Social Responsibility:Maximizing Your Potential

A few weeks ago, I attended a corporate social responsibility meeting sponsored by the Black Public Relations Society of Atlanta. The speaker was Ann Cramer, director of IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs. Ms.Cramer taught the attendees about the concept of social responsibility (CSR). Corporate Social Responsibility is the responsibility of an organization for the impacts […]

Five Fast Ways to Improve Your Interpersonal Skills

Interpersonal relationships are formed in everyday social and cultural environments. These environments include family, friends, organizations, neighbors,employees, and co-workers. The following five tips can help you develop a more positive attitude when interacting with people you see everyday. 1.      Don’t condemn or criticize others  Instead of telling people they are doing something incorrect, say, “What […]

Back to Basics: Networking

According to the knowledgable, anonymous editors at Wikipedia, business networking can be defined as a socioeconomic activity by which like-minded groups of business people recognize, create, or act upon business opportunities. At first glance business, or professional networking, can seem like a daunting task however at a time when most jobs and new clients are […]

Skills to Thrill in the Workplace

You may think you are ready to work, but being ready is not enough these days. Employers not only want people who are work-ready, but they need people who know how to work. Workplace skills increase productivity and your chances for a promotion. The following are skills you need at a potential or current job: […]

Make-up and the Boardroom: Will wearing make-up earn you more?

It is important to show your company and your colleagues that you care about how you represent them, physically. Women who wear make-up generally get better jobs, quicker promotions, and a pay increase (Times Online UK). The way that you physically present yourself is the packaging of your personal brand. Whether you like it or […]

Just because it zips doesn’t mean it fits!

Fit should always be the primary factor in garment selection. No matter how gorgeous the dress or how sharp the jacket, if it does not fit properly you may as well leave it on the rack. Despite knowing how important fit is, many of us go to the register time after time and purchase things […]

Before You Click Submit: Job Seekers and Social Networks

The heat is on! There are millions of job seekers searching and competing for new career opportunities this summer. Not long ago, job seekers mailed cover letters, resumes, and work samples to potential employers in hopes of landing an interview. Now seekers can submit their materials online to potential employers from the comfort of their […]

Televised Interview Skills: Do’s and Don’ts

You are at your political campaign results party, standing in the midst of anxious supporters, shirts, and signs with your name printed on them. The votes have scrolled across the screen, and signs of despair are immediately painted on your guests faces. Unfortunately, you did not win your heated campaign, but the show must go […]

Crafting the Perfect Pitch

The elevator door opens, and in walks your ideal investor or client. This is the chance of a lifetime that will be over in about a minute. While you mentally prepare to give an abbreviated presentation on your business, you hear that familiar ding and your chance has slipped away. However had you been prepared […]