many branches on a tree, and branches have branches. This is how the image consulting industry is laid out. You need to select the branch that best coincides with your personal need and your passion and make it your focus. Once into your image career, and the need for another branch emerges, develop […]

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