“Thx for the IView! I Wud ♥ to Work 4 U!! ;): Young Job Candidates Find Too-Casual Tone of Textspeak Turns Off Hiring Managers.”

I often talk with new college graduates about the best practices for getting that important first job.  Some take my advice and land the job that will launch a successful career.  Some don’t.  This terrific article by Sarah E. Needleman, which was published in the Wall Street Journal July 29, 2008, sheds light on why […]

How to meet 300 people in 30 seconds

etiquette,networking,network,business etiquette,international protocol,first impressions,conversation,Cynthia Lett By Cynthia W. Lett CPP, CEP The title of this article suggests that you might be standing in front of a crowd of 300 and introducing yourself. Not really. You just met one guy who looks like he might be nice to talk with at this party you both are […]

What’s Wrong with Swearing?

Swearing Imposes a Personal Penalty It gives a bad impression. It makes you unpleasant to be with. It endangers your relationships. It’s a tool for whiners and complainers. It reduces respect people have for you. It shows you don’t have control. It’s a sign of a bad attitude. It discloses a lack of character. It’s […]

A few new quotes

Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It’s how true friends talk. – Peggy Noonan, Author and Columnist Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy. – Ernest Benn (1887-1954), Publisher A person who can’t lead and won’t follow makes […]