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Three Strategies for Standing Out in the Age of COVID-19

How are you managing your personal brand playbook? As we navigate the new normal for ourselves, your attitude, your behavior and your self-talk will have a direct and lasting effect on your career. To meet the challenges of navigating the new normal, y…

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The Roz Usheroff Podcast: Listen Now!

  When you’re presenting to an online meeting, is it better to sit or stand? Which one delivers greater presence and authority? They both do, when done correctly! Check out this episode of my NEW podcast! Episode One:   Everyone thinks they a…

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How to Project An Impressive Virtual Executive “Screen” Presence

There are no dress rehearsals once a virtual meeting begins. Most people form impressions of you within seven seconds. You are being judged by more than just your words.  Body language plays a significant role in how others perceive you, often speaking…

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4 Winning Communication Tips to Thrive in Your Virtual Workplace

If you’re like most people today, you are facing a whole new set of challenges around how to manage your workload, share ideas and build relationships while working remotely.  It’s not just about the work. You will also have to learn how to maximize so…

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When Life Thumps You In The Head

It was a quiet, balmy 82 degrees on Sunday evening as I was driving home after watching the Academy Awards at my friend’s home in Palm Beach. I was thinking about work and feeling excited about the week ahead as The Art of WOW Conference was about to b…

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The Difference Between Being Weak and Having Weaknesses

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”  – Brene Brown Once upon a time, it was believed that as a leader, you should never show your weaknesses. You needed to look and act stoic, strong and invincible. However…

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What Women (And Men) Can Learn From The Golden Globe Awards

Glenn Close, winner of Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, brought the audience to their feet with her acceptance speech, “We [women] have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams. We have to say, I can do that and I…

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Do You Need A Coach?

When I start working with a coaching client, one of the first things I’ll ask is, “How are you perceived?” The typical response goes something like this: “I think I’m perceived in this way…” or “I believe most people see me as…” Rarely, if ever, does s…

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When Going Right or Left Gets You Nowhere Fast: Controversial Topics In The Workplace

Once upon a time, you were taught to avoid potentially controversial topics with clients such as national politics, particularly in office environments and social settings. In other words, there were unspoken boundaries that one would not cross as it w…

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Oh The Places You Will Go

It’s that time of year again! All around the world, graduation marks the start of college students’ entry into the workforce. Welcome! Dr. Seuss famously said it best, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself a…

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How To Make Small Talk Big Talk

Admittedly, I was perplexed and even a bit annoyed by the title of a recent article in Inc. “Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier.” I have always said that small talk leads to big talk and that it paves t…

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Five Winning Steps for Creating Success In Your New Role

Beginning a new job or taking on a new role presents a unique and necessary opportunity to establish your brand reputation. How will you fit in and what will you be known for? Fundamentally, the answer to these questions frame your new brand. Don’t ass…

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#MeToo: Beyond Legalities And Sexual Harassment

As a consultant who has been working very closely with business clients over a career span of four generations, I can safely say that I have never witnessed a more pronounced movement than #MeToo. Like the majority of us, it has caused me to reflect an…

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How Women Can Learn To Love Office Politics

Over the years, there have been countless articles and studies on how women can overcome their distaste for office politics to ascend to the pinnacle of career success. Just the terminology “corporate politics” brings immediate disdain and anxiety. While the coaching tips and recommendations, for the most part, make sense, the one persistent obstacle to […]

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The Seven Signs That You Are On The Outs With Your Boss

There are many reasons why your relationship with your boss can become strained, and sometimes without even knowing that it has. For example, your boss may not be the best at communicating their expectations with you or, they may be too light-handed in providing you with needed direction or correction. As a result, you may, […]

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Double Check

As the next anniversary of 9/11 approaches, I am inspired to write about the more personal side of being the remarkable you. No words adequately describe the day that changed America and very personally the lives of families and loved ones left behind by the 2,996 people who perished or the 6,000+ people injured. Images […]

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3 Things That Only People Who Have Been Fired Will Understand

It happened to Malcolm Gladwell within two months of being hired for the first time. It happened to Billy Martin five times spanning many years. Oprah Winfrey was fired and told that she was “unfit for television news.” While you can check out the following Business Insider article to see just how “non–exclusive” the fraternity […]

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You Can Do What Tom Brady And The Patriots Did

Have you ever been under the gun in terms of facing a pressing deadline?  Of course you have, we have all experienced this at one time or another. The real question is this: can you possess a sense of urgency without panic, so that you can remain focused on getting the job done? In what was […]

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A Simple Holiday Recipe for Joy and Meaning This Season

I invite you to consider gratitude from three perspectives: a way to increase joy in good times; a way to lessen pain in bad times; and a way to build your brand by giving voice to the gratitude you naturally feel in your heart. Be grateful in good times Thankfulness is a great equalizer. In […]

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Wisdom, Opportunity and Wealth for Corporate Women

Do you possess the style, grace and savvy to take on tough issues in the boardroom? Does your leadership and communications style need more focus? Learn what it takes to make this happen with our Art of WOW DVD. Successful women can reach career plateaus that are perplexing and frustrating. In fact, many are held […]

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Miracles Happen When You Care

Become Your Personal Best In these challenging times, your success will depend on the attitude you choose daily and how you decide to embrace change. The success you experience in your career will depend on the choices you make every day. You don’t get to vote on how you are perceived.  How others see you […]

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What Did Your Last Email Say About You?

Increasingly, an email — whether initiated by you or forwarded on your behalf – is your first business contact with a prospective client, business partner or colleague. Email interactions now outnumber telephone and in-person contact by a wide margin — even with colleagues sitting in the next cubicle. Do not mistake the ease and speed […]

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Big Things Start With Small Talk

As an executive coach, I have often witnessed companies withholding promotions from individuals who cannot relate to others on a personal level. The smart and the savvy know a conversation that starts as simply as a comment about the weather can be the beginning of a great friendship, a creative collaboration or a lucrative contract. […]

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Becoming Connected: Your Network = Your Net Worth

Whether you are looking for a job or not, it’s in your best interest to continuously network, promoting yourself and your expertise to management, peers and those in positions to champion you. This lays the groundwork for your next career move, and it distinguishes you from your competition. Ultimately, the purpose of networking is: * […]

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Summertime, and the Virtual Networking is Easy…

Summer can be a great time for working your way through a few items on your perpetual To-Do list. Congratulations if this includes creating or updating your Virtual Network! It is so critical to keep your information up-to-date and relevant. Your online profile is a terrific opportunity to present your unique brand to the corporate […]

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Can’t Be There? No Problem! Virtual Conferencing Etiquette 101.

No need to shorten your summer holidays for an essential meeting at the office – just make it virtual! Even without your actual presence and involvement, you can still be your best PR person and be heard. Remember these basic common-sense rules for this great technology, to ensure your virtual presence is as impactful as […]

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