When You Know It’s Time to Walk Away From a Difficult Situation

Know When to Walk Away advice on a cork notice board Do you find you’re not sleeping at night? Are you taking aspirins to relieve your splitting headaches? Have you complained to your friends about your “client from hell?”

These are signals that something isn’t right.

Taking Stock

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then it’s time to re-examine your client relationship and decide if you need to walk away. No one says it will be easy. …Read more…

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…

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…

What’s the Bottom Line on Your Charisma?

Back in July we asked Do You Have Charisma? Today, Forbes.com lists the “5 Qualities of Charismatic People” and wants you to discover how many you have.

Denise Restauri starts her column by saying “Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama have it. Their husbands also have it. The ‘it’ is charisma.” …Read more…