Tips to Remember That Name When You’re Drawing a Blank

Have you ever been at an event and started to introduce your boss to a Very Important Person and then, out of the blue, you couldn’t remember the VIP’s name? You’re a rare and lucky person if that hasn’t happened to you.

What do you do? How do you recover and save face?

It’s Not the End of the World

During this time of year you will no doubt be making the rounds of parties. Parties mean lots of reconnections and introductions to cope with.

You won’t lose a potential account if you forget a prospect’s name when you bump into him at the bar. It’s how you present yourself and handle the situation. …Read more…

10 Tips to Become Better at Promoting the “Real You”

"Blow your own horn"

Blow your own horn

Even the thought of tooting your own horn may make you squirm. But it isn’t enough to work hard anymore. You need to be better at selling yourself to build your career or your business, if you’re an entrepreneur. The art of selling is really the art of business communication. …Read more…

How to Get Your Audience Begging for More

You stand there stunned. Make an Impact 3D Words Breaking Glass Important DifferenceThe audience is on its feet begging for more at the end of your presentation. There is wild applause. People are rushing up to congratulate you.

Then you wake up from the dream. Could this have actually happened after your last presentation? Yes, if you had injected your talk with energy and excitement from beginning to end. …Read more…

Since When Do All Women Have to Dress Like Penguins at BIO?

BIO International convention don't dress like a penguin Imagine yourself at BIO, the largest biotech convention in the world and 7,500 penguins walk in. That would be the effect if the women attending the event in San Diego followed the advice of Forbes fashion columnist, Kristina Moore.

She suggests wearing combinations of a white dress or blouse with a black blazer and black skirt and flats or sandals with three-inch heels for evening.

We know that New Yorkers are teased about wearing so much black, but even we like to wear a bright blazer with our black pants. We attended a social media presentation last week at NYU’s Center for Publishing and were pleased to see that 90% of the women attendees were in bright colored dresses with sweaters. They were poised professionals and there was not a penguin in the group! …Read more…