Monday, April 27, 2009

NextTV on Fox - Me on TV

I had the pleasure of appearing on a wonderful new show called NextTV on Fox. Take a look at our Career Makeover segment to watch my mentor Kali Evans-Raoul, Founder & President of The Image Studios, and me coaching a job seeker on image, professional presence and etiquette. I know people hate when someone gives away the ending but...after coaching with us she landed the job of her dreams.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Healthy Ingredients are NO Excuse

I believe in eating healthy, especially organic food when it's on sale at the grocery store (gotta stay within budget). However, healthy ingredients are NO excuse to forget your table manners.

Let's just review a few of the basics (sometimes we all need a refresher):
  • Take small bites so you don't look like a cow chewing its cud
  • Cut only one or two pieces of food at a time. It's only acceptable to cut up all the food on your plate if you're 5 years old or younger.
  • Chew with your mouth closed, PLEASE!
  • Wait until you've swallowed your food before you take a drink. Nothing will kill your appetite faster than seeing backwash floating in someones water.
  • Don't talk with your mouth full, wait until you swallow. This goes back to tip #1...if you take smaller bites you won't have this problem.
More advanced dining skills tips coming soon!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Lie to Me...

No...I don't want you to "lie to me," but I am addicted to a new TV show on Fox called Lie to Me ( My schedule is pretty hectic so I DVR all of my favorite shows and watch them on Saturday afternoon, so if you watch the show on Wednesdays please don't spoil it for me.

Lie to Me is a show about about micro-expressions, nonverbal communication and body language which are passions of mine and topics that I often teach in my etiquette workshops, seminars and one-on-one coaching. You'd be surprised what you can pick up about a person once you understand the basics of nonverbal communication. It's a wonderful tool to use in sales negotiations or when you're on a date (you'll be able to tell he or she is faking it and really is just not that into you). The mouth can lie but the body can't!

How good are you at catching someone in a lie? Take The Lightman Group Lie Detection Test and find out.