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March 29, 2018

If you aren’t a fan of networking, you are not alone!

I hear it all the time from entrepreneurs, business professionals and MBA students: “I hate networking. It makes me feel uncomfortable.”

We can all relate to the challenge of striking up a conversation with a stranger...

March 22, 2018

What makes you a credible speaker? This is an important question, because unless your audience has confidence and faith in you, your message will fall flat.

Most of us believe that credibility comes with a job title and accomplishments. This is why many speakers are int...

March 15, 2018

Last week I had the honor of speaking at the NYPD’s 2018 Women Inspiring Women Conference. At least 800 police women gathered at HQ to celebrate and support each other.

What a thrill it was to be in a room full of courageous women. They were an impressive group indeed –...

March 7, 2018

Research and human experience suggest that a smile just can’t be ignored.

A good smile is captivating. It draws us in. It’s irresistible. Maybe this is why fashion models on the runway are instructed to keep a straight face. The designers understand that a beautiful smi...

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