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Karen Kaufman to speak
at the Healthcare Businesswomen’s
Association (HBA) Conference

Philadelphia, November 6-8, 2017

I’m proud to be speaking at the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Annual Conference in Philadelphia, November 6-8. More than 1,000 attendees are expected for pre-conference seminars, exciting main-stage (plenary) presentations, more than 20 interactive workshops, multiple network-building opportunities and social events, exhibit hall and more. Register by June 30 for the best rates and be...

The Curse of the
Endlessly Rescheduled
Meeting

How to stand up for yourself when colleagues repeatedly
postpone that important get-together

Karen Kaufman was recently quoted in the Wall Street Journal:     By SUE SHELLENBARGER June 6, 2017 11:04 a.m. ET Click here to link to the article How many times can you reschedule a meeting? The consensus among a dozen professionals and managers I interviewed: Three strikes and you’re out. “By the third time I start to get...

The Executive View Radio Program

Recently, we had the opportunity to be guests on Philadelphia radio show, The Executive View (WWDB-AM in Philadelphia). Our hosts, Phyllis Smith and Anthony Clifton, generated a thoughtful inquiry into our area of expertise. We were asked to share our knowledge on Impression Management, including what it means, and what is the value of making...

Video and Article -
The Wall Street Journal -
Why Dressing for Success
Leads to Success

New research shows that when workers wear nicer clothes, they achieve more

Recently published in the Wall Street Journal:     By RAY A. SMITH Feb. 21, 2016 10:05 p.m. ET Dress better, work better? A number of recent studies suggest that dressing up for work in a suit or blazer could do wonders for an employee’s productivity, whether going into a negotiation, making a sales call or even...

2016 Goal –
Mastering Leadership Presence

How would mastering leadership presence open new career opportunities for you in 2016?

For many of our clients, professional improvement is an on-going commitment. To achieve greater executive presence, there needs to be consistency in communicating favorable leadership impressions. This consistency begins with our foundational program “Impression Management for Leaders™”, which many of you have participated in. This program allows you to take command of the impression you make....

Expressing gratitude

Makes a difference in the quality of relationships.

Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for being in our lives.    Karen Kaufman, MSOD and Don Kaufman, MSOD, Co-founders, The Kaufman Partnership, Ltd.  

Lawyers See the
Importance of Appearance

Karen Kaufman was quoted in The Philadelphia Lawyer Fall 2015 issue. “It takes under seven seconds to make an impression, and 7-10 different experiences to overcome that first impression.”  Karen Kaufman notes that when people are hiring attorneys, they expect them to act and be professional.  A “well-pressed” attorney recreates the look and feel of the courtroom. Dress...

The Smartest Ways
to Network at a Party

The Kaufman Partnership was recently mentioned in the Wall Street Journal:     By SUE SHELLENBARGER Updated Sept. 14, 2015 2:50 p.m. ET   Some people enter a room of strangers and glide along from one lively conversation to another, uncovering golden new business contacts. How do they do it? These people know how to read a room—a...

Creating Golden
Business Opportunities

By Impression Management Experts – Don Kaufman, MSOD and Karen Kaufman, MSOD, Co-founders, The Kaufman Partnership     All relationships begin with an impression, some positive, some negative and some ambivalent. This we know. But what many people fail to realize is that they can actually learn how to manage their impression more effectively to create golden business...

10 Ways to Improve Your
Leadership Impression

By Impression Management Experts – Don Kaufman, MSOD and Karen Kaufman, MSOD, Co-founders, The Kaufman Partnership     1. People believe what they see. Be consistent with your professional appearance. 2. To increase your presence, demonstrate your interest in connecting with others. 3. Developing your professional reputation starts by having clear goals and a systematic approach to...