The Paradox Between Power and Pleasure

When we experience power how does it feel and when we seek pleasure how is it different? The paradox between these two emotions is as intriguing as it is essential in understanding our ability to thrive in healthy and happy personal and professional environments. My want to better understand these core principles began with the…

4 Ways to Sabotage a First Impression

First impressions are made within seconds of meeting someone based on the feelings and senses we perceive as harmonious or hurtful from others. Negative encounters are stored in a part of our brain that helps us asses for danger in the future. It’s the same part of the brain that, from just one bad experience,…

Skiing Etiquette Tips

Last weekend I celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on the slopes of Hunter Mountain. For only $100 Living Social offered a trip that included transportation from the city to the slopes, ski rentals, lift tickets and even a hot cup of coffee from the bar and thanks to the “luck of the Irish” we had perfect…

Netiquette 101

Netiquette is a fairly recent concept based on how we get along with others on the internet with little to no nonverbal cues available. It is important to understand the different types of online communication such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Pinterest and how we can leverage them to positively represent ourselves and our brand. …

4 Steps to Mastering the Business Follow Up

Turning a newly received business card into a professional contact requires follow up. Students and lower ranking professionals are the ones expected to initiate contact once the networking session is over. This should be done in the first 24-48 hours, and repeated as necessary. Here is what you need to know to maintain a strong…

The Art of Toasting Quiz

1. Toasting is an event which requires us to drink: a. Simultaneously b. Clink the glasses c. Alcohol 2. A Champagne toast to an individual is made: a. Before dinner b. After the meal and before the dessert c. After dinner 3. A toast is made first by: a. The guest of honor b. The…