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Don’t Stand Out – Dress for the Job You Want

Professional attire doesn’t have to be stuffy, but make it work in your favor. Before leaving the house ask “What does this outfit say about me?” If your answer contains the words confident, sharp, buttoned-up or professional, then go on with your bad self.

Conference Calls – The Other 5 Minute Rule

Dialing into a conference call 5 minutes early is the best way to be on time. If you start dialing in when a meeting is supposed to start, you’ll be late.

“Whatever you have just done is not nearly as important as what you are doing right now” says Coach Mike Krzyzewsk

Cell Phones – Take Off the Ear Piece

“For the love of God, take off the blue tooth ear piece during conversations, meetings, interviews, dinner, performances and wedding, funerals and other religious service.”

“The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it.” Charles de Lint, writer

“We often succumb to the temptation of a tidy-minded approach when we would be better served by embracing a degree of mess.” — Tim Harford

In the Office – Magic Words

“Please” and “thank you” work magic with other people. “You’re welcome” acknowledges that you did something for the other person and it wasn’t “nothing”. “Pardon me” and “excuse me” also help maneuver through the day.  Brought to you by