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So why is it OK for men to gesture, and not women? Why would a guy look like a proverbial stiff with his hands linked in front, while a woman would seem more professional in that pose? Hard to imagine this in 2014, isn't it....

Have you ever met someone new, and almost immediately realized you had made a bad first impression?

Maybe you made an off-color joke, were obviously inebriated, or came on too strong. Or maybe you put off an impression that you were not all that interested, even if perhaps you were. If any of these things have happened to you...

She developed the idea for POWER POSING in 2009 after hearing the former F.B.I. agent Joe Navarro describe how police investigators would sometimes make themselves feel imposing by using a bigger chair during interrogations. She decided to test the science behind it.

..."Sucking in your lips until they're hidden in your mouth says you're holding something back. When...

If you've made it to the second or third round of interviews, you may be invited to a follow-up interview conducted over a meal. There are a few dining tips to consider... 

Those two little lines aren't just aesthetic. They are instrumental in helping us communicate, mourn, and even stay alive.

Make no mistake: You are judged by your handshake. A firm, friendly handshake with good eye contact shows self-confidence. And far more than you realize...

Dress To Express: Ironing Out the Mysteries in Work Dress Codes

source: Forbes

May 27, 20014

What does it mean to dress for success when our times are more informal than at any point since the days of bearskins and clubs? How do you know where to draw the line between professionalism and stodginess? Or between business casual and casually committing business suicide...

May 26, 2014

“Casual Friday” can mean different things to different companies, but no matter what the company, it doesn’t mean you should show up at the office in your gym clothes...

...The obvious implication is that my internal dialogue of self-criticism while presenting must affect my body language and tone of voice. When my thoughts were calling me a small fry, my body language betrayed the same thought. It didn’t matter what came out of my mouth...

...Don't ask your guest if they would like to "share." Assume everyone sitting at the table wants to eat their own meal. If someone asks for a "bite" of...

...that less-formal dress is more common in so many workplaces, business casual can be a cryptic term to crack...

The reality is that a business meal has very little to do with the food and everything to do with the way you conduct yourself at the table. Are your dining skills up to par? Here are a few dining etiquette tips that will make a lasting impression:

Somehow, how I dress really does make a difference in how I feel, and thus how I act. It is not about expensive clothes. It is not about vanity. I have come to think of it more as a uniform. When I put on something dressy, I am putting on my "best behavior uniform." And it works every time...

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July 25, 2013

The savvy professional knows the importance of strong dining skills and it should come as no surprise that dining, unless done well, could be disastrous to your reputation.

Have you ever wondered why some people appear more impressive than others at first glance? Amy Cuddy's TEDTalk "Body Language Shapes Who We Are" is an amazing example of how empirical research can be practically applied to empower people to become better nonverbal communicators and ultimately change lives.

The first speaker walked confidently onto the stage, his shoulders back, his chest and held high, and stood with his feet apart and began gesturing broadly. The second speaker shuffled hesitantly onto the stage and...

Having trouble picking out what to wear to work? Focusing on colors might not only help you narrow down your choices, but may also benefit your career....

...That's because handshaking and body language in general communicate powerfully and deeply about the internal state and intentions of other people. Through the handshake we establish the level of trust between...

Post 50 Power Dressing For Work In A Casual Age

June 14, 2012

No matter how smart, talented and efficient we are, the world is becoming faster-paced and attention spans are ever decreasing. Let your style do some of the work and use it as just one more tool to enhance your message and boost your confidence...

Charismatic behavior can be broken down into three core elements: presence, power, and warmth. You need all three to be charismatic, but the degree of each determines the kind of charisma you have...

...It has long been known that “clothing affects how other people perceive us as well as how we think about ourselves,” Dr. Galinsky said. Other experiments have shown that women who dress in a masculine fashion during a job interview are more likely to be hired...

WANT more respect, trust and affection from your co-workers?  Wearing makeup — but not gobs of Gaga-conspicuous makeup — apparently can help. It increases people’s perceptions of a woman’s likability...

...Yet I would argue that Lagarde’s elegance is, if not essential, at least an asset in the male-dominated world of world finance. Indeed, studying Lagarde’s chic is like taking a master class in power dressing.

Never forget, people buy people... take a few minutes to consider how you have invested in yourself -- your clothes, your tone, your brand, your knowledge, your stories... your buy-ability!

“...If you’re trying to work together, you need some kind of rapport. You show rapport through body language...”

...“People are getting the message that it is O.K. to pay attention to the way you come across, and that it’s not just for the rich and famous,” she said. “Everyone wants to feel more confident in their social or business life...

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