Professional Presence

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Professional Presence encompasses “Image Enhancement and Interpersonal Skill Development“. This page shares insights and knowledge covering professional image, business etiquette and protocol. For columns that discuss international protocol and cross-cultural training, visit our companion website: globalbusinessprotocol.com

Keep Your Reputation on the Right Track

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 very careless with their behavior and consequently damage their reputation along with …

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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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What is Your Professional Identity Trademark?

You have the license, the knowledge, and the determination, what could be missing? Something isn’t quite right. Have some key interaction steps been skipped, become sloppy, or taken for granted? The opportunities are just not coming to fruition. Perhaps your arsenal of business tools isn’t complete! If a mishap or awkward moment occurs …

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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 Time to Celebrate!

It’s fun to celebrate the close of one year and the beginning of a new year with holiday parties. Whether your celebration plans are in the privacy of a home or at a public venue; be considerate, kind, and mindful of your behavior. You do not want to damage or deteriorate reputations. Tip #1: Respond […]

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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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How to Overcome Sales Call Reluctance

Guest Columnist: Connie Kadansky, PCC, Sales Call Reluctance Coach … You may be exceptional at what you do, but if nobody knows it outside your normal network, exciting new opportunities will elude you. Salespeople are not the only people who need to market themselves to win more visibility in their industry. Sales Call Reluctance can […]

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