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Quick Tips: Rocking the Seminar Going Solo

You’re scheduled to go to a networking event (either your signed yourself up or an employer registered you). You’ve never been before. You’re new to town. You’re going alone. Who’s been in that situation before? Well … point that Blake-Sheldon-flexing-pointer-finger... Continue Reading →

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My greatest lesson learned at the Kentucky Derby

My little Trini family had great timing when we arrived in Louisville, KY – just in time for the Kentucky Derby Festival. After enjoying days of fireworks, Chow Wagons, fair rides, an airshow and parade, the great Kentucky Derby raced... Continue Reading →

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Fab Four Lessons Learned While Living in the West Indies

For the past 12 years I’ve had the privilege of working and living more than 2400 miles away from my native land. The experiences garnered throughout these years have made me into a better person, more effective leader and aware... Continue Reading →

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Leaving Your Mark

Inspiration comes in a variety of ways and places. It just so happened that it came to me today in a gas station restroom. As I walked in I couldn't help but notice the oh-too-common graffiti of names, dates and... Continue Reading →

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Fab Five Tips When Leaving a Position

We all have, or eventually will, come to a point in time when we leave a work position. You could be leaving a full-time job for a better opportunity, you could have been released because of economic reasons, your temporary... Continue Reading →

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Displaying Power With Manners

Most etiquette articles focus on the things you should be doing for others but this one is about the flip side – what you should be receiving from others. Somehow throughout the last century it has become a prevailing idea that a... Continue Reading →

Timeless Qualities of a Lady

A “lady” has evolved significantly throughout the ages. While at one time ladies were expected to wear hats and gloves in public, today’s dress standard doesn’t include such wardrobe details. And while it was once required for a lady to... Continue Reading →

Manners Maketh the Man

Some say they miss the ol’ time chivalry. Some say chivalry is dead. Some say they don’t even know what the word “chivalry” means. Well … dear readers unaware of the combined qualities once expected of a man, here is... Continue Reading →

Teach Your Kids the Value of Showing Appreciation                                   

Etiquette Coach Laura Cotton's article published in July 2017 CARE Magazine distributed with Trinidad & Tobago Guardian newspaper. “Thank you.” Saying it is truly magic. Those two simple words can lift someone’s spirit, foster relationships, instill feelings of belonging, infuse... Continue Reading →

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