Tag Archives: First impressions

A Man’s Suit Coat: To Button or Not to Button

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Elegant businessman buttoning his suit coat. To button or not to button is the age-old question when it comes to a man’s suit coat. Some men seem to know when to button, when to unbutton and which button to button under which circumstances. Others don’t seem to get it all. Perhaps

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Reset Your Business Etiquette Goals for 2013

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Last week my good friend and technology expert (genius, if the truth be known) Jerry Gitchel posted a blog, which he titled "Fixing to Wait for the 4th of July."  And we did. With rare exceptions, business people everywhere put off their next move until after the holiday week or weekend. The holiday has come and

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How to Reverse a Bad First Impression

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Have you ever said or done something awkward or unintended during an interview, a first time encounter with a potential client or meeting a new colleague? We all have goofed up at sometime or other and committed a faux pas that was irreversible and possibly unforgettable. It is not the goof that counts; it is

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So What If You Blow That First Impression?

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Everyone knows, or thinks they know, that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. I don't completely believe that. Many times you do get a second chance. You may have the opportunity to meet another time with that interviewer, your new supervisor or the prospective client. Of course, the goal is

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Business Etiquette – The Key to Success

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Business etiquette may seem out-dated to the new generation of small business owners and their employees as well as large corporations who don’t see a need for it in this digital age. Those who overlook  the value of business etiquette are losing business everyday. Perhaps it occurs when the customer walks in and no one

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