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:


Traffic Jam in Cyberland?!?

We depend so much on technology to communicate. But are we depending on it too much for transmitting messages? Communicating is all about speed; the faster we can transmit or receive a message, the faster we want to. But there are hiccups. There is the spam box, for example. Sometimes good messages land in the

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Count Your Blessings

This past year has certainly presented its challenges. Too often, all we focus on are those challenges or disappointments. However, now is the time to “count your blessings” by recognizing your personal and professional accomplishments. “Count Your Blessings” is a phrase that I used to hear a lot as a child whenever I complained about […]

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Are You Dating Your Smartphone?

That is what it looks like. How often have you attended an event and noticed people standing off to the sidelines engaged with their Smartphone? Sometimes they even gather in small groups to text and simply ignore everyone else. Have you experienced this? Or is this you? Unfortunately, smartphones and other hand-held technologies provide people…

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