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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...

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...

We were recently quoted in the Wall Street Journal about Age in the Workplace

Read the Wall Street Journal article: To Look Young at Work, Hiding Your (Child's) Age - Working parents who mix with young colleagues may hesitate to reveal they have teenagers by Sue Shellenbarger.

  With adoptions, blended families, second marriages, third marriages, children’s ages are just not relevant anymore” as an indicator of a person’s age, says Karen Kaufman, president of the Kaufman Partnership, Philadelphia, Impression Management consultants.  Link to the article

Executive Presence

Hard to Define but Obvious When Missing

By Karen D. Kaufman, MSOD The phone rings at The Kaufman Partnership and a Vice President of Human Resources is on the line. “We have a talented individual that we want to promote and they have the business skills but they are missing something. Can you help”?   This concern is common — and in board...

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,...