If you value your career you'll leave the sex talk in the bedroom.
Read the advice Jill gave the San Diego News Network on separating our personal and professional lives.
"Thank you so much for a terrific presentation to our C-Change group yesterday. Your subjects were right on target, and clearly very relevant to this group in particular. I think the group also really responded to your delivery style, which was relaxed and open to questions, but provided concrete and direct information and suggestions. They really enjoyed your topic, and were clearly very engaged. I really appreciate you taking the time to talk with the group. "
Julie Bernzott, Manager
Young Professional Programs
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
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We're passionate about providing new perspectives and approaches so you and your employees command attention and respect. We frequently share these insights in a column called ImageRules, which has been published in the Cincinnati Enquirer since November 2007.
Without a doubt the Number One professional faux pas is Blackberry and iPhone addiction.
Assimiliating into an organizational culture is not about giving up your individuality, but it is about understanding the set of behaviors that are valued.
Knowing when to use etiquette in a business situation can play a vital role in creating our own success and opportunities.
A little bit of courtesy goes a long way in making the office a pleasant place to be.
How your employees answer the phone has a huge impact on how potential customers perceive your business. This means your employees' phone etiquette can impact the bottom line of your business.
Crying at work can be detrimental to our careers. This is especially true for women, who can be seen as emotionally weak and incompetent.
Profanity at work is considered unprofessional and inappropriate. Are many of us guilty of it? Yes.
The acceptability of tattoos and piercings in the workplace will vary from industry to industry and from company to company.
Who is it appropriate to give gifts to at work, and what to give? This article helps you sort through the confusion.
It's disheartening and disturbing to know that bullying exists among adults. It's important to stand up to a bully in a professional and calm matter.
Nick Sullivan, Esquire's fashion director, has compiled a list of The 10 Essential Truths of Men's Style. Read about the three that really strike me.
Old–School Badge of Intellect, Eccentricity Gains Hipster Credibility, but Can It Be Sexy? Jill shares her insights on the bow tie with the Wall Street Journal's Style columnist Christina Binkley.
Most tailors recommend that men wear their pants close to their natural waistlines.
When it comes to professional attire men have few options.
Employers expect interviewees to look the part. Unless you have been told to dress casually, you should dress in professional business attire, even if the company dress code is business casual.
Managing your image doesn't always have to involve spending money. Improving your appearance, body language, and organization can be done inexpensively and pack a serious punch.
Forgotten by fashion for years, a bow tie today is both nostalgic and new. Jill shared her thoughts about bow ties with Wall Street Journal Style columnist Christina Binkley.
As professional women rise throught the glass ceiling, many feel the need to dress in a masculine way. This needn't be the case.
George Frazier, the fashion columnist for Esquire Magazine in the 1960s, said it best: "Wanna know if a guy is well dressed? Look down." The same can be said for women.
Remember, "Less is more." You can bring sparkle and glitz in your shoes and your jewelry, but keep your hair makeup, and dress sophisticated and elegant.
When wearing a suit, hose help to create a polished look. Sheer hose look best and are the most appropriate.
Undershirts are an essential part of your wardrobe for the simple reason that it makes you look more pulled together.
Being consistent, on a daily basis, in the way you dress is a great way to build credibility for your work ethic.
Clinton Kelly of TLC's "What Not to Wear" suggests that the cleavage is too low when soft tissue begins to show. Good advice.
Navigating dining etiquette guidelines can be quite perplexing. Jill offers a few simple tips to remove the landmines from business meals.
Because dining etiquette is a key skill needed in business, take a minute to review what not to do.
It seems basic table manners are not being stressed in America, and appearance is the number one factor used in determining a positive or negative impression.
The purpose of your business lunch is to build a relationship with your client and cultivate business. It's less about the food.
Business meals and business events, whether a small and intimate or an elaborate networking event, are an opportunity to showcase not only your business acumen but also your social skills and dining etiquette know–how.
It may seem inconsequential, but the way business cards are exchanged and treated speaks volumes about the person offering of receiving the cards.
For good or bad, technology has changed not just how we communicate but where and when. Giving someone your attention and presence is vital to professional success.
When it comes to using our cell phones in public and at work, we have to be mindful of our co–workers and how talking on our cell phones can affect our ability to do our jobs.
It should go without saying that the office, no matter how comfortable and familiar it may be, is not your home and that all grooming and hygiene–related issues should be taken care of in the privacy of your own house.
words are powerful, and first impressions are lasting impressions. While our visual impression is our strongest, our vocabulary and how we speak affects our reputations as well.
When we exhibit improper grammar and vocabulary skills, we detract from our image. As with all things image, a little preparation and forethought goes a long way in leaving others with a good impression.
Going back to work can be intimidating for women in their 40s and 50s and appearance is one of the top reasons given.
Our nonverbal communication is often our most potent means of communicating, and others use our body language to read us like a book.
When done sincerely, small talk is important because it creates a personal when meeting someone for the first time or when greeting someone.
In an era when age can be counted against you, make sure your appearance doesn't betray your value.
Why does it matter what you look like at any age, much less over the age of 40? For the more mature employee it matters because, whether it is fair or not, age discrimination exists in the workplace.
Do we have an international look? For the most part I would say no. With a little thought and planning, we can all have a look that is cultivated, practical and effective.
It is important for us to understand that what may be normal in one culture can have horrible consequences in another. Traveling to China, one of the United States' biggest trading partners, is a prime example.