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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...

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...

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.  

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...

Can you Judge an IPO by the
Appearance of the CEO.

Here is something from WSJ.com that might interest you:     By TELIS DEMOS Aug. 14, 2015 12:03 a.m. ET Wall Street is hardly a beauty pageant. But a new study suggests that when it comes to taking a company public, appearances can matter. The more a chief executive’s gestures and manners exude competence during investor...

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...

Impression Confessions

When do you think you started managing your impression?

By Karen D. Kaufman, MSOD When I ask this question in company seminars, I get a variety of answers from high school, grade school, first job…really? As I have reflected on this question myself, I started managing my impression when I realized that as a young child I could influence my parents in different ways,...