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How to Improve Your Mingling Proficiency

By | June 23rd, 2016|Member Contributed|

In my recent blog “How to Improve your Small Talk Ability,” I discussed seven tips to enable you to hone this skill and confidently engage with others in conversation.  A place where we truly get to put our small talk abilities into action is at a networking event. It is therefore important to know how [...]

How to Improve Your Small Talk Ability

By | June 3rd, 2016|Member Contributed|

I recently posted a blog entitled,“Why are Soft Skills so Important to your Professional Success?” In it, I defined “soft skills” as personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people and noted that it is also a synonym for people skills - which includes your character, personality and competence. What is a [...]

Why are Soft Skills so Important to your Professional Success?

By | May 19th, 2016|Member Contributed|

“Soft skills” are defined as personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.  Your “hard skills” refer to your technical skills and expertise required to do your job. To highlight the difference between “soft skills” and “hard skills," imagine the following scenario.  You are a company producing solar panels.  Your [...]

Funeral Etiquette

By | May 11th, 2016|Member Contributed|

My friend’s father-in-law recently passed away.  As soon as I found out, I reached out to her to say how sorry I was for her loss and to let her know that she and her family were in my thoughts and prayers. In speaking with her, she asked if I would write a blog about [...]

2015 Businesswoman of the Year Awards Gala – Decoding the Dress Code!

By | April 19th, 2016|Member Contributed|

  I have been a proud member of the WBN for ten years.  During that time, I have had the pleasure and privilege to sit as a member and Chair of the BYA Nominating & Awards Committee, as the Secretary on the WBN Executive, and as the Co-Chair of the BYA Gala Committee. My favourite [...]

Business Meeting Etiquette: 12 Tips Every Professional Needs to Know

By | April 13th, 2016|Member Contributed|

Whether you are Chairing a formal business meeting at your office or attending one as a participant - it puts you in front of your co-workers, colleagues, superiors or clients. In these situations, it is important that you demonstrate a strong professional presence and polished image in order to build credibility, trust and respect with [...]

How to Handle Challenging Client Situations with Grace

By | April 1st, 2016|Member Contributed|

When a client is purchasing a service or product from you, he or she has numerous, unspoken expectations of you and your business. Meeting client expectations is not enough in today’s competitive business arena.  Exceeding expectations is a must if you are to succeed. If you ever find yourself in a situation where a client [...]

The Power of Your Personal Appearance

By | March 8th, 2016|Member Contributed|

By your very presence, your appearance makes a statement - first, to you and then, to others. Another word for “appearance” is “image.”  Your image is constantly at work.  It can work for you or against you.  It can be a major asset in achieving your goals or, it can be a tremendous liability that [...]

10 Etiquette Tips to Shine at Your Office Holiday Party!

By | December 10th, 2015|Member Contributed|

'Tis the season to be jolly! However, being too "jolly" at an annual office holiday party could potentially impact your career. Remember that the annual office holiday party, though wrapped in a social context, is still a business function. How you behave will be observed and remembered by someone whose opinion can impact your job.  [...]

The Power of Gratitude

By | October 8th, 2015|Member Contributed|

Gratitude is an attitude, no matter what. It is a choice. There is power that comes with choosing to feel grateful because it can shift your energy and bring more of what you truly want in your life. Gratitude is about giving thanks, for acknowledging all that you have, all that you feel, all that [...]

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