Travel

Puerto Vallarta

When a friend sends an email with the subject line: Who Wants to Go? you immediately open it. When I read Puerto Vallarta I thought, "eh, this is going to be like a spring break trip" but having been back a few weeks, I couldn't have been further from my original inclination. Puerto Vallarta was green, full of cultural originality and of course the beaches were beautiful. 

Business

Makeup for Business Headshots

Makeup is hard. Applying it to be photographed (or for special occasions) adds a heightened level of anxiety for even the steel nerved. I admit I never really paid much attention to makeup. Mine or my clients until I started spending hours editing out overly applied eyeliner, oily noses and face sparkles. Then I took it seriously, spent oodles of time reading and watching beauty blogs (which I'd never done before) and put together a solid list for my clients to be better prepared. 
 

Business

Communicate Online for Business? It's Time to Update Your Headshot

You have a meeting or a date with someone you’ve never met in person before. What’s the first thing you do? Of course, you Google him or her. Nine out of ten, their LinkedIN profile picture pops up and it’s a selfie or a grainy vacation picture of them. From this very first impression, you judge them a little. Selfies are for Facebook and Instagram. If you want to be considered as someone going places in your industry or want more callbacks when you apply for a new position, your visual image needs to say just as much as your resume – replace your grainy selfie with something that makes the person looking at you actually want to meet you.