Image and Interpersonal Tips

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Professional Presence encompasses “Image Enhancement and Interpersonal Skill Development“. The following blogs and tips share insights and knowledge covering professional image, business etiquette and protocol. For columns that discuss international protocol and cross-cultural training, visit our companion website: globalprotocolacademy.com

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Keep Your Reputation on the Right Track

  It can take 20 years to build a reputation for character and five minutes to ruin it. ─Warren Buffet   On-line behavior ranges from social networking sites to opinionated blogs. Off-duty behavior ranges from social gatherings to peer-focused bashes. When people are preoccupied with having fun, or when they are stressed, they can get […]

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Ensure Tangle Free Interactions

There has been no time in history where clear, concise, and courteous communication has been more critical.  Verbal, nonverbal, and written communication can be loaded with unintended pitfalls and can innocently derail any career or business strategy. How many times have you regretted saying something, however well-intended, that was completely contorted by the listener until […]

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Where to Wear “Recognition” 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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How to Deal With Challenging Situations and People with Diplomacy and Civility

Ever wish that you could wave a magic wand and everyone would be respectful, civil, and accommodating? Unfortunately, uncertain times brings discontent and confusion. Thus, it is more important than ever to deal with people, situations, and one’s own behavior with diplomacy, dignity, finesse, tact, and civility, thereby setting the better example. These are powerful […]

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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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