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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...

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,...