June 2017 Monthly Tips

Networking is an essential part of building wealth. Armstrong Williams, American Journalist

June Tips For Communication & Image Success

Tip for Organizations:

Question:
How do you suggest handling a new organization head who has unusual demands because of a lack of understanding of the current processes?

Answer:
It is important to listen to the concerns behind the request. Your new team leader most likely made the requests. Work together to compromise and benefit the team and organization.

Communication Question:

Question:
I have a very thick accent. How do I get folks to understand my name?

Answer:
Speak slowly and spell your first name out. I would practice this and record it to hear yourself. Practice in front of friends and ask them to make sure you are speaking clearly.

Presence  Question:

Question:
Can knit jackets for women replace blazers for professional dress?

Answer:
St. John has wonderful knit blazers to wear in place of gabardine and wool ones. The knit needs to have structure and weight to make it work.

The Art of Business and Social Interaction®

Question:
At a recent social event, I was asked some very personal questions, stopping me cold like the proverbial deer in the headlights.

Answer:
When that happens, I indirectly answer the question or make a slight joke. For example, “Funny you should ask that, I often ask myself the same question”, and wait for an answer.