No one is born into this world with proper etiquette, excellent manners and social graces. These are learned skills. If employees have not learned these skills from their parents or educational environment, then employers must we willing to teach these skills.
Monthly Archives: October 2010
We all know that listening plays a crucial role in our ability to communicate effectively in both our personal and professional lives, yet very few of us take the time to fully develop this skill. According to the International Listening Association website, 45% of our time is spent listening, yet it is the most underdeveloped skill of most people.
One of my readers recently asked, “Would you consider jeans, a blazer and dress shoes to be business casual? When are jeans appropriate in a business meeting?” We should never assume jeans are acceptable for a business casual environment. They … Continued
Attention to detail is the sign of a well-dressed professional. Make sure none of the following are visible to spoil your finished look in a professional environment. SHOES (1) unpolished or rundown shoes (2) sandals, flip flops, or open-toed shoes … Continued
A few months back, I wrote an article entitled What Do Your Cell Phone Behaviors Say About You? In response, I received the following email from one of my readers: *********************************************** Hi Starla, I am really enjoying your emails; this one … Continued
I’ll begin this post with a story best told by my husband, Brian. “I would say my level of bravery is average. Spiders don’t bother me. I am comfortable in the dark, and I even think clowns are funny. But for … Continued
“Starla West makes a good impression. When I first met Starla, she was fairly new on the Indianapolis networking scene. I hadn’t seen nor heard of her before, but from my first moments in her presence, I knew she was competent, confident, and someone I wanted to work with and get to know better. Thus, it didn’t surprise me in the least to learn Starla is an Image Consultant. Ah, so that explains it, I thought. She knows how to give a great first impression.
Over the next several
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