Associations that affect your brand are all around you everyday. Your group of friends, where you go to network, social clubs, chambers of commerce, and professional associations are all examples of associations that affect your brand. How, you might wonder? Let’s look at several examples.
“We are disguised as ourselves,” was perhaps the singularly most penetrating line in “Albert Nobbs,” a new movie filled with emotion and relevance. While the fictional film, which stars Glenn Close, may be about a woman trapped by her circumstances and who must pass as a man in order to survive in 19th century Ireland, there are some important lessons we can bring into our 21st century non-fiction lives.
How do you know if you need to improve your likeability factor? The answer is directly proportional to your desire to finding greater professional or social success.
There are great takeaways from the red carpet of this year’s Golden Globes awards. Fashion worn by the stars can teach us so much about the current times. Most often, fashion designers provide stars, through stylists, design options that are reflections of current and forward thinking design concepts. With so many stars, and so many trends and styles to wrap your head around, I curated a detailed selection to help illustrate the takeaways from the red carpet. [Photo images by Getty. Click an image to see an enlarged version.]
We’ve all been subjected to these TV shows or segments that are “what not to wear” oriented. The concept was perhaps made most famous by fashion stylist Stacy London, who hosts the a show, “What Not To Wear” on TLC and also pops up on programs like “Today” doing segments like the one that caught my eye – or was it my ire – just before the holidays.
As the New Year begins, people interested in improving their appearance wonder whether working with an image consultant or stylist will help them achieve their goal. Before making that determination, there are a few key things to know ahead of time. The most important thing is to first know your goals, as this will have a lot to do with the kind of professional you choose to work with.
A deeply satisfying conversation with a dear friend led me to take a journey of personal recollections. As we bring one year to a close and start a new year full of promise and plans, it seems appropriate to share some of the thoughts with you.
A life coach, whose practice specializes in helping get people employed, wrote me a note recently. It caught my attention to the point that if I had to write him back a free answer, I was going to post it to my blog for everyone’s benefit.
The key to understanding the color red is to feel it. Red comes with a range of emotions and sensations that I think are beyond other colors. Even if you were blind, red is a color you’d be able to experience like no other.
For most techies in Silicon Valley, if your laptop computers and mobile devices are as badly synched as your clothing is with your lifestyle, you’re in big trouble!