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Can High Tech and High Touch Coexist In Store?

Can high tech and high touch coexist to create a better in-store experience? The simple answer is “Yes”. But, we all know because something is simple doesn’t mean it’s easy to implement. Here’s the dilemma — retailers and brands have myriad of choices for slick high-tech tools to engage their customer. […]

The Business of the Holiday Season
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The Business of the Holiday Season

Many of you know I’m a retail management consultant by day. In my best consulting speak, I focus on the retail vertical and whenever possible, the luxury industry. To put a finer point on it, I seek out players in the luxury beauty industry because I need to feed my addiction. […]

Quick Tip Career: How to Write an Email That Gets Read
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Quick Tip Career: How to Write an Email That Gets Read

Quick Tip offers up short, digestible tips for beauty, fashion, and the workplace. We promise: 200 words or less! How can you improve email skills or efficiency? Bullet points, people! We are a society of scanners – big, chunky pieces of text will never be read. Think like a journalist – make […]

Talk Back Tuesday: Is Your Humor Hurting You?
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Talk Back Tuesday: Is Your Humor Hurting You?

Have you ever had one of those days when people sense a self-doubt that’s not there? You’re just breezing through the day, but others make comments to you about ‘embracing who you are’, or ‘enjoying this time  in your life’.  I had one of these days recently, which prompted me […]

The Brains Behind the Beauty
Beauty / Workplace

The Brains Behind the Beauty

This morning as I prepare for an important business meeting thoughts rattle through my head: What questions shall I ask? Have I done a thorough job of researching the company? What if the deal doesn’t close? What if it does? What color lipstick shall I wear? Or, should I wear […]

Ted Talk Tuesday: Just Ask
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Ted Talk Tuesday: Just Ask

I find things arrive when I need them, but often times I don’t know I need them until they arrive. Why? Because I’m a really fast dancer as so many women are these days — we dance so damn hard and juggle so much to prove we’ve got it together […]

Talk Back Tuesday: Are You a Shrinking Woman?
Feminism / Workplace

Talk Back Tuesday: Are You a Shrinking Woman?

Years ago, I sat in a communication workshop and observed an eye-opening event. The facilitator asked for both a male and female volunteer to participate in an ‘experiment.’  As both volunteers walked to the front of the room, the facilitator left the front of the room. Both volunteers stood side-by-side […]

Talk Back Tuesday: What Would You Do with 3276 Extra Hours?
Feminism / Workplace

Talk Back Tuesday: What Would You Do with 3276 Extra Hours?

What if someone gifted you with 3276 extra hours? Would you write the great American novel? Go back to school? Learn to sail? In other words, you discovered approximately 137 days sitting on your calendar with no meetings, conference calls, or to-dos. In Tracey Spicer’s hilarious Ted Talkx, she offers us […]

Quick Tip Career: You Get Off On the Wrong Foot
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Quick Tip Career: You Get Off On the Wrong Foot

Quick Tip offers up short, digestible tips for beauty, fashion, and the workplace. We promise: 200 words or less! A new person recently joined your team, committee, etc. and you get off on the wrong foot with him/ her — What do you do? Luckily, I’ve got a LOT of experience […]

5 Tips to Dress for an Interview
Fashion / Workplace

5 Tips to Dress for an Interview

The infamous ‘they’ say you have 30 seconds or less to make a first impression.  What does that mean when dressing for a job interview?   You represent your personal brand and those you meet during the interview are watching. So why jeopardize a job interview by not dressing appropriately? You […]