Later this month I’m helping my friend and colleague Lis McDermott, aka the Head Shot Diva in her one day workshop “Presenting Brand You”.  Embroiled in one of my planning sessions, it struck me that this would be a rather good subject for this month’s blog. The workshop will cover such topics as effective networking and dressing to create the right first impression. Plus, it includes a complimentary headshot by the wonderful Lis herself.  She’s a great photographer so this is a brilliant bonus for you if you attend. It’s aimed at women who are in business, that want...

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Christmas Sales – Beware the Bargain!

I LOVE A BARGAIN! The Christmas Sales are upon us already! I used to love the sales and couldn’t wait to grab a bargain!  Ask anyone that knows me and they know that Boxing Day started very early in the queues at Next where I would spend a lot of money on a lot of clothes!  And that was just the beginning.  I would spend the week between Christmas and New Year hunting down bargains and of course justifying it by saying I was saving money.  Ring any bells?  Well not anymore and I’m about to explain why. BREATHE...

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How to make a great first impression

Are you applying for a job? Would you like a pay rise? Do you own your own business? Are you looking for love? Do you have a class reunion to attend? Do you have an important presentation coming up? The above questions may all seem a bit disconnected but they all have one thing in common.  Making a great first impression could help you secure that job, win more work, find love and knock them all for six at your class reunion. But how can you make a great first impression that lasts for the right reasons?  Well, I...

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