Encouraging & Amplifying

Encouraging & Amplifying

A study by Harvard Business Review claims during the average business meeting, men do around 75% of the talking. If you’re a female who has ever participated in one of these meetings, you know the “why” behind this statistic isn’t necessarily cut and dry. There are...
Starting a New Conversation

Starting a New Conversation

I was recently discussing the topic of conversation salons with a friend, and I jokingly referred to them as “networking for people who hate networking.” I’ll admit, I’ve found myself squarely in the middle of that category before, and I’d wager to guess many of you...
Professional Cell Phone Etiquette

Professional Cell Phone Etiquette

The invention of the cell phone has undoubtedly been both a blessing and a curse for our modern society. We’re connected to people and knowledge in ways we never thought possible. Yet, we probably all realize the scope of the dependence it’s created for most people....
Venting at Work: Helpful or Hurtful?

Venting at Work: Helpful or Hurtful?

Expert advice usually tells you to share your emotions and not keep problems bottled up. You’ve probably also heard that having a trusted friend you can talk to is a good thing. Don’t misunderstand – these are definitely all positive things. But what does this look...
Does That Make Sense?

Does That Make Sense?

I am a classic over-thinker. Just now, as I write this, I’m looking back at nearly every word I’ve typed and will likely re-read the post a good eight or ten times before I click “publish.” Maybe it’s because of my communication...