In any Networking 101 discussion, the topic of the Elevator Pitch inevitably comes up. Its name derives from an old-fashioned metaphor that places you on an elevator when an executive big-wig steps through the doors and shows potential interest in you. You then have the length of the elevator ride (or about 15 seconds) to…

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As the colder weather sets in, our opportunities to network al fresco in the stylish public spaces around Manhattan become slim. After our extended summer this year, it’s a hard pill to swallow for some when it comes time to take our business indoors. But believe it or not, NYC increasingly features some pretty cool,…

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Hiiiii-Yah! It’s both my Miss Piggy impression, and how I started referring to last Wednesday’s Self-Defense Class For Women in the days before the event. I was getting excited for trainers Chris and Evan at JKD NYC Studio to instruct our dozen-or-so attendees on how to protect themselves from an attacker, this time using the…

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Flying the friendly skies these days can be a fickle undertaking. Constantly evolving regulations, precautions and procedures combined with ever-growing crowds and luggage overload can catch even the seasoned traveler off-guard. Even if you think you’ve encountered every possible glitch, mishap, obstacle or stressful traveling setback, just turn a corner and say hello to the…

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Today’s guest blogger Dr Stacey Lessans has some optimistic insight on that one night of the week that seems a bit darker than the others for many of us: Sunday. Read on to learn her valuable approach to converting your Sunday stress into a positive outlook on a productive and rewarding work week ahead. -Deborah…

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The original book Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend offers an analogy that is dense with insight on something we all deal with. On page 33, the authors explore the difference between Burden and Load. “Burdens are so heavy, they can weigh us down. These burdens are like boulders. They can crush us….We need help with…

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Let’s roll back the clock a few years: It’s December 2008. The U.S. economy had been in an unprecedented tailspin for a few months. Major financial institutions had folded, countless jobs went to the chopping block, and holiday retail sales were looking dismal. Citizens on all income levels were in a cold sweat, entirely unsure…

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From that first oral book report in junior high, to those public speaking courses in college, right through to your professional PowerPoint presentations, the obvious factor that has determined the quality of your performance is practice, practice, practice! But haven’t you noticed that simply reciting a speech in your head or in a mirror doesn’t…

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I’ve spent the last 40 years exercising. Well, not perpetually. But I’ve been vigilant about allocating a little time each day for a workout, with varying intensity. For half of those 40 years, the need to exercise stemmed from a struggle with my weight. As I zeroed in on a weight that felt permissible, I…

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WAC’s second-ever women’s fashion event was worth every minute spent by the spirited attendees who came with curious minds and walked away with a new fashion sense….business formal and casual. Gurjot Sidhu of Gurjot New York, designer of top-quality custom workwear, presented the lesson in her Madison Avenue location’s event space. Let me just say…

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